The Ambassador

Ambassador Laurens Westhoff

Photo portrait of Laurens Westhoff
Image: BZ

Curriculum vitae

Personal Information

Name

Laurens Westhoff

Born

29 April 1959 in Geertruidenberg, Netherlands

Marital Status

Married to Caroline Berry Femia Havers with two daughters

Work Experience

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986 and held various positions at the Ministry (Development Cooperation Directorate and European Integration Department), as well as in Manila, Philippines and in Washington, DC.

1998–2001

Head of Economic Department, Prague

2001-2003

Deputy Head of Mission, Prague

2003-2005

Head of the Commercial Section, Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU, Brussels

2005-2008

Deputy Director Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2008-2012

Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Political Department, London

2012-2016

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Riyadh

2016-2020

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Cairo

Since August 2020

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Kuwait and Bahrain – resident in Kuwait

Education

1983

Master in Economics – Utrecht University (Netherlands)