Economic Department

The mission of the Economic Department is to effectively assist Dutch companies in approaching the affluent Saudi market.

This is done by promoting Dutch products and services at the Saudi business community and Saudi consumers. The Embassy informs among others the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Dutch business community on market developments in Saudi Arabia. The Economic Department organizes activities, such as trade missions and participation at fairs, to promote bilateral trade and investment.

The Economic Department can help Saudi companies in establishing contacts with potential partners in the Netherlands.

More information can be found on the website of the Netherlands Enterpise Agency:  

Economic Department staff

 Nabil Taouati (per August 29th, 2021)

Deputy Head of Mission / Head of the Economic Cluster

 Erik Smidt

Agriculture Counsellor to the GCC region

 Petra Smulders First Secretary

 Yamen Albassatina

Senior Policy Officer Trade & Investment

 Anas Monzer Senior Policy Officer - Agriculture & food
 Sophie Hollanders

Policy Officer - Agriculture & food

 Elske Harbers Advisor on Education & Culture

 Maha Wahba (per September 1st, 2021)

Management Assistant EA

Questions or remarks

If you have any questions or remarks, feel free to contact the Economic Department:, the Agricultural team:, or for education affairs: