Name: Therese Marjan SCHIPPERS (Marjan)

Born: 10 November 1966 in Achtkarspelen

Curriculum vitae Marjan Schippers

Before being accredited as Ambassador in Juba on 24th of August 2022, Marjan Schippers was Deputy Head of Mission at the Netherlands Embassy in Bamako, Mali. In her diplomatic career spanning over 27 years, she held several positions, such as deputy Director International Trade Policy and Economic Governance at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign affairs, Head of International Cooperation at the Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and advisor G20 at the Prime Minister’s office. Since joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994, she served in various positions in the department, and held postings in Kuala Lumpur and Vancouver.

Work experience

2022 – present        Ambassador to South Sudan in Juba.

2020 – 2022            Deputy Ambassador to Mali in Bamako.

2017 – 2020            Strategist at the European Integration Directorate.

2014 – 2017            Deputy Director at the International Market Organization and Trade Policy Department.

2011 – 2014            Head of International Cooperation department at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union in Brussels.

2009 – 2011            Secondment to the Ministry of General Affairs, Cabinet Prime Minister, as advisor international cooperation/G20.  

2007 – 2009            Head of the Natural Resources and Ecosystem Management Division of the Environment and Water Directorate.

2003 – 2007            Senior Policy Officer and Cluster Coordinator Economics at the European Integration Directorate.

2001 – 2003            Deputy Consul-General in Vancouver.

1994 – 2001            Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994 and served in various positions in the Department and in Kuala Lumpur.


1992   Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Economics

1993   College of Europe, Bruges