Our Ambassador

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and Maldives is Mrs Tanja Gonggrijp.

Photo portrait of Tanja Gonggrijp
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Her Excellency Tanja Gonggrijp

Her Excellency Tanja Gonggrijp is the Ambassador for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka. Being a career diplomat she has worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2004 filling different positions. Before her current position, Mrs. Gonggrijp was a member of the management team of the Department for Sustainable Economic Development. Other highlights in her career were project coordinator on the innovation of the Human Resources Management Strategy, senior adviser to the Director-General International Cooperation and she worked at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Dakar (Senegal). Mrs. Gonggrijp started her career at the Clingendael Institute of International Relations in The Hague. During her tenure in Sri Lanka Ambassador Gonggrijp will be committed to further strengthen the economic ties between our countries, with special attention for sustainable and inclusive development. The cultural cooperation and improvement of women’s rights are also high on the agenda.