Our Ambassador

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and Maldives is HE Ms. Bonnie Horbach.

Bonnie Horbach was appointed Ambassador of the Netherlands to Sri Lanka and the Maldives in 2022.

Previously Ms. Horbach served as Dutch Ambassador in Lithuania from 2018 to 2022 focusing on European integration and security issues. Before that, she was the Consul General in Cape Town, South Africa (2013 to 2018), head of the recruitment department of the Ministry of Foreign affairs (2009-2013) and spokesperson to the Minister of European Affairs, Frans Timmermans (2007-2009). Ambassador Horbach was also based in Bangkok, Thailand (2002-2004) and Bagdad (2004-2006).

Ms. Horbach started her career in business as the Public Affairs manager for five Dutch industrial companies (among which Damen Shipyards and Philips Medical Systems). She left the Foreign Ministry briefly in 2007-2009 when she worked as Public Affairs Director for Sabic Europe.   

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HE Bonnie Horbach