Bengt van Loosdrecht

Portrait of mister Bengt van Loosdrecht

Date of Birth: 16 September 1961

Work experience

August 2020 - present            
Ambassador to Sweden

August 2016 - July 2020            
Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, permanent representative to the African Union, IGAD and UNECA

August 2011 - August 2016        
Special Great Lakes Envoy and Acting Director Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

March 2009 - August 2011         
Deputy Director Information and Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

September 2005 - March 2009   
Deputy Head of Mission / Head Development Cooperation, Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam

January 1991 - August 2005        
Several postings, starting with West Africa desk, followed by communications, chargé d’affaires in Kigali in 1994-1995, Netherlands embassy in New Delhi and UN Permanent Representation in New York.


1985 - 1988        Ecole Nationale de la Photographie, Arles

1980 - 1985        MA degree in general linguistics, Universities of Groningen and Uppsala