Consul-general Mr. Hans Sandee - Dubai

Mr. Hans Sandee was born on 17 January 1964 in the city of Goes, The Netherlands.

Mr. Sandee studied both history (specialization international relations) and law (specialization international and European law) at the State University in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

He joined the Dutch diplomatic service in 1990. In the early years of his career he worked both at the main office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (Security Policy Department, European Department) and abroad (Lisbon, Brussels, Warsaw).

In 2003 he was appointed head of the Security and Defence Policy Division. Subsequently he was deputy head of mission at the Dutch Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. In 2010 Mr. Sandee became head of the Migration and Asylum Division in The Hague and was appointed as Netherlands ambassador to Libya in 2014.

In 2016 he was appointed as Consul General for the Netherlands in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, the United Arab Emirates. Since 2017 Mr. Sandee is also the Netherlands Commissioner General for the Dubai EXPO 2020. 

Hans Sandee is married and has two children. His hobbies include reading, golf, tennis, and listening to music.   

Portrait of Hans Sandee