Ambassador Henne Schuwer

Hendrik Jan Jurriaan Schuwer was born May 3, 1953, in the Hague, the Netherlands, in a family of five. His parents met as journalists who worked for the Netherlands Press Agency.

Henne attended the University of Leiden, where he earned a master’s degree in law. Henne then started working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978. After postings in Vietnam and India, Henne’s career centered on the EU and the transatlantic relationship.

He served two terms the Netherlands EU permanent representation, most recently from 2002-2006. He was chairman of the Committee of Permanent Representations during the Netherlands EU Presidency in 2004. He also served as the director of the Secretary General of NATO Jaap de Hoop Scheffer from 2006-2009. 

Henne is serving his third term in the United States, where he is the Dutch Ambassador.

He is married to Lena Boman from Sweden. Together, they have four adult children.

See the curriculum vitae of Henne Schuwer, the ambassador in the United States.