Consul General Herman Quarles van Ufford
Herman Quarles van Ufford (1966) has been Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York since October 1, 2020.
Herman earned a Master’s Degree in Law at Groningen University in the Netherlands before he entered the Dutch Foreign Service in 1994. After starting his career at the European Union Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hague, he attended the Ecole Nationale d' Administration in Paris where he completed the “Cycle Court” program, before joining the Dutch Embassy in Paris as Cultural Attaché.
Back in The Hague, Herman served as spokesman to the European Affairs Minister and Deputy Director of the Middle East Department.
From 2014 to 2019 Herman was appointed Deputy Director-General at the Prime Minister’s Office in the Hague where he advised the Dutch Prime Minister and members of the Royal Family on communication and press relations.
In 2019, Herman and his family moved to New York, where his wife Sara Offermans took up the position of the UN Economic and Social Council Ambassador at the Netherlands Mission to the United Nations.
During the first part of 2020, Herman worked for the UN Secretariat on the UN75 Global Dialogue campaign to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Herman and Sara live with their 3 children in New York. Herman's 2 eldest children from a previous marriage live and study in the Netherlands.