About Me

I have worked 24 years as a diplomat in the Dutch Foreign Service. I served at the Permanent Mission to the EU, in a newly created position responsible for the relations with the European Parliament. After, I served as Private Secretary to Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and His Royal Highness Prince Claus, I lead the Dutch Business Support Network in Turkey, and I was Deputy Ambassador in both Bosnia and Saudi Arabia. My main focus has always been on strengthening bilateral relations through strengthening of business ties.


Strong bilateral relations require two elements: aligned interest and strong personal bonds. Without either element they are bound to flounder and fail.

For five years, I ran the Riyadh office of a Washington based Corporate Diplomacy advisory firm, The Quincy Group. As President of The Quincy Group I have gained invaluable experience at the interface of business and Government in an extremely complex environment. I work in close strategic partnership with The Quincy Group.