Born June 27, 1941
Married, two children

Education: Gymnasium (1953 - 1959)
Law, University of Leyden - special subjects European Law and English Law of Contracts (1959 - 1965)
Military service: Cavalry; Intelligence Service (1965 - 1967)
Professional Career: Various positions in the Military of Foreign Affairs, Directorate-General for European Cooperation (1967 - 1969, 1975 -1993, 1995)
Present position Director-General European Cooperation

Development Assistance (1969-1972) policy planning unit and Secretary to the National Advisory Council on Developement Cooperation.

Consultant External Affairs in the Office of the President of Botswana (1973- 1975); on assignment by the Ford Foundation

Ambassador of the Netherlands to Poland and Belarus (1993- 1995)

Hobbies: International Affairs, history, restoration of monuments


Summit of the Eight