John Smit - Head of Internal and Consular Affairs

I am working at the ministry of Foreign Affairs since September 1980, when I started as a communication officer (the ‘oldfashion’ way of telex/radio communication). Since 1990 I have worked in various places and in various jobs at the Ministry and abroad, but always in the administrative and consular field. For the last 14 years I enjoyed working with my own team to support and help colleagues and clients, and to make sure everything runs smoothly or at least ‘ as smoothly as possible’  given the sometimes difficult circumstances in countries.