Ambassador André Carstens

Curriculum vitae of André Carstens Dutch ambassador in Nur-Sultan.

Carstens, Andre

Naam:             CARSTENS,  mr André Jacobus Hermanus
Geboren:        8 juni 1962 te Meppel

Education

  • Senior Leadership Programme of the Dutch General Public Service
  • Diplomatic training course for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Law, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, graduated in Business and Social-Economic Law
  • Secondary School (Gymnasium), The Hague, The Netherlands

Languages

Dutch, English, Russian, German and French

Work experience

2019                     
Ambassador to the Kingdom of Netherlands in Nur-Sultan, Kazachstan

2017-2019           
Adviser to the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator; Council of the European Union; Brussels

2017                     
European and International Relations Department of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice

2016                     
Liaison for Migration to the Slovak EU Presidency, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

2015'2016            
Project Manager Dutch EU-Presidency Policy Migration Department, Ministry of Security and Justice

2014-2015           
Deputy Head International Relations, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice

2013-2014            
Director Governance, Regional Command North in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

2013                      
Staffofficer Rule of Law, Police Training Group, Kunduz, Afghanistan

2011-2013           
Strategic Adviser, National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism and Security (NCTV), Ministry of Security and Justice

2008-2009           
Head of the Dutch Contingent, European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia, Tbilisi Field Office

2008-2011           
Head of Division for Travel Documents, Legalisation and the Fight against Fraud (MFA)

2004-2008           
Deputy Director of the Security Service of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)

2006                      
Political adviser to the Military Mission in Afghanistan

1999-2004           
Head Treaty Section, Legal Affairs Department (MFA)

1995-1999           
Senior Policy Officer, European Integration Department (MFA)

1991-1995           
Second Secretary, Royal Dutch Embassy in Moscow

1989-1991           
Policy Officer, Security and Atlantic Cooperation Department (MFA)