The ambassador

Curriculum vitae of the ambassador of The Netherlands to South Africa.

Portret Han Peters

Johannes Petrus Maria (Han) Peters

Education

2010 University of Leyden, Course Dutch Immigration Law

1982 University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands: Master of Arts degree in Social and Economic History, Minor in Economics

Work experience

1984 - present  Civil servant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Assignments

  • 2018 - present  Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to South Africa
  • 2014 - 2018  Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Brazil
  • 2012 - 2014  Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Afghanistan
  • 2010 - 2012  Director Consular Affairs and Migration Policy Department, MFA, The Hague
  • 2006 - 2009  Director Information and Communication Department, MFA, The Hague
  • 2004 - 2006  Deputy Director Information and Communication Department, The Hague
  • 2000 - 2004  Deputy Head Political Section, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington D.C.
  • 1996 - 2000  Human Resources Advisor, MFA Personnel Management Directorate, The Hague
  • 1992 - 1996  Senior Desk Officer Economic Affairs and Trade Policy Division, MFA, UN Department, The Hague
  • 1990 - 1992  Second Secretary/Labour attache, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1986 - 1989  Desk Officer EU/OECD Economic and Monetary Affairs MFA, Economic Cooperation Department, The Hague
  • 1985 - 1986  Third Secretary, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Kuwait (economic and commercial issues)

1983 - 1984  Teacher History and Economics
1982 - 1983  First Lieutenant, Military Service
1981 Tour guide in Egypt