Ambassador

Curriculum vitae

Name:

Janet ALBERDA

Born:

in Meppel (Drenthe, NL)

Education:

University of  Amsterdam

Institute for the Modern Near East

Semitic Languages and Cultures

Work experience

Ms Alberda joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998.

Before becoming Ambassador for the Kingdom of the Netherlands to South Sudan, she had the following assignments:

2001 - 2005

First Secretary at the Netherlands Embassy in Sana'a, Yemen

2005 – 2009

Deputy Head of Mission of the Netherlands Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia

2009 - 2011

Coordinator European Human Rights Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands

2011 – 2012

Deputy Head of Mission of the Netherlands Embassy in Damascus, Syria

2012 - 2013 Special Advisor for Syria, based in Istanbul
2013 - 2016 Deputy Director for Northern Africa and the Middle East, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
2016 - 2018 Consul-General for the Kurdistan Autonomous Region, Erbil, Iraq