Ambassador Simon Smits
Résumé of the Netherlands ambassador to the United Kingdom, Simon Smits.
Simon Smits is Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since September 2015. Mr Smits studied English language, literature and international law at the VU University in Amsterdam.
In 1983, he started his work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since then, he has served as Head of the Bureau of the Secretary General, Head of the Economic Department at the Dutch Embassy in South-Africa, Head of Nature and Environment at the Permanent Mission to the EU in Brussels, Senior Advisor Government Relations to Shell International, acting Director-General for European Cooperation and Director-General for Foreign Economic Relations/Vice Minister for Foreign Trade.