H.E. Bart Twaalfhoven


1983: University of Vienna, Austria – Summer course International Relations and International Finance

1983: University of Paris, Sorbonne, Paris, France – Biannual diploma (economics)

1979-1982: University of Leiden, The Netherlands – Master’s degree in Dutch Civil Law with specialisation in International Law

1977-1979: University of Leiden, The Netherlands – Bachelor’s degree in Dutch Civil Law


Work experience

2015-  : Ambassador to Slovenia

2011-2015: Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

2007-2011: Director of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

2003-2007: Consul General, Dubai, UAE

1999-2003: Deputy Head of Mission, Damascus, Syria

1996-1999: Economic Counsellor, Bonn, Germany

1996: Senior Policy Advisor European Affairs, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bonn, Germany

1992-1995: Head of Economic Department, Ankara, Turkey

1988-1991: Policy Advisor, Department of European Integration, The Hague, The Netherlands

1986-1988: Secretary to the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister’s Office, The Hague, The Netherlands

1985-1986: Press and Cultural Attaché, Madrid, Spain