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G.E.W. van Leeuwen

National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands


Employment•2020-present Secretary of the National Security Council of the Netherlands, Advisor to the Prime Minister.•2018-2020 Director Middle East and North Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. •2016 – 2018 Ambassador to Afghanistan. •2013 – 2016 Consul General of the Netherlands in Mumbai•2012- May 2013 Member Command Team Dutch Integrated Police Training Mission Afghanistan. •2010 – 2012 Head of the Security and Defence Policy Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs•2008-2010 Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Islamabad.•2006-2008 Head of the Mission, Embassy Office Almaty, Kazakhstan. •1996-2006 Different diplomatic postings.•1995-1996 Second Lieutenant, Royal Dutch Army, Secretary of the Army Doctrine Committee (Compulsory National Service). Education•Masters in International Relations, Cambridge University, MPhil (1995)•Masters in Law, University of Leyden, Netherlands (1994)•Economics and Politics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po), Paris (1994)

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