Who is who at the Dutch Mission?

The following people work at the Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York:

Ambassador’s Office

H.E. Mr. Karel J.G. van Oosterom
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary / Permanent Representative

Mr. Mark Zellenrath
Ambassador / Deputy Permanent Representative

Ms. Canan Çalişkan
Assistant to the Permanent Representative / Deputy Permanent Representative


Communications Section

Ms. Tessa Dikker 
Spokesperson | Election Officer


Political Affairs Section

Mr. Robert van Dijk
First Secretary | Africa

Ms. Esselien van Eerten
First Secretary | Europe, CT & Non-Proliferation

Ms. Elbrich Algra
First Secretary | Middle East / Asia & North America

Ms. Liselot Egmond
Legal Adviser | Sanctions / Legal

Mr. Bo-Joe Brans
First Secretary | Counter Terrorism

Ms. Kim van der Sluis
Policy Officer | Cyber


Development, Humanitarian Affairs and Human Rights Section

Ms. Sara Offermans
Counselor, Head of Section | Development, Humanitarian Affairs & Human Rights

Mr. Martijn Engels
First Secretary | Development

Ms. Liesbeth Mol
First Secretary | Development & Human Rights

Mr. Erik Litver
First Secretary | Budget & Management

Mr. Jorg Zinken
First Secretary | Development

Mr. Jaco Beerends
First Secretary | Human Rights

Ms. Minke van der Sar
Policy Officer | Development & Humanitarian Affairs

Mr. Ruben Treurniet
Policy Officer | Development


Military Section

Colonel Pieter van Egmond
Military Adviser

Lieutenant-Colonel Patricia Lukken 
Deputy Military Adviser

Ms. Sandra van Beek
Assistant to the Military Section


Operational Management Section

 Ms. Claudia Brink
Attaché, | Head

Ms. Dominique de Meijer
Assistant Head

Mr. Jan Lammering
Facility Manager | IT Manager | Senior member

Ms. Chantal Moelchand
Logistics Officer

Ms. Houda Ahannach
Secretarieel Administratief Medewerker

Mr. Rached Bouali
Ambassador's Driver

Mr. Tony Martinez
Driver, Handyman

Mr. Joseph Placensia
Driver, Handyman

Ms. Liliana Cardona
Cleaning Staff


Management Support Staff

Ms. Jessie Barentsen

​Ms. Brenda Westerdaal