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. Yoka M.G. Brandt
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary / Permanent Representative

Mr. Mark Zellenrath
Ambassador / Deputy Permanent Representative

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


Communications Section

Ms. Houda Ahannach 
Public Diplomacy | Social Media & Support Staff CdP

Ms. Tessa Dikker 
Spokesperson | Election Officer


Political Affairs Section

Mr. Bo-Joe Brans
First Secretary | Counter Terrorism

Mr. Robert van Dijk
First Secretary | Africa

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

Ms. Liselot Egmond
Legal Adviser | Sanctions / Legal

Ms. Jill Huinder
Policy Support Staff

Mr. Robin Peeters 
First Secretary | MENA Region

Ms. Kim van der Sluis
Senior Policy Officer | Cyber & Latin America

Ms. Nynke Staal
First Secretary | Peacebuilding 

Development, Humanitarian Affairs and Human Rights Section

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

Ms. Anouk Boas
Policy Officer | Human rights

Mr. Martijn Engels
First Secretary | Development

Ms. Lisah Gotoh
Policy Officer | Sustainable Development

Mr. Erik Litver
First Secretary | Budget & Management

Ms. Julia Munsters
Policy Support Staff

Mr. Kavish Bisseswar
First Secretary | Development,  Climate & Environment

Mr. Mark Reichwein
First Secretary | Human Rights

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

Ms. Robin de Vogel
First Secretary | Human rights

Ms. Alexandra van Walraven 
Policy Officer | Development & Humanitarian Affairs

Mr. Jorg Zinken
First Secretary | Development & Humanitarian Affairs

Military Section

Ms. Sandra van Beek
Assistant to the Military Section

Lieutenant-Colonel Ron Brunsting 
Deputy Military Attaché

Colonel Henny Snellen
Military Attaché

Operational Management Section

Ms. Claudia Brink
Attaché | Head

Mr. Rached Bouali
Ambassador's Driver

Ms. Luciel Hernandez
Front Desk Attendant

Mr. Tony Martinez
Driver & IT support

Ms. Dominique de Meijer
Assistant Head

Ms. Chantal Moelchand
Logistics Officer

Mr. Joseph Placensia
Ambassador's Driver & Handyman