Jan van Weijen

Born 7 January 1965 at Rotterdam, Netherlands


Present: Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Lagos, Nigeria

First posting as Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherland Lagos, January 1992 – May 1993 followed by Head of Abuja office May 1993 – January 1994

After that several postings at headquarters and embassies including Head of Economic Section Shanghai (2005 – 2008) Head of Press, Public Diplomacy and Culture (London 2008 – 2013) Short term assignments (State vistis, Olympic Games Sochi 2013-2015) Charge d’Affaires Baghdad (2015-2017) and Liaison officer for MFA at the National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, the Hague (2017-2019)

01/06/1989–01/12/1990 Co- director (Programmes) International Youth and Student Movement for the UN, Geneva (Switzerland)

1988 – 1989 President of the Dutch United Nations Student Association


  • 1983–1989 Master’s degree Dutch & International Law
  • Utrecht University, Utrecht (Netherlands) https://www.uu.nl/  Dutch Law & International Law
  • EU Law, Thesis EU 1992 Free movement of labour
  • 1977– 1983 Gymnasium Beta (Grammar School)
  • Dr. F.H. de Bruyne Lyceum, Utrecht (Netherlands)
  • Dutch, English, Latin, History, Biology, Mathematics, Physics
  • Interests: sports, travel & gardening