31 August 2023
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
VIENNA, 31 August (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations (Vienna), Peter Potman, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.
During his career, Mr. Potman has served in various capacities, among them:
Deputy Director General, Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2019-present); Director, Asia and Oceania Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014-2019); Consul General, Consulate General in Shanghai (2011-2014); Deputy Director, Western Hemisphere Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2008-2011); Political Counsellor, Embassy in Washington DC (2004-2008); Deputy Head of Division, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2000-2004); Deputy Head of Division, United Nations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2000); Second Secretary, Netherlands delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (1994-1997); Policy officer, Asian and Pacific Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1992-1994); and Third Secretary, Embassy in Beijing (1989-1992).
Mr. Potman holds a master’s degree in European Studies from the University in Amsterdam.
Mr. Potman is married and has two adult children.
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