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His Excellency Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele, OS, COC, COL, CMFC, KCOR, KOC

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele, OS, COC, COL, CMFC, KCOR, KOC

Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele is the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Singapore and Brunei and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a Masters degree in Latin and Greek in 1970 from the Bischoppelijk College Veurne and has language proficiency in Dutch, French and English.

Ambassador Van Remoortele has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and his extensive diplomatic and professional experience includes:

  • January 2013 – Present: Chairman, Board of Governors, Asia Europe Foundation
  • 2009-present: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Singapore and Brunei, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Singapore
  • September 1981 – Present: Diplomat, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • December 2011 – December 2012: Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, Asia Europe Foundation
  • Director of Overseas Personnel at Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and
  • October 2008 – August 2009: Director of Overseas Personnel, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • December 2007 – September 2008: Inspector of Overseas Posts, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • October 2006 – December 2007: Director Europe (E2), Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • September 2002 – September 2006: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, Embassy of Belgium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • November 1998 – September 2002: Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, Embassy of Belgium, Manila, The Philippines
  • September 1995 – October 1998: Deputy Director, Asia Pacific Desk, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • August 1992 – September 1995: Minister and Counselor, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
  • September 1989 – August 1992: Counselor of Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • August 1986 – September 1989: First Secretary and Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Singapore
  • July 1985 – August 1986: Acting Consul General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • July 1983 – July 1985: Second Secretary, Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • September 1981 – July 1983: Trainee Diplomat, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
  • August 1979 – August 1981: Consultant, Ministry of Employment, Kingdom of Belgium
  • August 1975 – July 1979: Professor, Algeria Ministry of Education, Algeria

Ambassador Van Remoortele’ skills and expertise include:

  • International Relations
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Diplomacy
  • Economic Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy
  • European Union

Ambassador Van Remoortele’ honours, awards and decorations include:

  • Knight in the Order of the Crown – Belgium
  • Officer in the Order of the Crown – Belgium
  • Commander in the Order of the Crown – Belgium
  • Commander in the Order of Leopold – Belgium
  • Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College – Canada
  • Knight Commander of the Order of Rizal (KCOR) – The Philippines
  • Order of Sikatuna – The Philippines

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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