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His Excellency Ambassador Wicher (Wieck) Wildeboer, M.Econ.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: His Excellency Ambassador Wicher (Wieck) Wildeboer, M.Econ.

Ambassador Wildeboer is the former Ambassador of the Netherlands to Cuba and a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He graduated from Groningen State University in 1969 with a Masters Degree in Economics, specializing in the economics of developing countries. After his military service, he joined the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1971 and served at embassies in Tanzania, India and Egypt before being appointed as Consul-General in St. Petersburg, Russia. Subsequently he served as an ambassador to Oman, Bolivia, Cuba and Jamaica before retiring in 2008.

Ambassador Wildeboer has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and his professional experience includes:

  • 2003-2008: Ambassador of the Netherlands to Cuba and Jamaica (respectively)
  • 1999-2003: Ambassador of the Netherlands to Bolivia
  • 1995-1999: Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Sultanate of Oman
  • 1992-1995: Consul General of the Netherlands, Embassy of the Netherlands, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1989-1992: Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Netherlands, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1981-1984: First Secretary, Embassy of the Netherlands, India
  • 1978-1991: First Secretary, Embassy of the Netherlands, Tanzania

Ambassador Wildeboer’s skills and expertise include:

  • Foreign Policy
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy
  • Public Diplomacy
  • International Development
  • Policy Analysis
  • Human Rights
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Government

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Ambassador Wicher (Wieck) Wildeboer 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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