24 Heads of Belgian Diplomatic Missions assigned abroad

The King approved the assignment of 24 Heads of Diplomatic Missions, as proposed by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. The assignments for the bilateral missions will be effective only after the host countries have given their approval ('agrément'). The new Heads of Mission will take office during the Summer period.

This decision applies to the following missions and persons (current function indicated between parentheses):

 
Embassies

  • Ankara, Turkey: Mr. Michel Malherbe (currently ambassador in Beijing, China)
  • Astana, Kazakhstan: Mr. Alexis de Crombrugghe de Picquendaele (currently advisor at the Directorate-General for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Beijing, China: Mr. Mark Vinck (currently Director of Economic Interests, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Bogota, Colombia: Ms. Jana Zikmundova (currently Director at the Directorate-General for European Affairs and Coordination, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina: Mr. Peter Maddens (currently deputy of the Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Canberra, Australia: Mr. Marc Mullie (currently Deputy Director of the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ cabinet)
  • Dublin, Ireland: Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel De Bauw (currently Media and Communication Director of the Royal Palace)
  • Helsinki, Finland: Mr. Carl Peeters (currently deputy Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Kigali, Rwanda: Mr. Benoît Ryelandt (currently deputy of the Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait: Mr. Piet Heirbaut (currently advisor at the Directorate-General for European Affairs and Coordination, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Lima, Peru: Mr. Koenraad Lenaerts (currently ambassador in Panama City, Panama)
  • London, United Kingdom: Mr. Rudolf Huygelen (currently Director of the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ cabinet)
  • Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Mr. Jean-Louis Six (currently Executive Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • Manila, Philippines: Mr. Michel Goffin (currently Acting Director-General for Multilateral Affairs and Globalisation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Mexico City, Mexico: Mr. Antoine Evrard (currently Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister)
  • Nairobi, Kenya: Mr. Nicolas Nihon (currently Counsellor at the embassy in Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Panama City, Panama: Mr. Michel Dewez (currently ambassador in Lima, Peru)
  • Rabat, Morocco: Mr. Marc Trenteseau (currently ambassador in Ankara, Turkey)
  • Rome, Italy: Mr. Frank Carruet (currently ambassador in Rabat, Morocco)
  • Singapore, Singapore: Mr. Andy Detaille (currently ambassador in Kuwait City, Kuwait)
  • Stockholm, Sweden: Mr. Hugo Brauwers (currently Director Human Rights and Democracy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Consulates-General

  • Chennai, India: Mr. Mark Van de Vreken (currently Deputy Director of the Minister of Development Cooperation’s cabinet)
  • Jerusalem: Ms. Danielle Haven (currently Director Neighboring countries, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia: Mr. Hans Timbremont (currently Minister Counselor at the embassy in Rome, Italy)