Carola van Rijnsoever
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Director of Inclusive Green Growth and Ambassador for Sustainable Development
Carola van Rijnsoever has fulfilled a wide range of functions during her 22 years of working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Until summer 2017, Ms. van Rijnsoever worked as Representative of the Netherlands to the Political and Security Committee of the EU in Brussels. Before that, she worked at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow and at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin. In September 2017, Ms. van Rijnsoever became Director of the Inclusive Green Growth Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was also appointed as Ambassador for Sustainable Development and Arctic Ambassador of the Netherlands. As Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ms. van Rijnsoever focuses on mainstreaming inclusive and sustainable solutions for global problems related to climate change, water, food security and natural resources.