Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco, United States

Departments and Staff

OFFICE OF THE CONSUL GENERAL
  • Consul General: Hugo von Meijenfeldt
  • Deputy Consul General: Ard van der Vorst
  • Assistant to the Consul General: Nathalie d’Adelhart Toorop

Tel : 877-DUTCHHELP (877-388-2443)
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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MANAGEMENT SUPPORT DEPARTMENT (OR ADMINISTRATIVE AFFAIRS)

The Management Support Department facilitates the Consulate’s day-to-day operations providing administrative, logistical and technical support to all departments in order to ensure productivity and efficiency.

Coordinator: Nathalie d’Adelhart Toorop

  • Senior Financial Officer: Judith Djasmin
  • Administrative Officer: Annemieke Howsepian
  • Administrative Officer: Viola van der Zanden

Tel : 877-DUTCHHELP (877-388-2443)
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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ECONOMIC DEPARTMENT

The Economic Department at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in San Francisco supports the economic health of the Netherlands by consulting with relevant state and local authorities and business communities, providing the Dutch business community with pertinent information, and organizing trade-promotional events and other activities focused on knowledge exchange and business development. The department’s activities are focused on water management, agriculture, the environment, IT, and creative industries. The Consulate is actively engaged in supporting networks in Silicon Valley, through the Holland in the Valley initiative, and in Hollywood, through the Holland Hollywood Connection initiative.

  • Consul for Economic Affairs: Ard van der Vorst
  • Senior Economic Officer: Anne Donker
  • Economic Officer: Jasper Smit

Tel : 877-DUTCHHELP (877-388-2443)
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO)

The Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) provides assistance to Dutch technology companies and bio-tech firms interested in establishing or expanding their presence in the United States market. The NBSO acts as a liaison for such Dutch companies as it actively identifies and pursues opportune American business partners. Additionally, the NBSO offers its clientele information on critical business legal issues, such as Intellectual Property rights, and remains constantly aligned with the latest US business trends and models.

  • International Trade Director: Peter Laanen

Tel: (415) 291-2070
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)

The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) helps North American companies jump-start or expand their pan-European operations, free and on a confidential basis. NFIA’s services include in-person meetings to discuss your needs; general background and personalized insight on site selection and logistics strategies; guidance and data on tax regulations, labor issues, and permit procedures; and introductions to Dutch networks, suppliers, and government authorities.

  • Area Director: Lisette Gieling
  • Area Director: Stans Kleijnen
  • Assistant Area Director: Irene van de Poll
  • Assistant Area Director: Achraf Sekhiri
  • Office Manager: Annemieke Howsepian

Tel: (415) 291-2060
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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Website

Netherlands Office for Science & Technology (NOST)

The Netherlands Offices for Science & Technology (NOST) in San Francisco, CA provides expertise concerning local science, technology trends, and developments in the areas of Life Sciences and Health, Hight Tech Systems, IT, Agriculture and Food, Sustainability, Creative Industries, and Innovation and Entrepeneurship. NOST provides local contacts to technology companies, research institutes, government, and universities from the Netherlands and specializes in finding the relevant information and best partners for interested parties from the Netherlands and North America. We also organize technology and R&D missions across the various technology disciplines to facilitate exchanges and promote partnerships between organizations from the Netherlands and North America.

Tel: (415) 291-2080
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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Blog

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY, PRESS & CULTURE DEPARTMENT

The Public Diplomacy, Press & Culture Department promotes a greater understanding of the Netherlands through special events, campaigns, partnerships with nonprofit organizations, and participation in conferences. The department encourages and facilitates cooperation and exchange between the Netherlands and the United States in the fields of water management, sustainable urban planning, international law and humans rights, and the creative industries.

  • Senior Public Diplomacy, Press & Culture Officer: Jennifer Katell

Tel : 877-DUTCHHELP (877-388-2443)
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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CONSULAR DEPARTMENT AND WW-II VICTIMS DEPARTMENT (WUV)

The Consular Department offers a wide range of services to both Dutch and non-Dutch citizens in the United States and to WUV clients. The Consular Section is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Please note that appointments are required and can be scheduled at www.dutchmissions.com.

  • Senior Consular Officer: Marco van Vemden
  • Consular Officer: Pui San Tam

LA Office:

  • Consular Officer: Conny Lederer
  • Consular Officer: Karin van der Schaft

Tel : 877-DUTCHHELP (877-388-2443)
Fax: (415) 291-2049
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