The Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Curriculum vitae Leoni Margaretha Cuelenaere

Personal Information  
Name:  CUELENAERE, Leoni Margaretha
Date of Birth: 

7 June 1952,

Place of Birth:  Aardenburg, the Netherlands
Married with: Scott Allen Russell

         

   
Educational Background  
1975        Teacher Training College, Assen

1983

Masters Degree in Dutch Linguistics and Literature, The Hague

1991       

Masters Degree in Law, University Leiden
Professional Experience  
 

In 1998, after a career at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mrs Cuelenaere started working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, as Deputy Head at the Legal Affairs Division.

2000 – 2001

Head Consular & Legal Affairs Division of the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

2001 – 2004 

Deputy Director, Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague

2004 - 2008  

Deputy Head of Mission, Harare, Zimbabwe

2008 - 2011  

Ambassador, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2011 – 2012

Ambassador, Sana’a, Yemen

2012 – 2015

Ambassador, Kigali, Rwanda
2015 -- now Ambassador, Dhaka, Bangladesh