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


Masters Degree in Dutch Linguistics and Literature, The Hague


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