Embassy, Consulate-General and Consulates, Australia

Curriculum Vitae | Ambassador

H.E. Erica Schouten


Date of birth                       
27 November, 1963

Place of birth                       
The Hague, The Netherlands

Thomas Willibrordus MASCINI          

1982   Gymnasium     

1986   University of Amsterdam: International Relations               

Career Course
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994. Worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague in various positions at the Sub-Sahara Africa Division, Movement of Persons Division, Migration and Consular Affairs Division and Political United Nations Section and in New York (at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the United Nations).

2006 – 2009               Head of Security and Defense Policy Division, MFA, The Hague

2009 – 2012               Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the

                                   Netherlands in Warsaw

2012 – 2016               Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands at the North

                                   Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

2016 - present           Ambassador of the Netherlands to Australia