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Jacob Waslander
Head Climate Change and Energy Division at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands

Jacob Waslander is a results-oriented leader and manager in the field of finance and multilateral affairs. He began his international career at the legal affairs department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Subsequently Jacob held positions in the following domains: Africa, EU, UN, World Bank, private sector development and financial sector reforms. Currently Jacob holds the position of head of the climate and energy division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. Jacob combines strategic vision with a can-do attitude towards operational challenges. His strong points include problem solving, teambuilding, “out of the box” thinking, developing policy solutions and mobilizing support for them. He is results oriented and wants to demonstrate that deliverables have been achieved He is a dynamic person who likes to share success.

  • Austrian Development Cooperation, Republic of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia