Pieter-Henk Schroor

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington, DC
Defense Cooperation Attaché
NDIA International Division Attaché Roundtable Series
Work experience
Pieter-Henk Schroor has gained professional skills and expertise in the field of multilateral and bilateral diplomacy, policy advice and coordination, team management, political analysis, scientific research and education.

2018 – Present Defense Cooperation Attaché at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington DC, United States of America.
Chairman of the Defense MOU Attachés Group (DMAG), a group of defense (cooperation) attachés and defense officials from 25 nations that have Reciprocal Defense Procurement (RDP) Memoranda of Understanding or equivalent agreements with the U.S.

2017 – 2018 Strategic Policy Advisor to the political leadership of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense (MoD) on defense acquisition and military procurement.

2013 – 2017 Deputy Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations Organizations in Vienna (mainly IAEA, CTBTO and UNODC).

2008 – 2013 Head International Policy Affairs and Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Defense, Netherlands MoD.

2006 – 2008 Head Signals Intelligence Production Office, Netherlands Defence Intelligence and Security Service (DISS), MoD.

2001 – 2006 Head Signals Intelligence Production Section, DISS, MoD.

1996 – 2001 Analyst, DISS, MoD.

1990 – 1996 Lecturer International Relations at the Royal Netherlands Naval College.

1989 – 1990 Leiden University: Research Fellow in International Relations, Dutch foreign policy.

1987 – 1989 Officer’s training (conscription), lieutenant in the Royal Netherlands Navy.

1985 – 1987 Leiden University: Master’s degree Political Science, International Relations.

1982 – 1985 Leiden University: Bachelor’s degree Public Law and Political Science.