Hans Wesseling is a diplomat from Netherlands. From 1982 until 1992, Mr Wesseling held
a variety of positions within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Netherlands
Embassies in Jakarta and Moscow. In 1992 he joined the EU Monitoring Mission based in
Zagreb. Mid 1992 he served as the Deputy Head of Mission in Kiev. From 1996 to 1998 he
served as the Deputy Head of the Conflict Prevention, Peace Operations and Military and
Civil Cooperation Division of the Security Policy Department where his work was focused
on coordination of the EU Monitoring Mission in Bosnia. Between 1998 and 2002, Amb.
Wesseling was the Deputy-Manager of the Bilateral Economic cooperation Programme for
Central and Eastern Europe at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. 
In 2002 he became Deputy Head of Mission of the OSCE Field Mission in Georgia. He was
responsible for the management of the civil military mission and coordinated peace
negotiations with South-Ossetian authorities. From 2004 until 2008 he served as a
Political Counsellor at the Netherlands Embassy in London, reporting on British Foreign
Policy, Security Policy and Counter Terrorism Policy. From 2008 Amb. Wesseling was
responsible for the general management of the Peace Building and Stabilisation
Department at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Here he was responsible for
coordination of the comprehensive approach and fragile states policy, cooperating with

multilateral institutions and NGOs in post-conflict situations and was in charge of
implementing Security Sector Reform, Demobilisation and Rule of Law Programmes.
During this time, Amb. Wesseling also served as the interim Ambassador at the
Netherlands Embassy in Islamabad.