Robert Serry (born 1950 in Calcutta) is a former Netherlands ambassador with extensive experience in multilateral diplomacy and international crisis management having served with the United Nations and NATO in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He was appointed as the UN Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process (Jerusalem, 2008-15) and Director Crisis Management/Deputy Assistant Secretary-General for NATO (Brussels, 2001-05). During his term in Brussels, he was actively involved with NATO’s peace support operations in Bosnia, Kosovo and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia). During his seven years assignment in Jerusalem, he was the UN Envoy to the Middle East Quartet and engaged in conflict management during three wars in Gaza. He also served briefly as special adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the crisis situation in Ukraine during 2014. As a Dutch diplomat Mr. Serry was posted inter alia in Moscow, New York (United Nations) and as the first ambassador to newly independent Ukraine. He also served as ambassador in Ireland. Mr. Serry is currently the chairman of OpenDoorUkraine.NL (ODU), a Dutch foundation involved in humanitarian and early recovery activities to help Ukrainians to overcome the ravages of war. He is also a senior adviser of the European Institute of Peace (EIP) in Brussels and of the Hague Institute for Global Justice. He chairs the UPEACE Centre The Hague, representing in Europe the UN established University for Peace in Costa Rica. Mr. Serry is a frequent speaker/publisher of articles on topics related to Ukraine and the Middle East and the author of “The Endless Quest for Israeli-Palestinian Peace” (New York, 2017) and Standplaats Kiev (Amsterdam, 1997). Mr. Serry was honored for his efforts in support of the maintenance of international peace and security by the King of the Netherlands as “Commandeur” in the Order of Oranje Nassau. He was also decorated by the Presidents of Ukraine and Palestine.