Permanent representative of the Netherlands to NATO; former permanent representative of the Netherlands to the UN
Frank Majoor, the North Atlantic Council’s permanent representative of the Netherlands, is a member of APCO’s International Advisory Council. Prior to his current position with the NAC, Mr. Majoor served as permanent representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York, and acted as secretary general of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
Mr. Majoor has been the ambassador-at-large in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ambassador and permanent representative of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland.
In 1993 Mr. Majoor became the director of the Security Policy Department. Prior to that he was the special advisor on political security matters and deputy director of the Atlantic Cooperation and Security Affairs Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. Majoor has also been first secretary in political matters and minister plenipotentiary on economic and financial matters at the Netherlands Mission to the United Nations in New York. From 1982 to 1986 he served as head of the Environmental Affairs Division of the Economic Cooperation Department and as assistant to the director general for political affairs.
Mr. Majoor started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1976. The following year he became third secretary for development cooperation at the Netherlands Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and later second secretary of economic affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Bonn, Germany.
Mr. Majoor studied civil law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.