Frédérique de Man

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Frédérique de Man (* 1955 or 1956) is a Dutch diplomat . She was the Dutch ambassador to Rwanda from 2015 to 2019 .


Frédérique de Man studied social and economic history at the University of Leiden from 1974 to 1981 and received a diploma in international public administration from the École nationale d'administration in Paris in 1990 .

She is married to Roeland van de Geer , the former Dutch ambassador to South Africa and ambassador of the European Union in Tanzania .

Diplomatic career

The graduate diplomat has worked for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1983 . She worked abroad until 1996 in Dar es Salaam , Luxembourg , Brussels , Ouagadougou and Islamabad . From August 1996 to July 1999 she was Head of the Humanitarian Aid Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague , and from July 1999 to July 2002 Director of the Political Department there. In 2003, she was to July from January Chargé in the Dutch embassy in Kabul , but was dismissed in the same year for her first ambassadorship.

From December 2003 to July 2007 she was ambassador to Skopje . From August 2007 to July 2010 she returned to the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an inspector . Her next assignment abroad was from September 2010 to July 2015 as an ambassador in Maputo . Her successor in Mozambique was Pascalle Grotenhuis . From 2015 to 2019, Frédérique de Man succeeded Leoni Cuelenaere as the Dutch ambassador in Kigali .

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Individual evidence

  1. The Netherlands will never be used as safe haven for genocide perpetrators, says Dutch envoy . Interview with Sharonantengwa from May 1, 2016 in the Rwandan daily newspaper The New Times