First Secretary- Royal Netherlands Embassy Washington D.C.
Vincent Storimans (1979) is a Dutch diplomat who serves as First Secretary at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington D.C. since December 2015.
In this position he works on Trade Promotion, Energy and the Embassy’s Holland on the Hill Program.
Prior to his posting in the US Vincent served as Private Secretary to the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Mrs. Lilianne Ploumen (2013 –2015).
From 2011-2013 he worked at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Beijing as Second Secretary. In that role he was responsible for the (Renewable) Energy and Finance Portfolio.
From 2009-2011 he worked at the Non-proliferation, Disarmament, Arms Control and Export Control Policy Division at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague.
In this position his responsibilities included the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
(BTWC), Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and the First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
He represented the Netherlands as a member of delegation at international meetings and conferences, including EU Council Secretariat Working Groups on Disarmament in Brussels,
BTWC Expert Meetings and Meetings of States Parties in Geneva, Wilton Park conferences in Steyning (UK) and the UNGA First Committee Session in New York.
Before he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he held positions at the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs, working on trade relations with Turkey, and the Netherlands Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (2007-2009).
Vincent Storimans holds a law degree from the University of Amsterdam (2006).