Marten VAN DEN BERG
Director General for Foreign Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
Mr. Van den Berg studied Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. His first entry into public life was as senior policy advisor of General Technology Policy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In 1995, he was Deputy Chairman of the Working Group Technology Transfer at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In 1996, he was appointed Adjunct Secretary General at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and in 1998 as Deputy Director Spatial Economic Policy. In 2001, he was appointed Economic Minister at the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington. In 2004, he returned to the Ministry of Economic Affairs as Deputy Director General of Foreign Economic Relations and in 2008 he was also appointed Director of Economic Diplomacy. In 2012, the Directorate General for Foreign Economic Relations became part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and since then he has been acting as Deputy Director General Foreign Economic Relations. Mid-August 2015 he was appointed Director General Foreign Economic Relations.