Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations
Lise Gregoire-Van Haaren is the deputy permanent representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York since October 2016.
Before joining the Permanent Mission in New York, Mrs. Gregoire-van Haaren was Head of the Political Affairs department in the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, a post she held since 2013. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2013, she was Counsellor (Antici) at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union in Brussels.
Her first posting abroad was at the Netherlands Embassy in Paris, as First Secretary Political Affairs, from 2005 to 2009. In the run-up to that posting, she studied at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. After fulfilling her diplomatic training, she held several positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Advisor to the Director-General Regional Policy and Consular Affairs (2001-2004) as well as Policy Officer EU asylum and Migration policy (2000-2001).
Before beginning her diplomatic career, she worked as a Policy Officer at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands in The Hague and at the Directorate-General Justice and Home Affairs of the European Commission in Brussels. During and after her studies, she did several traineeships in Paris, Utrecht and Ankara.
Born in Ede in August 1974, Mrs. Gregoire-van Haaren holds a degree in Business Communication Studies from Radboud University Nijmegen. She graduated from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration in Strasbourg (Promotion Martin Luther King). During her studies in Nijmegen she did a one year Erasmus-exchange at the Ecole commerciale de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industries de Paris. She holds several certificates of Italian language studies at Universita’ degli studi di Firenze.
She is married to Mr. Emile Gregoire, with one son, Guy Gregoire.
Mrs. Gregoire-van Haaren loves spending time with the family and enjoys the outdoors, hiking in the forest with the dog or getting a breath of fresh air on the beach. She likes discovering new things through travel, reading and cultural activities.