HCSS Advisory Board member

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Drs. R.V.M. (Renée) Jones-Bos serves on the Advisory Board of HCSS.

She served as Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia from 2016 to 2019. Previously, Jones-Bos was Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. (2007–2012) and Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (2012–2016).

Jones-Bos possesses extensive experience in diplomacy, with postings in Moscow, USSR; Prague, Czech Republic; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Paramaribo, Suriname.

Until February 2022 she served as the Special Envoy Medical Isotopes to the Dutch Ministry of Health. From March 2022, she is a member of the commission of inquiry into the evacuation from Kabul.

As of January 2020 she also holds board positions at:

  • Chair of the supervisory Board of Hermitage museum in Amsterdam
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Royal Boskalis Westminster
  • Advisor Geopolitical affairs Rijk Zwaan company
  • Chair of the Evaluation Commission on the “Law regarding Intelligence and Security services 2017”
  • Member of the Board of the Foundation Otto von der Gablentz award

“In a relatively short time, HCSS has built up a solid reputation as a main source of knowledge and expertise in the Netherlands on foreign and security policy. I am really looking forward to being part of and contributing to HCSS from the perspective of a foreign policy practitioner.”

Renée Jones-Bos