Erik van Uum

Erik van Uum, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands


After earning his master’s degree in history at Utrecht University, Erik van Uum signed up for the Royal Netherlands Navy. Later he joined the Dutch Diplomatic Service. At the Foreign Ministry he alternated work in the Security Policy Department, the European Union Department and the United Nations Department with postings at the Netherlands Embassy in Bulgaria and the Netherlands Mission to NATO in Brussels. Erik is currently the Dutch deputy Ambassador to Slovenia. Before moving to Ljubljana he was political counsellor at the Netherlands Embassy in Iran and, before that, economic counsellor at the Netherlands Embassy in South Korea.