OECD Health Ministerial and High-Level Policy Forum



Jochem Wiers

Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

Ambassador Jochem Wiers took up his duties as Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD on 30 August 2022. Mr. Wiers has over 15 years of management experience in international environments, foresight and strategy, European Union (EU), geopolitics, trade, climate, and energy. He studied Dutch law, international law and Spanish at the University of Amsterdam. He specialized in European law at the College of Europe in Bruges (LL.M.). He was a Ph.D. researcher at the European University Institute in Florence and a research fellow and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. Mr. Wiers has published in international legal journals and was associate editor of Legal Issues and Economic Integration. Mr. Wiers was a professor by special appointment in international relations at the University of Groningen from 2016 to 2021. Mr. Wiers started his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2002. He became Deputy Head of Economic Department, at the Netherlands Embassy in Paris (2006-2009),Head of Coordination of the Climate, Energy, Environment and Water Department (2009-2012) ; Director of Strategy Advisory Unit (2013-2016) ; Head of Interministerial Task Force Brexit (2016-2021) ; Economic Resilience and Security Coordinator (2021-22) and Project Director for Russia Sanctions Implementation (April-July 2022).