Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – the Netherlands: November 2003 – May 2004 

Curriculum vitae

Johannes C. Landman
Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the Council of Europe

Date of Birth:
28th June 1944 in Rijswijk, The Netherlands

Education:
- Gymnasium, Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Studies of History and International Law at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
- Institut d'Etudes Politiques (The Institute of Political Science, Paris, France
- Diploma of Advanced European Studies, College of Europe, Brugge, Belgium
- Institut für Europäische Geschichte (Institute for European History), Mainz, Germany (Research)

Profession: Diplomat

1972-1975 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague (Middle East Section)
1975-1978 Third Secretary of Embassy, Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal
Netherlands Embassy, Monrovia, Liberia
1978-1980 Second Secretary of Embassy, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Paris,
France
1980-1983 Chargé d'Affaires of the Netherlands in Accra, Ghana
1983-1986 Counsellor, Head of the Political Section, Royal Netherlands
Embassy, Rome, Italy
1986-1989 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague,
(Division of Atlantic Co-operation and Security Affairs)
1989-1990 Counsellor at the Delegation of The Netherlands to the
Negotiations on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE),
Vienna, Austria
1991-1992 Counsellor, Deputy Head of Delegation to the Negotiations
on Confidence- and Security Building Measures (CSBM),
Vienna, Austria
March-July 1992 Counsellor, Deputy Head of Delegation to the Fourth
CSCE Follow-up Meeting of the Conference for Security and Co
operation in Europe, Helsinki, Finland
1991-1992 Member of the Advisory Committee of the Secretary General of
the United Nations on Defense Security Concepts and Politics,
New York
1992-1996 Minister Plenipotentiary, Deputy Chief of Mission, Royal
Netherlands Embassy, Madrid, Spain
1996-2001 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of
The Netherlands to the Organization for Security and Co-operation
in Europe (OSCE), Vienna, Austria
Head of the Netherlands Delegation in the Joint Consultative
Group (JCG) on the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces
(reductions)in Europe, and in the Open Skies Consultative
Commission, Vienna, Austria
2001- Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of The
Netherlands to the Council of Europe.
Member of the Governing Board of the Council of Europe
Development Bank in Paris.

Publications:
Articles for the encyclopedia "Grote Spectrum
Encyclopedie" and for periodicals on Europe and Arms Control

Family Status:
Married to Ms Laurence de Postel (D.E.S. Biochemistry).
Three children (Julia 1982, Adriaan 1984, Alexandra 1988)

Honours:
Commander in the Order of Merit, Italy

Sports:
Horseback Riding, Tennis, Skiing