Born 17th June 1961, Joost Reintjes studied Mining Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, Arabic at the University of Nijmegen and Management/Arabic at the University of Leiden, before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989.
Following postings at the Dutch embassies in Cairo and Caracas, he served in the Asia Department of the MFA in The Hague, then held the post of Middle East Coordinator at the MFA’s Migration and Consular Affairs Department (1998-2002).
After serving as Counsellor in Amman (2002-’03) and Chargé d’Affaires/Ambassador in Baghdad (2002-’05), he was appointed Deputy Head of Mission at the Dutch Embassy in Rome (2005-’09). Reintjes served as ambassador in Islamabad (2009-’11) and Nairobi (2011-’15) before becoming director of the Western Hemisphere Department at the MFA in The Hague.
Prior to arriving in Belgrade, Ambassador Reintjes, who is married to Louise Corinne Maria Snijders, served as Ambassador in Riyadh (2016-’20) and Chargé d’Affaires in Moscow (2020-’21).