With more than 35 years of honourable experience in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, as of June 19, 2013, Ms Teresa Paraskevi Angelatou has been named Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the OPCW.
Her Excellency started her career back in 1984 as Attaché of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Athens (Greece). Ambassador Paraskevi initiated her path in the Foreign Service between 1985 and 1989 when she was named Third Secretary for Bilateral Economic Relations with Eastern European Countries, USSR Desk. Then, she was appointed Second Secretary of the Embassy of Greece in Romania for the years 1989-1991 and, later on, First Secretary of the Greek Consulate in Canada, between 1991 and 1993.
She represented her country throughout the world and she speaks Greek, English, French and Romanian.
In 1993, she came back to Greece after her nomination as Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
This assignment allowed her to start very high positions and, when this experience came to an end, she was first named Permanent Representative of Greece to the EU in Brussels (Belgium), then Deputy Head of Mission in Pretoria (Republic of South Africa), until she was appointed Director of the Diplomatic Cabinet of the Minister of Development in 2006.
Four years later, in 2010, she was ready to leave her country again to serve as Consul General of Greece in Geneva, Switzerland.
She finally came to the Netherlands after a period as Director of the Directorate of International Energy Issues, Director of Telecommunications and Information Technologies in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Director of Diplomatic Cabinet of the Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection.
Her Excellency is married and has a son and a daughter.