|Ambassador Noé VAN HULST took up his duties as Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD on 16 September 2013.
Mr. Van Hulst was born on 25 September 1956 in the Netherlands. He holds a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Free University of Amsterdam. He also took several management courses including media training and a Krauthammer International management course in human resources and change management.
Mr. van Hulst started his career in 1980 as a Researcher/Lecturer in the Department of Micro-economics at the Free University in Amsterdam. In 1985, he was appointed Senior Economist and Deputy Head of the Macroeconomic Policy Department of the Social and Economic Council (SER) in the Netherlands. Mr. van Hulst then held several important positions within the Ministry of Economic Affairs: from 1988 to 1991, he was Head of the Longer-Term Studies Group within the Directorate for Technology Policy; from 1991 to 1994, he became Deputy Director for Technology Policy; then from 1994 to 1997, he was Director for Fair Trading and Deputy Director-General of Economic Structure from 1997; finally from 1999 to 2003, he was Director-General for Energy, and from 2001, Director-General for Competition and Energy. In 2003, Mr. van Hulst joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris as Director for Long-Term Co-operation and Policy Analysis (LTO) until 2007. From 2008 to 2011, he held the position of Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
From January 2012 until his nomination as Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the OECD, Ambassador Noé van Hulst was Director of the Energy Academy Europe.
Mr. VAN HULST is married to Ms. Beth VAN HULST and they have seven children.