Consul Profile

Honorary Consul Mr. Jan Brouwer

Consular Region:

Hoefsmidstraat 41
3194 AA
Phone: +31 622 20 96 93

About me:

Assignments: Owner of the consultancy company Downstream, working for oil companies, chemical companies, international organisations (like IEA, Worldbank), and various countries. Former director with Royal Pakhoed, presently known as Royal Vopak nv, Rotterdam. Former board member of Sabic, the state owned Saudi (as the only non - Saudi) company, in chemicals, steel etc. Honorary Consul of Estonia since 1998.

Professional experience: Law degree at Leiden University, broad experience in Logistics, (notably storage, shipping, distribution), Oil and Chemicals related business, international expertise on logistic studies, regarding oil and chemicals as well as strategic oil stocks. Broad contact network with USA, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Oman, Singapore, Thailand, Pakistan, Germany, Sweden, and Estonia. Advising the governments, including Estonia, promoting business contacts between Estonia and Holland and stimulating cultural contacts and events.

Areas for promoting the cooperation: shipping lane: Russia/Baltic .... Estonia, of the world needs to be further explored. Not only liquids, also containers and dry bulk. Private company contacts, such as traditional ship builders in Estonia, can be stimulated and supported to penetrate into the EU market. IT is a success story in Estonia, export your know-how! A second Sillicon Valley ! Tourism can be further developped. Estonia, and its musea, nature, etc is still too much unknown.

Vision: Involve the honorary consuls in an early stage, when business delegations are planned to visit your country.

Awards: decoration of Estonia in the year 2003, expressing Estonia’s gratitude for the efforts as Honorary Consul.

Hobbys: Reading, music (I play the trumpet, jazz), musea, tennis, history, (and of course family).

Jan Brouwer