May 2016 – Director International Agricultural Business & Food Security at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality, member of the management team of the Department for European, International & Agro-Economic Policy.
2014-2016 – Manager Netherlands Economic Network Abroad at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
2008-2014 – Senior Policy advisor Russia and the Southern Caucasus, Department Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2004-2008 – Deputy Manager bilateral Programme for Co-operation with Up-coming Markets at the Netherlands Trade Promotion Agency (EVD) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
2001-2004 – Manager Information for Central and Eastern Europe at the Netherlands Trade Promotion Agency (EVD) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1994-2001 – Region Manager / Project manager bilateral Programme for Co-operation with Eastern Europe at Agency Senter International of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
1992-1994 – Policy advisor on Central and Eastern Europe at the department for Foreign Economic Relations of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Mr. Michiel van Erkel studied Eastern-European Studies and Russian language and literature at the University of Amsterdam.
Mr. Michiel van Erkel speaks Dutch, English, Russian, French and German. He is married and has a daughter and a son.