HE Karin Mössenlechner
HE Mrs. Mössenlechner was born in Enschede, a city in the east of the Netherlands, on 14 September 1970.
After grammar school she studied at the Technical University of Twente, the University of Leyden and the University of Texas in Austin. She graduated in 1995 at the University of Leyden in History/American Studies (cum laude). For her Master’s Thesis she received the Theodore Roosevelt Award and the Robert Fruin Award.
After several jobs in journalism and politics she started her diplomatic career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997. She was first posted in The Hague, followed by a posting as Head of Political Section in New Delhi, India. From 2006 until 2010 she was Deputy Ambassador and Head of Economic Affairs in Berne, Switzerland. From 2010 until 2011 she was Assistant Director European Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. She then went on a transfer to the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB), where she worked as Coordinator security policy and public affairs, as well as deputy competition leader for the Dutch Premier League (Eredivisie). From 2013 until 2016 she was back at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague as Deputy Director Security Policy and in the latter part of that period also as coordinator for MH17.
On 1 August she took up her posting as Ambassador (Designate) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Malaysia.
Mrs. Mössenlechner is married to Mr. Patrick Henry Anthonio. They have two children.