Ms Siwarde J. Sap is a result-oriented policy shaper and maker driven by knowledge, content and social relevance. At a strategic and tactical level, she contributes to the formulation of policies and naturally makes an efficient translation into practice. In her favorite role as a catalyst, she interacts transparently with participating parties at different levels and keeps an eye on conflicting interests.

Since 2010, she holds the position of Senior Advisor Economic Policy Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Greece. Her focus lies on regional geopolitics, euro economic policy affairs, financial services, agrifood systems, energy and transport & logistics.

Ms Sap holds a Master’s degree in Dutch Civil law, with a specialization in European law, from Leiden University and has fulfilled senior management positions at leading companies. She is fluent in several languages including Greek.

Ms Sap is Vice Chair of the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum Steering Committee, former vice chair of the Economic & Commercial Diplomats Club in Greece. As co-initiator of the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, Ms Sap focuses on international and institutional affairs thereby giving a continuous impulse to the implementation and the ongoing development of this international network.