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

Between 2010-2019, she has been Senior Advisor Economic Policy Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Greece. Her focus was on regional geopolitics, euro economic policy affairs, financial services, agrifood systems, energy and 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 to the Steering Committee of the Balkans & Black Sea Forum, and former vice chair of the Economic & Commercial Diplomats Club in Greece. As co-initiator of the Balkans & Black Sea Forum and its spin-off activities, she focuses on international and institutional affairs thereby giving a continuous impulse to the implementation and the ongoing development of this growing international network.