H.E. Renée Jones-Bos served as Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States from August 2008 to June 2012.
She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1981 and was posted at Dutch embassies in Dhaka and Paramaribo from 1982-1987.
From 1987-1990, Jones-Bos was First Secretary at the Netherlands Embassy in Washington, DC, before serving as head of recruitment and training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990-1994. From 1994-1998, Jones-Bos was Deputy Chief of Mission for the Netherlands Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic, and from 1998-2000, she was Head of the Security Council Task Force at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jones-Bos was Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2000-2003, before becoming Deputy Director-General for Regional Policy and Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2005. She was Director-General for Regional Policy and Consular Affairs from 2005-2008.
Ambassador Jones-Bos earned an M.A. in Russian studies from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, as well as a licentiate in Russian and English studies and politics and economics from the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Renée Jones-Bos has held several board positions during her career including on the Supervisory Board of the Leiden University Medical Center; the Board of the Netherlands Society for International Affairs; the Advisory Board of Tilburg University; and the Selection Board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.