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WINNER CAS 2021 » Speakers » Marcel Beukeboom
Marcel Beukeboom
Dedicated representative of the Netherlands at international gatherings dealing with climate change.


As Ambassador-at-large for Climate, Marcel Beukeboom is the dedicated representative of the Netherlands at international gatherings dealing with climate  change. At home he is the figurehead of national climate policy. He connects the global to the local, policy to practice, problem to solution. In short: he connects the dots.

Marcel is an experienced, all-round diplomat. He has worked on a wide range of topics such as food security, finance, trade, multilateral affairs and development cooperation. He did so in many countries, and was posted in South Africa and the United States. Recurring themes in his work are sustainability, governance and multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a special emphasis on youth.

Marcel Beukeboom holds a Masters title in International Relations (University of Groningen).  He followed the Practice of Trade Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and completed an intra-governmental leadership program at the Netherlands School for Public Policy.

A Dutch national newspaper ranked Marcel amongst the top 200 most influential people in 2019 and 2020, and he was recognized as a Green Leader by the sustainable business community in 2020. In 2021 his name is on the ballot for the national elections in The Netherlands.

Marcel is married with two children. He rides his bike wherever he can.