Ms Siwarde J. Sap has been involved in strategy and business development, combining the role of forward thinking analyst and positive catalyst with realistic target setting, for over 25 years.

Since 2010, she holds the position of Senior Advisor Economic Policy Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Greece. Her focus lies on regional geopolitics, investment and trade policy affairs, financial services, energy, agribusiness, transport 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 of the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum Steering Committee, Vice Chair of the Economic & Commercial Diplomats Club in Greece and advisor to Orange Grove, an incubator established by the Netherlands Embassy. As co-initiator of the Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum, Ms Sap focuses on international and institutional affairs thereby giving an impulse to the implementation and the ongoing development of this initiative.