Before joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Janette Verrijzer was trained as a slavist, a historian, and a journalist. She worked there in widely varying functions, ranging from economic to security issues and from political work to public diplomacy. Currently, she is the head of the Cultural Department in the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow.
Design is one of the focus areas of the work of the department. After all, design in all forms is essential to solve the problems of today and design the world of tomorrow.