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Gilles Beschoor Plug
HE Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia
Mr Gilles Beschoor Plug serves as the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia since 2021. He graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam where he obtained a Master of Law degree. Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988. Throughout his career, he served as a Private Secretary to HM the Queen and HRH Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Deputy Ambassador in Damascus, Ambassador in Abu Dhabi, Ambassador in Tel Aviv, and Ambassador in Belgrade, and has various experience within the MFA. Speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Russian.
Sigrid Wertheim-Heck
Wageningen University
Dr Sigrid Wertheim-Heck is a researcher in consumption sociology with the main area of interest in food security (access, safety, diversity, and nutrition). She has a master's degree in history and international relations, a master's degree in Russian and Eurasian Studies. She received her PhD in 2015 at Wageningen University. As of October 2016, Sigrid holds the research chair of Food and Healthy Living at Aeres UAS.

Dr Sigrid Wertheim-Heck is Director Marketing and Business Development of Fresh Studio and founder of the innovative platform Food Synectics. Sigrid is working in the field of research and policy advice as well as a growth strategy and innovation consultancy in particular in Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines.