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Ambassador Luc Vandebon

Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia

Luc Vandebon joined the European Commission in 1985 and has since worked on the European Union’s foreign relations, holding various positions in the External Relations Directorate General of the European Commission and, more recently, in the European External Action Service of the European Union.

He has spent more than 20 years in European Union Delegations in Asia in the capacity of Head of Political, Trade, Economic and Public Affairs, as well as Deputy Head of Mission. Mr. Vandebon served six years in Beijing where he was also Co-Director of the China-EU Biotechnology Centre; five years in Seoul dealing with and undertaking several missions in North Korea in the context of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO); five years in Manila, and, most recently, three years in Kabul, Afghanistan. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Vandebon was responsible for relations between the EU and Australia and New Zealand.

In September 2012, he was appointed as the Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia.

Prior to joining the EU, Mr. Vandebon worked as a research assistant at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) Cente for Financial and Regional Economics and later in the private sector in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. He holds a degree in Business Engineering from the VUB’s Solvay Business School in Belgium.

Mr. Vandebon was born in Halle, Belgium, in 1953.