Lead from Within Series
with Jori Keijsper
Jori Keijsper is a seasoned diplomat with nearly a decade of dedicated service to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Her journey in the world of diplomacy has been marked by a steadfast commitment to addressing the pressing challenges of our time, with a primary focus on climate policy, citizen engagement, and European Union politics.
In her most recent role, Jori Keijsper was seconded to the European Commission, where she played a pivotal role as a communication advisor to the former Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans. This experience allowed her to immerse herself in the intricacies of European politics and diplomacy while contributing significantly to the advancement of sustainable environmental policies under the ambitious European Green Deal framework.
Jori Keijsper’s dedication to the cause of climate action extends beyond her diplomatic duties. Prior to joining the Dutch foreign service, she honed her skills and knowledge in the realms of local politics and campaigning, having spent over two years immersed in the vibrant political landscape of Amsterdam. This hands-on experience equipped her with a deep understanding of the importance of grassroots engagement and advocacy, making her a valuable asset in the world of diplomacy and climate advocacy.
Currently based in Brussels, Jori Keijsper has been at the heart of European decision-making processes. However, she has her sights set on returning to the Netherlands in the coming year, where she aims to continue her impactful work in climate policy and sustainability.
With a rich tapestry of experience that weaves together diplomacy, climate action, European politics, and a passion for citizen engagement, Jori Keijsper stands as a dedicated advocate for a more sustainable and greener future. Her journey serves as an inspiring example of how diplomacy can be a powerful tool in the fight against climate change and the pursuit of a circular economy and nature restoration.