As Attaché for Infrastructure & Environment at the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Jan Peelen represents the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment in the USA, focusing on the topics of (smart) urban planning, infrastructure, climate resilience and circular economy.
Before his posting in the US, Jan worked as the program officer for the Dutch International Water Policy Program: he coordinated the overall program and was responsible for various initiatives to promote the Dutch water & maritime industry.
Jan started his career with the Dutch national government as a specialist on environmental impact assessments. He later became a strategic advisor and project manager for various national energy & transportation infrastructure projects in The Netherlands and was involved in the development of new policies and regulations for these type of projects.
Jan holds an M.S. in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Amsterdam and is a member of the ELEEP Alumi Advisory Board.