Koos Richelle

Koos Richelle

Vice-Chair, Development Cooperation Committee

Koos Richelle (b. 1949) was from 2015 until the 1st of March 2020 Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Migration Affairs (ACVZ). From 2001 to 2014 he served as a Director-General at the European Commission in Brussels, first for Development Cooperation and subsequently for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

From 1987 to 2001 he held Director-General positions at the Dutch Ministries of Health, Welfare & Sport, Foreign Affairs, and Social Affairs & Employment. Previously he was deputy municipal secretary in Leiden. He began his career in 1972 at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Other positions

  • Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors, European Centre for Development Policy Management.
  • Chair of the Governing Board, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

AIV Advisory reports

Over the past five years Richelle has contributed to the following advisory reports: