|General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
Deputy Director General for Politico-Military
9 February 1945 |
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
|Alma mater||University of Lausanne, Switzerland|
Feith was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and studied political science at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Medford, Massachusetts, United States (1970).
Feith has been active in foreign affairs since 1970. He has been posted in Damascus, Bonn, New York (Mission to the United Nations), Khartoum and at the Netherlands Mission to NATO and the Western European Union (WEU), in Brussels. He also Chaired the first United Nations Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention at The Hague in 1997.
Feith has been active in the Balkans during his time with NATO, particularly as Political Adviser to Commander IFOR in Bosnia-Herzegovina. And served on the EU Council for mission assessment to Darfur. He also headed the EU Expert Team for Iraq.
- 1970 - 1995 - The Netherlands Diplomatic Service
- 1995 - 2001 - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), Personal Representative of Secretary General Lord Robertson for Yugoslavia, Director of the Crisis Management and Operations Directorate, Head of the NATO Balkans Task Force and Political Advisor to Commander IFOR Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- 2001 - 2010 - General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union, Deputy Director General for Politico-Military Affairs.
- 2004 - Personal Representative of the EU High Representative, Javier Solana, for Sudan/Darfur.
- 2005 - Head of EU Expert Team for Iraq.
- 2005 - 2006 - Head of the EU-led Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM) in Indonesia.
- 2007 - Civilian Operations Commander for all civilian ESDP Crisis Management Operations, Acting Director of the EU Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability.
- 2008 - 2011 - European Union Special Representative for Kosovo
- 2008 - 2012 - International Civilian Representative for Kosovo