McLarty Associates

Jean De Ruyt is one of the most experienced diplomats in Europe. Most recently, he served as the Permanent Representative of Belgium to the European Union and was chair of the Committee of Permanent Representatives during the 2010 Belgian Presidency of the Council. Ambassador De Ruyt has particular expertise in the workings of the EU Council and EU institutions more broadly, transatlantic relations and the United Nations development policy. His previous postings include Ambassador to Italy, Albania and the Republic of San Marino; Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Permanent Representative to the UN, Permanent Represenatitive to NATO, Ambassador to Poland, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington.