Jochum Haakma

Jochum Haakma has worked as a diplomat for the Dutch government for many years, with an emphasis on economic and business affairs. He is currently the Global Executive Director of business development for the TMF-Group, and chairman of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion. In an interview with Anna Italianer for Paper The Underground, he shared his views about living as an expat, the trade relations with China and The Hague as an international city of peace.

“It is important to keep an open mind and never abuse the hospitality of the country you’re a guest of”