Carmen Gonsalves is the head of the International Cyber Policy Department at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and co-chair of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE). She is responsible for international peace and security in cyberspace, capacity building, digital rights and cyber-related policies in the EU, NATO, UN and OSCE. On behalf of the Netherlands, she served as Expert to the 2016-2017 UN Group of Governmental Experts (UN GGE). She joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1989 and served in various postings both in The Hague and abroad.