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>Presently Chairman of Dutasia Development Services, Ltd. (Hongkong) and Delegate for Asia of UNIAPAC (the International Christian Union of Business Executives).
Earlier, from late 1986 till october 1991 Anton Smitsendonk has been Netherlands Ambassador to the OECD (the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development of 25 nations, in addition to European countries also the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, NewZealand, and lately Mexico).
Previous to that mission, from 1981 to 1986 he was Netherlands Charge d'Affaires, and later Netherlands Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, where he travelled extensively to many provinces on political and economic missions
In the sixties, and again from 1978 to 1982, for a total of 9 years, he worked in the Netherlands Embassy in Washington DC, USA., first as a First Secretary and labor attache, later as an Economic Minister.
The list of diplomatic assignments further includes:
Anton Smitsendonk's academic education was in Law (University of Utrecht) and in Banking (AMRO Bank in Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Banking and Securities - NIBE, Amsterdam).
During his mission in the United States he wrote a Ph.D thesis on American competition law and labor law, with regard to entrepreneurial and trade union strategies ("TRADE AND LABOR, two American Policies", 1969, Netherlands version Kluwer, the Netherlands).
In recent years he has also acted several times as chairman of the annual two-day Briefing on the economy of China (Management Center Europe, Brussels).
Dr Smitsendonk is correspondent on economic policy for "Economy and Law" ("Jingji Fale"), a periodical in Hongkong.
He serves also occasionally as a consultant to agencies like the Italian Centro di Studi di Politica Internazionale (CESPI) on development aid to China, Cambodia and Vietnam.
In the "Academie Diplomatique Internationale de Paris" he chairs a working group of Counsellors of various embassies International Organizations and Yugoslavia political leaders on the problems of former Yugoslavia and the Balkans.
With those exiled Yugoslavian political leaders he founded late 1993 a "Yugoslavia Policies Network" which issues occasionally policy papers.