The Office of the Quartet works to support the Palestinian people to build the institutions and economy of a viable, peaceful state in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
As Head of Mission, Kito De Boer is considered as being able to act as an objective and independent arbitrator. He is well regarded and respected for his outstanding contribution to international relations and for his efforts in tackling what is arguably one of the most challenging jobs in the Middle East.
His honorary degree was awarded in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international relations as a major statesman who is able to cross political divides.
Kito De Boer graduated from Loughborough University in 1980 with a BSc in Management Sciences. After working for Shell, Burroughs Computers and Electrolux, he joined global management consultancy McKinsey & Company in London in 1985, moving to their New Delhi offices in 1993 and Dubai six years later. While at McKinsey he led the public sector and social sector practices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and was a leading member of the McKinsey Centre for Government.
During his career Kito has also worked with governments – primarily in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia – to ensure that policy decisions are swiftly made tangible to citizens and meet the expectations of the networked generation.
He took up the role of Head of Mission at the Office of the Quartet in 2015.