H.R.H. Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parme is Senior Advisor on Private Sector Partnerships to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) with a mission to find private sector solutions that boost the self-reliance of refugees. Jaime develops opportunities for partnerships in livelihoods, water & sanitation, shelter, connectivity, education and access to finance. He currently leads the Clean Energy Challenge to bring renewable energy solutions to refugees, host communities and UNHCR operations.
Jaime has an extensive diplomatic career in forging partnerships for innovative solutions to complex global challenges. As the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Holy See (Vatican, under the leadership of Pope Francis) he partnered on peace negotiations, climate action and forced migration. As Special Envoy for Natural Resources, he initiated the Responsible Mining Index and set up conflict-free supply chains of metals and minerals in the DRC with the private sector and civil society.
He was selected to be a member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Competition, worked in the field as Political Advisor to the Dutch Commander of the NATO Peacekeeping Mission in Afghanistan and helped set up the Netherlands Embassy in Iraq. He has held various other roles in MENA, Africa and Latin America.
Born in the Netherlands, Jaime holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a BA from Brown University. He is married with two young daughters.