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Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador


2013            Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, MFA DK

2013            Group Director for International Policy, Vodaphone Group, London

2011-2012   Elected Chair on the OECD Global Strategy Group (formerly ECSS)

2010-2013   Permanent Under-Secretary of State in Prime Minister’s office, Chief Diplomatic Adviser on EU and Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister.  

2009-2010   State Secretary for Strategic Development, Political Director

2008-2009   Denmark’s ambassador the OECD and UNESCO

2006-2008   Ambassador, Head of Foreign Minister, Per Stig Møller’s office

2004-2006   Head of Department, Press Officer, Foreign Minister, Per Stig Møller’s office

2003-2004   Counsellor, Economic and European Policy, Danish Embassy, London

2001-2003   Press Adviser, Foreign Minister, Per Stig Møller’s office

2001            Principal Private Secretary to Foreign, Minister Mogens Lykketoft

2000            Private Secretary to Foreign Minister, Niels Helveg Petersen

1998-2000   Embassy Secretary, Danish Embassy, Washington

1997-1998   External Lecturer, University of Copenhagen

1997            Embassy Secretary, Danish Embassy, Moscow

1994-1996   Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen

1994            Master of Economics, University of Copenhagen

2003            ASEAN-paper (DIIS) following studies in South-East Asia funded by Annemarie and Erling Kristiansens memorial Fund

1999             WTO and the New Trade Policy (DJØF) (in Danish)

1994-1998   Various working papers and research articles on trade policy and globalization.