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Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador

Career

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

 

Education

1994 Master of Economics, University of Copenhagen

 

Publications

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.
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