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Lisbet Zilmer-Johns

State Secretary for Foreign Policy

Lisbet Zilmer Johns is Acting State Secretary for Foreign Policy as of 20 january 2020

Jesper Møller Sørensen (on paternity leave until 2 june 2020)


2019– State Secretary for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2019 Senior Policy Advisor, EEAS
2015-2019 Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2013–2015 Ambassador, Islamabad
2012–2013 Head of Department, Trade and Economic Analysis Unit,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2010–2011 Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Danish Embassy, Kabul
2009–2010 Deputy Director, Strategy and Planning Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2005–2009 Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs, Royal Danish Embassy, Washington D.C.
2003–2005 Head of Section, European Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Ankara
Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Master of Science, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
1998 Master of Political Science, Dep. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen


Born 3 August 1970