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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)

Career

2019– State Secretary for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2019 Under-secretary for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2017 Under-secretary for Global Politics and Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2013 PSC Ambassador, EU, Bruxelles
2010 Head of Department, Foreign, European and Defence Policy Division, Prime Minister’s Office
2007 Appointed Security Coordinator in the period 2007-2013
2005

Senior Advisor, Foreign, European and Defence Policy Division, Prime Minister’s Office

2004 Coordinator for Counterterrorism Initiatives, Chief Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2002 Posted at Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
1997 Head of Unit (responsible for ESDP, Danish defence opt out, secretary to Parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee)
1995 First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Buenos Aires                         
1992 Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Education

2004
           
Certified project leader (IPMA D-level)
1992 Master of Political Science, Dept. of Political Science
University of Copenhagen
1991 Master of Science from London School of Economics

 

Born in 1965

Married, two children