H.E. Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen

Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen is the Permanent Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Prior to this, he has worked extensively in Foreign Affairs, as Denmark’s ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO, and as Elected Chair on the OECD Global Strategy Group. After a brief period as Group Director for International Policy at the Vodafone Group in London, Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen returned to Copenhagen in 2013 to take up his current role as CEO of the Danish Foreign Ministry.