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The Ambassador

Ms. Mette Knudsen

Born 31 August 1962 in Aarhus, Denmark

3 children: Andreas (born 1988), Alexander (born 1991), Sofia (born 2001)


Education

Master Degree, Political Science, from Aarhus University, 1992

           

Career

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Head of Section – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, 1992-1995

  • First Secretary – Royal Danish Embassy, Dar es Salaam, 1995-1998

  • Head of Section – Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, 1998-2002

  • First Secretary - Royal Danish Embassy, Lusaka, 2002-2003

  • Deputy Head of Mission – Royal Danish Embassy, Lusaka, 2003 - 2004

  • Ambassador of Denmark to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union and ECOWAS - Addis Ababa, 2004 - 2007

  • Head of the Africa Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, 2007 – 2012

  • Ambassador of Denmark to Greece, 2012 - 2015

  • Ambassador of Denmark to Cyprus, 2014 - 2015

  • Ambassador of Denmark to Kenya, Seychelles, Eritrea and Somalia, Nairobi, 2015 - 2020