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Trine Rask Thygesen

State secretary for Development Policy 

Career

2019- State Secretary for Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2018-2019 Undersecretary for Global Development and Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015-2018 Ambassador, Danish Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa (also accredited to Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe)
2012-2015 Head of Department, Human Resources, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2009-2012 Senior Advisor, Humanitarian action, migration and civil society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007-2009 Senior Advisor, Development Policy and Financing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004-2007 Head of Section, UN and the World Bank, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2001-2004 Secretary of Embassy, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN, New York, USA
2000-2001 Head of Section, European Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1999-2000 Head of Section, UH.3, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1997-1999 Head of Section, STS.3, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 1996 Election Observer, Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

Education

1997 Cand.oecon, Technical University of Denmark

Born on September 18th 1970 

Trine Rask Thygesen