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Curriculum Vitae of the Ambassador

Curriculum Vitae of A. Carsten Damsgaard, Ambassador of Denmark to China

Ambassador A. Carsten Damsgaard

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Born 20 November 1955 in Gjellerup, Denmark

 

Cand. Scient. Pol., University of Aarhus, Denmark (1981)
Ad hoc Internship, UN Secretariat, New York (1980)
UN Disarmament Fellowship, Geneva and New York (1985)

1981-1986: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen:
1981-1983:  Department of Economic Affairs (Aviation policy)
1983-1986:  Department of Political Affairs (Middle East)

1986-1990: First Secretary (Political Affairs), Royal Danish Embassy, Paris

1990-1996: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen:
1990-1992: Head of Section (European Security Policy)
1991-1992: Secretary of the Parliament's Foreign Policy Com¬mittee
1992-1996: European Correspondent

1996-1999: Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative of Denmark to NATO and WEU, Brussels

1999-2003: Head of Department (Foreign and Security Policy), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen

2003-2008: Ambassador of Denmark to Israel, Tel Aviv

2008-2009: Ambassador, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen

2009-2010: Ambassador, The Foreign Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

2010-2011: Ambassador of Denmark to Afghanistan, Kabul

2011-2015: Ambassador of Denmark to Japan, Tokyo

2015- Ambassador of Denmark to China, Beijing
Also Ambassador of Denmark to Mongolia

 

Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark)
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan)
Officer of the National Order of Merit (France)

 

Married to: Dr. Esben Karmark, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School.