Denmark eyes gender equality in 2017 diplomatic shuffle – The Post

Denmark eyes gender equality in 2017 diplomatic shuffle

There will be new Danish diplomatic leaders in 18 nations in 2017

Ambassadorial music chairs (photo: Foreign Ministry)
November 18th, 2016 1:26 pm| by Christian W
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The Foreign Ministry has announced its diplomatic changes for 2017 in a move that takes gender equality and external recruitment into consideration.

In total, the heads of Danish representations in 18 nations will be changed, with most occurring on 1 September 2017.

By the time the changes have been made, 40 percent of the Foreign Ministry’s leaders with be women.

The changes will be completed pending acceptance from the 18 host nations.

 

Ambassadorial changes are:


Beijing, China

Helle Meinertz (currently consul general in Münich) will become the new deputy head of mission in Beijing, replacing Lars Bo Larsen, who will become the ambassador to EU (Representative to the Political and Security Committee)

Belgrade, Serbia

Anders Christian Hougård (current ambassador in Zagreb) will become new ambassador in Belgrade

Brussels (EU – Representative to the Political and Security Committee)

Lars Bo Larsen (current deputy head of mission in Beijing) to become the ambassador to the EU (Representative to the Political and Security Committee), replacing Lisbet Zilmer-Johns, who has been recalled to the Foreign Ministry

The Hague, the Netherlands

Jens-Otto Horslund (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in The Hague, replacing Ole Moesby, who becomes the new ambassador in Riyadh

Islamabad, Pakistan
Jess Pilegaard (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Islamabad, replacing Ole Thonke, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Kabul, Afghanistan
Jakob Brix Tange (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Kabul, replacing Jean-Charles Ellermann-Kingombe, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jesper Vahr, (currently ambassador in Tel Aviv) will become the new ambassador in Kuala Lumpur, replacing Nicolai Ruge, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

London, the UK
Lars Thuesen (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in London, replacing Claus Grube, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Münich, Germany
Lina Gandløse Hansen (currently the trade attaché in Washington) will become the new consul general in Münich, replacing Helle Hedegaard Meinertz, who is become the deputy head of mission in Beijing

Oslo, Norway
Jarl Frijs-Madsen (currently on leave) will become the new ambassador in Oslo, replacing Torben Brylle, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Prague, Czech Republic
Ole Frijs-Madsen (currently ambassador in Riyadh) will become the new ambassador in Prague, replacing Christian Hoppe, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Ramallah, Palestine
Nathalie Feinberg (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Ramallah, replacing Anders Tang Friborg, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ole Moesby, (currently ambassador at The Hague) will become the new ambassador in Riyadh, replacing Ole Frijs-Madsen, who is becoming the new ambassador in Prague

Sofia, Bulgaria
Søren Jacobsen (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Sofia, replacing Christian Kønigsfeldt, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Tallinn, Estonia
Kristina Miskowiak Beckvard (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Tallinn, replacing Søren Kelstrup, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Tel Aviv, Israel
Charlotte Slente (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Tel Aviv, replacing Jesper Vahr, who is becoming the new ambassador in Kuala Lumpur

Tirana, Albania
Anders Bjørn Hansen (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Tirana, replacing Mads Sandau-Jensen, who is being recalled to the Foreign Ministry

Zagreb, Croatia
Christian Thorning (currently at the Foreign Ministry) will become the new ambassador in Zagreb, replacing Anders Christian Hougård, who is becoming the new ambassador in Belgrade