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Meet the Consul General

Consul General in New York, Ambassador Anne Dorte Riggelsen

Ambassador Anne Dorte Riggelsen arrived in New York City in 2015  to take up the post of Consul General after having served as Denmark's Ambassador to France. It is her second official assignment in the Big Apple after working as First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations from 1992 to 1995.   

“New York is one of the most dynamic and influential cities in the world, and I am proud of the longstanding, close ties between Denmark and New York, in trade and investment relations as well as in cultural exchange,” says Ambassador Riggelsen. 

“I am thrilled to further our collaborations in a number of areas where New York and Denmark can benefit mutually; solutions in climate, energy, life sciences and ICT, to mention a few, but also in our solid tradition in design, the arts and food culture.”

From 2007-2009, Anne Dorte Riggelsen was Head of the Administration & Services Secretariat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and part of the Ministry's senior management. Prior to this position, she was Under-Secretary for European Affairs.

Ambassador Riggelsen holds a Masters of Law from the University of Copenhagen and a postgraduate degree in Law from the College of Europe in Bruges.



Anne Dorte Riggelsen
Ambassador, Consul General of Denmark in New York


Maiken Lauritsen
Senior Executive Assistant to the Consul General of Denmark in New York, Special Projects Manager