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Meet the Consul General of Denmark In NY

 Consul General, Ambassador Berit Basse

Ambassador Basse has enjoyed an expansive diplomatic career that has taken her around the world — from Senegal and Munich to Singapore and Uganda.

From 2012 to 2016, Amb. Basse served as Denmark’s Ambassador to Singapore and Brunei, successfully overseeing key commercial and diplomatic relationships between Denmark and the two States. She has also served as First Secretary at the Embassy of Denmark in Uganda and Consul General of Denmark in Munich, Germany.

Meanwhile, from 1992 to 1996, the Ambassador worked on several development projects for the United Nations Development Programme in Senegal. Immediately prior to her New York posting, Ambassador Basse also led the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ department in charge of client relations and global commercial opportunities.

Ambassador Basse assumed her role at the helm of Denmark In New York on September 1st, 2020.


Ambassador Berit Basse
Consul General of Denmark in New York


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