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Meet the Consul General

Consul General in Chicago, Frank Hansen
Frank Hansen

Consul General Frank Hansen has been posted in Chicago since August 2021. Besides focusing on Chicago, Frank is also leading the Danish North American export promotion efforts within energy. He has great experience from the manufacturing industry and wind energy sector. Being Consulate General in the Windy City is his first assignment in the Danish Foreign Services.

“Over the years, the U.S. and Denmark have formed a strong relation, where, among other things, sustainability and the renewable energy transition have become an integral part of the trans-Atlantic collaboration. Denmark is a pioneer within this field, and I look forward to contribute to sharing the Danish knowhow and technology for the benefit for a more sustainable environment,” says Frank.

Frank has an international background in the maritime segment within sales and service. For 15 years, Frank worked at MAN Diesel & Turbo in various positions as Service Manager in Singapore, General Manager in Los Angeles, Managing Director in Copenhagen.

“Denmark and Chicago share a long, common history, where the first Danish settlers arrived more than a century ago. Given our shared past, I look forward to collaborate with the city in those areas where Chicago and Denmark share interests," says Frank.

Frank Hansen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and Marine Engineering from Svendborg Marine Engineering Academy, Denmark. Other than that, Frank has studied General Management at UCLA, Marketing Management at Macquarie University of Management in Singapore, and graduated from MAN Diesel & Turbo with various leadership programs at Saïd Business School, Oxford, and INSEAD, Paris.