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H.E. Lone Dencker Wisborg is the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. The Ambassador represents the government of Denmark in the United States.

Ambassador Lone Dencker Wisborg is the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States at The Embassy of Denmark in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she held a position as State Secretary and Chief Operating Officer in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Wisborg has also been Ambassador of Denmark to Spain (2011-2015).

Ambassador Wisborg has been with the Danish Foreign Service for more than 25 years and held various positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She held a position as; State Secretary for Foreign Policy (2015-2017), Under-Secretary for Global Security (2009-2011) and Head of Department for Security Policy (2007-2009) both in Copenhagen.

Ambassador Wisborg also held a position as Chief Operating Officer for the Bikuben Foundation (2006-2007), prior to that she served as; Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Denmark in Warsaw (2004-2006) and as Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (2001-2003). Before that, she served as; Head of Section in the International Department of the Danish Parliament (2001-2003), First Secretary at the Embassy of Denmark in Tallinn and Head of Section in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Wisborg holds a Master of Law from Aarhus University and the Ambassador has a teenage son.

Ambassador Wisborg
Ambassador of Denmark to the U.S. Lone Dencker Wisborg

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Career


2019-
Ambassador of Denmark to the United States of America

2017-2019
State Secretary / Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2015-2017
State Secretary for Foreign Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2011-2015
Ambassador of Denmark to Spain

2009-2011
Under-Secretary for Global Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2007-2009
Head of Department, Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2006-2007
Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Bikuben Foundation

2004-2006
Deputy Head of Mission, Royal Danish Embassy, Warsaw

2001-2003
Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1999-2000
Head of Section, Danish Parliament, International Department

1995-1998
First Secretary, Royal Danish Embassy, Tallinn

1992-1995
Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Education

1991
Master of Laws, Aarhus University

Royal Orders of Chivalry

Order of Dannebrog - Knight of 1. Class

Personal information

Born on January 31st 1966.

Deputy Chief of mission

Henrik Bramsen Hahn
Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador Henrik Bramsen Hahn

curriculum vitae

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Professional career

September, 2018       

Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark, Washington D.C., USA

August, 2014

Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark, Mexico City, Mexico (also accredited to The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Trinidad and Tobago).

August, 2013

Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark, Kabul, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

August, 2012

Head of Department, Green Growth and DANIDA Business, MFA, Copenhagen

September, 2011

Head of Department, Environment, Energy and Climate Change, MFA, Copenhagen

January, 2007

Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark, Buenos Aires, Argentina (also accredited to Uruguay and Paraguay)

September, 2005

Deputy Head of Department, Middle East and North Africa, MFA, Copenhagen

January, 2001

Counsellor (Political), Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, New York 

September, 1997

Head of Iran/Iraq Section, Department of Middle East and Latin America, MFA, Copenhagen

September, 1994

Secretary of Embassy and DHOM, Embassy of Denmark, Mexico City, Mexico

April, 1991

Head of Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen 

1984

Royal Danish Life Guards

 

Education:

Master of Law, 1991, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

High School, 1983, Frederiksborg Statsskole, Hillerød, Denmark

Honours

Order of the Dannebrog (Knight 1st  Class) (Denmark)

Order of the Liberator General San Martin (Grand Cross) (Argentina)

Order of the Aztec Eagle (Grand Cross I) (Mexico)

 

Personal information

Date of birth: 26 January 1964, Hillerød, Denmark

Civil status: Married to Lotte Kure Hahn, two children

 

contact

Ms. Lone Dencker Wisborg
Ambassador
Chief of Mission


Mr. Henrik Bramsen Hahn
Deputy Chief of Mission
Tel: (202) 797-5343


Ms. Lone Kanaskie
Personal Assistant to the Ambassador and Deputy Chief of Mission
Tel: (202) 797-5320