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Department of Economic Diplomacy

The Department of Economic Diplomacy at the Danish Embassy follows and reports on US economic-financial development and sectorial policies, incl. energy, food/agriculture and the maritime sector, and promotes Danish policy positions and initiatives. The Department monitors the US domestic political agenda and oversees the Danish Embassy’s relation with the US Congress. Furthermore, the Department follows and reports on foreign economic policy, incl. international trade policy and TTIP, international economic policy and G20 and the IMF, and international energy security issues. The Department also coordinates the Embassy’s work on Arctic issues incl. the American chairmanship of the Arctic Council 2015-17 and US-Danish cooperation in the Arctic.

It is a central task for the Department for Economic Diplomacy to contribute, in cooperation with the Embassy’s Trade Department, to the implementation of the Danish Government economic diplomacy strategy: Facilitating Danish foreign economic policy, promoting US-Danish intergovernmental sectorial policy cooperation to enhance the transatlantic economic relationship as well as mediating political and regulatory framework conditions in the US for Danish export and trade related economic growth in Denmark. The Department cooperates closely with a broad range of US Government and non-government institutions to prepare policy exchanges and visit by Danish Government representatives.

The Department for Economic Diplomacy coordinates press and public diplomacy and promotion of Danish culture. These efforts are based on communication of the work of all Departments at the Danish Embassy and events of various sorts and formats to showcase the Danish political, economic and societal model, Danish organizational and commercial solutions and Danish culture. Public diplomacy and culture thus contributes to the economic diplomacy agenda.




Mr. Klaus Juel Werner

Minister Counselor, Economic Diplomacy

Tel: (202) 797-5368


Mr. Troels Vensild
Minister Counselor, Agriculture & Food
Tel: (202) 797-5341


Ms. Christiane Lauritzen
Senior Advisor, Economic Diplomacy
Tel: (202) 797-5367


Ms. Maja Elisabeth Thagaard

Special Attaché, Health

Tel: (202) 797-5327


Mr. Michael Sterner

Special Attaché, Finance

Tel: (202) 797-5355


Mr. Jeppe Mathias Helsted

Senior Advisor, Energy & Climate

Tel: (202) 797-5312


Mr. Malte Kofoed Søndergaard

Maritime Attaché

Tel: (202) 797-5325


Ms. Marie Apitz

Advisor, US Domestic Policy

Tel: (202) 797-5358