Anders Carsten Damsgaard

Anders Carsten Damsgaard

Ambassador at Embassy of Denmark to Italy

Born 20 November 1955 in Gjellerup, Denmark

Cand. Scient. Pol., University of Aarhus, Denmark (1981) Ad hoc Internship, UN Secretariat, New York (1980) UN Disarmament Fellowship, Geneva and New York (1985);

1981-1986: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen: 1981-1983: Department of Economic Affairs (Aviation policy);

1983-1986: Department of Political Affairs (Middle East);

1986-1990: First Secretary (Political Affairs), Royal Danish Embassy, Paris;

1990-1996: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen: 1990-1992: Head of Section (European Security Policy) 1991-1992: Secretary of the Parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee 1992-1996: European Correspondent;

1996-1999: Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative of Denmark to NATO and WEU, Brussels;

1999-2003: Head of Department (Foreign and Security Policy), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen;

2003-2008: Ambassador of Denmark to Israel, Tel Aviv;

2008-2009: Ambassador, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen;

2009-2010: Ambassador, The Foreign Minister’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan;

2010-2011: Ambassador of Denmark to Afghanistan, Kabul;

2011-2015: Ambassador of Denmark to Japan, Tokyo;

2015-2020: Ambassador of Denmark to China, Beijing Also Ambassador of Denmark to Mongolia;

2020- : Ambassador of Denmark to Italy, Rome. Also Ambassador of Denmark to Malta (designate) and to San Marino (designate) as well as Permanent Representative to FAO, WFP and IFAD.

Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog (Denmark) Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan) Officer of the National Order of Merit (France)

Married to: Dr. Esben Karmark, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School.