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Friis Arne Petersen

  • Partner & Public Affairs Director
  • Copenhagen

Friis Arne Petersen has extensive insight in international political and economic affairs. During his career, Mr. Petersen has served as Permanent Secretary of State in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997-2005) and as the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States (2005-2010), the People’s Republic of China (2010-2015), and the Republic of Germany (2015-2020). As a diplomat with more than 30 years’ experience, he has promoted Danish business, environmental interests, and standards globally, spanning North America to the Arctic, Europe, and Far-East Asia. Mr. Petersen’s experience in government and international affairs enables him to support clients in gaining insight in geopolitical developments and strategically navigating markets.

Email - [email protected]
Telephone - +4560225385

  • 2015-2020: Ambassador of Denmark to Germany, Berlin

  • 2010-2015: Ambassador of Denmark to China, Beijing

  • 2005-2010: Ambassador of Denmark to USA, Washington DC

  • 1997-2005: Permanent Secretary, Danish Foreign Ministry

  • 1996-1997: Under Secretary of Economic & Political Affairs, Danish Foreign Ministry

  • 1995-1996: Head of Department, Danish Foreign Ministry

  • 1986-1993: Private Secretary of Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and Niels Helveg Petersen

  • 1981-1984: First Secretary of the Royal Danish Embassy Cairo, Egypt

  • 1978: Master of Economics, Copenhagen University, Denmark