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Friis Arne Petersen

  • Partner & Public Affairs Director
  • Copenhagen

Friis Arne Petersen has an extensive insight in international political and economic affairs. He was Permanent Secretary of State in the Danish Foreign Ministry 8 years (1997-2005) and has also served as Danish Ambassador to USA(2005-2010), China(2010-15) and Germany(2015-2020). He has promoted Danish trade, business and environmental interests and standards abroad. Petersens experience in government, politics and international affairs can help clients gain insight in geopolitical developments and navigate markets constructively.

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