HE Lars Lose

Ambassador of Denmark

Lars Gert Lose is the current Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. Prior to arriving in Washington he held the position as Permanent Under-Secretary of State, where he served as Chief Adviser on Foreign Affairs to Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

Ambassador Lose has had a long career within the Danish Foreign Ministry. He started his career in 1997 by becoming Head of Section in the EU Coordination Office. Since then, he has held a range of high-level positions within the MFA: such as Private Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller (2004-2008) and Head of the Foreign Minister’s Office (2008-2011).

August 2015:
Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, The Embassy of Denmark, Washington DC, USA

March 2013:
Ambassador, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Chief Advisor of Foreign Affairs to the Prime Minister

August 2012:
Ambassador, Political Director, Under-Secretary for Global Politics & Security

September 2011:
Ambassador, Under-Secretary for Global Security

June 2010:
Ambassador, Head of Foreign Minister’s Office including Chief of Public Relations

June 2008:
Head of Department, Head of Foreign Minister’s Office including Chief of Public Relations (as of March 2010 for Minister for Foreign Affairs Lene Espersen)

September 2004:
Private Secretary to Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller

September 2001:
First Secretary, Economic and Political Affairs, Danish Embassy in Paris

September 2000:
Head of Section for European Policy Office

September 1998:
Head of Section for Southern Africa Office

May 1997:
Head of Section for EU Coordination Office

May 1997:
Employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


June 1997:
Cand. Scient. Pol., University of Aarhus

June 1995:
MA in International Relations, University of Warwick, England

Personal Information

The Ambassador is married to Ulla Kølvraa Rønberg and they have 3 children.

February 13, 2018 at the The Hay-Adams Hotel