Graduate, College Europe, Belgium, 1971. Master of Arts in History, University Aarhus, Denmark, 1972.
With Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Denmark, 1972-1976. 1st secretary of Embassy Danish Embassy, Washington, 1976-1980, head division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1980-1985, counsellor, deputy chief of mission Bonn, Germany, 1985—1987, head of department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1987-1992. Under-secretary, political director, ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1992-1994.
Ambassador, chief adviser foreign and defense policy Office of Prime Minister, Denmark, 1994-1999. Perm representative of Denmark to North Atlantic Treaty Organization Brussels, 1999—2003. Ambassador to France Danish Embassy, Paris, since 2003.
Served with Danish Army, 1967-1971, with research.
Married Jette Albech Egelund.