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Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Former Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009) & Former NATO Secretary General (2009 - 2014)

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been at the centre of European and global politics for three decades as Secretary General of NATO, Prime Minister of Denmark, Danish Minister of Economic Affairs, and a leading Danish parliamentarian. During his time with NATO, he developed a new Strategic Concept, which set the Alliance's core priorities for the future. In the midst of the most serious economic crisis in recent time, he launched "Smart Defence" to help nations make more efficient use of their resources through more multinational cooperation. In 2016, Mr Rasmussen was appointed adviser to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko.

"We have reinforced the Alliance to make it fitter, faster and more flexible"

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In detail

He studied economics at the University of Aarhus. In 1998, Mr Rasmussen became chairman of the Liberal Party and leader of the Danish opposition. In 2001, Mr Rasmussen became Prime Minister. His government was re-elected in 2005 and 2007 respectively and he held the position as Prime Minister until he was elected as future NATO Secretary General. Mr Rasmussen took office as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's 12th Secretary General on 1 August 2009 and held that position until 30 September 2014. His tenure marked a fundamental transformation of the Alliance.

What he offers you

Drawing from his experience, Mr Rasmussen firmly believes that the enlargements of the EU and NATO have contributed to peace, progress and prosperity in Europe. He has achieved much diplomatic success as an extraordinary consensus-builder working behind the scenes with leaders of various nations. In his presentations he explains the tactics needed to promote world peace and security and the benefits to be reaped from achieving global stability.

How he presents

A respected voice in international politics, Anders Fogh Rasmussen is an experienced and skilled communicator whose presentations engage worldwide audiences keen to hear his unique perspective on a variety of current issues.

Languages

He presents in English and Danish.

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Topics

  • Geopolitical Trends and International Hot Spots
  • International Security Challenges
  • Geopolitical Changes - Europe's Role
  • Leadership in a Troubled World

Publications

  • Forthcoming September 2016
    The Will to Lead - America's Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom

Credentials

  • 2014
    Knight Grand Cross in the Order of Orange-Nassau
  • St. George Medal, 1st Class, awarded by the Defence Minister of Bulgaria
  • Order of Stara Planina, awarded by the President of Bulgaria
  • Order of Liberty, awarded by the President of Ukraine
  • 2013
    Doctor Honoris Causa title by the University of Bucharest
  • 2012
    Medal of Merit in Gold
  • 2009
    Grand Cross of the Order of Dannebrog

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