Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia
Ruben MADSEN is the Danish Ambassador to Ukraine, Georgia, and Armenia since March 2017. He joined the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1979 and since then has held numerous leadership positions. In 1981-1984, he was the First Secretary at the Danish Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After his return to Copenhagen, he led the Economic-Political Department focusing on international transport issues in 1984-85 and later, in 1985-87, he led NATO Department dealing with Security Policy. During this time he was also the Secretary to the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Danish Parliament. In 1987-1991, Mr. Madsen was transferred to Norway to work as a Counselor at the Danish Embassy in Oslo. He returned home in 1991, where he served as a Deputy Head of Department for Organization and Economy for ten years. In 2000-2002, he was appointed to be the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York. Later in 2002-2007, he was the Ambassador of Denmark to Serbia and Montenegro in Belgrade. From 2007 to 2011, he was the Head of Department for European Neighborhood and Russia including Development Cooperation. Prior to his transfer to Kyiv, Mr. Madsen served as the Ambassador of Denmark to Turkey and Azerbaijan in Ankara.