1978 Master’s degree from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark
1978-1986 Civil Servant in the Danish Ministry of Agriculture. Office responsible for EU-market politics, EU-coordination, GATT, OECD and third Countries. Danish spokesman in the working group of Council of Ministers concerning pig meat as well as participant in Management Committee Meetings for pig meat.
1980-1983 Agricultural Attaché at the Danish Embassy in Bonn
1986 Consultant at the Danish Agricultural Council in Copenhagen. Office responsible for international relations, general trade- and EU-politics.
1987 Director of International Affairs, Danish Bacon and Meat Council (Pig meat Danish Agricultural Council), Brussels. Primarily responsible for the pig Meat industry with the EU-administration and other international authorities and organisations. European business relations and trade aspects to third countries mainly USA, Japan and South Korea.
2003- Director, Danish Bacon & Meat Council, Copenhagen and Brussels Department for International Trade.