Lotte Knudsen has been appointed by the EU High Representative Josep Borrell as Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva. Ms Knudsen will take up her new duties on 17 May 2021. She is currently Managing Director in the European Union’s External Action service, in charge of global and multilateral issues, as well as human rights.
Previously she served in the European Commission in a number of different posts. She was in charge of developing international relations in DG Justice and Home Affairs, before becoming Director, first on Security, including counter-terrorism issues; then on Justice issues, including legislative negotiations, in DG Justice; and in DG development dealing with thematic issues from migration, to health and human development. Earlier she also worked in the Relex DGs on EU/US relations and the EU Accession negotiations; in the Commission Secretariat General as well as in the Foreign Office in London, on a two-year secondment. She studied at the Ecole National d’Administration in Paris and the College of Europe in Bruges.