Permanent Secretary of State for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

CV and press photos of Permanent Secretary of State for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs Michael Dithmer.

Curriculum vitae Michael Dithmer, Permanent Secretary of State for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs

Born in 1954 on February 18th

Family

Married to Director General Charlotte Münter and has two children.

Previous positions

  • Permanent Secretary of State for Business and Growth, 2011-2016
  • Permanent Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, 2001-2011
  • Permanent Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, 1995-2001
  • Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, 1993-1995
  • Head of Division, Ministry of Finance, 1990-1993
  • Head of Section, Ministry of Finance, 1987-1990
  • Head of Section, Ministry of Trade and Industry, 1984-1987
  • Employment in shipping, Great Britain and Germany, 1972-1974

Board memberships etc.

  • Vice chairman of the Committee of Directors and member of the Board of Directors of the Danish Central Bank, 1995-
  • Alternate Governor, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), 1995
  • Member of the High Level Group of Competitiveness and Growth, EU, 2002
  • Chairman of the Coordination Committee on Financial Stability, 2005
  • Vice chairman of State of Green, 2008
  • Vice chairman of Digital Hub Denmark, 2018
  • Vice chairman of Grand Départ Copenhagen Denmark 2021 I/S, 2019
  • Member of the Danish Systemic Risk Board, 2013
  • Chairman of the Danish National Tourism Forum, 2015 - 2018
  • Chairman of the Danish Tourism Advisory board, 2015
  • Member of the steering committee Copenhagen Financial Hub, 2017
  • Representative of Denmark to the Strategic Forum for Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI), EU, 2018
  • Chairman of the board of the cross-ministerial innovation unit MindLab, 2007- 2018
  • Vice chairman of the Danish Centre for Leadership, 2013- 2015, member of the board, 2008 - 2013
  • Vice chairman of The Branding Denmark Fund, 2007-2013
  • Member of the Danish Economic Councils, 2015 - 2017
  • Member of the Council of Danish Economic Advisors, 1995-2011
  • Member of the board of the BG Foundation, 2003-2010
  • Member of the board of The Digital Taskforce, 2001-2005
  • Member of the Monetary Committee, EU, 1995-1999, and the Economic and Financial Committee, EU, 1999-2001
  • Chairman of the Economic and Financial Committee, Alternates, EU, 2000-2001
  • Alternate Governor, International Monetary Fund (IMF), 1995-2001
  • Member of the European Securities Committee, EU, 1999-2001
  • Member of the Financial Service Policy Group, EU, 1999-2001
  • Member of the Economic Policy Committee, OECD, 1998-2001

Education

  • M.A. in economics, University of Copenhagen, 1984

University career

  • External Examiner, Economics and Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 1992-
  • Lecturer, University of Copenhagen, 1979-1990

Honours’ list

  • Commander of the Order of Dannebrog (1st degree)

Press photos