Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is being welcomed as the new Danish ambassador to Jakarta by the Embassy of Denmark, Indonesia, arriving on 10 September.
“He is eager get started building on the strong partnership between Indonesia and Denmark,” writes the embassy.
Rasmus comes from a position in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of Department for Public Diplomacy, Communication and Press. Having previously served in the Asia Department and been posted to the Danish Embassy in Beijing, Rasmus has strong ties to Asia and Indonesia.
Rasmus has also been head of the International Department in the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate where he helped build the clean energy partnership with Indonesia. In 2015, Rasmus had the pleasure of taking part in Her Majesty the Queen’s State Visit to Indonesia, giving him a first-hand impression of the Indonesian hospitality and cultural splendour.
Rasmus has also travelled in Indonesia as a tourist experiencing the country’s beautiful natural scenery, including its amazing islands and magnificent diving sites. Rasmus actually got his diving certificate many years ago in Indonesia. In his spare time, Rasmus enjoys racket sports, including badminton. He also loves Asian food and is looking forward to the rich and tasty Indonesian cuisine, including dishes such as Bak Pao and Soto.
Rasmus has a wife and a young daughter, who will be accompanying him to Jakarta.
Source: Embassy of Denmark, Indonesia