Barbara Bertelsen new permanent secretary in the prime minister's office

Barbara Bertelsen will be the new permanent secretary in the prime minister's office. this was stated by The prime minister's office. The 46-year-old woma

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
09 January 2020 Thursday 22:00
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Barbara Bertelsen new permanent secretary in the prime minister's office

Barbara Bertelsen will be the new permanent secretary in the prime minister's office.

this was stated by The prime minister's office.

The 46-year-old woman has been permanent secretary in the ministry of Justice for five years and takes over the job from the Christian Kettel Thomsen, who has just been kicked.

Barbara Bertelsen is 46 years old and has been permanent secretary in the ministry of Justice in five years.

- Barbara is characterized by its high level of professionalism, his huge commitment and broad collaboration with stakeholders from all parts of society.

- There are many important tasks for the door of the government, and Barbara will make a key contribution to tackle these, says Mette Frederiksen in a press release.

this is The first time ever that a woman becomes permanent secretary in the prime minister's office,

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Barbara Bertelsen has previously been departmentchef in the ministry of Justice, Mette Frederiksen has previously been minister. Therefore, they should now again work together. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix

the Reason for the shift is that as the government has set Christian Kettel Thomsen for the post of vice-president of The European investment Bank.

the Accession of the new position occurs 1. august 2020 after the expected approval of the EIB.

But Christian Kettel is already completely finished in the prime minister's office.

Until the accession, the EIB, he should sit in a somewhat more inferiør position. Namely, as a member in Business and industry. Christian Kettel Thomsen has the last working day of the prime minister's office on Friday 10. January and will then use the time up to the summer to prepare for the new tasks.

Christian Kettel Thomsen has been the permanent secretary in the prime minister's office since 2010 and came to the ministry from a position as permanent secretary in the ministry of Finance.

Prime minister Mette Frederiksen said in a press release:

'Christian has through the last nine years with three different prime ministers skillfully led the prime minister's office and worked in the central administration. He has a unique insight in the welfare state and an enormous professional clout. Christian has set important and lasting traces in our society. I am very glad, that we from the Danish side may appoint a competent vice president to The European investment Bank. Christian has with calm and overview supported changing ministers. I would like to thank Christian for the great effort, over the years he has given.'

According to Ekstra information attended Christian Kettel Thomsen not under many of the regeringsforhandlingerne in Paliament at the Palace in the month of June last year.

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It caused a stir at several of the participating, since it is normal for the prime minister's office permanent secretary, to assist the royal investigator during negotiations with supporting parties.

According to sources close to the prime minister's office, which Ekstra Bladet has spoken with, had Kettel even offered his help without being invited into the negotiations, together with Mette Frederiksen, Nicolai Wammen, and the Martin Rossen.

Updated: 09.01.2020 22:00
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