H.E. Mikael H. Winther / Ambassador, Embassy of Denmark to Bangladesh

Ambassador Mikael Winther has served as Ambassador to Iraq, Vietnam, and Thailand covering Myanmar and Cambodia, prior to his appointment in Bangladesh. In his tenure with the Danish Foreign Ministry he has served as head of sections/departments, deputy head and held other relevant positions. He has spent 15 years in Asia in different capacities. He has also taught in the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Business School.


2011-16: Ambassador to Thailand also accredited to Myanmar (until 2014) and Cambodia

2010-11: Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2008-10: Ambassador to Iraq

2006-08: Deputy Head of Department, Quality Assurance of Development Co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2005-06: Head of Section, Department of Quality Assurance of Development co-operation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2001-05: Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Vietnam

1999-01: Head of Division, Asia Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1998-99: Head of Section, Department for Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1995-98: First Secretary, Embassy in Thailand

1994-95: Head of Section, Department for Multinational Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1993-94: Head of Section, Department for North America and Trade Policy


Other appointments:

Associate Professor at Copenhagen University, Institute for Political Science

Associate Professsor at Copenhagen Business School, Institute for International Economics


Professional Degree

M.Sc. Economics, Copenhagen Business School

Mikael Hemniti Winther is married to Ratanawadee Hemniti Winther, a citizen of Canada and Thailand.