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Brussels, 10 August 2012 Head of Mission for aviation security mission in South Sudan appointed

European Council - PRES/12/360   10/08/2012

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COUNCIL OF
THE EUROPEAN UNION

EN

Brussels, 10 August 2012

13121/12

PRESSE 360

Head of Mission for aviation security mission in South Sudan appointed

Mr Lasse Rosenkrands Christensen was today appointed Head of Mission for the EU aviation security mission in South Sudan (EUAVSEC South Sudan). The decision was taken by the EU Political and Security Committee.

Mr Rosenkrands Christensen, from Denmark, will take up his duties on 1 September 2012.

EUAVSEC South Sudan aims to strengthen aviation security at Juba international airport in South Sudan. EUAVSEC South Sudan will train and mentor security services, provide advice and assistance on aviation security, as well as support the coordination of security activities. It is part of the EU's comprehensive approach, a strategy to assist South Sudan in becoming a viable, stable and prosperous state living in peaceful co-existence with its northern neighbour, Sudan.

More information:

Factsheet on EUAVSEC South Sudan

Statement by the High Representative Catherine Ashton on negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan (4 August 2012)

Joint statement of the High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Andris Piebalgs on the first anniversary of the Republic of South Sudan's independence (9 July 2012)

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LASSE ROSENKRANDS CHRISTENSEN

PROFILE:

Name: Lasse Rosenkrands Christensen

Profession: Police Chief Superintendent

Sex: Male

Citizenship: Danish

Date of birth: May 31, 1955

Marital status: Married

EDUCATION:

Police Basic Training Course, Danish Police Academy 1977 – 1980

Police Management Courses 1989 – 2003

Advanced Senior Police Management Course 1999 – 2000

(≈Master of Public Administration & Police Management)

CEPOL Non-military Crisis Management, Ecole Militaire, Paris 2002

Basic Psychological Operations, Danish Defence Academy 2002

UN Police Commanders Course, SWEDINT, Stockholm 2003

Advanced Psychological Operations, Danish Defence Academy 2003

CIMIC Coordination in ESDP Operations, Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden 2008

ESDP course on Security Sector Reform, European Security & Defence College, 2008

Netherlands Defence College, Den Haag

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Army sergeant (recon), Danish Army 1974 – 1976

Police officer, Danish Police 1977 –

* Rank of Police Chief Inspector 1989 – 1999

* Rank of Police Superintendent 1999 – 2001

* Rank of Police D/ Chief Superintendent & Chief Superintendent 2001 –

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

UNPROFOR CIVPOL. UN Station Commander (6 months) 1993 – 1994

Croatia

UNMIBH. District Operations Officer, (6 months) 1996 – 1997

Bosnia and Herzegovina

UNSAS member (United Nations Standby Arrangement) 2003 – 2005

EU Border Assistance Mission Rafah. Chief Logistics, (11 months) 2005 - 2006

Palestinian Territories, the Gaza Strip

UN Mission In Sudan, Chief Logistics, (6 months) 2006 – 2007

Sudan

Danish Foreign Ministry, Border Security Expert Advisor, 2007 and 2008

Lebanon

LIBAT I, UN Lebanon Independent Border Assessment Team, Team leader, 2007

Lebanon

UNAMI, Border security advisor, 2007

Syria

LIBAT II, UN Lebanon Independent Border Assessment Team, Team leader, 2008

Lebanon

Danish Foreign Ministry, Border Security Expert Advisor, 2009

Syria

UNSCOL, Border Management Expert 2009

Lebanon

EADS Defence & Security Saudi Ltd, Regional Training Manager 2010 – 2011

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

EULEX Kosovo, Special Assistant to the Head of Police Component 2011 – 2012

Kosovo

WORK EXPERINCE Danish Police:

Police Officer, Copenhagen Police 1977 – 1991

Police Prosecutor, Copenhagen City Court. 5 years total 1991 – 1998

International deployment, Croatia 1993 – 1994

International deployment, Bosnia 1996 – 1997

Project Manager, Copenhagen Police (3 months) 1998

Head of Logistics Section, Copenhagen Police 1998 – 1999

Project Manager, Copenhagen Police 2000 – 2004

Deputy Commander, Copenhagen Airport Police 2000 – 2005

Project Manager, Copenhagen Police 2005

Chief of Unit, Copenhagen Police, Chief of Police K9 and Mounted Police unit 2007 – 2008

Chief of Section, International Deployment, National Police Commissioner 2008 – 2010

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS (selected)

Civil Aviation and Airport Security Authorities Committee 2000 – 2005

Airline Operators Committee for Denmark (observer status) 2000 – 2005

Danish Foreign Ministry Crisis Management Group 2004 – 2005

Danish Foreign Ministry Humanitarian Contact Group 2008 – 2010

Danish Inter Ministerial CIV-MIL Comprehensive Approach Group 2008 – 2010

Danish Foreign Ministry Afghanistan Task Force 2008 – 2010

Danish Inter Ministerial UNSCR1325 National Action Plan Working Group 2009 – 2010

Danish Inter Ministerial Working Group on Danish Civilian Capacity Building 2010 – 2010


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