State Secretary of Development Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
State Secretary for Development Policy in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The title is sometimes referred to as “Head of Danida”, although Danida is not an organizational entity in the Ministry, but a brand name for Danish International Development Cooperation.
Prior to his appointment as State Secretary for Development Policy in 2014, Martin Bille Hermann served as Danish Ambassador to Indonesia and was accredited to East Timor and Papua New Guinea.
Before his appointment as ambassador, Martin Bille Hermann held several positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as Head of Department for Asia and the Pacific Ocean region. Before joining the Danish Foreign Service, he worked for UNDP in Bhutan.
Martin Bille Hermann is an economist by profession, and also holds a Masters Degree in Development Management from London School of Economics.