Ambassador Klavs Arnoldi HOLM took up his duties as Permanent Representative of Denmark to the OECD on 30 August 2013.
Mr. Holm was born on 21 November 1953 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds an M.A. in Political Science from Aarhus University.
Mr. Holm entered the Danish Foreign Service in 1980. He began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from 1981 to 1986, as Head of section for EC Development Policies. In 1986, he was appointed First Secretary at the Royal Danish Embassy in Paris where he was in charge of the EC’s Sector Policies. In 1989, Mr. Holm returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he became Head of section on the EC’s Economic Matters (ECOFIN). From 1993 to 1996, he served as Counsellor at the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels (“Antici”), before being appointed Head of the Department responsible for the WTO, OECD, Globalisation, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 2001. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Holm served as Minister and Deputy Ambassador for the Royal Danish Embassy in London where he was in charge of Security Policy, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Transatlantic Relations, British Internal Politics and the Embassy’s Administration. On 1 September 2005, he was appointed Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore; he was also accredited to Australia, New Zealand and Brunei. From 2007 to 2012, he was Under-Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
From 2012 until his nomination as Permanent Representative of Denmark to the OECD, Ambassador Klavs Arnoldi Holm was Under-Secretary for Arctic Affairs and Ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr. HOLM is married to Ms. Tove DINDLER HOLM and they have one son and two daughters.