H.E. Anders Hougård was born in 1954 in Jutland, Western Denmark. After completing his military service in 1975, Mr Hougård served in the Danish police from 1976 to 1992, during which he obtained an MA in Law from Aarhus University. He entered the foreign service in 1992. Following postings in Riyadh, Moscow, Islamabad and St. Petersburg, he was appointed ambassador to Pakistan in 2008. Prior to arriving in Belgrade, he also served as ambassador in Tehran and Zagreb.
Ambassador Hougård received an LLM (Master of Laws) from Harvard Law School and additionally holds a university degree in contemporary Middle East Studies. He is married.