Prior to arriving in Belgrade, Susanne Shine she served as Danish Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt (2016-18); Deputy Chief of Mission at the Danish Embassy in Washington, with the rank of ambassador (2012-14); and Danish Ambassador to Australia and New Zealand (2007-12). She was Senior Advisor at the World Bank in Washington from 2014-16.
Ambassador Shine joined the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1994, following three years with UNDP in Lesotho. She has held several high level positions in the Ministry, including Head of Department within the Trade Council and Head of the Permanent Secretary’s Secretariat. She served as deputy head of mission at the Danish Embassies in Canada (1997-2000) and Ireland (2003-2005).
Ambassador Shine holds a Masters Degree in International Business from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and a diploma in American Foreign Policy and Security from the American University in Washington. She is a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog and has two adult children.