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Christian Pilgaard Zinglersen


Christian Pilgaard Zinglersen is the first Head of the new Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, established at the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.

He previously served as Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, as a member of the Ministry’s Executive Board, with responsibility for the energy policy portfolio.

This included Denmark’s bilateral energy partnerships with a number of key emerging economies, most of them members of the CEM.

He was also the Danish government’s representative and Vice-Chair of the IEA’s Governing Board. Mr. Zinglersen started his career in the Danish Foreign Service, working primarily on EU policy and law, having been posted to Brussels at the Danish Representation to the EU.

Before moving to the energy field he served as Lead Negotiator for Denmark in the United Nations climate change negotiations.