Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been at the center of European and global politics for three decades as a leading Danish parliamentarian, Minister for Taxation (1987-1992), Minister for Economic Affairs (1990-1992), Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009) and Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014). In 2014, Anders Fogh Rasmussen established Rasmussen Global, which provides geopolitical and strategic consulting services.
His tenure as Secretary General of NATO marked a fundamental transformation of the Alliance. He developed a new Strategic Concept, which sets the Alliance’s core priorities for the future. In the midst of the most serious economic crisis in recent time, he launched “Smart Defence” to help nations make more efficient use of their resources through more multinational cooperation. And in response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, he initiated a “Readiness Action Plan” adopted by Heads of State at a historic summit in Wales to strengthen the collective defence to an unprecedented level since the end of the Cold War. A reformer who made the Alliance leaner and more efficient, Mr. Rasmussen also extended and strengthened NATO’s partnerships with nations around the world, making it the hub of a network of international security partnerships.
In June 2016, Mr. Rasmussen was appointed adviser to the President of Ukraine, Mr. Petro Poroshenko.