Christian Friis Bach

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Christian Friis Bach
Executive Secretary of UNECE
Assumed office
9 July 2014
Preceded by Sven Alkalaj
Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark
In office
3 October 2011 – 21 November 2013
Preceded by Søren Pind
Succeeded by Rasmus Helveg Petersen
Member of the Danish Parliament
In office
15 September 2011 – 31 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1966-04-29) 29 April 1966 (age 50)
Rødovre, Denmark
Political party Social Liberal
Spouse(s) Karin Friis Bach (1989–present)
Children Three children
Alma mater The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
Website Official website

Christian Friis Bach (born 29 April 1966 in Rødovre) is a Danish politician representing the Social Liberal Party. He was elected to the Parliament of Denmark (Folketinget) in 2006. Friis Bach is a former Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark in the Cabinet of Helle Thorning-Schmidt and resigned on 21 November 2013. On 9 July 2014, Friis Bach was appointed Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).[1]

Prior to this appointment, he was the deputy parliamentary group leader of the Social Liberal Party and the party's spokesperson on foreign affairs.[2]


  1. ^ "Secretary-General Appoints Christian Friis Bach of Denmark Executive Secretary of U.N.E.C.E.". 19 July 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Friis Bach becomes part of the Social Liberal leadership (in danish)". Politiken. 26 November 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Søren Pind
Minister for Development Cooperation
3 October 2011–21 November 2013
Succeeded by
Rasmus Helveg Petersen