Dan Michael Knudsen

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Dan Michael Knudsen
High Commissioner for the Faroe Islands
Assumed office
Preceded by Søren Christensen
Personal details
Born (1962-03-02) 2 March 1962 (age 55)
Faroe Islands
Nationality Danish
Occupation Civil Servant
Profession Economist
Religion Lutheranism

Dan Michael Knudsen (born 2 March 1962) is the current High Commissioner for the Faroe Islands (Rigsombudsmanden på Færøerne). Knudsen was appointed to the office in 2008, succeeding Søren Christensen. He previously worked in the Department of Finance in the Faroese home rule government, 1997–2000:

  • 2005–2007 Specialist consultant, the High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
  • 2000–2005 Head of Section, the High Commissioner of the Faroe Islands
  • 1997–2000 Head of Section, the Faroese Home Rule Government, Department of Finance

As High Commissioner he draws up an annual report on the condition of Faroese society and reports to the Danish Prime Minister, whilst representing the Queen in the territory of the Faroe Islands


Knudsen graduated with a master's degree in Social Economics from University of Southern Denmark, Odense in 1997.[1]