Christian Friis Bach took office as Secretary General for 1. November, for DRC, Denmark’s largest international, humanitarian organization with 8,000 employees worldwide in approximately 35 countries and a turnover of around 400 million Euros. He has most recently been the Under-Secretary-General of the UN and the Executive Secretary of the UNECE, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. From 2011 to 2013 he served as Minister for Development Cooperation in Denmark and as a member in the Danish Parliament from 2011 to 2014. Furthermore Mr. Friis Bach has been former chairman of MS ActionAid Denmark, International Director for DanChurchAid, besides lecturer of International Economy at Copenhagen University. His extensive career also has includes working as entrepreneur and journalist. His educational background is agronomist and he is also a farmer.