Mr. Michael Dethlefsen
Michael Dethlefsen graduated from the Technical University of Denmark in 1989 and holds a MBA equivalent in International Finance and Foreign Trade from Copenhagen Business School. Having served for almost 10 years in various positions in the financial services industry (Associate Director at Deutsche Bank AG, Principal Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Business Development Director at Transamerica Corporation, Private Equity Manager at Templeton Asset Management Ltd), Michael “swapped” tables and moved into the field of procurement and supply chain management. Starting off as acting CEO and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), he assumed overall procurement responsibility for all entities of the Provisional Institutions of Self-Government in Kosovo. After this, he assumed the role as Chief Procurement Officer at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Since August 2022, he occupies his present post as Head of Division of Innovative Finance and International Financial Institutions at UNIDO.