Rasmus brings several years of successful senior management experience from the development and humanitarian sector, including relevant training within management, gender sensitivity, rights, safety, accountability, organizational change, media and more. He has 15 years of experience with protracted conflicts, development and humanitarian programming, both from field and HQ level and UN, NGOs and the Multilateral systems.
• In December, Rasmus was appointed Chairman for Globalt Fokus, which is a unified platform for Danish CSO’s.
• Since 2017, Rasmus has been CEO for CARE Danmark. During his first year he has developed a new strategy for the organization to be executed from 2019. In addition, Rasmus is in charge of the board and the organization’s spokesperson.
• From 2013-2017 Rasmus has been the Head of Division of Emergency, Safety and Surge Capacity with the Danish Refuge Council based on DRCs Headquarters in Copenhagen. During that time Rasmus has been responsible for DRCs work with governance, peace and stability, conflict reduction, and emergency preparedness and response and a member of the senior management group. Rasmus also worked for DRC between 2003 and 2006 as programme Coordinator and acting Country Director in Serbia.
• From 2010 until 2013 Rasmus was heading the Danish Demining Group (DDG) a portfolio primarily focusing on youth, gender and rights relating to safety and protection.
• Prior Rasmus worked as a Senior Advisor for the Danish Red Cross setting up a Resource Mobilisation Unit maintaining networks within the multilateral system and with donors. From 2008 to 2009 Rasmus was Head of Disaster Management also within the Danish Red Cross responsible for development of policies and strategies related to preparedness, Disaster Risk Reduction, climate change adaptation.
• From 2006 until 2008 Rasmus worked for The Danish Red Cross in Uganda as Deputy Head of Region East and Horn of Africa Responsible for development of strategies and programmes in partnership with local national Red Cross Societies and other stakeholders.
• Between 2001 and 2003 Rasmus worked for WFP in various functions including emergency preparedness and information management and based out of Italy and South Africa.
• Rasmus holds a Master in International Development Studies and Communication Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark.