MA Ellen Margrethe LOJ
Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Coordinator of the United Nations Operations in Liberia, Monrovia
Appointed as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) to the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Ms. Løj assumed her duties in Monrovia on 16 January 2008. Previously, she was Ambassador of Denmark to the Czech Republic and prior to that from 2001-2007 she was Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations.
Ms. Løj was State Secretary of the South Group in Denmark s Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1996-2001 after serving two terms as the Group s Under-Secretary-General, first for Multilateral and then for Bilateral Affairs. Prior to those Ministry postings, she served as her country s Ambassador to Israel from 1989 to 1992.
Ms. Løj began her diplomatic career with a Foreign Ministry position in 1973. Between 1977 and 1986, she served as Secretary of Embassy at her country s Permanent Mission to the United Nations and then as Counsellor at Denmark s representation to the European Union in Brussels. From 1986 to 1989, she was Head of Department in the Ministry.
In addition to her diplomatic appointments, Ms. Løj was on the supervisory board of Scandlines AG and Scandlines A/S from 1998 to 2001. From 1994 to 1996, she was a member of two advisory boards, that of the Industrialization Fund for Developing Countries and that of the Investment Fund for Central and Eastern Europe.