Morten Bæk was appointed Director General of the Danish Energy Agency on January 1, 2014. He has been with the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building since its creation in November 2007, serving as head of the Minister’s Private Office, the Department of National Energy Policy and the Department of Administrative Affairs. From 2011 until his appointment as Director General, Morten Bæk headed the Ministry’s International and Budgetary Affairs as Deputy Permanent Secretary.

A former diplomat, Morten Bæk has been stationed in Washington D.C. in 2004-2007, and worked with Danish Security Policy, European Affairs and Development Assistance Policy in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Morten Bæk started his career in consulting, working for Accenture Ltd. and Danish Rambøll Management. Morten Bæk holds a M.A. in Political Science from Copenhagen University and a B.A. in Political Science from Aarhus University.