The High Commissioner of Greenland

P.O. Box 1030, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland
phone: +299 32 10 01
fax: +299 32 41 71

Opening hours: Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 noon. (Greenland west coast time equal to Danish time – 4 hours). Closed the first workday of every month.

The High Commissioner of Greenland is the Danish Government’s representative in Greenland and is responsible for liaising between the Greenland government authorities and the Danish authorities. Moreover, The High Commissioner also deals with matters of family law in the capacity as Chief Administrative Officer.

The Greenland government must notify the High Commissioner of all statutes and regulations adopted by the Inatsisartut (Greenland parliament) and of any other general legislation drawn up by the Greenland government. In addition, the Greenland government may call on the High Commissioner to participate in negotiations within Greenlandic institutions.

The High Commissioner of Greenland is an ex-officio member of the Danish-Greenland Cultural Foundation.

The High Commissioner of Greenland

Mikaela Engell
Mikaela Engell

Born 1956
Education: MA, University of Copenhagen, 1983


2011 - High Commissioner of Greenland
2005 - 2011 Counsellor, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2003 - 2005 Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Greenland Home Rule
2001 - 2003 Acting permanent secretary, Greenland Home Rule
1999 - 2001 Head of office, Foreign Affairs, Greenland Home
1995 - 1999 Private secretary to the Minister, Greenland Home Rule Ministry of Health and the Environment
1993 - 1995 Head of Section, Greenland Home Rule Ministry of Health and the Environment
1984 - 1993 Teacher, head of department, Greenland Teacher Training College and Greenland Business School

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