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Meet the Trade Council in Russia

The Trade Council in Russia is divided into five sectors. Each sector is represented by a team of experts that provide Danish exporters on the Russian market with advice and assistance.

The Trade Council Russia eases your access to the Russian market. With many years of experience and extensive network, we can open doors for you, so you can meet potential partners or potential clients. If you have the right product and approach to the market Russia can be a huge market for most Danish companies.

If you in any way is considering Russia as a market for your company, then please call us. We are always ready to share our knowledge and make a quick evaluation of your potential on the Russian market.

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Thomas Winkler - Ambassador of Denmark to the Russian Federation

Contact the Ambassador through the Trade Council department

Location Moscow

Background and experience:

Education: Master in Law, Copenhagen University

Areas of experience: Global public affairs

Thomas is an experienced diplomat. He has worked in the Danish Foreign Service since year 1988 with postings in Moscow, Kiev and Stockholm. He has worked with Russia on and off for many years, including during postings to Moscow between 1990 and 1992, to Kiev from 1992 to 1994 and as Deputy of the Russia-Balkan department from 2002 - 2004. Since 2013 he has been the Ambassador of Denmark to Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

How can Thomas help you?

Thomas may assist Danish companies in connection with their export activities on the Russian market through the access which an Ambassador has to high level officials and politicians at the national, regional and local levels. Furthermore Thomas has an extensive knowledge of the political and economic financial situation in Russia, and is ready to share his insights at meetings, events and conferences. The Ambassador’s residence – and its garden - in the central part of old Moscow is an excellent and often used venue for export promotion events, receptions, dinners with customers etc.

Thomas Ulrik Mortensen - Machinery & Technology, Services & Logistics


Minister Counsellor, Head of the Commercial Department 
Regional Coordinator for Russia
Direct +7 495 642 68 00 / Mobile +7 926 641 63 46

Location: Moscow

Background and experience:


Specialty sectors: Machinery & Technology, Services & Logistics 

Jens Thomsen - Energy & Environment

Royal Danish Consul General

Direct +7 812 703 39 00

Mobile +7 921 904 00 07


Location St. Petersburg

Background and experience:

Education: Slavic studies, Aarhus University

Specialty sectors: Energy and environment, technology and machinery, policy and services

Jens Thomsen has more than 15 years of experience with business development in Eastern Europe and the CIS market. In his time with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs he has gained experience at a number of official representations in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Poland. During this time, he has worked with a number of Danish as well as local companies, and networked with regional and national authorities. Jens has amongst others competencies within business development, export strategies and public diplomacy.

How can Jens help you?
Jens is very experienced in working with Danish companies in Eastern Europe. He knows the challenges as well as opportunities for Danish companies when making export strategies. Furthermore Jens is an expert in helping to facilitate Danish-Russian commercial cooperation and finding Russian partners for Danish companies. The energy and environment sector is a special area of competence for Jens, as he has an extensive network of Russian contacts interested in innovative and efficient Danish solutions. 

Evgeny Khoroshilov - Services & logistics

Macroeconomics and Policies
Senior Commercial Consultant
Direct +7 (926) 6416347

Location Moscow

Esben Juul Bergmann Schjødt - Food, agriculture & fisheries

Minister Counsellor - Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
Direct +7 (926) 641 63 48

Location: Moscow

Marina Mityanina - Food, agriculture & fisheries


Senior Commercial Counsellor
Direct +7 (495) 6426807

Location Moscow

Background and experience:

Education: Ms in Political Literature, Moscow State University of Culture and Arts

Specialty sectors: food, agriculture and fisheries

Marina has over 7 years of business experience in Scandinavian companies working with service, management and planning. Since 1998 she was posted as senior commercial counsellor at the Royal Danish Embassy mainly working within food, agriculture and fisheries sector. Marina is experienced in assisting Danish companies with market insights, market trends and policy conditions in the Russian market.

Svetlana Chernova - Healthcare, Life Science, Retail

Commercial Attaché
Head of the Healthcare sector advisory team
Direct +7 (495) 6426800

Location Moscow 

Background and experience:

Education: University graduate

Specialty sectors: 
healthcare and life science, policy and services

Svetlana has worked at the Danish embassy since 1997 advising Danish companies both large and SMEs on market entry, market trends, partner search, PR activities. For a number of years her focus areas were energy & environment and retail.

In 2011 she became team leader for the Health team r esponsible for monitoring, planning, implementation projects in Healthcare sector in relation to Russian-Danish cooperation; communication with the Government regarding bilateral cooperation agreements in healthcare sector; coordination of the activity of the Healthcare Network Russia. Working within healthcare and social policy sector, she has been contributing to smooth cooperation between Danish and Russian authorities in the field of trade and investment to promote Danish export to Russia & CIS. In 2012 Svetlana has been promoted to the position of Local Commercial Attaché.

How can Svetlana help you?

After several years of working with Danish companies in Russia & CIS, Svetlana knows well the challenges which Danish companies meet in the market. With her knowledge and experience of Russian corporate culture and functioning of the government agencies, Svetlana can assist Danish companies in different issues in connection with companies’ activities in Russia, including development of good relations with Russian partners and clients.


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The Trade Council at the embassy can be contacted daily between 09:15 and 17:00 - Friday till 16:00 (GMT +3)


Tel: +7 (495) 642 6800
Fax: +7 (495) 775 0197



The Trade Council at the Consulate General in St. Petersburg can be contacted daily between 09:00 and 17:00 - Friday till 16:00 (GMT+3)


Tel: +7 (812) 703 3900
Fax: +7 (812) 703 3529