Nikolaj is Chief of Staff for Microsoft European Government Affairs and Senior Director for strategy, planning, and operations. Prior to this, Nikolaj was Denmark’s Deputy Tech Ambassador and Head of Secretariat/Chief of Staff. He was among the founding fathers of the Danish government’s TechPlomacy initiative, inventing and spearheading a new diplomatic and foreign policy field. Nikolaj has a history of working in the international affairs industry with broad experience within diplomacy, foreign, and security policy, business/industry/trade, and regulatory affairs, development cooperation, international organizations and multilateral affairs, as well as strategic communications. His areas of interest and expertise include global technology issues, EU (internal/regulatory and external affairs) and Europe’s global role, transatlantic relations, and broader geopolitical developments.