| Lars Findsen |
|Born||17 September 1964|
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
Head of the Danish Defence Intelligence service. Suspended in 2020 after spying on intelligence supervision board members, and withholding or lying about key information of other criminal activity.
Lars Findsen is a Danish civil servant and former chief of the Police Intelligence Service who was made head of the Danish Defence Intelligence service in 2015. He was suspended (with pay) in 2020 after the Danish Intelligence Supervision Commission had charged him and 3 others, including his predecessor Thomas Ahrenkiel.
Findsen obtained a master's degree in law from the University of Copenhagen in 1990.
Findsen worked as a clerk in the Danish Ministry of Justice until 1993. From 1995 to 1998 he was senior secretary and 2001-2002 head of unit in the same place. From 2002 to 2007 he was chief of the Danish Police Intelligence Service, where he was succeeded by Jakob Scharf. From 2007 to 2015 he was secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence. From 1991-2002, Findsen was an external lecturer in administrative Law at the University of Copenhagen.
Illegal Surveillance and Lying
In August 2020, Findsen was suspended (with pay) after the Danish Intelligence Supervision Commission had charged him and 3 others, including his predecessor Thomas Ahrenkiel, with spying on the supervisory board members, and withholding or lying about key and crucial information of other criminal activity, including illegal cooperation between the Defence Intelligence Service and the NSA to bug Danish fibre optic cables and Danish citizens without a warrant.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/2019||30 May 2019||2 June 2019||Switzerland|
|The 67th Bilderberg Meeting|