The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Michael Anker Lollesgaard of Denmark as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and Head of the United Nations Mission in support of the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) as established in Security Council resolution 2452 (2019).
Lieutenant General Lollesgaard succeeds Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of the Netherlands, who led the advance team and has been serving as RCC Chair and Head of UNMHA, pursuant to Security Council resolutions 2451 (2018) and 2452 (2019). The Secretary-General is grateful for Major General Cammaert’s dedicated and exemplary service during this period.
Lieutenant General Lollesgaard brings to this position 30 years of national and international military experience. Military Representative of Denmark to NATO since March 2017, he previously served as Force Commander of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) (2015-2016). Lieutenant General Lollesgaard has had the distinction of training military brigades from multiple countries, with broad international experience serving as Assistant Military Adviser to the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York, deployments in peace support operations in the Balkans and Iraq, and commanding the multinational Peace Support Operations Training Centre in Bosnia-Herzegovina (2007-2009).
Lieutenant General Lollesgaard is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Royal Danish Defence College, Copenhagen, Denmark.