She has been in Bangladesh since September 2018. Ms. Petersen has worked with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Copenhagen since 1987. She headed several sections in the Ministry such as the Africa Department, Department of Development Policy, Department of Asia and Latin America as well East and South Africa.
She was the Counsellor at the Danish Embassy in Tanzania, the Deputy Head of Mission in Bolivia, Head of the Danish Representation in Niger. Prior to Bangladesh, she was the Ambassador of Denmark to Mali.