Major General Ib Johannes Bager – a native Dane – has worked internationally most of his 40 years of service. Working his way up through the ranks, he graduated early from the Danish General Staff Course, leading to a career within an ever-changing environment between posts on strategic, operational, and tactical levels nationally as well as abroad. His passion for technology and military operations gave him the opportunity as a commander to constantly shift between high-tech posts and traditional soldiering, thus bringing theory into practice.

Consequently, he has acquired a variety of competencies covering ministerial service, international negotiations, strategic planning and management, military operations and deployment, intelligence, logistics, human resources management, organizational development, IT- and communications planning, deployment and operation, project management, research, technological development, international co-operation, training nationally as well as internationally, and team building. As a selected member and co-author of the UN High Level Panel on Technology and Innovation on UN Peacekeeping he has kept his technological competencies up-to-date, thus contributing substantially to a highly acknowledged report.

Ib Bager has extensive experience in working in: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, EU, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Serbia, Sudan, Uganda, and United States of America. Major areas of expertise include: Capacity assessments and development, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Curriculum development and training, and Planning, strategy, programming and project development