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German Brigadier General André Denk took up his post as deputy to European Defence Agency (EDA) Chief Executive Jiří Šedivý on 1 February 2023. He succeeded Finland’s Olli Ruutu, who left office after more than five years in the role.

Gen Denk was most recently Director of Logistics at the EU Military Staff and before that Commander of the Bundeswehr Logistics School.

During his long career Gen Denk also worked as a desk officer and deputy head of department for planning issues at the German Federal Ministry of Defence. He also completed numerous international missions within the framework of EU, UN and NATO mandates, most recently as chief of staff of the EU Training Mission in Mali.

Gerhard Heiming