Finn Olav Gundelach

Finn Olav Gundelach (1980)

Finn Olav Gundelach (23 April 1925 - 13 January 1981) was a Danish diplomat and European Commissioner. He served as vice-president of the European Commission from 1977 to 1981.

Gundelach was educated from the University of Aarhus in 1951. From 1955 to 1959 he was the Danish ambassador to the United Nations. In 1959 he was named director of the trade branch of GATT and vice director of the entire GATT in 1965. He left GATT in 1967 in order to become Danish ambassador to the EC.[1]

In 1974 he was named as the first Danish European Commissioner by prime minister Anker Jørgensen. He was commissioner until his death in 1981.[2]


  1. Finn Gundelach Den Store Danske, Gyldendals åbne encyclopædi
  2. Hvem skal Thorning udpege som dansk EU-kommissær?. Berlingske Tidende, 28 June 2014
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