It is with great sadness that the Court must announce the death of Mr Henrik Otbo, Member of the European Court of Auditors, on Sunday 1 February 2015, in Luxembourg.
Mr Otbo was born on 14 November 1949 and was of Danish nationality. He had dedicated his entire career to audit, and was Auditor General of Denmark from 1995 to 2012. He became a Member of the Court of Auditors on 1 March 2012 and was a Member of the CEAD Chamber "Coordination, evaluation, assurance and development", primarily responsible for Audit Development and Review.
The Court met on Monday 2nd February to pay their respects to Mr Otbo and observed a minute of silence in his memory. On 3 February 2015, the Members and staff of the Court gathered for a memorial ceremony in the presence of Her Excellency Ms Louise Bang Jespersen, Ambassador of Denmark.
On behalf of the Court and on his own personal behalf, Mr Vítor Caldeira, President of the European Court of Auditors, wishes to express his most sincere condolences to his family and others to whom he was dear.
Mr Otbo's funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Friday 6 February in Farum (Denmark). A delegation from the Court was in attendance to pay their last respects.