Ulrich Larsen

Ex mole undercover in North Korea
Expert on intelligence, espionage, collaboration, political issues, crime
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"Ulrich took us on an inspiring and entertaining wild ride through his experience as an undercover mole in North Korea and beyond. He has a gift for storytelling, this ordinary man with a very extraordinary tale."
Karim Pedersen
Coordinator, Brandbjerg Højskole
Areas of Expertise

Ulrich is available for speaking engagements, with notable expertise in the following areas:

  • Crime, investigation
  • Intelligence, clandestine operations
  • Media, entertainment
  • Inspiration, motivation
  • Collaboration, communication
  • Political issues, foreign affairs
Ulrich's Background

From rural Denmark to Pyongyang... Ulrich Larsen spent 10 years of his life infiltrating North Korea, something the CIA  attempted for more than two decades without success. A former chef living on benefits, he spent a decade traveling the world to infiltrate the Korean Friendship Association (KFA). Through his work, he exposed many hidden secrets, including the North Korean arms trade and production of methamphetamine.

In 2020, Ulrich blew his own cover in the award-winning documentary “The Mole: Undercover In North Korea”.

Today, Larsen lives in a Copenhagen suburb with his wife and kids. He continues to share his story of how an ordinary Danish man embarked on a rather extraordinary journey.

Presentation Examples
  • Social engineering: Deceiving key actors in control of communications between North Korea and the West into trusting Ulrich and revealing sensitive information.
  • Infiltrating a regime: A deep dive into how Ulrich remained undetected whilst infiltrating the North Korean regime for a decade.
  • Keeping calm in the face of danger: During Ulrich’s operation, there were many close calls. His life depended on how he handled them.
  • Living a double life: For 10 years, Ulrich finely balanced his extraordinary life as a undercover mole with his rather ordinary Danish family life.
Partnership Examples
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Listen to Ulrich featured in SPYSCAPE's hit podcast, True Spies
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