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Danish Minister for Environment and Food

Mr. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen was appointed Minister for Environment and Food, 2  May 2018

Curriculum Vitae:
Jakob Ellemann-­Jensen, born September 25th 1973 in Hoersholm, son of former Minister for Foreign Affairs Uffe Ellemann-­Jensen and former editor in chief Alice Vestergaard. Father of two children.

Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party (East Jutland Greater Constituency) from June 18th 2015
Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party (Funen Greater Constituency) from 15 September 2011 to 18 June 2015
Candidate for the Liberal Party in Aarhus South district from 2014
Candidate for the Liberal Party in Odense East district from 2010 to 2014

Parliamentary career
Former spokesman on political affairs and former member of the European Affairs Committee, the Finance Committee, the Defence Committee, the Faroe Islands Committee, the Standing Orders Committee, the Foreign Policy Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Education and jobs
MSc (business administration and commercial law), Copenhagen Business School, 2000­-2002
BSc (law), Copenhagen Business School, 1996­-1999
Reserve Officers’ Basic Course, Danish Army Combat School, 1994
Sergeant, Danish Army NCO School in Sønderborg, 1993
N. Zahles High School, 1989-1992

Corporate lawyer, GN Store Nord A/S, 2007­-2011

Departmental manager, IBM Danmark A/S, 2005­-2007

Lawyer, IBM Danmark A/S, 2002-­2005.

Legal adviser, PwC Consulting A/S, 2000­-2002.

Captain, Danish Battalion in Bosnia-­Herzegovina, 1999­-2000.

First lieutenant of the reserve, the International Brigade, 1996­-1999. Lieutenant, Zealand

Royal Life Guard Regiment, 1994-­1996. Private and sergeant, the Royal Life Guard, 1992-­1994


The Minister
Jakob Ellemann-Jensen

Special Advisor to The Minister
Jesper Kraft
+ 45 22 70 95 47

For the press:
+ 45 20 91 59 01
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