Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager, former Minister of Education, Member of the Education Committee of Folketinget (Danish Parliament). Margrethe Vestager, born April 13th 1968 in Glostrup, daughter of Hans Vestager and Bodil Tybjerg. Married to assistant professor Thomas Jensen MA. The couple have three children, Maria, Rebecca, and Ella. Parliamentary Career: Minister for Education, December 21st 2000 – November 27th 2001. Minister for Education and Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs, March 23rd 1998 – December 21st 2000. The Social Liberal Party’s candidate in Fredensborg nomination district from 1998 and in Esbjerg nomination district, 1988-1992. Education and Profession: MA (political science), University of Copenhagen, 1993. Matriculated from Varde Upper Secondary School, 1986. Head of secretariat with the Agency for Financial Management and Administrative Affairs, 1997-1998. Special consultant with the same agency, 1995-1997. Head of section at the Ministry of Finance, 1993-1995. Affiliations: Member of the central board and the executive committee of the Social Liberal Party, and of the European Affairs Committee from 1989. Unpaid supernumerary at the European Parliament for the Social Liberal Party, 1991. National chairman of the Social Liberal Party, 1993-1997. Member of the board of directors of ‘ID-Sparinvest A/S’, 1996-1998. Member of the Board of Advisors, Royal Greenland, from 2004. Chairman of the Advisory Board, Institute for Management, Politics, and Philosophy. Publications and Awards: Editor of the members’ periodical “Radikal Politik” (Social-Liberal Policy), 1990-1991. Author of articles and lectures on politics and political-organisational subjects, including the EU. Also contributed to: “Værdier i Virkeligheden” (Values in Reality), “Brud” (Break), “Opbrud på midten” (Departure from the Centre), and “Epostler” (Epostles).