Kristian Jensen

Kristian Jensen (born 21 May 1971 in Middelfart) is a Danish politician who was Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark from 2015 to 2016, Minister of Finance from 2016 to 2019 and Minister of Taxation from 2004 to 2010. Jensen is a member of the liberal party Venstre. He briefly served as acting chairman of Venstre in 2019. From 1998 to 2021 he was a member of the Folketing.

Kristian Jensen
Kristian Jensen, 25-05-2014.jpg
Minister of Finance
In office
28 November 2016 – 27 June 2019
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded byClaus Hjort
Succeeded byNicolai Wammen
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
28 June 2015 – 28 November 2016
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded byMartin Lidegaard
Succeeded byAnders Samuelsen
Minister of Taxation
In office
2 August 2004 – 24 February 2010
Prime MinisterAnders Fogh Rasmussen
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded bySvend Erik Hovmand
Succeeded byTroels Lund Poulsen
Member of the Folketing
In office
11 March 1998 – 31 March 2021
ConstituencyWest Jutland (from 2007)
Ringkøbing (1998-2007)
Leader of Venstre
Acting
In office
31 August 2019 – 21 September 2019
Preceded byLars Løkke Rasmussen
Succeeded byJakob Ellemann-Jensen
Personal details
Born (1971-05-21) 21 May 1971 (age 50)
Middelfart, Denmark
Political partyVenstre

Political careerEdit

Jensen has been a member of parliament (Folketinget) since 11 March 1998.[1] He was the Venstre's spokesman on information technology and sports from 1998 to 2001 and became its spokesman on finance policy, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee, in 2001.[1] He was the Minister for Taxation from 2004 to 2010 and has been During his time as Tax Minister, Kristian Jensen was a keen proponent of a "tax freeze." At the liberal party's congress on 17 May 2009, Kristian Jensen was elected as deputy chairman of the liberal party, without any other candidates running for the post. In 2010 he stepped down as a member of the cabinet to focus on party organisational matters. He was a leading spokesman for the party during the time in opposition, from 2011 to 2015.

After the election for the Danish parliament in June 2015 Venstre was able to form a minority government, with Jensen becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs on 28 June 2015. He was made Minister of Finance in 2016.[2] On 31 August 2019 Lars Løkke Rasmussen stepped down as chairman of the party, and Jensen became acting chairman in his place. He was succeeded on 21 September 2019 by Jakob Ellemann-Jensen.[3]

In January 2021 he was appointed as political ambassador for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, set to secure Denmark a place in the UN Security Council.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Until 2019, he was married to Trine Jensen. Since then, he has been married to singer Pernille Rosendahl.[5]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Biography on the website of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget)
  2. ^ Hesseldal, Sarah; Jørgensen, Jakob Stig; Borre, Martin (28 November 2016). "Officially: Here is Løkke's entire new of ministers". B.dk (in Danish). Berlingske Media. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  3. ^ Jakob Ellemann-Jensen er ny formand for Venstre, TV2.dk, 21 September 2019
  4. ^ "Kristian Jensens nye rolle er helt exceptionel - men kun set med danske øjne, siger Hans Engell - TV 2". 8 March 2021.
  5. ^ Fie West Madsen (3 December 2019). "Kristian Jensen skal skilles: Danner par med sangerinde Pernille Rosendahl". Berlingske. Retrieved 7 December 2019.

External linksEdit

Political offices
Preceded by
Minister for Taxation
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister for Foreign Affairs
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Minister of Finance
2016–2019
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Leader of the Opposition
Acting

2019
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by
Leader of Venstre
Acting

2019
Succeeded by