Lone Dybkjær

Lone Dybkjær (2009)

Lone Dybkjær (born 23 May 1940, in Copenhagen), is a Danish politician. She graduated from Rungsted Statsskole in 1958 and took a Master of Engineering in chemistry at the Technical University of Denmark in 1964.

She is a member of the Radikale Venstre, a Danish party in the middle of the political spectrum. She was a member of the European Parliament for the party from 1994-2004 and also a member of the Danish Parliament (Folketinget), where she served as minister of Environment during the Cabinet of Poul Schlüter. She is married to former Danish prime minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, even though he is from a left-mid-wing party, the Social Democrats.

She is a member of the eminent international Council of Patrons of the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The University, which is the product of east-west foundational partnerships (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Open Society Foundation, IKEA Foundation, etc) and regional cooperation, serves extraordinarily talented women from 15 countries across Asia and the Middle East.[1][2]

Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Christensen
Minister for the Environment of Denmark
3 June 1988 – 18 December 1990
Succeeded by
Per Stig Møller


  1. ^ "Former First Lady of the United States Joins Asian University for Women Council of Patrons". malaysiaglobalbusinessforum.com. 2017-07-20.
  2. ^ "CBK joins Advisory Leadership of Regional University Empowering Women". island.lk. 2017-03-11.