Ministry of Business Affairs (Denmark)

The Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs, now called the Ministry of Business and Growth,[1] is a ministry that was established by the first Helle Thorning-Schmidt cabinet.

The ministry was created in 2001 as a merger between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. After the 2011 election the ministry was divided into two; Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Interior and Ministry of Business and Growth. Henrik Sass Larsen is current minister of Business and Growth and Margrethe Vestager is current minister of Economic Affairs and the Interior.

List of ministersEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Time in office
Minister for Commerce
(Handelsminister)
1Christian Albrecht Bluhme
(1794–1866)
22 March 184815 November 1848238 daysHøjreMoltke I
Minister for Commerce and Seafare
(Minister for Handel og Søfart)
2Johan Hansen [da]
(1861–1943)
12 October 190828 October 19091 year, 16 daysVenstre ReformNeergaard I
Holstein-Ledreborg
3Wilhelm Weimann [da]
(1868–1942)
28 October 19095 July 1910250 daysSocial LiberalsZahle I
4Oscar B. Muus [da]
(1847–1918)
5 July 191021 June 19132 years, 351 daysVenstreBerntsen
Jens Hassing-Jørgensen [da]
(1872–1952)
Acting
21 June 191328 April 1914311 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
5Christopher Hage [da]
(1848–1930)
28 April 191430 March 19205 years, 337 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
Minister for Commerce
(Minister for Handel)
6Magnus Suenson [da]
(1875–1955)
30 March 19205 April 19206 daysIndependentLiebe
7Hans Peter Prior [da]
(1866–1936)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysIndependentFriis
8Tyge J. Rothe [da]
(1877–1970)
5 May 19209 October 19222 years, 157 daysVenstreNeergaard II
Oluf Krag [da]
(1870–1942)
Acting
9 October 192210 October 19221 dayVenstreNeergaard III
9Jørgen Christensen [da]
(1871–1937)
10 October 192223 April 19241 year, 196 daysVenstreNeergaard III
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Seafare
(Minister for industri handel og søfart)
10Thorvald Stauning
(1873–1942)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I
11Marius Slebsager [da]
(1874–1962)
14 December 19263 October 19281 year, 294 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
(1876–1943)
Acting
3 October 19286 October 19283 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
Johannes Stensballe [da]
(1874–1956)
Acting
6 October 192830 April 1929206 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
12Christen Nielsen Hauge [da]
(1870–1940)
30 April 19294 November 19356 years, 188 daysSocial DemocratsStauning II
13Johannes Kjærbøl [da]
(1885–1973)
4 November 19358 July 19404 years, 247 daysSocial DemocratsStauning IIIIVV
14John Christmas Møller
(1894–1948)
8 July 19403 October 194087 daysConservativeStauning V
15Halfdan Hendriksen [da]
(1881–1962)
3 October 19405 May 19454 years, 214 daysConservativeStauning VI
Buhl I
Scavenius
16Vilhelm Fibiger [da]
(1886–1978)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysConservativeBuhl II
17Jens Villemoes [da]
(1880–1956)
7 November 19456 September 19471 year, 303 daysVenstreKristensen
18Axel Kristensen [da]
(1895–1971)
6 September 194713 November 194768 daysVenstreKristensen
19Jens Otto Krag
(1914–1978)
13 November 194716 September 19502 years, 307 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
20Hans Christian Hansen
(1906–1960)
16 September 195030 October 195044 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II
21Ove Weikop [da]
(1897–1986)
30 October 195013 September 1951318 daysConservativeEriksen
22Aage L. Rytter [da]
(1900–1961)
13 September 195130 September 19532 years, 17 daysConservativeEriksen
23Lis Groes
(1910–1974)
30 September 195328 May 19573 years, 240 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft III
Hansen I
Minister of Commerce
(Handelsminister)
24Kjeld Philip
(1912–1989)
28 May 195731 March 19602 years, 308 daysSocial LiberalsHansen II
Kampmann I
25Lars P. Jensen [da]
(1909–1986)
31 March 19607 September 19611 year, 160 daysSocial DemocratsKampmann III
27Hilmar Baunsgaard
(1920–1989)
7 September 196126 September 19643 years, 19 daysSocial LiberalsKampmann II
Krag I
(25)Lars P. Jensen [da]
(1909–1986)
21 September 19661 October 19671 year, 10 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
28Ove Hansen [da]
(1909–1997)
1 October 19672 February 1968124 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
29Knud Thomsen [da]
(1908–1996)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysConservativeBaunsgaard
30Erling Jensen [da]
(1919–2000)
11 October 19716 December 19732 years, 56 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I
31Poul Nyboe Andersen [da]
(1913–2004)
6 December 197329 January 19751 year, 54 daysVenstreHartling
(30)Erling Jensen [da]
(1919–2000)
29 January 19758 September 19761 year, 223 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
32Per Hækkerup
(1915–1979)
8 September 197626 February 1977171 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
33Ivar Nørgaard
(1922–2011)
26 February 197730 August 19781 year, 185 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
34Arne Christiansen [da]
(1925–2007)
26 February 197730 August 19781 year, 185 daysVenstreJørgensen III
Minister of Industry
(Industriminister)
35Ib Stetter [da]
(1917–1997)
30 August 197812 March 19867 years, 194 daysConservativeSchlüter I
36Nils Wilhjelm [da]
(1936–2018)
12 March 19862 December 19893 years, 265 daysConservativeSchlüter III
37Anne Birgitte Lundholt [da]
(born 1952)
2 December 198925 January 19933 years, 54 daysConservativeSchlüter IIIIV
38Jan Trøjborg
(1955–2012)
25 January 199328 January 19941 year, 3 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I
39Mimi Jakobsen
(born 1948)
28 January 19948 February 199411 daysCentre DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I
Minister for Industry and Business Coordination
(Industri- og samordningsminister)
(39)Mimi Jakobsen
(born 1948)
8 February 199427 September 1994231 daysCentre DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I
Minister of Business Affairs
(Erhvervsminister)
(39)Mimi Jakobsen
(born 1948)
27 September 199430 December 19969 years, 120 daysCentre DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen II
(38)Jan Trøjborg
(1955–2012)
28 January 199423 March 19984 years, 54 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen III
40Pia Gjellerup
(born 1959)
23 March 199829 December 20002 years, 281 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IV
41Ole Stavad
(born 1949)
21 December 200027 November 2001333 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IV
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs
(Økonomi- og Erhvervsminister)
42Bendt Bendtsen
(born 1954)
27 November 200110 September 20086 years, 288 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen IIIIII
Minister of Business Affairs and Growth
(Erhvervs- og Vækstminister)
43Lene Espersen
(born 1965)
10 September 200823 February 20101 year, 166 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen I
44Brian Mikkelsen
(born 1966)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen I
45Ole Sohn
(born 1954)
3 October 201116 October 20121 year, 13 daysSFThorning-Schmidt I
46Annette Vilhelmsen
(born 1959)
16 October 20129 August 2013297 daysSFThorning-Schmidt I
47Henrik Sass Larsen
(born 1966)
9 August 201328 June 20151 year, 323 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt III
48Troels Lund Poulsen
(born 1976)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
Minister of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
(Erhvervsminister)
(44)Brian Mikkelsen
(born 1966)
28 November 201620 June 20181 year, 204 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen III
49Rasmus Jarlov [da]
(born 1977)
20 June 201827 June 20191 year, 7 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen III
50Simon Kollerup
(born 1986)
27 June 2019Incumbent238 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ OECD 2012, p. 124.

ReferencesEdit

  • OECD (10 August 2012), "Danish governance and policy context for regional strategies", OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Central and Southern Denmark 2012, OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation, OECD Publishing, doi:10.1787/9789264178748-en, ISBN 9789264178748, OCLC 844310709, retrieved 21 November 2014