Gå til indhold
You are here: Home The Ministry The Minister The Minister's CV

The Minister's curriculum vitae

Curriculum Vitae CV for Jesper Petersen appointed Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science on 16 August 2021.

Born 25 August 1981 in Haderslev, son of retired primary school teacher Ejvind Petersen and retired school psychologist Elna Petersen.


  • BA (political science), University of Copenhagen, 2007
  • Matriculated, Haderslev Upper Secondary School, 2000

Parliamentary career

  • Auditor of public accounts, 2020- 2021
  • Spokesman on political affairs ,2019-2021
  • Member of the Social Democratic group management 2019-2021
  • Spokesman on fiscal affairs, 2015-2019
  • Spokesman on finance, 2013-2015
  • Spokesman on political affairs for the Socialist People’s Party, 2011-2013

Membership of Parliament

  • Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party in South Jutland greater constituency from 2013.
  • Member of the Folketing for The Socialist People’s Party in South Jutland greater constituency,  2007–2013.


  • Member of the council of representatives and of the board of the National Bank, 2019-2021.
  • Member of the Council of The Economic Council of the Labour Movement, 2013-2015 and 2019-2021 
last modified Sep 17, 2021