Jakob Ellemann-Jensen

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Person.png Jakob Ellemann-Jensen  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(reserve officer, politician)
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Born25 September 1973
Alma materCopenhagen Business School
Parents • Uffe Ellemann-Jensen
• Alice Vestergaard
SpouseAnne Marie Preisler
Member ofTrilateral Commission
Leader of the Danish party Venstre, like his father. Trilateral Commission.

Employment.png Leader of Venstre (Denmark)

In office
21 September 2019 - Present

Employment.png Denmark/Minister/Environment and Food

In office
2 May 2018 - 27 June 2019

Employment.png Member of the Folketing Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
15 September 2011 - Present

Jakob Ellemann-Jensen is a Danish politician who has been Leader of the Opposition and Leader of Venstre since 2019.[1] Son of the transatlantic multi-Bilderberg politician Uffe Elleman-Jensen, he is member of the Folketing since the 2011 general election, and served as Minister for Environment and Food under Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen from 2 May 2018 to 27 June 2019.[2][3][4]

He is a member of the European Group of the Trilateral Commission[5]

Early life

Ellemann-Jensen was born on 25 September 1973 in Hørsholm,[3] which lies approximately 25 km (15.5 mi) north of Copenhagen. He is the son of former Foreign Minister Uffe Ellemann-Jensen and former editor-in-chief Alice Vestergaard.[3]

Ellemann-Jensen graduated from N. Zahle's School in 1992. He went on to complete his BSc at the Copenhagen Business School in 1999, as well as his MSc in 2002, also at Copenhagen Business School. From 2000 to 2002, he worked as a legal advisor for PricewaterhouseCoopers and from 2002 to 2005 as a lawyer at IBM Denmark, where he later became head of the contract and negotiation department. From 2007 to 2011, he worked as a corporate lawyer for GN Store Nord.[6]

Military career

From 1992 to 1994, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen was a conscript and sergeant in the Royal Life Guards after training at the Army Sergeant School in Sønderborg and the Army Combat School in Oksbøllejren; thereafter he was a lieutenant in the Zealand Life Regiment from 1994 to 1996. From 1996 to 1999 he was first lieutenant of the reserve in the International Brigade and from 1999 to 2000 captain in the Danish battalion in Bosnia-Herzegovina[7][8]. Jakob Ellemand-Jensen is First Lieutenant of the Reserve and works as an operations officer at Local Defense Section 1. In 2021, he received the merit badge for 25 years of good service in the Defense Reserve.[9]

Political career

Ellemann-Jensen was first elected into parliament in the 2011 election, receiving 7,786 votes. He was reelected in the 2015 election with 8,678 votes. After the election Venstre became the governmental party, with party leader Lars Løkke Rasmussen becoming prime minister. During the term Venstre joined into a coalition with Conservative People's Party and Liberal Alliance. In this cabinet Ellemann-Jensen became the new minister for Environment and Food, after a scandal involving former minister Esben Lunde-Larsen.[10][11][12]

Ellemann-Jensen was elected again in the 2019 Danish general election, receiving 19,388 votes. After Lars Løkke Rasmussen stepped back as Venstre's party leader after the election, the party elected Ellemann-Jensen as the new leader.[13][14] Under his leadership, the party have turbulent times, which concluded in the impeachment of former Deputy Leader of Venstre, Inger Støjberg.


  1. "Jakob Ellemann-Jensen er ny formand for Venstre". TV 2. 21 September 2019.
  2. https://nyheder.tv2.dk/politik/2018-05-02-her-er-lars-loekke-rasmussens-nye-ministre |
  3. a b c https://www.avisen.dk/blaa-bog-jakob-ellemann-jensen-bliver-politisk-ordfo_561187.aspx
  4. https://www.altinget.dk/artikel/venstre-rokerer-i-partiledelsen-ellemann-jensen-goer-sig-selv-til-gruppeformand
  5. Membership Trilateral Commission.
  6. http://www.tv2ostjylland.dk/profil/jakob-ellemann-jensen
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20190830055315/http://www.tv2ostjylland.dk/profil/jakob-ellemann-jensen
  8. http://politiken.dk/indland/politik/art5583193/Vagten-p%C3%A5-%C3%B8ret%C3%A6vernes-holdeplads-Portr%C3%A6t-af-Jakob-Ellemann-Jensen
  9. https://www.facebook.com/HJV1949/posts/3007598942804153
  10. Dst.dk "Valgte kandidater og stedfortrædere, Folketingsvalg torsdag 15. september 2011" Retrieved 4 February 2021
  11. Dst.dk "Valgte kandidater og stedfortrædere, Folketingsvalg torsdag 18. juni 2015" Retrieved 4 February 2021
  12. Fvm.dk "Jakob Ellemann-Jensen er ny miljø- og fødevareminister" Retrieved 4 Februar 2021
  13. Dst.dk "Valgte kandidater og stedfortrædere, Folketingsvalg onsdag 5. juni 2019" Retrieved 4 February 2021
  14. Altinget.dk "Jakob Ellemann-Jensen bliver ny formand for Venstre" Retrieved 4 February 2021

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