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Michael Aastrup Jensen

Photo credit: Venstre

Photo credit: Venstre

Michael Aastrup Jensen is the Second Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy. A post he has held since October 2015. He is the former Mayor of Randers (2002-2006) and has been a member of the Danish Parliament for the Liberal Party (Venstre) since 2005.  He is currently the Liberal Party spokesperson on development cooperation and foreign affairs.

Michael Aastrup Jensen holds a BSc in Economics from the Danish Commercial Academy, Randers from 1999. He is the Chairman of the Danish delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe from 2015, a position which he also held from 2007-2011.  Amongst other things, he has been a member of the executive committee of the Liberal Party since 2012, the vice-chairman of the ALDE Group from 2008, as well as the Chairman of the Liberal Party’s internal Legal Affairs Committee (2005-2007).

Michael Aastrup Jensen is appointed to the Board by Venstre.