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Rasmus Helveg Petersen

Rasmus Helveg Petersen started as Director of the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy on January 1, 2017.

Rasmus Helveg Petersen served as Danish Minister for Development Cooperation from 2013-14, and as Minister for Climate and Energy from 2014-15.

Before winning election to the Danish Parliament for the Social-Liberal Party in 2011, he worked for various NGO´s.

He was head of communication and fundraising in the Danish chapter of World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF, from 2009-11, head of communications in the Danish Rheumatism Association from 2007-2009, and worked as a policy advisor in DanChurchAid from 1999-2006.

A journalist by profession, he has also been a staff reporter for a number of Danish dailies, focusing on Danish and European politics.


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