Margrethe Vestager

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Margrethe Vestager
(Margrethe Vestager) Hearings of Margrethe Vestager DK, vice president-designate for a Europe fit for the digital age (48865071413) (cropped).jpg
Vestager at the European Parliament hearings in October 2019
Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age
Assumed office
1 December 2019
PresidentUrsula von der Leyen
Preceded byOffice established[a]
European Commissioner for Competition
Assumed office
1 November 2014
PresidentJean-Claude Juncker
Ursula von der Leyen
Preceded byJoaquín Almunia
Deputy Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
3 October 2011 – 2 September 2014
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byLars Barfoed
Succeeded byMorten Østergaard
Minister of the Economy and Interior
In office
3 October 2011 – 2 September 2014
Prime MinisterHelle Thorning-Schmidt
Preceded byBrian Mikkelsen (Economy)
Bertel Haarder (Interior)
Succeeded byMorten Østergaard
Leader of the Social Liberal Party
In office
15 June 2007 – 2 September 2014
Preceded byMarianne Jelved
Succeeded byMorten Østergaard
Minister of Education
In office
23 March 1998 – 27 November 2001
Prime MinisterPoul Nyrup Rasmussen
Preceded byOle Vig Jensen
Succeeded byUlla Tørnæs
Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs
In office
23 March 1998 – 21 December 2000
Prime MinisterPoul Nyrup Rasmussen
Preceded byOle Vig Jensen
Succeeded byJohannes Lebech
Personal details
Born (1968-04-13) 13 April 1968 (age 54)
Glostrup, Denmark
Political partySocial Liberal Party
Other political
affiliations
Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Party
Spouse(s)
Thomas Jensen (m. 1994)
Children3
EducationUniversity of Copenhagen

Margrethe Vestager (Danish pronunciation: [mɑˈkʁeˀtə ˈvestˌɛˀjɐ]; born 13 April 1968) is a Danish politician. She is a European Commissioner in the Ursula von der Leyen Commission. She is the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age since December 2019[1] and European Commissioner for Competition since 2014.

Vestager is a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Mariya Gabriel as Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society and Maroš Šefčovič as Acting European Commissioner for Digital Single Market

References[change | change source]

  1. "Margrethe Vestager". European Commission. 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2019-12-08.