Biography of Anders Fogh Rasmussen

  • Full Name: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
  • Place of Birth: Ginnerup, Jutland
  • Date of Birth: Monday, January 26, 1953
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Citizen: Denmark
Anders Fogh Rasmussen was born in Ginnerup, Jutland, on January 26, 1953. After graduating baccalaureate in Viborg Katedralskole in 1972, he majored in economics at the University of Aarhus (MSc Econ) and graduated in 1978. In the same year he became members of the Danish Parliament representing the Liberal Party.

Rasmussen held various important positions in government and opposition throughout his political career. From 1987 to 1992 he was Minister for Taxation and Economic Affairs Minister from 1990 to 1992 also in the Conservative-Liberal coalition government. As Minister for Economic Affairs and a member of the EU ECOFIN-council 1990-1992, Rasmussen was the Danish negotiator and signatory to the Maastricht Treaty which eventually led to the introduction of the single currency, the EURO.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
From 1992 to 1998 he became a spokesman for the Liberal Party and vice chairman from 1993 to 1998 in addition to the Economic and Political Affairs Committee of Parliament. In 1998 he became chairman of the Liberal Party's national organization and vice-chairman of Parliament's Foreign Policy Council.

After the parliamentary elections in 2001 he formed his first government, a coalition of the Liberal Party and the Conservative People's Party. His government was re-elected in 2005 and 2007, and he served as Prime Minister until he was elected as Secretary General of NATO at the Strasbourg-Kehl Summit in April 2009.

During the Danish Presidency of the EU from July to December 2002 Rasmussen plays a key role in the process leading to the conclusion of the accession negotiations with the 10 candidates for membership of the European Union at the European Council meeting in Copenhagen in December 2002.

Rasmussen is known as a media-savvy politician, and exist in different social networks. He is the European political elite upper class first with a Facebook and use it to interact with friends/fans. Rasmussen married to Anne-Mette Rasmussen and has two sons and one daughter were routine. This happy family has a regular agenda on holiday to France.

1.Viborg Katedralskole
2.University of Aarhus

1.1974 - 1976 National Chairman of the Liberal Youth of Denmark
2.1978 - 2009 Member of the Folketing - the Parliament
3.1981 - 1986 Vice-chairman of the Folketing's Housing Committee
4.1984 - 1987 Member of the Management Committee of the Parliamentary Liberal Party
5.1985 - 1998 Vice-chairman of the Liberal Party's national organization
6.1987 - 1992 Minister for Taxation
7.1990 - 1992 Minister for Economic Affairs
8.1992 - 2001 Member of the Management Committee of the Parliamentary Liberal Party
9.1992 - 1998 Spokesman for the Liberal Party
10.1993 - 1998 Vice-chairman of the Folketing's Economic and Political Affairs Committee
11.1998 - 2009 Chairman of the Liberal Party's national organization
12.1998 - 2001 Chairman of the Parliamentary Liberal Party
13.1998 - 2001 Vice-chairman of the Folketing's Foreign Policy Board