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CV for Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Prehn

Rasmus Prehn, born June 18th 1973 in Høje Taastrup, son of electrician Flemming Prehn and assistant educator Birte Hanne Prehn. Married to Heidi Linnemann Prehn MA, née Linnemann Nielsen. The couple has three children, Nikoline, born 2002, Liva, born 2004, and Oskar, born 2009.

Member period 

  • Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party in North Jutland greater constituency from November 13th 2007. 
  • Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party in North Jutland County constituency February 8th 2005 ‒ November 13th 2007. 
  • Candidate for The Social Democratic Party in Aalborg West nomination district from 2003.

Parliamentary career

  • Minister for Development Cooperation from June 27th 2019. 
  • Former chairman of the Research, Education and Further Education Committee.

Education

  • MSc (social science), Aalborg University, 1999-2002.
  • Sociology at Master's level, University of Leeds, 1998-1999.
  • BA in public administration, Aalborg University, 1995-1998.
  • Matriculated in mathematics, Rødovre Upper Secondary School, 1990-1993.

Employment

  • High school teacher, the Political High School, 2004-2005.
  • Head of secretariat, Mindscope, Esbjerg High School, 2002-2004.
  • Project manager, the Danish Trades Union Congress' (LO) project to recruit members, 2001-2002.