Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Born: 15 June 1943 in Esbjerg, Denmark
Parents: Mr. Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen, who was a worker, a projectionist, a Jack-of-all-trades and always full of fun.
Mrs. Vera Eline Nyrup Rasmussen, who was a cleaner and the most devoted person I have ever known.
Married to Mrs. Lone Dybkjær, Danish MP and former MEP
Children: My sweet daughter Signe, who we lost the 20th August 1993. She was only 24 years old.
Fortunately, I am so lucky to have two stepdaughters, Mette and Lotte. On top of that, I am the grandfather of Mette's two lovely children, Lukas and Nikoline.
Master of Science in Economics from University of Copenhagen
General Certificate of Education from Esbjerg State School
Director of LD Pensions
Chief economist for The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, LO
Economist for The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, LO
Student job in the Economic Council of the Labour Movement
Part-time jobs as a delivery boy, general worker, assistant in a dairy as well as different jobs on the harbour of Esbjerg. In Copenhagen, I did all kind of jobs while I studied - from counting traffic to lugging beers.
President of the Party of European Socialists (PES)
Member of the European Parliament
- Head of delegation for the Danish Social Democrats
- Member of the Bureau of the PES Group
- Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
- Substitute-member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee
President of the Global Progressive Forum
Prime Minister of Denmark
President of the Social Democratic Party (DK)
Vice-president of the Social Democratic Party (DK)
Member of Folketinget (the Danish Parliament)
- Chairman of the Industry Committee of Folketinget (1988-92)
- Chairman of the Social Democratic Parliamentary Group (1992-93 and 2001-03)
National Secretary of the national federation of Frit Forum (a social democratic student organisation)
Co-founder of the first Frit Forum association on Esbjerg Grammar School