Kristian Jensen

For the Danish ice hockey player, see Kristian Jensen (ice hockey)
Kristian Jensen
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
28 November 2016
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Claus Hjort
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
28 June 2015  28 November 2016
Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Martin Lidegaard
Succeeded by Anders Samuelsen
Minister of Taxation
In office
2 August 2004  24 February 2010
Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by Svend Erik Hovmand
Succeeded by Troels Lund Poulsen
Personal details
Born (1971-05-21) 21 May 1971
Middelfart, Denmark
Political party Venstre

Kristian Jensen (born May 21, 1971) is a Danish politician who has been Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark since 2015. Jensen is a member of the Liberal party Venstre.

Jensen has been a member of parliament (Folketinget) since March 11, 1998.[1] He was the Venstre's spokesman on information technology and sports from 1998 to 2001 and became its spokesman on finance policy, as well as Vice-Chairman of the Financial Affairs Committee, in 2001.[1] He was the Minister for Taxation from 2004 to 2010 and has been During his time as Tax Minister, Kristian Jensen was a keen proponent of a "tax freeze."

At the liberal party's congress on 17 May 2009, Kristian Jensen was elected as vice president of the liberal party, without any other candidates running for the post. In 2010 he stepped down as a member of the cabinet to focus on party organizational matters. He was a leading spokesman for the party during the time in opposition, from 2011 to 2015.

If Venstre lost the 2015 election, then Kristian Jensen was considered very likely to be the next leader of the political party. Unlike the current leader of Venstre, who is rated as very untrustworthy in polls,[2] there are no controversies associated with Kristian Jensen. In the event, Venstre was able to form a minority government, with Jensen becoming Minister of Foreign Affairs on 28 June 2015. He was made Minister of Finance in 2016.[3]


  1. 1 2 CV at Folketinget website.
  3. Hesseldal, Sarah; Jørgensen, Jakob Stig; Borre, Martin (28 November 2016). "Officially: Here is Løkke's entire new of ministers". (in Danish). Berlingske Media. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
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Political offices
Preceded by
Svend Erik Hovmand
Minister for Taxation
Succeeded by
Troels Lund Poulsen
Preceded by
Martin Lidegaard
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Anders Samuelsen
Preceded by
Claus Hjort Frederiksen
Minister of Finance

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