Born2 December 1977 (age 38)
Nuuk, Greenland (1977-12-02) Alma materUniversity of Greenland
Political partyInuit Ataqatigiit (IA)
Aaja chemnitz larsen first mp from greenland in council of europe
Aaja Chemnitz Larsen (born 2 December 1977 in Nuuk) is a Greenlandic politician and a Member of Parliament at the Folketing (Danish Parliament) for the Inuit Ataqatigiit, representing one of the two seats for Greenland. She is the first elected politician from Greenland in the Folketinget, to become a Member of International Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Aaja Chemnitz Larsen studied Master of Science (MSc) in Business Economics and Auditing at the University of Greenland and has a Executive management degree from INSEAD. Aaja has since the election to Inatsisartut (Greenlandic parliament) in November 2014 been a member of Inatsisartut which she took a leave from due to the work at the Folketing. In the period from 2012-2015 she was Greenland's children spokesman for MIO – National Advocacy for Children's Rights in Greenland. In the period 2009-2012 has she was the director of the Welfare Department in Municipality of Sermersooq and been head of the social department in the years 2007-2009. Right Until 2009 she was employed as an Associate Expert of the United Nations in New York City in the Division of Social and Economic Affairs, and here working with indigenous peoples' rights.