|Monarch Margrethe II|
Name Thor Pedersen
Succeeded by Mogens Lykketoft
Political party Venstre
|Preceded by Pia Gjellerup|
Preceded by Christian Mejdahl
Role Danish Politician
|Born 14 June 1945 (age 70)
Gentofte, Denmark (1945-06-14) |
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Religion Lutheran/Church of Denmark
Education University of Copenhagen
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Thor Pedersen (born 14 June 1945) is a Danish politician representing the Liberal party, Venstre. He was Finance Minister from 27 November 2001 to 23 November 2007 as part of the Cabinets of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I and II. He was a Member of Parliament (Folketinget) from 1985 to 2011 and served as Speaker from 28 November 2007 until 15 September 2011.
He was Minister of Housing from 12 March 1986 to 9 September 1987, Minister of the Interior from 10 September 1987 to 25 January 1993, Minister of Nordic Coorporation from 3 June 1988 to 18 November 1992 and Minister of Economic Affairs from 19 November 1992 to 25 January 1993.
He was a member of Helsinge Municipal Council from 1974 to 1986, where he was also mayor from 1978 to 1986.
Matriculated in mathematics, Frederiksborg State Upper Secondary School, 1964
Sergeant in the Royal Danish Life Guards, 1964–1966
Master of Science in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1978
Thor Pedersen has worked extensively in private business, both in investment companies and as a board member of several Danish companies.