Information about Ritt Bjerregaard
Ritt Bjerregaard is a former Minister, Lord Mayer of Copenhagen, European Commissioner for Environment, and Ambassador-at-Large for Trade and Investment to China.
Born May 19th 1941 i Copenhagen. Daughter of Joiner Gudmund Bjerregaard and his wife Rita Bjerregaard (maiden name Hærslev). Married July 22nd 1966 to Lecturer and Historian Søren Mørch.
The first female Lord Mayer of Copenhagen for the Danish Social Democrats in 2006-09.
MEMBER of PARLIAMENT
Member of Parliament (Folketinget) for the Danish Social Democrats (Socialdemokraterne) in 1971-98 and in 2001-05.
Member of the Danish Parliaments Commitee for Finance 1971-73 and 1974-75, Member the Commitee for European Affairs and Spokesperson for the Social Democrats in the Committee for Food in 2001-05.
Spokesman for the Social Democrats in Parliament in 1981-82 and in 1987-91.
Minister of Education in 1973, 1975-78 in the Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen.
Minister of Social Affairs i 1979-81 in the Cabinet of Anker Jørgensen.
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in 2000-01 in the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen.
EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER for ENVIRONMENT
European Commissioner for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection in the Santer Commission from 1995 to 1999, representing Denmark.
COMMITEES and ASSOCIATIONS
Member (1982-94) and Chairman (1990-94) of The Danish Public Accounts Committee.
Member of The Foreign Policy Commission since 1981 and the Trilateral Commission 1982-2000.
Vicepresident of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 1992-94, and of SIW (Socialistic International Women) 1992-94.
Chairman of the Danish Teachers’ Committee 1968-70, and member of the representatives of the Danish Teachers’ Association 1969-70
Menber of the City Council of Odense 1970-73.
Chairman for the Danish Association for Mental Health (SIND) 1974-75 and of The Danish European Movement 1992-94.
Member of the Executive Council at The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) 1981-82 and 1987-92
Member of Representatives and of the Executive Council at the Danish National Bank 1981-82, and of the Executive Council at The Economic Council of the Labour Movement (ECLM) 1981-92.
Chairman of an experts commission, created by OECD to investigate in youth conditions in Australia.
AMBASSADOR-at-LARGE for TRADE and INVESTMENT
In 2011 appointed Ambassador-at-Large for Trade and Investment to China by former Priminister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen (The Danish Liberals).
Teachers Degree from Statsseminariet på Emdrupborg in 1964. Schoolteacher and textbookconsultant for major Danish publishers (Gyldendal and Gjellerup) in 1964-70. Educational Advisor at AOF, Fyns Amt fra 1968, college professor at Odense Seminarium 1970-82.
Boardmember at KL (Kommunernes Landsforening) and Wonderful Copenhagen.
Member of The Bocuse d’Or Winners’ Academy
Chairman of Copenhagen Business Confucius Institute’s advisory board, CBS.
Since 1987 owner of an apple orchard and retailer of 100 percent organically grown apples.
Knight and Member of Honor in th International Fédération Cuisinier Exclusive d’Europe 2001.
Assigned the award by The Danish Women’s Society (Dansk Kvindesamfunds Mathilde-Pris) 1979.
Assigned the award from the Danish publisher, Columbus (Columbus-Prisen) 1993.
Columnist at Danish national newspapers “Politiken” (2010-2012) and “Ekstra Bladet” (since 2010)
Min Mor er Død (ed. Anne Linnet, Christine Antorini and Hanne Vibeke Holst, 2010)
Ritt og Søren – samtaler om krig og kærlighed (by Martin Krasnik, 2009) (ed.)
Mit København (2005) (ed.)
Mine Æbler (2003) (ed.)
Ministeren (ed. Palle Simonsen, Mogens Bundgaard-Nielsen, Michael Christiansen and Bo Smith, 1994)
Verden er så stor, så stor (ed. Sven Burmester, 1990)
Strikkeklubbens Gæster (ed. Kika Mølgaard, 1990)
Fyn med omliggende øer: Serien Danmark bd. 10 (ed. Søren Mørch, 1989)
I opposition (1987)
Strikkeklubben (1987) (ed.)
Heltindehistorier (1983) (ed.)
Til venner og fjender (s.m. Lars Lundgaard, 1982)
Strid – politiske taler og artikler (1979)
Textbooks for school use