Brian Mikkelsen

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Brian Mikkelsen
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The Danish Chamber of Commerce
In office
21 June 2018 – present
Minister of Economic and Business Affairs
In office
23 February 2010 – 3 October 2011
Prime MinisterLars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded byLene Espersen
Succeeded byOle Sohn
Minister of Justice
In office
10 September 2008 – 23 February 2010
Prime MinisterAnders Fogh Rasmussen
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded byLene Espersen
Succeeded byLars Barfoed
Minister of Culture
In office
27 November 2001 – 10 September 2008
Prime MinisterAnders Fogh Rasmussen
Preceded byElsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Succeeded byCarina Christensen
Vice President of World Anti-Doping Agency
In office
Personal details
Born (1966-01-31) 31 January 1966 (age 56)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Political partyConservative People's Party
Spouse(s)Eliane Wexøe Mikkelsen
Alma materUniversity of Copenhagen

Brian Arthur Mikkelsen (born 31 January 1966) is CEO of The Danish Chamber of Commerce. He is former Minister and former member of the Conservative People's Party, and was in The Danish Parliament (Folketinget) from 21 September 1994 to 21 June 2018.

Mikkelsen was born in Copenhagen as the son of systems consultant Arne Mikkelsen and receptionist Winnie Mikkelsen.

Political career[edit]

Mikkelsen was the Danish Culture Minister from November 2001 to September 2008, Justice Minister from September 2008 to February 2010 and Minister of Economic and Business Affairs from February 2010 to October 2011. He was appointed Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs on 28 November 2016.

Other activities[edit]

Mikkelsen has since 2001 been a member of the executive committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and he was its vice-president from 2004 to 2006. In his capacity as minister, he also holds the following positions:


Political offices
Preceded by Culture Minister of Denmark
27 November 2001 – 10 September 2008
Succeeded by
Preceded by Justice Minister of Denmark
September 2008 – February 2010
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Economic and Business Affairs
February 2010 – October 2011
Succeeded by