FORA.tv Speaker - Anders Fogh Rasmussen

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Biography

Anders Fogh Rasmussen has been active in politics most of life, beginning in 1978 when he won a seat in the Danish Parliament (Folketing). He became minister for taxation in 1987, and three years later, minister of economy and taxation, a position he held for two years. In 2001, he became Denmark’s prime minister and during the last half of 2002, he held the rotating presidency of the EU. Mr. Rasmussen became the 12th secretary general of NATO on August 1, 2009. During his political tenure, he has held many positions within his political party (Liberal Party), including being its spokesman and chairman of the national organization. He is also an author with several books on taxation and government structure to his name. Mr. Rasmussen has a master’s degree in economy from the University of Aarhus.

2 Programs

NATO's Future in an Unpredictable and Globalizing World

03.27.10 | 00:58:22 min | 2 comments

Rising to the Challenge of Copenhagen

01.30.09 | 00:51:12 min | 4 comments