Morten Helveg PETERSEN : Curriculum vitae 

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Curriculum vitae (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)  
Updated: 01/09/2016 

Education (qualifications and diplomas) 

  • 2005 : Wharton Business School, Links Programme
  • 1997 : INSEAD, Young Leaders Programme
  • 1986-1992 : Cand.polit. (MSc in Economics), University of Copenhagen

Professional career 

  • 2014-... : Member of the European Parliament, ALDE Group, elected as a member of the Danish Social Liberals Vice-chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Substitute member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE)
  • 2012-2014 : Director of the Association of Danish Media, a merger of seven media organisations
  • 2011-2013 : Board member of IAB Europe
  • 2011 : Member of the Committee on Media Support (Dyremose Commission)
  • 2009-2012 : Chief executive officer of the Association of Danish Interactive Media, FDIM
  • 1997-1998 : Consultant in the Confederation of Danish Industry's (DI) information department, focused on the EU referendum on the Treaty of Amsterdam
  • 1993-1997 : Economic consultant in DI’s investment department Travelled in Asia, Africa, South America and North America on behalf of Danish companies looking to set up production abroad
  • 1993 : Consultant in DI’s information department, focused on the EU referendum on the Edinburgh Agreement
  • 1992-1993 : Trainee in the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Macroeconomic forecasts and country analyses
  • 1990-1992 : Secretary for Marianne Jelved, political group leader for the Social Liberals in the Danish Parliament

Political career 

Offices held in a national parliament  
  • 1998-2009 : Elected to the Danish Parliament on 11 March 1998 Party spokesperson on subjects including finance, business, defence/security and IT Political deputy group leader and group secretary Member of the Defence Commission in 2008

Other activities 

  • German Marshall Fund fellow, 2000
  • Author of three books: 'Midt i maskinrummet', 1999, 'Enter - et personligt bud på Danmarks IT-fremtid', 2001, and 'Det er ikke sort/hvidt', 2014
  • Contributed to the book 'Brud – radikale værdier i en forandret tid', 1994, and edited the book 'På sporet af den nye grundlov', 1992

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