Following elections in Denmark,Mr Ole Sohn has been appointed Minister for Business and Growth on 3 October 2011. He also becomes EIB Governor for the Kingdom of Denmark, succeeding Mr Brian Arthur Mikkelsen (formerly the Minister for Economic and Business Affairs).

Ole Sohn was born in Torsted, Denmark, in 1954.

He has been a member of the national Parliament of Denmark, the Folketing, since 1998. As such, he was a member of the Finance Committee, the Economic and Political Affairs Committee and the Standing Orders Committee from 2004 to 2011. He was also a deputy member of the Labour Market Committee from 2007 to 2009 and of the Cultural Affairs Committee from 2006 to 2011. He acted as group chairman between 2005 and 2011.

Mr. Sohn is also an author and publisher.