Following a reshuffling of the Government in Denmark, Mr Brian Arthur Mikkelsen has been appointed Minister for Economic and Business Affairs of Denmark as from 23 February 2010, succeeding Ms Lene Espersen, and thus also becomes EIB Governor for Denmark.

Born in 1966, Mr Mikkelsen graduated in Economics from the University of Copenhagen.

He is a member of the Conservative People’s Party, and has been a member of parliament since 21 September 1994.

Until his appointment as Minister for Economic and Business Affairs, Mr Mikkelsen was the Danish Culture Minister from November 2001 to September 2008 and Justice Minister from September 2008 to February 2010.