Curriculum Vitae - Danish Minister of Environment

Lea Wermelin was appointed Minister of Environment on 27 June 2019

Personal data

Born on 10 May 1985 in Rønne, Denmark. Married, two children. 

Political career

Member of the Folketing for The Social Democratic Party (Bornholm Constituency) since June 18th 2015. 

  • Spokesperson on sustainability

  • Head of Tax Committee, Deputy Head of Environment and Food Committee and Deputy Head of Energy and Climate Committee Candidate for The Social Democratic Party in Rønne and Aakirkeby district since 2014.


Political assistant , Social Democratic Party, Christiansborg, 2012 - 2015.
Various types of positions within The Social Democratic Party, Denmark’s Young Social Democrats, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Action Aid Denmark and Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) 


M.Sc. Political Science , University of Copenhagen, 2005 - 2011.

Political science, Lund University, Sweden, 2009.
Upper Secondary School certificate, Bornholms Gymnasium, 2001 - 2004.