Jens Kramer Mikkelsen

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Jens Kramer Mikkelsen
Jens Kramer Mikkelsen 2016.jpg
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
In office
1 December 1989 – 24 October 2004
Preceded by Egon Weidekamp
Succeeded by Lars Engberg
Personal details
Born (1951-12-16) 16 December 1951 (age 66)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Political party Social Democrats

Jens Kramer Mikkelsen (born 16 December 1951) was the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen for the Social Democratic Party from 1989 to 2004[1] and is the current CEO of CPH City & Port.

Early life and education[edit]

Jens Kramer Mikkelsen was born in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen in 1951. He graduated as a primary school teacher from Seminariet på Emdrupborg in 1976. He then worked as a Danish and math teacher at Grundtvigsskolen in Copenhagen until he became Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in 1989.

Political career[edit]

Kramer Mikkelsen was a member of the local government of Copenhagen since 1989 until his resignation as lord mayor.

On June 7, 2004, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen announced that he wouldn't run for the municipal elections in 2005, but that he would continue in office until the end of his period on December 31, 2005.[2] However, on September 27, 2004 he announced that he would resign both from the city council and thus from office as of November 15 to become CEO of Ørestadsselskabet.[1] His successor until the elections as lord mayor was Lars Engberg.[3]

In the elections of 2001, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen got 27,417 personal votes.

Later career[edit]

On 24 October 2004, Jens Kramer Mikkelsen resigned as Mayor of Copenhagen to assume a position as CEO in Ørestadsselskabet.


  1. ^ a b "Jens Kramer Mikkelsen - Den Store Danske" (in Danish). Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Kramer genopstiller ikke". Archived from the original on 8 September 2004. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Lars Engberg kan holde stolen varm". Retrieved 2010-01-03. [permanent dead link]
Political offices
Preceded by
Egon Weidekamp
Lord Mayor of Copenhagen
1989 – 15 November 2004
Succeeded by
Lars Engberg