Pia Olsen Dyhr (1971) was appointed Minister for Trade and Investment October 3, 2011.
Pia Olsen Dyhr became member of the Danish Parliament (Folketing) for The Socialist People’s Party in 2007. Before joining Parliament, she worked with policy, international relations, trade, and environmental issues at the non-governmental organizations CARE Denmark and the Danish Society for the Conservation of Nature. She carries a MA in Political Science from University of Copenhagen.
As Minister for Trade and Investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr seeks to get Denmark back at the forefront of globalization and out of the growth crisis by boosting exports and attracting more investments to contribute to stronger job creation.
The minister wants to show the world that Denmark is open to business and stands ready to welcome foreign investors. Pia Olsen Dyhr considers it possible to help solve major global challenges while creating “smart growth” by focusing on those global growth sectors where Danish companies have strongholds.
This means special attention to sectors like water and the environment, health and welfare, climate and energy, the creative industries, and sustainable food products.
She is a strong supporter of free trade and the WTO and pursues a proactive and green trade policy through a stronger EU. She works to ensure that Danish companies gain firmer foothold in emerging markets, and aims to broaden the base of Danish exports so that more companies start exporting.
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