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  • Ms Margrethe Vestager
    Executive Vice-President
    European Commission


Margrethe Vestager is the European Commission executive vice-president for a Europe fit for the digital age. She previously held the position of European commissioner for competition since November 2014. A Danish national, Vestager was minister for economic affairs and the interior as well as political leader of the Social Liberal Party from 2011 to 2014. She was minister for education from 1998 to 2001 and head of secretariat with the Danish Agency for Financial Management and Administrative Affairs from 1997 to 1998. She holds a master of science in economics from the University of Copenhagen.