Merete Riisager Andersen, born March 1st 1976 in Aarhus, daughter of former self-employed businessman Karsten Andersen and former self-employed businesswoman Borghild Andersen. Married to SRI Manager Mogens Pedersen.

Member period

Member of Parliament for Liberal Alliance in Funen greater constituency from September 15th 2011.

Candidate for Liberal Alliance in all nomination districts in the constituency from 2011.

Candidate for the Social Liberal Party in Odense South nomination district from 2006 to 2010.

Parliamentary career

Minister of Education from November 28th 2016.

Vice-chairwoman in the Fiscal Affairs Committee 2015-2016 and chairwoman of the Gender Equality Committee 2012-2015. Parliamentary group secretary 2011-2012.

Education and jobs

MA (education), University of Copenhagen, from 1997 to 2003.

Manager, Work Life Learning, LEGO, from 2010 to 2011.

Manager, Learning & Change, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, from 2007 to 2010.

Consultant, Work Life Learning, IMS Assima A/S, from 2004 to 2007.

Assistant, 'Reform Secretariat', Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, from 2003 to 2004.


Member of the recruitment panel at Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen 2008-2011.

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