Gitte Lillelund Bech is the first woman to be appointed Minister of Defense in Denmark

Parliamentary career

Head of Foreign Policy Board since 2006
Spokesperson on Naturalization of Venstre, the Liberal Party, since 2007
Spokesperson on Development of Venstre, the Liberal Party, since 2010
Member of the Foreign Policy and Defence Committees since 2006
Member of the Naturalization Committee since 2007
Substitute member of the Committee for Education since 2009
Substitute member of the Fiscal Affairs Committee as of 2007

Member of the Government’s Defence Commission 2008-2009
Vice-president of the Parliamentary Defence Committee 2005-2006
Spokesperson on Transport Policy of Venstre, the Liberal Party, 2005-2006
Spokesperson on Education of Venstre, the Liberal Party, 2001-2005
Candidate for Venstre, the Liberal Party, in Gladsaxe since 1996

Education and professional career
MSc (math), Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 1990-1992
BSc (math), Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 1987-1990
Economist, Nykredit 1998-1999
Consultant, Financial Specialist, COWI Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S 1994-1998
Financial Analyst, Den Danske Bank 1991-1994

Honorary Offices
Member of the Quarter Council of Inner Østerbro, Copenhagen 1996-2001
Candidate to the European Parliament for Venstre, the Liberal Party, 1999

Publications and others
German Marshall Fellow 2003