Annette Lilja Vilhelmsen, born October 24th 1959 in Svendborg, daughter of self-employed fitter Poul Lilja Petersen and assisting spouse Mimi Petersen. Married to John Vilhelmsen.
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Member of Parliament for the Socialist People’s Party in Funen greater constituency from September 15th 2011.
Temporary Member of Parliament for the Socialist People’s Party in Funen greater constituency from May 14th 2009 to June 18th 2009 (substitute for Karsten Hønge).
Temporary Member of Parliament for the Socialist People’s Party in Funen greater constituency from October 29th 2008 to December 19th 2008 (substitute for Anne Baastrup).
Candidate for the Socialist People’s Party in Svendborg nomination district from 2009.
Candidate for the Socialist People’s Party in Odense West nomination district from 2006 to 2009.
Candidate for the Socialist People’s Party in Kerteminde nomination district from 2004 to 2006.
Minister for Business and Growth from October 16th 2012.
Spokeswoman for business affairs, for rural districts and islands, for children and education and for the disabled 2011-2012. Member of the Municipal Affairs Committee, of the Social Affairs Committee, of the Employment Committee and of the Committee for Research, Innovation and Further Education 2011-2012.
Education and jobs
MA (education), Danish School of Education, from 1995 to 2001.
Teacher training, the Independent Academy for Free School Teaching, from 1981 to 1986.
Trained as an office assistant, 'Svendborg Andels Slagteri', from 1977 to 1979.
Head of Centre, 'Nationalt Videncenter for Frie Skoler' (National Knowledge Centre for Free Schools), Ollerup, from 2009 to 2011.
Self-employed educational consultant, Kerteminde, from 2005 to 2009.
Knowledge assistant, 'Ungdomspædagogisk Viden- og Udviklingscenter' (Youth Education Knowledge and Development Centre), Odense, from 2001 to 2005.
Teacher, 'Seminariet for Kunst og Håndværk' (Teacher Training College for Art and Handicrafts), Kerteminde, from 1996 to 2001.
Teacher, Spejder Continuation School, from 1995 to 1996.
Teacher, VUC Svendborg, from 1991 to 1995.
Teacher, Faaborgegnens Free School – Enghave School, from 1987 to 1991.
Teacher, Rantzausminde Continuation School, from 1986 to 1987.
Teacher, Kertemindeegnens Continuation School, from 1983 to 1984.
Member of Kerteminde Town Council 2001-2011, during which acted as second deputy mayor, chairwoman of the Children's and School Committee, chairwoman of the Labour Market Committee, chairwoman of the local employment council, member of the Fiscal Affairs Committee and of the Cultural Affairs Committee. Member of the governing body of Kerteminde Regional Museums (later Østfyns Museums) 2001-2011. Member of the governing body of 'Åstedet' home from 2007. Member of the Payroll and Personnel Committee of the National Association of Local Authorities in Denmark 2009-2011. Vice-chairwoman of Mulernes Endowed School from 2010. Member of the shop steward's group at the Independent Academy for Free School Teaching from 1987. Member of the board of various local associations.
Editor of »Hvor svært skal det være? Antologi om forebyggelse af unges mistrivsel, selvmordsforsøg og selvmord« (How Difficult Must it Be? an anthology on the prevention of young people's misery, attempted suicides and suicides), Ungdomspædagogisk Forsknings- og Udviklingscenter, 2003, and »Skibet er ladet med? - antologi om unge, modernitet og særlige behov som vilkår« (The Ship's Cargo is? - anthology about young people, modernity and special needs), Ungdomspædagogisk Forsknings- og Udviklingscenter, 2005. Author of a number of articles for 'Ungdomsringen', 'Produktionsskoleforeningen' (the Association of Production Schools) and 'Efterskolebladet'.