Prior to joining Gazelle Wind Power Limited as an Advisor to the board, Connie Hedegaard was the European Commissioner for Climate Action from 2010 to 2014, during which she championed the negotiations towards the adoption of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. As EU Commissioner, she was also responsible for the 2050 Roadmap for moving to a low carbon economy and represented the EU in the international climate negotiations.
Climate action has been a centrepiece of Connie’s political effort since she was appointed Minister of Environment to Denmark in 2004. Her political career started in 1984 when she was elected to the Danish parliament as the youngest ever to exercise the mandate. In 1990 she decided to leave parliament and focus on a career in journalism, with 14 years in the printed press, as TV anchor and as head of Danish Radio News (DR).
Currently, Connie Hedegaard is chairing a number of foundations and executive boards, including OECD’s Round Table for Sustainability, KR Foundation, Aarhus University, and Denmark’s green think tank, Concito. In addition, she serves as a board member in Danfoss, Nordex, Teknologisk Institut, The European Climate Foundation and the Danish Annual Democracy Festival, Folkemødet. Ms. Hedegaard holds a master degree in History and Literature and has authored and contributed to several books, publications, and columns.