Søren Gade
Søren Gade
Former Minister of Defence
MEP

Søren Gade was elected MEP in 2019. He serves as a full member of the TRAN Committee where he currently is the rapporteur of the Refuel EU Aviation file. He is also Chair of the Delegation for relations with India (D-IN), and Vice-chair in the Committee on fisheries (PECH). He previously served as a member in the Danish parliament from 2001 to 2010 and again from 2015 to 2019. In the period from 2004 to 2010 he held the position as Minister of Defence. He has also served as chief whip of government. Søren Gade is furthermore Commissioner of the Danish Home Guard and Chairman of the Port of Esbjerg in Denmark. He has also been CEO in the Danish Agriculture and Food Council. Søren Gade holds a MSc in Economics (cand.oecon.) from the University of Aarhus, and an IAA Diploma from Danish Advertising School.