Hans Christian Schmidt
Hans Christian Schmidt
Minister for the Environment
In office
27 November 2001 – 2 August 2004
Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
2 August 2004 – 12 September 2007
Minister of Transport
In office
23 February 2010 – 3 October 2011
In office
28 June 2015 – 28 November 2016
Member of the Folketing
Assumed office
21 September 1994
ConstituencySouth Jutland
Personal details
Born (1953-08-25) 25 August 1953 (age 68)
Nustrup, Denmark
Political partyVenstre

Hans Christian Schmidt (born 25 August 1953 in Nustrup) is a Danish politician, who is a member of the Folketing for the Venstre political party. He is a teacher by profession, and has served as Denmark's Minister of Transport from 2010 to 2011 and again from 2015 to 2016, as well as Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries from 2004 to 2007, and Minister for the Environment from 2001 to 2004. He has been a member of parliament since the 1994 Danish general election.


Schmidt is the son of Holger and Ingrid Schmidt, who lived and worked on a farm. He was a school teacher in Vojens until 1984 before entering government. He is a longtime resident of the town of Vojens in Jutland.[1]

Political career

Schmidt was first elected into parliament in the 1994 election, and has been reelected in every election since. He has been a member of the municipal council of Vojens Municipality from 1982 to 2001, and served as deputy mayor from 1998 to 2001.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Hans Christian Schmidt (V)". Ft.dk. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Hans Christian Schmidt". Denstoredanske.lex.dk. Retrieved 18 August 2021.
Political offices Preceded bySvend Auken Minister for the Environment 2001—2004 Succeeded byConnie Hedegaard Preceded byMariann Fischer Boel Minister of Food 2004—2007 Succeeded byEva Kjer Hansen Preceded byLars Barfoed Minister of Transport 2010—2011 Succeeded byHenrik Dam Kristensen Preceded byMagnus Heunicke Minister of Transport 2015—2016 Succeeded byOle Birk Olesen