Sara Olsvig

Sara Olsvig was born on 26 September 1978 and has a daughter. Cohabiting with Johan Rosbach, partner and director of Qarsoq Architectural Practice.


Political career

2016 -            Minister of Social Affairs, Family, Equal Opportunities and Justice

2014 -            Chair of Inuit Ataqatigiit

2013 -            Member of Inatsisartut (Greenland Parliament)

2011 – 2015  Member of the Folketing (Danish Parliament)

2014-2015     Leave from the Folketing in connection with election as chair of Inuit Ataqatigiit.

2011-2014     Chair of the Greenland Committee

2011-2014     Member of the Environment Committee, the Defence Committee and the Foreign Policy Committee

2011-2014     Deputy member of the Nordic Council

2011-2014     The Folketing's representative in the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, chair as from 2013.


Professional experience

2009 – 2011  Coordinator of Human Rights Issues and most recently Executive Director of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Greenland.
2005 – 2011  Attended sessions of the UN on behalf of ICC.
2007 – 2009  Employee, the North Atlantic Group in the Folketing.
2004 – 2006  Student assistant, "Nordatlantens Brygge" cultural centre.
2002 – 2003  Project employee, the Danish National Environmental Research Institute.


Educational background
2008              MSc (anthropology), University of Copenhagen.
2002              BA (culture and social history), Ilisimatusarfik.
1998              Higher Preparatory examination, Frederikshavns Upper Secondary School.
1996              Ordinary seaman, School Ship Georg Stage.