Flemming Møller Mortensen was appointed Minister for Development Cooperation and Minister for Nordic Cooperation of Denmark on 19 November 2020. He is a Member of the Danish Parliament for the Social Democratic Party since 2007 where he has served as chair and vice chair of several parliamentary committees as well a member of The Public Accounts Committee (2019-2020).
Flemming Møller Mortensen started his political career in the municipal council of Skørping Municipality from 2001 to 2007, and then sat in the newly formed Rebild Municipality’s municipal council in 2007, where he was also elected into the Danish Parliament. Flemming Møller Mortensen is a trained nurse (1988) and an anesthesia nurse (1996). He has worked as a nurse in Denmark (1988-2001), with stays in India (1992) and Greenland (1992). Additionally, Flemming Møller Mortensen has worked as a hospitalspecialist (2001-2005) and sales manager (2005-2007).