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Ninna Hedeager Olsen

Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

Ninna Hedeager Olsen is Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs at the City of Copenhagen and is Head of the Technical and Environmental Committee. The Technical and Environmental Administration governs subject matters in Copenhagen Municipality such as infrastructure i.e. roads, bike lanes and pedestrian walks, upkeep of green urban spaces, pollution, maintenance, construction projects, disadvantaged areas, and social housing projects. Ninna has represented the Municipal Council for The Red-Green Alliance since January 2014. From January 2014 to August 2017 she was a member of the Employment and Integration Committee. Ninna has since August 2017 been a member of the Technical and Environmental Committee and the financial Committee. On 1 January 2018 she assumed the role of Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs and herein the role of Head of the Technical and Environmental Committee. In addition, Ninna is Chairman of the Board at the Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company and The Green Council as well as Member of the Board at Metroselskabet, R98 and the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department. Ninna has a Master’s degree in Health and Safety at Work from 2010 and has from 2010 to 2017 been employed as Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer at the Metropolitan University College, where she was also Trade Union Representative. Ninna has also held the position of Trade Union Representative at various other organisations. Ninna has been active in the International Solidarity Movement for many years. An organisation which, among other things, supports the development of a Palestinian state through peaceful action. Ninna has a red and green political profile. Her fundamental political issues are to strengthen Copenhagen’s disadvantaged areas, increase availability of high-quality and affordable housing for people of average income, improve sustainable and public transportation, as well as create attractive, democratic and accessible urban open spaces.