Frank Jensen was born on 28 May, 1961 in Nordjylland and holds a degree in economics. In 1987 he was elected to Folketinget (the Danish Parliament) and soon acquired several important posts. From 1994 to 2001 he was Minister of Research and after that Minister of Justice. In 2008 he left the Folketing to take up a business career. In 2010 he returned to politics as Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen.