(born 12 April 1967) is a Danish lawyer and politician representing the Conservative People's Party. He has been a member of the Folketing (Parliament of Denmark) since the 2005 election and was Minister of Traffic and of Energy in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen II from 12 September 2007 to 23 November 2007, and Minister for Health and Prevention from 23 November 2007 to 23 February 2010 in the Cabinet of Anders Fogh Rasmussen III and in the Cabinet of Lars Løkke Rasmussen. Before he was appointed minister, he was his party's spokesman on tax policy.
19.05.2009 - Danish Liberal MEP Karin Riis-JÃ¸rgensen handed last week over a list with 1,500 signatures to Health Minister Jakob Axel Nielsen. The petition is calling for change of the current organ donation system.