Focus

Strategy design that drives innovation, value creation and customer focus.

Getting start-ups off the ground in the right direction - including market assessment, customer validation, going to market strategies and fund raising.


International experience

Has worked in a large number of countries in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East as well as in the US. Has lived and worked in Brussels, Prague, Sofia, Minneapolis, Houston, Palo Alto, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Aarhus.


Sector knowledge

ICT, telecommunications, clean-tech and services. Have worked in a number of other sectors as well such as life science, industrial processing equipment, retail and financial services. I am a curious soul and fast at grasping new concepts.


Past positions

Executive Director, Innovation Center Denmark Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, California, United States

Director European Office, Wiken International Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

VP Corporate Relations on Sonofon start-up team (first private Danish GSM provider), Aalborg, Denmark

Lobbyist, City of Aalborg & Region of Northern Jutland, Brussels, Belgium

Head of Communications, Danish Turnkey Dairies, Aarhus, Denmark

Associate Consultant, McKinsey & Co, Copenhagen, Denmark


Education

MBA University of Houston, Class of 1980 (2 year full-time program before MBA became fashionable - and yes it is for real - request a copy of my certificate)

Bachelor in Business Administration, Aarhus School of Business

School of life since 1952.


Languages

Fluent English and Danish. My German is approaching fluency and my French is good enough to have important discussions with winemakers in Burgundy.

Getting Personal

I live in a new apartment in a small village in the center of Hamburg. I chose Hamburg for the proximity to my beautiful Danish summer home, to a well functioning international airport, to my son in London and to my brother who is a headhunter outside Bremen.

When I do not work I like to cook, explore the world of wine and have lively discussions with my friends. I keep physically fit by daily exercise and mentally fit by reading and meditating.

Check my photo album.