Speakers at the 2017 Annual Danish Top Executive Summit
Robert Uggla, CEO A.P. Moller Holding
Robert M. Uggla has been CEO of A.P. Moller Holding since September 2016. A.P. Moller Holding was created to safeguard the long term ownership and viability of the A.P. Moller – Maersk activities and Danske Bank, and to pursue investments in new areas. Robert joined the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group in 2004. He’s had several corporate roles and operational roles, such as Managing Director of Maersk Line’s activities in the Arabian Gulf, Managing Director of Brostrom, and CEO of Svitzer. Robert has also been involved in several of the Group’s acquisitions and divestments.
Jean-Francois Manzoni, President, IMD
Bert Nordberg, Chairman of the Board, Vestas, and other directorships
Lone Fønss Schrøder, Chairwoman of the Board, Saxo Bank
Søren Pind, Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science
How is top executive management being challenged – in politics and society?
Søren Pind is a member of the Danish Parliament for the Liberal Party of Denmark and was appointed Minister for Higher Education and Science on 28 November 2016. He served as Minister for Justice from 28 June 2015 to 28 November 2016, after serving as Minister for Refugees, Immigrants and Integration and Minister for Development Aid from 8 March to 3 October 2011. He has also served as Minister for Development Aid from 23 February 2010 to 8 March 2011. Søren Pind holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Copenhagen.
Matt Brittin, President EMEA, Google
Matt heads up Google’s business and operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – helping consumers and businesses make the most of the digital opportunity. Joining Google in 2007 to help build its business in the UK, he became MD of Google UK two years later. In 2011, he was promoted to VP of Northern and Central Europe, before taking over as President of Business and Operations in EMEA in 2014. Matt has had a long career in media and marketing, joining Google from the newspaper industry, where he led commercial and digital operations at the biggest UK publisher. He previously worked at McKinsey.
He has an MBA from London Business School, an MA from Cambridge and has won silver medals for Cambridge in several Boat Races. He was also a member of the British rowing team and has won medals in eights and fours at the World’s Rowing Championships and represented Great Britain at the Olympics. In 2014, he was appointed a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta and he still rows regularly, though more slowly. Matt lives in London, near the Thames, with his wife, teenage sons and small dog.
Matt Brittin will talk about “Digital Skills of the Future”.
Soren W. Schroder, CEO, Bunge, USA
Richard Emerton, KornFerry, UK
Richard Emerton is a Senior Client Partner in Korn Ferry’s London office. He is also Managing Partner, Board & CEO Services Practice for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Emerton spent eight years with another global executive search firm, where he held various leadership positions, including head of the Board & CEO practice for the United Kingdom and head of the EMEA leadership consulting practice.
Over the last eight years, Mr. Emerton has worked on a wide range of executive and non executive search assignments, and leadership development projects, including a number of high profile board reviews. His clients range from Fortune 100 and FTSE 100 companies, to major global consulting and private equity firms.
Before moving into executive search in 2002, Mr. Emerton was a managing partner of energy, utilities and infrastructure for Arthur Andersen Consulting EMEIA and a member of the executive board of Andersen Business Consulting for the region.
Mr. Emerton studied law at Oxford University, where he gained a rowing Blue and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Ms. Chen Lifang, Director of the Board, Corporate SVP of Huawei
Born in 1971, Ms. Chen graduated from Northwest University in China. Ms. Chen joined Huawei in 1995 and has served as Chief Representative of the Beijing Representative Office, Vice President of the International Marketing Dept, Deputy Director of the Domestic Marketing Management Office, President of the Public Affairs and Communications Dept, and Corporate Senior Vice President.
Christian Visti Larsen
Juha Christensen, USA
Juha is a serial entrepreneur with a remarkable track record. The driving force behind some of the largest successes in the mobile industry, he is now nurturing his passion for democratizing entrepreneurship.
Juha passionately believes that every great idea deserves success. This led him to founding Cogniance. The 500 crew members there are dedicated to helping both entrepreneurs and established companies nurture, fund and scale great ideas into large successes.
Juha’s chairman and board roles include companies like Bang & Olufsen, Lumigon, CloudMade, Cogniance, Pelican Imaging, Brandworkz, Buttonwood Financial and The Pad.
Ken Villum Klausen
Lunar Way is digital banking for the millennial generation. We believe in banking that is easy, personal and driven by mobile technology. We think banking should be about having a digital extension of the lives we live individually in order to manage our finances in an open, friendly and collaborative way. Lunar Way wants to provide the mobile banking experience for the millennial generation in Scandinavia that no one else will.
Bjarne Corydon, Global Director, McKinsey Center for Government
Ivan Sandqvist - CEO of Storebox and investor in multiple IT / fintech companies
Thomas Ritter, Professor, Department of Strategic Mangement og Globalization, CBS
Ravi Vatrapu, Professor, CBS
Allan Polack, Group CEO, PFA
Jesper Rangvid, Professor, CBS
Christian Bason, CEO, Danish Design Centre
Christian Bason is the chief executive of the Danish Design Centre. His role is to set the strategic direction for the organisation, and to govern the most demanding initiatives and activities. Christian is also CEO of Design Society, a foundation which is the parent company of the Danish Design Center, INDEX: Design to improve life, Danish Fashion Institute and Copenhagen Fashion Week.
From 2007 to 2014, he was Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team. From 1998 to 2006, he was a consultant and business manager with the international advisory group Rambøll Management, heading the organisation and management practice.
Christian is a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines, including Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review and the Danish weekly business and political magazine Mandag Morgen. He is the author of seven books on design, innovation and management, most recently Leading Public Design (2017), Form Fremtiden (Shape the future; 2016), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010). Christian is a visiting associate professor at several executive educations, including Oxford Saïd Business School, the European School of Administration, Copenhagen Business School and Aarhus University.
Christian is a member of the board for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), a board member for Madkulturen and a member of The Rockwool Foundation’s Research Programme Committee. He is a former Chair of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Public Sector Innovation and a former member of the European Design Leadership Board. Christian holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from Aarhus University and is a Ph.D. fellow at Copenhagen Business School.
Christian is in high demand as a speaker and inspires and advises business leaders and governments in Denmark and abroad.
Shannon Hessel, Assistant Professor, CBS
Shannon Hessels research and teaching address collaborative group work practices, innovation management, and the role of aesthetics and arts-based practices in processes of business value creation. Her PhD thesis develops our understanding of a special form of collaborative work in which arts ensembles and innovative groups engage, which I call “ensembling.” Shannon has coauthored two Harvard Business Press books on CEO and IT leadership, as well as several Harvard Business School teaching cases. She has expertise using the Harvard Business School case-teaching method and as a theatre arts professional inform the way she creates a dynamic, interactive classroom experience.
Jan Damsgaard, Professor, CBS
Jan Damsgaard, professor og institutleder på Institut for IT-ledelse på CBS, København. Jan Damsgaard er digital vismand udpeget af Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber. Som ekspert sidder Jan i mange fagråd blandt andet i Dansk IT’s fagråd for Finans og IT samt i styregruppen for Copenhagen FinTech i regi af Finans Danmark. Til daglig leder Jan Damsgaard Institut for IT-ledelse, der forskningsmæssigt rangerer som det 3. bedste i Europa. Jan har en lang international forskningskarriere bag sig, han har arbejdet på mange universiteter i udlandet blandt andet i Kina, USA, Australien og Finland.
Jesper Nielsen, EVP, Head Business Development, Personal Banking, Danske Bank
Jesper Nielsen is member of the Executive Board and head of Personal Banking in Danske Bank, Copenhagen where he has held various managerial positions throughout the years. He has been with Danske Bank since 1996. Jesper Nielsen is M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and Chairman of the Board in e-nettet.
Marianne Philip, partner, Kromann Reumert
Majken Schultz, Professor, CBS
Steen Thomsen, Professor, CBS
Ole Andersen is chairman of the board for Danske Bank, Chr. Hansen and Bang & Olufsen
Jacob Aarup-Andersen, CFO, Danske Bank
Jacob Aarup-Andersen is Member of the Executive Board and CFO at Danske Bank. Previously he was Member of the Executive Board, CFO, Danica Pension, Chief Portfolio Manager, Danske Bank A/S, Danske Capital, Principal, TPG-Axon Capital (UK) LLP (England), Partner and Investment Manager, Montrica Investment Management LLP (England), Investment Analyst, Highbridge Capital Management (UK) Limited and Associate, Goldman Sachs Int. (England). Jacob Aarup-Andersen is M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen and is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kreditforeningen Danmarks Pensionsafviklingskasse, Member of the Board of Directors, Realkredit Danmark A/S and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Danske Hypotek AB.
Tom Jacobsgaard, CEO Board Leadership Society, Denmark
Tom Jacobsgaard is CEO of The Board Leadership Society in Denmark and Executive Director of CBS Board Leadership Education. Tom has 30 years of experience in executive management with corporations such as Apple Computer and EAC, and has served on corporate boards for 20 years in roles such as non-executive chairman, non-executive director and executive chairman. Today, Tom is focusing on the development of board leadership and corporate governance practices as a teacher, commentator and leader of two frontrunner organizations within this field.
David Lando, Professor CBS
Jesper Rangvid, Professor, CBS
Thomas Plenborg, Professor, CBS
Jesper Berg, Financial Supervisory Authority
Peter V.W. Hartmann, Head of People Performance and Analytics, Getinge Group
Jens Lund, CFO, DSV
Jens H. Lund began his career as an auditor with Deloitte in Esbjerg, Denmark, in 1989. After four years with Deloitte, he transferred to the UK division of Krogh & Partners to work as an auditor at the London offices until 1995, when he took up a position as an auditor with Deloitte in Birkerød, Denmark. At the same time, Mr Lund completed his education as MSc in Business Administration and Auditing.
From 1998, Mr Lund worked at Danske Bank’s Corporate Finance Department with financial consulting in connection with the acquisition, sale and financing of companies. In 2000, he moved to Carnegie, but continued to focus on corporate finance.
In March 2002, Mr Lund became Group CFO and thus part of the Executive Management of DSV A/S. He holds various supervisory board positions in the Group, including in DSV Air & Sea Holding A/S and DSV Solutions Holding A/S.
Esther Bongenaar, VP HR Data & Analytics, Royal Dutch Shell
Esther Bongenaar is manager of the HR Analytics team at Shell. The HR Analytics team provides strategic and analytical inputs to senior management, HR and the business to support evidenced-based decision-making on Human Capital. Esther holds a MSc degree in Operations Research (University of Amsterdam) and a PDEng degree in Mathematics for Industry (Eindhoven University of Technology). She started her career as a Business Consultant for Accenture and joined Shell Group in 2005. In her initial role as Statistical Consultant she supported a broad range of internal and external customers. Amongst others, she derived valuable insights for the Shell Scenarios Team, refineries, LPG traders, and R&D groups. In 2014, Esther joined Shell HR to build the HR analytics capability; she recruited a world-class team that delivers predictive analytics on Shell’s Human Capital. The team combines expertise in data science, psychometrics, assessment- and employee survey design to have maximum impact on business performance.
Dana Minbaeva, Professor in Strategic and Global HRM, CBS
Henrik Gjesing Antvor, Senior Specialist Analytics, Vestas Wind Systems
Jacob Jeppesen, Strategic Workforce Planning, Novo Nordisk
Jacob Emil Jeppesen is a senior workforce analyst in Novo Nordisk where he supports the business with real world evidence and insights into the influence of different workforce compositions on business outcomes. Jacob has a MSc in IT and are working on his Ph.D. within the field of Innovation and Social Network Analysis. He has presented his research at some of the largest management conferences in the world and was a visiting scholar at Stanford, Graduate school of Education.
The global Workforce Analytics & Planning unit consists of two teams delivering operational excellence and compliance in daily HR reporting, as well as providing the business with a basis for informed decision-making and strategic planning.
Ken L. Bechmann, Professor, CBS
Claus Wiinblad, Head of Equity Operations, ATP
Claus Wiinblad kom til ATP fra Nordea i 2002 og har siden 2004 haft ansvaret for ATP’s Danske aktieportefølje. Som aktiv Chief Portfolio Officer er han samtidig leder af ATP’s team for Danske aktier. Claus Wiinblad er uddannet Cand. Polit fra Københavns Universitet.
Pernille Steen Pedersen, post-doc, Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS
Pernille Steen Pedersen, PhD, works as a post-doc at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School. Her research has focused on how management can proactively intervene to deal with stress in the workplace. In the autumn of 2016, she published the book Slip stress ud af skammekrogen (Let stress off the hook) and she is also an ardent debater and lecturer. She has previously worked for the Ministry of Employment, where she gained in-depth knowledge of efforts to reduce sickness-related absence.
Charlotte Biil, ML and MPA
Charlotte Biil holds a Master of Law degree and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Her professional career includes a number of years at the Confederation of Danish Enterprise where she was environmental manager, business policy manager and member of the OHS Council, where her responsibilities included OHS consultancy. Her key expertise lies in generating synergy between the involved parties in terms of development and the representation of political interests. Since 2011, she has been affiliated with the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at CBS through a practice-based research project on welfare partnerships.
Stefan K. Sløk-Madsen
Anders Colding Friis, CEO, Pandora
Flemming Poulfelt, Professor, CBS
Anders Sørensen, Professor, CBS
Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO, Pension Danmark
Per Holten-Andersen, President, Copenhagen Business School
Jens Wittrup-Willumsen, Chairman, Danish Management Society
Master of Ceremonies