Board of Directors
AmCham Denmark’s chief governing and policy body consists of a Board of Directors democratically elected by the membership for two-year terms. Through the donation of their time and experience, the Board members are responsible for the overall strategies and policy decisions of the AmCham Denmark organization.
ChairmanJohn Walsh III
President & COO Nordic Region
John Walsh is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Nordic Region and Chief Executive Officer of CSC Danmark A/S. He is responsible for the strategy, growth, and operations of a full portfolio of consulting, outsourcing, and systems integration of private and public sector clients in all industries across the Nordic and Baltic regions. John joined CSC in January 2000 and has held a number of executive positions in the public and private sector living and working in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, and Denmark. Prior to CSC, he held multiple positions with the U.S. Department of Defense, most recently as an acquisition executive at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, California. John Walsh holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles; a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University; and a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Vice ChairTorsten Moe
Torsten Moe joined the Copenhagen office of PwC in October 2012. Torsten’s consulting experience includes assignments in the areas of strategy, corporate finance, business development, organization development and different types of operations improvement. His consulting work has spanned several sectors including consumer goods, energy/chemicals/utilities, IT services/telco, financial services, and industries and manufacturing. From 2002 to 2012, Torsten was Vice President with Booz & Company where he focused on company transformations, strategy and organization development, supply chain management, market entry strategies, product and service innovation and launch management primarily for large Danish and Nordic corporations. Torsten holds a M.Sc. in chemical engineering and a M.Sc. in economics and business administration.
Vice ChairDorthe Mikkelsen
Senior Vice President
Dorthe Mikkelsen leads the Mid-Europe Region in MSD and is a member of the MSD Leadership Team in Europe-Canada. The Mid-Europe Region covers 30 countries including Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Nordics & Baltics, Poland, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and the Balkans. Dorthe joined MSD in 1997, holding various senior leader positions in Denmark, Nordics, Mid-Europe Region and Europe-Canada Fertility Business Unit. She is Executive Ambassador for MSD for Mothers, a 10-year, $500 million global initiative focused on creating a world where no woman dies giving life. Dorthe Mikkelsen is Chairman of the Board of The Danish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry (LIF) and Member of the Board of Falck. Dorthe holds a Master of Science in Pharmacy from the Royal Danish School of Pharmacy and a Diploma in Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School.
Chief Hospitality Officer
BC Hotel Group / Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
Allan Agerholm is CEO and Managing Director of the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. Prior to undertaking the development, construction, and now operation of this new property, he worked with Hilton in both Stockholm and Copenhagen and the Thistle Tower Hotel in London. Allan holds an executive MBA from the University of Northern London and earned a Certificate in Competitive Strategies from the University of California, Berkeley Business School. Outside of his normal daily responsibilities, Allan is very active in industry organizations, like Horesta (Capital Region Chair and Denmark Vice-Chair), the Copenhagen Hoteliers Association, and Dansk Erhverv. Allan currently resides in Hellerup with his wife and three daughters.
Executive CommitteeFinn L. Meyer
Ernst & Young
Finn L. Meyer is a certified public accountant and partner at E&Y. He was previously a member of KPMG’s Danish as well as international and regional boards. Among other things, Finn is and has been an audit leadpartner for many large and listed Danish companies with international operations . He was also the chairman of KPMG´s Audit Committee Institute and a member of the Danish Corporate Governance Committee. Finn is the author of a range of articles and is a much sought after speaker.
Executive CommitteeThomas Nagy
Executive Vice President and COS
Thomas Nagy was appointed Executive Vice President and COS of Stakeholder Relations in October 2007. Responsibilities include Corporate Communications, Sustainability Development, Corporate People & Organization, Facilitation and Organizational Audits. Prior to his current position, Thomas served as President of Novozymes North America Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Thomas Nagy received his B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University in Copenhagen (1985) and is a graduate of Wharton School of Business AMP program (2006).
Executive CommitteeRonald Park
Ron Park is the General Manager for Roche Pharmaceuticals a/s, the Denmark branch of the Swiss Pharmaceutical company. In this role, Ron is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that ensure all appropriate patients in Denmark can benefit from Roche’s portfolio of innovative medicines for cancer, autoimmune disease, and other diseases with high unmet medical need. Prior to this role, Ron’s worked at Roche global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland in the Global Strategy group and before that at Genentech in San Francisco in a variety of sales, marketing, and market access roles. His work experience includes working at McKinsey and Company in their Silicon Valley Office (biotechnology group) and at Kaiser Permanente and UCLA as a practicing physician of Internal Medicine. Ron holds an MD and an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA in Biology from Harvard. He in American citizen who was born and raised in the United States, and he now lives in Hellerup with his wife and two sons.
Executive CommitteeDavid Horn Solomon
Chief Executive Officer
Following 6 years as President and CEO of Zealand Pharma (NASDAQ OMX: ZEAL), Dr. David Horn Solomon was named as the CEO for the Oslo based Bionor Pharma in January 2015. Dr. Solomon has extensive experience in pharmacology research, having served as a faculty member at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, NY as well as leadership positions at several biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, including Remedy Pharmaceuticals and Critical Diagnostics, both in New York. From 2003-2006, Dr. Solomon led healthcare investing at Carrot Capital Healthcare Ventures. Most recently, Dr. Solomon served as Chief Operating Officer of Vital Sensors, Inc. Dr. Solomon studied medicine and received his doctorate at Cornell University Medical College and the Sloan-Kettering division of its Graduate School of Medical Sciences, in New York City. He resides full time in Hornbaek, Denmark.
Tine Antvorskov has been Country Manager for AIG in Denmark since 2007. After joining AIG in 1997 she has held numerous management positions within Product Lines, Risk Management and Sales and Distribution with extensive experience leading the establishment of shared services functions within Finance, Legal and HR across Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Tine holds a Master of Science in Business Administration and Commercial Law from Aarhus University. She is involved in a number of extracurricular business activities with a special interest in the promotion of Diversity and in Growth and Job creation in small and mid-sized companies. Tine currently lives in Glostrup with her husband, son and daughter.
Vice President Nordic, Baltic & Poland
Mette Marie Sonne Harild, Regional Vice President in Medtronic NBP, has been working in the pharma and medical business area for more than twenty years holding many different positions. Originally educated a dentist, she took an Executive MBA in Change Management at Aarhus School of Business in 2003. In 2007, she joined Medtronic as Country Manager & CRDM Business Manager Medtronic Denmark. She came from a position as Nordic Sales Director in Janssen Cilag A/S. In 2009, she was appointed Regional Manager for Medtronic Nordic, and one year later, she was promoted to Vice President for the North-East Europe region of Medtronic now Nordic, Baltic and Poland. Customer focus, Sales and leadership team talent development has always been important to her. Mette-Marie is 57 years old, married to a doctor MD, DMS Cardiology and they have two children of 30 and 24 years.
Vice President, Northern Europe
Maria Laine is Vice President of Boeing Northern Europe with responsibility for developing and implementing Boeing strategy in these markets, focusing on new business development, industrial and technology partnership opportunities, corporate citizenship projects and expanding Boeing’s presence in the region. Maria has been with Boeing since 1993 covering various business development responsibilities mainly across Europe based in both the U.S. and Europe during her career. Prior to accepting her current position she was covering the Asia-Pacific region within Boeing’s defense division. Maria has an M.B.A. from Thunderbird’s School of Global Management and a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Maria was born in Finland, spent her childhood in Sweden and grew up in the United States. This is her third expat assignment with Boeing in Europe. She is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands with her husband and two daughters.
DuPont Nutrition and Health
Andi Le is Global CIO for DuPont Nutrition & Health, accountable for IT services and transformational programs supporting this multi-billion dollar global business. Andi has been with DuPont since 2002 in various leadership roles managing geographically dispersed programs and global delivery organizations in SAP, Six Sigma, eCommerce, Digital Marketing & Sales. Prior to joining DuPont, Andi held multiple positions at Lockheed Martin Corporation as part of their Engineering Leadership Program. Andi graduated from Penn State University with a Master of Science degree in Information Systems and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics – Actuarial Science from Elizabethtown College. Andi is an American citizen currently on expat assignment in Denmark. She lives in Gentofte with her husband and identical twin daughters.
International Vice President Business Development – Northern Europe
Yung Le is responsible for developing new Lockheed Martin’s aerospace business in the Northern European region, which includes the Benelux, Nordic and Switzerland. Yung has been with Lockheed Martin for over 30 years. In his prior assignment, he led the fighter and transport aircraft sales to Central/Southern Europe and Near-East countries. Yung holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas.
Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen
Charlotte Mark is Managing Director, Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen. She joined Microsoft in 2004, initially as HR Director for Denmark, after working for many years with Accenture working with leading Danish companies, as well as for large corporations in the U.S., UK, and Norway. Charlotte earned her Cand.phil. in Human Informatics from Aalborg University in 1990. She is very engaged in extracurricular business activities, is a member of the board for Brand Copenhagen, sits on the advisory board for Expat in Denmark and is a member of the Council for Internationalization of Education. Charlottle lives in Hellerup with her husband and two sons.
Marion McPherson is the Managing Director for Bayer in Denmark and is also the Divisional Head of Bayer Crop Science in the Nordics and has been in post since December 2014. Prior to this role, Marion worked for Bayer in the UK as a Business Unit Head in the Pharmaceutical Division. Marion has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Life Sciences working for a number of R&D based companies including Ciba-Geigy, Novartis, Schering and Bayer. Marion started her career as a Nurse and Midwife working in Glasgow. Marion is married and has a son and daughter and is living in Copenhagen.
Niels Münster-Hansen joined Cisco in 2000 and took over the role as Managing Director, and Country Manager in 2008. Niels has + 25 years of experience within the IT-industry and has held a number of Sales and Marketing leadership positions in the Danish and Nordic IT Industry. Niels holds a Graduate Diploma in International Business and a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Business Administration. Privately Niels lives in Holte with his wife and three children. Niels is a passionate runner and has over the years completed several Marathons as well as an Ironman Triathlon.
Ole Vrangbæk Olsen
Ole Vrangbæk has been CFO for IBM in Denmark since 2009, as well as being a member of the Board of Directors for IBM Denmark since 2011. Ole holds extensive experience within the fields of Financing, Process Management, Financial Engineering, and Sales Management. The career path at IBM includes international assignments in London and Paris, holding responsibility for Pan European activities within Sales Management and Financial Structures/Reporting. Ole is also a Member of the Board for the IBM Pension Fund, supervising the financial investments and regulatory compliance of the entity, as well as serving as a member of the Tax Political Committee under DI.
Martin Rahbek is Chairman of the Board for Ergotel, which represents Plantronics - a leading American manufacturer within the telecom industry. Martin is also CEO & Co-Owner of Moranti and LN Eurocom Teleservices A/S, a leading Nordic IT service provider. Martin also serves on the boards of Dansk Erhverv, the Danish IT association as well as several private companies. He has an engineering degree from Aarhus Technical University and business degree Copenhagen Business School. Martin is married to Isabel and they have 3 children.
Country Chairman - Denmark, Greenland & Iceland
Ben Ring has been the Shell Country Chairman for Denmark, Greenland and Iceland, and the Vice-President Upstream Denmark since July 2013. Ben is from the UK and studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University, followed by post graduate studies in law. He joined Shell in 2005 after completing an MBA at IMD in Switzerland. His first posting was to Qatar where he worked for five years in a number of roles including: Business Analyst for the Qatar Country Chairman; Business Development Manager; and lastly, Deputy Construction Manager and Integration Manager, both on the Pearl GTL project. In 2010 he moved to Shell’s headquarters in The Hague where he ran Upstream International’s Strategy & Portfolio team, advising the Upstream Director on a broad range of strategic issues. Since July 2012 he was a Senior Deal Lead in Upstream International’s New Business Development team. Ben is married with three young children, and enjoys road cycling and yacht racing.
Senior Vice President, Head of Group Public Affairs
Senior Vice President Anders Würtzen is the Head of Group Public Affairs for Maersk Group, responsible for global government relations for shipping as well as their oil and gas activities. Starting his career with the Danish Energy Agency in Copenhagen, he joined Maersk Oil and Gas in 1988 and has held a number of positions for this company in Denmark and abroad, latest as head of corporate legal and commercial functions, communications and public affairs. Anders Würtzen obtained his MA Law from Copenhagen University in 1987 and has later completed management training at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Born in 1961, married with one child, and living in Copenhagen, Denmark.
ObserverBjarke Castberg Frederiksen
Head of Commercial Section
U.S. Embassy, Copenhagen
Bjarke C. Frederiksen is the Head of U.S. Commercial Service at the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen, Denmark. He started at the Embassy in November, 2000, and has been Head of Section since 2006. Prior to his job at the Embassy, Bjarke was Project Manager in Distribution Council Denmark, working to promote Denmark as a logistical hub in Northern Europe. Since May 2011, Bjarke has furthermore been Europe Team Leader for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency working to promote the industry on a regional level and coordinate efforts among all U.S. Commercial Service Posts in Europe. Bjarke holds a Master Degree in Business Innovation (Cand. Merc. 1998) and a Bachelor Degree (HA, 1995) both from Copenhagen Business School. He lives in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, with his wife Christine and their two sons.