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.
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.
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 ChairAndrew Man
Country Officer for Denmark
Andrew Man is the Citi Country Officer for Denmark and joined Citi's Corporate Banking team in 1996. Previously he was the Managing Director, heading the Corporate Banking Diversified Industrials EMEA team based in London. The first 5 years of his career were spent with the Energy, Power, and Project Finance Team; focusing on the acquisition finance in the Power and Utilities sectors. The next 7 years were with the UK Industrials Corporate Banking team, 5 of which as the senior corporate banker with a portfolio of clients across a number of sectors (shipping and transportation, autos, paper and packaging and diversified industrials). Andrew returned to Corporate Banking in January 2011 as Head of EMEA Diversified Industrials. In February 2015, he took up his current role as Citi Country Officer for Denmark. Andrew graduated in 1996 with a BA in History from The University of Bristol.
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 CommitteeNiels Münster-Hansen
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.
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.
Charlotte van Burleigh
Country Manager for Denmark & Finland
Charlotte van Burleigh is Country Manager for Coca-Cola Denmark, Finland and Iceland. Based in Copenhagen, Charlotte is responsible for leading the franchise operations with the bottling partners in Denmark, Finland and Iceland, including development of business and brand strategies across the three markets. She joined The Coca-Cola Company in august 2002. In September 2008, she joined TDC A/S as Marketing Director, responsible for brand strategy, marketing planning, communications and media planning. In August 2011, she returned to Coca-Cola Nordic Services to fill her current position. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Charlotte van Burleigh held positions as Nordic Product Manager at Sopexa and Product & Planning Manager at Levi Strauss Europe in Brussels. Charlotte van Burleigh holds a MA in Business, Language and Culture (Cand. Negot) from Odense University.
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.
President & COO Nordic
Jørgen Jakobsen has been the Vice President and General Manager of the Nordic and Baltic Region since November 2015. Jørgen joined CSC in 2009, where he has held management positions for several Industry verticals. Baed in Copenhagen, he leads a team of more than 2300 professionals in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Lithuania. He is responsible for the strategy, growth and operations of a full portfolio of consulting, outsourcing, and system integration for public and private sector clients in industries that are located across the Nordic and Baltic regions: Banking, Insurance, Healthcare, Public sector and other. Prior to joining CSC, Jørgen Jakobsen held several executive positions within the Nordic telecom giant, TDC, the last as the group CIO as well as various positions within Finance, procurement & Supply Chain. Jørgen holds a HD in Accounting, HD in Finance, and an Executive MBA degree in Strategy & Change Management (all from Aarhus Business School).
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.
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 the Managing Director at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen. She joined Microsoft in 2004 following her career with Accenture working with leading Danish and International companies around the world. Charlotte earned her cand. phil. in Human Centered Informatics from Aalborg University in 1990. She holds several trusted positions focusing on how we can attract foreign direct investment and international talent to Denmark, amongst others the Foreign Economic Forum under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Consortium for Global Talent, DIS - International Studies Abroad and Copenhagen Convention Bureau. Charlotte 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.
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.
Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation
DuPont Nutrition & Health
Dr. Angela Naef is responsible for DuPont Nutrition & Health’s global Technology & Innovation organization. Angela is also the N&H Diversity & Inclusion Champion and has a passionate focus on diversity of thought as a main asset in driving growth. She also spends time in the community on STEM education for girls & boys and creating inspired new engineers & scientists.
Angela has over 15 years of experience in product and business development, with the last 10 years in technical and commercial leadership roles. She has been with DuPont since 2009, with previous roles leading the company’s customer facing technology team (SAFI Innovation), Protein Solutions R&D, Global Applied Research, including applications, quality and manufacturing technology, and New Business Development. She is graduate of the University of California, Davis with a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Angela resides in Copenhagen, Denmark with her husband and two children.
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.
Ex-officio LiaisonStephen Wheeler
Stephen Wheeler is U.S. Embassy Copenhagen’s Economic Officer covering banking, trade and energy related issues. His position supports U.S. firms seeking to export to Denmark and promotes direct investment in the United States. As a career Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State, his previous assignments include Afghanistan, the Dominican Republic, Japan and Poland. He was the Department of State’s country officer for Denmark and Iceland from 2007-2009.
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.