Management & Staff
Stephen Brugger
Executive Director

Stephen Brugger has served as the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark since 2001. He also serves on the executive committee of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams in Europe).

Born in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania in 1957, Stephen grew up near San Francisco, California and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1983. He first came to Denmark as an exchange student in 1981, and returned in 1984 to work for the architecture firm of Friis & Moltke, where he designed and consulted on a wide range of projects in Denmark and the United States. From 1991 to 1998 he was a partner with Brugger & Nielsen, a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm with offices in Aarhus and Copenhagen. Stephen and his Danish wife Michaela live in Nivå with their daughter Josephina.

Ole Schmidt
Policy and Communications Manager

Ole Schmidt is Policy and Communications Manager at the American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark. He has worked extensively with managing the political interests of companies and has experience from working both in government and in business organisations. Ole is an economist from the University of Copenhagen and has studied and worked abroad for extended periods of time. He lives in Copenhagen with Gitte and their four children.

Therese Oliver
Head of Events & Member Services

Therese Oliver is the Head of Events & Member Services at the American Chamber of Commerce, Denmark. A California native, she has many years experience as Executive Producer for media and events for Fortune 500 companies in Silicon Valley. Prior to this, she owned her own corporate video production company in San Francisco, working directly with high level clients including The GAP, Inc., Intel & Apple. She holds a BA Degree in Communcations from San Francisco State University.

Lisbeth Metasch
Administration & Events Coordinator

Lisbeth Metasch is the Administration & Events Coordinator at American Chamber of Commerce Denmark. Before joining AmCham Denmark she has over 10 years’ experience working in different administrative positions - latest as a Corporate Assistant with Citco (Denmark) ApS servicing clients in administration of Companies (Holding & Financial) in Denmark and Sweden; and before with Dong Energy and McDonald’s. She has an AP Degree in International Business and Marketing from Niels Brock. 

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