AmCham Healthcare Committee Meets Sophie Hæstorp Andersen
On April 17, AmCham’s Healthcare Committee held an informal virtual roundtable with Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, Chair of the Capital Region.
Sophie Hæstorp Andersen has served as Chair of the Capital Region since 2014 – now serving her second term. She began her political career as a Member of Parliament for the Social Democratic Party (2001-05). In 2005, she was first elected to the Regional Council in the Capital Region and served until 2007, when she re-entered the Parliament as an alternate. Sophie’s key focus areas as Regional Chair are building a better regional healthcare system and improving the infrastructure in the Region.
The Capital Region is Denmark’s largest region with approximately 1.9 mio. citizens residing in 29 different municipalities incl. Copenhagen. More than 70 percent of the life science companies in Denmark are operating in the Capital Region. They employ more than 70,000 employees across the Region.
During the meeting, Sophie Hæstorp Andersen shared her vision for increased cooperation between the public and private sector in the Capital Region. She particularly highlighted the need for the public sector to think broader in terms of applying innovative private solutions in patient care – both in regards to prevention and treatment of patients in the Regions. She also shared examples of how the business community has assisted the Danish Regions during the current covid-19 health crisis and urged international companies to work closer with her team to help fight future health crises.
About AmCham’s Healthcare Committee
AmCham’s Healthcare Committee is an executive forum for research-based Life Science and MedTech Companies and IT companies specializing in healthcare solutions.