Advisory Board

Lars Rebien Sørensen

Chairman

Copenhagen

Lars Rebien Sørensen is former CEO of Novo Nordisk. Lars is currently chairman of both the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo Holdings A/S and a director of Jungbunzlauer, SCA, and Thermo Fischer Scientific. Lars Rebien Sørensen is an affiliate professor at Copenhagen Business School and he was crowned the world’s best-performing CEO by Harvard Business Review in both 2015 and 2016.

Christian Frigast

Executive Chairman, Partner

Copenhagen

Christian holds an MSc (Economics) and was Managing Partner at Axcel 1994-2016. Prior to that he was employed by Incentive A/S (1993-94) and Nordea (1976-93). He is Chairman of Axcel Management, Danish Ship Finance Holding, DVCA and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, and Vice Chairman of PANDORA, PostNord, and Axcel’s Advisory Board. He also sits on the boards of Nordic Waterproofing, Nissens, the Denmark-America Foundation, the Board Leadership Society, and Danish Ship Finance. Furthermore, Christian Frigast co-founded and chairs Axcel’s think-tank, Axcelfuture, and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Contact

Mette Vestergaard

Copenhagen

Mette Vestergaard is EVP for Global People & Communications at LEO Pharma. She has previously held top positions at Novozymes A/S and at Mannaz A/S. She is deputy chairman of DHI and sits on the boards of DESMI, LEO Innovation Lab, and Copenhagen Business School.

Lars Westerberg

Copenhagen

Lars Westerberg is a former president and CEO of Gränges, ESAB and Autoliv. He currently sits on the boards of Volvo, SSAB, Sandvik and Stena AB.

Lars Munch

Copenhagen

Lars Munch is a former CEO and now chairman of media company JP/Politikens Hus. He is also chairman of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Museumsfonden, and Louisiana-Fonden, BRFfonden, BRFholding A/S, SOS Children’s Villages Denmark and the Press Freedom, Development Fund (Paris), and GUBI A/S. Lars is a member of the boards of Novo Nordisk Fonden, the European Press Prize (Amsterdam), and a member of the Executive Committee for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Jens W. Moberg

Copenhagen

Jens W. Moberg chairs the boards of Grundfos and LE34, among others, and was previously a CVP at Microsoft and CEO of Better Place Danmark and Alectia.

Peter Schütze

Copenhagen

Peter Schütze is a former member of the Group Executive Management at Nordea AB and CEO of Nordea Bank Danmark. He is now chairman of rail company DSB, the Nordea Foundation, the Nordea Bank Foundation and Falck, SimCorp A/S, and of the Danish SDG Investment Fund. Peter is also a member of the board of the Lundbeck Foundation and sits on the Systemic Risk Council.

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Copenhagen

Peter Damgaard Jensen is CEO of PKA, chairman of IIGCC, deputy chairman of Forca, member of the board at Forsikring & Pension, and commisioner at Global Commission on Adaption.

Mads Nipper

Copenhagen

Mads Nipper is CEO at Grundfos and was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at LEGO. Mads Nipper is currently Vice Chairman of Danish Crown and sits on the board of Bang & Olufsen.

Jørgen Høholt

Copenhagen

Jørgen Høholt is former Head of Coporate Investment Banking in Nordea DK. Jørgen Høholt currently sits on the boards of EKF, Sydbank, and HE Jørgensen and he is a Senior Advisor at IFU.

Marika Fredriksson

Copenhagen

Marika Fredriksson is Executive Vice President & CFO in Vestas Wind Systems, where she has been part of Executive Management since 2013. Previously, Marika Fredriksson has been CFO in Gambro, Autoliv Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment. Marika Fredriksson is member of the boards of Sandvik AB and SSAB.

Advisory Board

Lars Rebien Sørensen

Chairman

Copenhagen

Lars Rebien Sørensen is former CEO of Novo Nordisk. Lars is currently chairman of both the Novo Nordisk Foundation and Novo Holdings A/S and a director of Jungbunzlauer, SCA, and Thermo Fischer Scientific. Lars Rebien Sørensen is an affiliate professor at Copenhagen Business School and he was crowned the world’s best-performing CEO by Harvard Business Review in both 2015 and 2016.

Christian Frigast

Executive Chairman, Partner

Copenhagen

Christian holds an MSc (Economics) and was Managing Partner at Axcel 1994-2016. Prior to that he was employed by Incentive A/S (1993-94) and Nordea (1976-93). He is Chairman of Axcel Management, Danish Ship Finance Holding, DVCA and EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit, and Vice Chairman of PANDORA, PostNord, and Axcel’s Advisory Board. He also sits on the boards of Nordic Waterproofing, Nissens, the Denmark-America Foundation, the Board Leadership Society, and Danish Ship Finance. Furthermore, Christian Frigast co-founded and chairs Axcel’s think-tank, Axcelfuture, and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Contact

Mette Vestergaard

Copenhagen

Mette Vestergaard is EVP for Global People & Communications at LEO Pharma. She has previously held top positions at Novozymes A/S and at Mannaz A/S. She is deputy chairman of DHI and sits on the boards of DESMI, LEO Innovation Lab, and Copenhagen Business School.

Lars Westerberg

Copenhagen

Lars Westerberg is a former president and CEO of Gränges, ESAB and Autoliv. He currently sits on the boards of Volvo, SSAB, Sandvik and Stena AB.

Lars Munch

Copenhagen

Lars Munch is a former CEO and now chairman of media company JP/Politikens Hus. He is also chairman of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Museumsfonden, and Louisiana-Fonden, BRFfonden, BRFholding A/S, SOS Children’s Villages Denmark and the Press Freedom, Development Fund (Paris), and GUBI A/S. Lars is a member of the boards of Novo Nordisk Fonden, the European Press Prize (Amsterdam), and a member of the Executive Committee for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

Jens W. Moberg

Copenhagen

Jens W. Moberg chairs the boards of Grundfos and LE34, among others, and was previously a CVP at Microsoft and CEO of Better Place Danmark and Alectia.

Peter Schütze

Copenhagen

Peter Schütze is a former member of the Group Executive Management at Nordea AB and CEO of Nordea Bank Danmark. He is now chairman of rail company DSB, the Nordea Foundation, the Nordea Bank Foundation and Falck, SimCorp A/S, and of the Danish SDG Investment Fund. Peter is also a member of the board of the Lundbeck Foundation and sits on the Systemic Risk Council.

Peter Damgaard Jensen

Copenhagen

Peter Damgaard Jensen is CEO of PKA, chairman of IIGCC, deputy chairman of Forca, member of the board at Forsikring & Pension, and commisioner at Global Commission on Adaption.

Mads Nipper

Copenhagen

Mads Nipper is CEO at Grundfos and was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at LEGO. Mads Nipper is currently Vice Chairman of Danish Crown and sits on the board of Bang & Olufsen.

Jørgen Høholt

Copenhagen

Jørgen Høholt is former Head of Coporate Investment Banking in Nordea DK. Jørgen Høholt currently sits on the boards of EKF, Sydbank, and HE Jørgensen and he is a Senior Advisor at IFU.

Marika Fredriksson

Copenhagen

Marika Fredriksson is Executive Vice President & CFO in Vestas Wind Systems, where she has been part of Executive Management since 2013. Previously, Marika Fredriksson has been CFO in Gambro, Autoliv Inc., and Volvo Construction Equipment. Marika Fredriksson is member of the boards of Sandvik AB and SSAB.