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External Representatives

Lene Espersen (Chair)

Lene EspersenLene Espersen (born 1965), Chair of the Aalborg University Board, is CEO of the Danish Association of Architectural Firms. She received her MSc in Economics and Management from Aarhus University in 1990, and has solid leadership experience from the business community, in-depth knowledge of state organisations and an extensive network in Denmark and internationally.

Lene Espersen was a Member of Parliament for the Conservative People's Party for more than 20 years, including 10 years in key ministerial posts: Minister of Foreign Affairs (2010-2011), Minister of Economic and Business Affairs (2008-2010) and Minister of Justice (2001-2008). She was also party spokesperson (1999-2001) and party chair (2008-2011).

In addition to a thorough knowledge of national political decision making, Lene Espersen also possesses a great understanding of North Jutland issues. She was born and raised in Hirtshals, and as an MP she has represented various constituencies in Northern Jutland.

Lene Espersen has been appointed Chair of the Board until 30 June 2022.

 

LARS RAADKJÆR ENEVOLDSEN (DEPUTY CHAIR)

Lars R. EnevoldsenLars Raadkjær Enevoldsen (born 1969) is Group Vice President for Digital Products and Services at Grundfos and holds a degree in Engineering from Aarhus Teknikum and a graduate diploma in International Business from Aarhus Business School. He also completed a continuing education in Master Technology Enterprise at IMD in Switzerland, as well as continuing education at Stanford in the USA.

Lars R. Enevoldsen was Director of Technology and Innovation at Grundfos from 2011 to 2018, and has gained substantial experience in the evaluation of new technologies and their business impact. During the same period, Lars worked intensively on Grundfos' university partnerships both nationally and internationally.

Lars has acquired extensive knowledge of the Danish research system through chairmanship of the Manufacturing Academy of Denmark, MADE, from 2013 to 2016, as well as several years of service on the Confederation of Danish Industry Committee for Research and Education. Lars has also experience as a board member from several high-tech start-ups and established companies.

Lars was born and raised in Thy and maintains strong ties to North Jutland.

Lars Enevoldsen Raadkjær was appointed as member of the board from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2022, and deputy chair 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021.

 

Stener Kvinnsland

Stener KvinnslandStener Kvinnsland (born 1948) is a specialist in Oncology, Professor Emeritus at the University of Bergen, former professor at the University of Trondheim and Oslo University, and Chair of the Board of Oslo University Hospital. Stener Kvinnsland is also Chair of the Board of the Bergen Research Foundation, Norway's largest private foundation. Stener thus has significant insight and experience in board work. Through his foundation and committee work, he has become a very accomplished advisor and strategic decision maker.

Stener has extensive managerial experience through previous positions such as Administrative Director at University Hospital in Bergen, and is currently Chair of the Board of Akershus University Hospital and Chair of the Board of Stavanger University Hospital. In addition, Stener Kvinnsland has many years of experience as President of the Cancer Society in Norway. Stener was also named Norway's best healthcare manager in 2013.

Stener is very familiar with AAU through the partnership of the Faculty of Medicine and the Nordic Health Research and Innovation Networks where he is Chair of the Programme Committee.

Stener Kvinnsland was appointed as a member of the board from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2022.

 

Grimur Lund

Grimur LundGrimur Lund was born in 1961 in Iceland and moved to Denmark in 1981 to complete his MSc in Engineering in Process Control at Aalborg University.

After completing his studies, he worked as a project engineer at Aalborg Værft[LAI1]  until 1987 when he was involved in establishing Logimatic. He was responsible for building up Logimatic's software activities which eventually evolved into the company's largest business with international operations and offices in several countries. In 2004, he took over the management of the company until 2010 when, due to divestitures, he switched to a position as Executive Vice President with the British AVEVA. Logimatic has garnered multiple accolades including being a three-time winner of Entrepreneur of the Year in North Jutland.

Grimur Lund initiated the creation of BrainsBusiness – an umbrella organisation for North Jutland ICT businesses. He is very active in the business development of North Jutland and in utilising the university as a growth creator.

Grimur Lund was appointed as a member of the board from 1 February 2012 to 31 January 2020.

 

Ulla Tofte

Ulla TofteUlla Tofte (born 1968) was appointed Director of the Maritime Museum of Denmark on 1 May 2015. From 2010 to 2015, Ulla Tofte was Director of Golden Days, a cultural and networking organisation.

Ulla Tofte is a writer, debater and lecturer as well as a member of the Board of the Royal Theatre, the Board of the Maritime Museum, the Board of Land of Legends and the Steering Committee for the Bicentenary of the Education Act in 2014.

She has served as a judge for a number of architectural competitions in Copenhagen, and has specialised in the communication and dissemination of knowledge through cultural events. In 2009, Ulla Tofte was named one of the most significant history communicators at the centenary of the Danish Historical Joint Council. 

Ulla Tofte was appointed as a member of the board from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2020.

 

ANDRÉ ROGACZEWSKI

André Rogaczewski is CEO of Netcompany which he co-founded in 2000. Today, 19 years later, he leads one of the most André Rogaczewski successful IT companies in the Nordic region, with more than 2000 employees across 10 offices in 6 countries.

André is a strong advocate of digitalisation and holds several influential positions including Chair of DI Digital, member of the Danish Disruption Council and Chair of the Technology Pact Council where he is promoting the digital agenda for society’s growth and welfare.

André is passionate about Denmark's digital development and has the clear goal of showing how digital transformation can create strong, sustainable societies, successful businesses and better quality of life for all of us. André graduated from Aalborg University with an MSc in Computer Science. André was born in Poland and grew up in Aalborg East.

Education: MSc in Computer Science, Aalborg University
Managing director and partner, Netcompany
Born in Poland, grew up in Aalborg East

2019: Board member, Social Investment Fund, Ministry of Finance
2018: Chair of the Technology Pact Council
2018: Chair of the Board of Representatives, Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship
2018: Nominated for the Leader of the Year
2017: Member of the Danish Disruption Council
2017: Nominated for Dane of the Year
2014: Managing Director, Netcompany
2000-2013 Co-founder and partner, Netcompany
1993-2000 Manager, Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting 1993-2000)

See excerpt in Danish from  Krak’s Who’s Who.

André Rogaczewski is appointed as a board member from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2023.

 

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