The future

is something we can shape

 

if understanding
Economics and Strategy

 

Who I am ...

I have 20 years of experience working with economics and strategy.

After graduating and some years at the Ministry of Finance in Denmark, I joined the OECD in Paris, working for ten years mostly in the Economics Department covering Nordic countries and the UK. I also worked on tax, labour markets, human capital and health economics - and for the last couple of years increasingly on environment and climate change.

From 2011 to 2017, I served as Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Business and Growth in Denmark, leading the preparation of reforms to promote productivity and growth including in sectors such as energy, climate, water, food, lifescience and urban economics - often based on advice from commissions involving close collaboration with leading CEOs. 

Since May 2018, I have been a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) based in London, UK.

What else I do ...

Like professional board members in the private sector, I have certain private activities - in accordance with the EBRD's code of conduct. 

I offer advice on corporate strategy and on policies to promote climate, sustainability and economic growth. I base my advice on constantly taking part in a global dialogue, collaborating with institutions such as the World Economic Forum and colleagues around the world.

You can follow my commentary on current economic issues every two weeks in the Danish business paper Børsen, on Twitter and occassionally in international media. I am also available for moderating conferences and as a speaker at public or private events.

I am a sponsor of ...

Electric flight

Being a weekly commuter between London and Denmark, I have as a first step been sponsoring climate projects in poor countries via the German NGO Atmosfair. But we need to take the next step to make flight itself climate neutral.

I am therefore bringing together a group of flight enthusiasts with the purpose of demonstrating to the Danish public how not just cars, but also airplanes can be transformed to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. Already today, Pipistrel can deliver a small battery-driven "have fun" plane called Alpha Electro, and soon Eviation can deliver a small passenger plane called Alice with a range of 1000 km. 

The sun heating up the earth and creating currents in the atmosphere, has always been the energy that makes gliders fly. With renewable electricity from turbines, stored in batteries or power-to-X solutions, we can also make it possible for passengers to fly on the forces of the wind.

Reach out to me, if you would like to join the fun!