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Mikael Frederiksen is a Partner in the Copenhagen office of Odgers Berndtson. He specializes in high level assignments in Technology, Healthcare, and Business & Professional Services. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience and has been working with recruitment and development of employees and managers on a regular basis.
Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, he was CFO in various large international IT companies such as Accenture, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft and in the pharmaceutical company, Nycomed. In those companies, Mikael has completed comprehensive change, organizational and outsourcing projects within the finance area – projects proving to have a significant impact on the organizations.
Mikael has a diploma in business administration and for the last five years, he has been working as a mentor to Microsoft leaders and executives in external networks.
The continuing globalization of this high-end, high-value sector demands exceptional leaders, who know how to differentiate services, embrace innovation and deliver value.
As the role of the finance function in corporate decision-making becomes ever-increasingly important, so the demands on finance leaders are rising.
The growing focus on the healthcare sector from a population with spiralling expectations and often an ageing profile, requires leaders who can manage opportunity and challenge in equal measure.
In technology, with apparently boundless application and insatiable markets, it is the human factor - leadership - that differentiates the stellar successes from the rest.
Technological advances, globalization and the Internet are reshaping the rules in today's consumer & retail services market, demanding exceptional talent at the top.