The following CEOs are participating in CEOx1Day this year
Gregers Wedell-Wedellsborg (born 1972) was appointed CEO of Matas on 1 November 2017. He came from a position as Group Executive Vice President at COOP Danmark A/S where he was in charge of four retail chains – Kvickly, SuperBrugsen, Dagli'brugsen and Irma. From 2012 to 2014, Gregers was Director of E-Commerce & Members’ Program at COOP Denmark and from 2007 to 2012 Digital Media Director at TV2 Danmark A/S. Before that, Gregers worked six years for Berlingske Media in strategy and management positions. Gregers began his career as a strategy consultant with Accenture. The common thread running through his career is transforming companies that undergo major changes driven by digitization.
Gregers holds an MSc degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard. He is a Captain of the Reserve of the Royal Life Guards, a member of the boards of directors of Dansk Erhverv, Gyldendal A/S and Vallø Stift and a member of the Danish Government’s Disruption Council.
Astrid Simonsen Joos
CEO, Signify Nordics (former Philips Lighting)
Astrid Simonsen Joos is the CEO of Signify (former Philips Lighting) in the Nordics. Her ambition is to shape the future of connected lighting technology based on today’s energy efficient LED. With intelligent and innovative lighting solutions, the possibilities are endless.
With her 15+ years of experience within the Computer Software Industry and Digital Business Development, her passion for technology and innovation has led her to numerous Board memberships. She was also selected as one of the members of Disruption Council, led by the Danish Prime minister. She strives to inspire and increase the number of women in management positions in the IT industry, and actively contribute to the dialogue about Diversity.
Astrid’s passionate being is also visible in her personal life. In 2004 she joined an Expedition where she Crossed Greenland on skis. She has also climbed and reached the summit of Mt Elbrus in Russia and Completed the Arctic Circle Race in Greenland in 2014.
André Rogaczewski is the CEO of Netcompany and co-founded Netcompany in 2000. Today, the company has grown to more than 1800 passionate employees in Denmark, Norway, United Kingdom, Poland and Vietnam. As a young boy in Aalborg, André quickly gained interest in computer games and started his IT and programming career by coding on the legendary computer game, Space Invaders. André Rogaczewski holds a Master’s Degree in computer science from Aalborg University and since graduating in the early nineties, he has worked with all aspects of the IT consultancy business.
Besides being CEO for Netcompany, André has several influential board positions and is currently chair of the board at DI Digital. André feels strongly for Denmark's digital foundation and is very passionate about getting more Danish students interested in choosing an IT education, and he calls the IT employees the heroes of the future. He is also very focused on getting more women to choose an IT career. In 2017 André was nominated for the prestigious award “Dane of the year” (Årets dansker) by the newspaper Berlingske.
Peter Stensgaard Mørch
CEO, City of Copenhagen
Peter Stensgaard Mørch (born 1975) was appointed CEO of Financial Administration, City of Copenhagen, on 1 December 2016. He came from a position as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Employment. From 2010 to 2013, Peter was Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Employment. From 2006 to 2010, Peter was head of division at different ministries; Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Interior and Health, and Ministry of Environment.
Peter has throughout his career had a strong focus on creating changes in the public sector and producing public value for the citizens. He has both an operational and academic approach to public management and governance. Peter holds a Master degree in political science from the University of Aarhus and has attended the Senior Managers in Government, Harvard Kennedy School’s (2011) and the Accelerated Development Programme, London Business School (2011). And he is also a member of the Reference Group to Crown Prince Frederik Center for Public Leadership at Aarhus University.
Peter is very interested in music. You can often see Peter at alternative music venues in Copenhagen and at music festivals across the country during the summer.
Since 2012 Henrik Poulsen has been CEO and President of Ørsted.
Before he joined Ørsted, Henrik Poulsen was CEO of TDC A/S from 2008 - 2012. From 2006 - 2008 Henrik Poulsen was Operating Partner with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in London, and prior to that Henrik Poulsen worked for LEGO in various executive positions from 1999 - 2006, finally as Executive Vice President, Markets and Products. From 1996 - 1999 Henrik Poulsen worked for McKinsey & Co. as Senior Engagement Manager.
Henrik Poulsen is MSc in Finance and Accounting, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark, 1994. Henrik Poulsen is also a member of the board of directors of ISS A/S and Kinnevik AB.
CEO, TV 2
Merete Eldrup is the CEO of TV 2 DANMARK A/S and has more than 20 years of experience in the Danish media industry. TV 2 is owned by the Danish state and operates on a commercial basis. When Merete Eldrup joined the company in 2007, it was in a period of turmoil, but today the financial situation is healthy and stable with investment capabilities. TV 2 DANMARK A/S employs approx. 1200 employees. Merete Eldrup started her career working in various ministries and later joined the House of JP/Politiken where she was an executive for ten years.
In addition to her position as CEO, Merete Eldrup is a member of multiple boards. She is the Deputy Chairman of the board at the publishing house Gyldendal and holds a similar position at the financial institution Nykredit. Further, she is on the board of Ramboll Group, a global engineering, design and consultancy company, as well as a member of Realdania’s board of representatives, an association working to improve the built environment.
In addition to the corporate activities, Merete Eldrup spends time with her family – she is married to Anders Eldrup and has four children and two grandchildren.
Michael Rasmussen (born 1964) was appointed Group Chief Executive of Nykredit in 2013. He came from a position as Managing Director, member of the Group Executive Management, and Country Senior Executive of Nordea.
Michael holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, and he launched his career in the financial sector already while studying, working as a student assistant at Unibank in 1986. Ten years later he was General Manager of Unibank Sweden. In 2000 Unibank changed its name to Nordea, and Michael was appointed Managing Director of Nordea Bank Danmark. In 2008 he joined the Group Executive Board and became responsible for Banking Products and Group Operations and three years later in 2011, he became responsible for Retail Banking.
Michael characterises himself as a customer-centric banker – now and always. When he arrived at Nykredit in 2013, he was tasked with streamlining and modernising the business as well as reshaping Nykredit's focus on its customers through improved customer services, lower costs, stronger management skills and investment in digital solutions. Michael is still committed to capital areas, striving to meet Nykredit's clear objective of becoming customers' preferred bank.
In parallel to his position in Nykredit, Michael is also Chairman of Finance Denmark, Deputy Chairman of Copenhagen Business School, Chairman of the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) and Member of the governing body of the Mary Foundation.