Participating CEOs

The following CEOs are participating in CEOx1Day this year

Peter Stensgaard Mørch

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.

Henrik Poulsen

Henrik Poulsen
CEO, Ørsted

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.

Merete Eldrup

Merete Eldrup
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

Michael Rasmussen
CEO, Nykredit

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.

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