SPEAKERS 2019

Nikolaj Malchow-Møller

Professor Nikolaj Malchow-Møller took over as president of Copenhagen Business School in March 2019. Nikolaj has a PhD in Economics and a considerable part of his research has focused on the causes and consequences of entrepreneurship for society.

Charlotte Jepsen

Charlotte Jepsen is the CEO of FSR – Danish Auditors and represents a profession that provides professional advice for the Danish business industry. According to Charlotte Jepsen, a good idea is not always enough! Professional advice and a vibrant business plan are key factors for the beginning of a healthy business.

Jesper Just Jensen

Jesper joined Milestone Systems in 2017 as VP, Products. Jesper is overall responsible for the product strategy and planning, with a focus on rolling out new open platform products to meet the future needs of the Milestone community.

Fatima AlZahara’a Alatraktchi

Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi holds a PhD in nanotechnology and molecular biology, she is a TED-speaker, a multiple award winner, a renowned fiction writer, Assistant Professor at Roskilde University, and the founder of the high-tech company PreDiagnose where she has created next-generation diagnostics for early bacterial detection.

Camilla Hessellund Lastein

At age 20, Camilla dropped out of university with one goal in mind—to revolutionize education. Five years and one failed business later, Camilla is turning heads, most recently being featured on Forbes prestigious 30 Under 30 list. 

Niels Fibæk

Niels is CEO & co-founder of Matter, a fin-tech startup specialized in sustainable investments. In 2018, Matter launched sustainable pension schemes in Denmark in collaboration with Skandia, where customers’ savings are invested in green and sustainable companies, and customers can track the environmental impact of their savings through Matters’ digital platform.

Tareq Hadhad

Tareq Hadhad was a Syrian refugee and is now living his new life with his entrepreneurial family in Canada’s east coast. He is the founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, the recipient of Start Up Canada’s National Newcomer Entrepreneur Award, named one of the Top 25 Immigrants in The Maritimes and selected by Google as the National Hero Case for 2018.

Ana María Munar

Ana María Munar is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Leisure and Culture Services at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. With research interests in epistemology, higher education, gender and digital technologies, her latest publications focus on post disciplinarity, social media and gender in academia.

Helena Samsioe 

Helena is the CEO and Founder of GLOBHE, a startup on a mission to create a better future with the drone. She has been named “World’s Top 50 Women in Tech” by Forbes, ranked as one the most powerful businesswomen in Sweden by Veckans Affärer, ranked among the top 100 young business leaders in Sweden and won “Female Founder of the Year” 2017.

Niels Christian Nielsen

Niels Christian Nielsen is a globally working Board Director, who has served on more than 30 company Boards – 10 of them as chairman, including Codan, Unimerco, Prophet, DAI, Wikimedia, Jyllandsposten, Quantumwise and Unumed. He is currently based in San Francisco and has recently been deeply involved in initiatives to fundamentally innovate education during three years as managing director of the World Refugee School.

Camilla Brückner

Camilla Brückner has more than 27 years of development policy and management experience in Danish and international organizations. Prior to her current appointment, Ms Brückner was Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Director for UNDP’s Executive Office.

Riad Arefin

Riad Arefin is an immigrant entrepreneur who is deeply moved by the intolerable and relatable circumstances refugees and other newcomers face while working in the service industry.

Johanne Stenstrup

Johanne Stenstrup is a sustainability nerd, lifestyle writer, speaker and co-founder of Sustain Daily; the most sustainable lifestyle magazine in Denmark. She is in frequent contact with many different conscious companies and stores and communicates daily with over 10.000 consumers and readers.