About us

Danish-Chinese Business Forum is:

  • Your trusted Partner
  • A unique network of top executives
  • A facilitator of knowledge-sharing and establisher of relevant connections

In consultation with our members, DCBF have decided to implement our strategy in the following way:


Working Groups

Our members often face similar challenges when navigating in the Danish-Chinese business. In our working groups, member organizations work together on sector- and theme-specific problems to reach concrete results.

Working groups are:

  • Project-based
  • Time-limited
  • Confidential
  • By invitation only

If you have an issue you wish to address, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat and we will do our utmost to initiate an appropriate working group to deal with the issue in question.

Examples of working groups:

  • Cyber Security/Corporate Social Credit Score
  • Hidden Costs & Business Optimization
  • Offshore Wind Group
  • BAPA tax issues
  • VAT Group 


Our network comprises a wide range of relevant stakeholders, including member and partnerorganizations. We assist our members in establishing relevant connections, which enable your organization to navigate Danish-Chinese business. Following are examples of our stakeholders:

  • Member companies of DCBF ranging from large multinational corporations to SMVs
  • Embassy of The People's Republic of China in Denmark and Chinese Local Governments
  • Danish Ministries and other Governmental Bodies
  • Other Professional Associations (Chambers of Commerce, Councils, Business Organizations etc.)
  • Danish Cities and Municipalities
  • Danish Universities 


In order to learn from each other, we organize a long range of webinars covering many different topics related to Danish-Chinese business.

Every webinar is organized in cooperation with subject-matter experts, who will present their take on a topic followed by Q&A and discussion with the participants.

We have recently partnered with DCCC for this webinar initiative, giving us an even stronger basis for covering relevant topics.

Below are a few examples of our previous webinars:

  • COVID-19 and its impact for Danish Businesses in China
  • Social Media and E-commerce in China
  • Business Establishment in China
  • IPR in China
  • Operating across Cultures

See our current webinar catalogue here

Special Themes

DCBF understands that the Denmark-China trade requires thinking in longer strategic terms. Therefore, we spearhead development of initiatives that will contribute to Danish-Chinese growth in the future.

These include:

  • Uncovering the implications of the Corporate Social Credit Scores
  • Removing barriers for system export
  • Supply Chain Financing
  • Using Blockchain to support exports
  • Debtor/factoring solutions for SMEs
  • Export financing solutions
  • Investment financing solutions
  • Facilitating access to the Danish market for Chinese companies 

If you have any input, please contact us here


Hans Henrik Pontoppidan, Secretary General
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Secretary General, Hans Henrik Pontoppidan

Hans Henrik Pontoppidan (1960) has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Banking (of which close to 10 years abroad), working for Hambros Bank Plc London, Bank of America, Nordea and Svenska Handelsbanken. Mr. Pontoppidan opened Privatbanken A/S (now part of Nordea) in Beijing, China and was responsible for the China operation from February 1989 to June 1993 after which he moved to London where he stayed for another 5 years.

The last 15 years before joining Danish-Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) he was a Partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance, and was among others responsible for the sale of all electricity out of Copenhagen Energy (now HOFOR) and the majority of the shares in Energi E2; basically providing Copenhagen Municipalities their part of the funding for the initial Metro project. Subsequently Mr. Pontoppidan sold 50% of the Danish gas storage and distribution system.

Since July 2016 he became the Secretary General at DCBF of which he was Board Member four years prior to his employment at DCBF. Mr. Pontoppidan passed the Executive Board Education at CBS in August 2016 (with distinction). Mr. Pontoppidan is now a Board Member at DEIF A/S (Dansk Elektronik Instrument Fabrik) owned by Mr. Toke Foss. He also holds a MBA from City University London and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Foreign Trade.

Line Elk Hansen
Project Director, Business Development & Relationship Management (+4540423588)
Sisi Cohrt
Project Director, Business Management & Events (+45 22199768)
Rasmus Sehested Thormann
Communications & Event Assistant (+45 53669778)
Tine Xia Petersen Brusgard
Communications Assistant
Noam David Stern
China Representative ( Shanghai ) (+86 136 1169 1358)