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:


Focus Groups

Our members often face similar challenges when navigating in the Danish-Chinese business environment. Based on this, The DCBF Focus Groups allow DCBF’s members to exchange knowledge and expertise within the theme of the specific focus group.

DCBF Focus Groups include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Security/Corporate Social Credit Score
  • HR
  • IPR/Trademark
  • VAT/Tax and customs issues
  • Blockchain to support sales
  • Energy

If you are interested in any of the above or if you have an issue you wish to discuss with fellow DCBF members, please do not hesitate to contact our Secretary General Hans Henrik Pontoppidan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 was appointed Secretary General of DCBF in 2016, following a four-year tenure as a Board Member. Hans Henrik has more than 20 years of experience in Corporate Banking (10 of which abroad), working for Hambros Bank Plc London, Bank of America, Nordea and Svenska Handelsbanken. Hans Henrik opened Privatbanken A/S (now part of Nordea) in Beijing and headed the China operation from 1989 to 1993.

Prior to joining Danish-Chinese Business Forum (DCBF), Hans Henrik was a Partner at Deloitte Corporate Finance for 15 years and was amongst 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 Hans Henrik executed the sale of 50% of the Danish gas storage and distribution system.

Hans Henrik holds an MBA from City University London and a Bachelor of Commerce in Foreign Trade. Hans Henrik also passed the Executive Board Education at CBS in 2016 (with distinction) and is now a Board Member at DEIF A/S (Dansk Elektronik Instrument Fabrik) and of Tradeshift China. 

 Rasmus Sehested Thormann, Communications & Project Manager
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Communications & Marketing Assistant, Rasmus Sehested Thormann

Rasmus joined DCBF in 2018 as Communications and Marketing Assistant. He holds a BA and MA in China Studies from University of Copenhagen. During his studies, he focused on international and cross-cultural communication as well as Danish-Chinese business. Rasmus has taken two semesters as an exchange student in China: One in Beijing and one in Hong Kong.


Tine Xia Petersen Brusgard, Digital Communications & Project Assistant
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Digital Communications & Project Assistant, Tine Xia Petersen Brusgard

Tine joined the DCBF-team in 2019 as Digital Communications and Project Assistant. She holds a B.Sc. in Business, Asian Language and Culture (Chinese) and is currently studying for a M.Sc. in Diversity and Change Management (cand.merc.int) at Copenhagen Business School. Tine’s China experience comes from travelling, volunteer work and studies at CBS and abroad.


Rebecca Svantemann, Communications and Marketing Assistant
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Rebecca is the newest member of the DCBF-team having started at the beginning of 2021. She is currently enrolled at Copenhagen Business School where she is pursuing a B.Sc. in International Business and Politics. Rebecca’s interest in Danish-Chinese relations comes from having lived in Beijing for 10 years while completing her studies.  



 Noam David Stern, China Representative (Shanghai)

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China Representative (Shanghai), Noam David Stern

Noam has lived in China since 2005 where he among others has worked for the Nordic Industrial Park in Ningbo and the Trade Council in Shanghai. Today, he is the Co-founder of China-direct.biz in Shanghai that offers practical advice and supporting services to mostly Scandinavian companies with their market access, company establishments and business operations in China. Noam has been the appointed China Representative of DCBF since September 2019.