ABOUT US

DANISH-CHINESE BUSINESS FORUM – EXECUTIVE NETWORKING FOR BETTER BUSINESS

DANISH-CHINESE BUSINESS FORUM IN SHORT

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Independent, non-profit network organisation

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Denmark’s largest China-focused network

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More than 120 members companies and institutions

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Contact to nearly 1000 executives

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Established in 2005

DCBF HISTORY

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History of Danish-Chinese Business Forum

2005: Danish-Chinese Business Forum was established by some of the largest export companies in Denmark on the initiative of Nils Foss who convinced 15 other companies to form DCBF. Nils Foss was elected the first Chairman of the Board of DCBF, and Tom Jensen was appointed the first Secretary General of DCBF.

History of Danish-Chinese Business Forum

2006: H.R.H. The Prince Consort of Denmark becomes patron of Danish-Chinese Business Forum

2012: Thorkil K. Christensen was elected Chairman of the Board of DCBF

2016: Claus V. Hemmingsen was elected Chairman of the Board of DCBF

History of Danish-Chinese Business Forum

2016: Hans Henrik Pontoppidan was appointed as Secretary General of DCBF

2019: Tom Behrens-Sørensen was elected Chairman of the Board of DCBF

2019: H.R.H. Crown Prince of Denmark follows in the footsteps of Prince Henrik and becomes patron of Danish-Chinese Business Forum

OUR

BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

THE BOARD IS REPRESENTED BY SOME OF THE LEADING DANISH COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS IN CHINA

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Tom Behrens-Sørensen
Tom Behrens-Sørensen

Chairman

Founder & Chairman,
Behrens-Sorensen Advisory P/S

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Anders Würtzen
Anders Würtzen

Vice-Chairman

VP Head of Public Affairs,
A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S

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Morten Dyrholm
Morten Dyrholm

Vice-Chairman

Group Senior Vice President, Global Marketing and Public Affairs,
Vestas Wind Systems A/S

SECRETARIAT

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Hans Henrik Pontoppidan
Hans Henrik Pontoppidan

Secretary General

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.