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.

Peter H. T. Schwensen


Peter H.T. Schwensen joined Danish-Chinese Business Forum as Consultant in October 2023, after holding the position of Global Key Account Manager at FOSS from 2011 – 2023. Throughout his career he has worked with go-to market strategies, general management, and sales management, as well as several international assignments.

Prior to his time at FOSS, his business experience includes his time at Arla Food Ingredients from 1994 – 2004, during which he had two postings abroad. Furthermore, he held the position of Director of C4 Hillerød from 2006- 2010.  Recently he has engaged himself in Crescita Partners, as well as joining the board of directors in several companies through DTU accelerator programs.

Peter holds a MBA from Heriot-Watt University, as well as a MSc Agronomy, Economics from Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen. 

Kasper, DCBF
Kasper Ohmann Jacobsen

Digital Communications & Project Assistant

Kasper joined Danish-Chinese Business Forum in February 2023 as Digital Communications & Project Assistant. He is currently studying for a BA in Asia Studies (China Studies) at the University of Copenhagen, as well as working with various student organizations, to raise and share interest for China and Chinese culture. As part of his studies, Kasper has been to China on multiple occasions - most recently spending half a year in Taipei. 

Signe Henriksen profile picture communications and marketing assistant
Signe Henriksen

Communications & Marketing Assistant

Signe joined DCBF in September 2023 as Communications & Marketing Assistant. She is currently studying a BSc in International Business in Asia at Copenhagen Business School. She has focused her studies on China and has been there on several occasions, most recently on exchange. Outside her studies, she spends a lot of time working on her Mandarin skills and is keen to learn more about international relations. Signe contributes with creative competencies and experience with event planning which she has gained from student organizations and previous positions.

Noam David Stern
Noam David Stern

China Representative, Shanghai

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 Founder of in Shanghai that offers practical advice and supporting business and legal services to mostly Scandinavian companies regarding market access, company establishments and operations in China. Noam holds a M.Sc. International Business from Copenhagen Business School. He was appointed China Representative of DCBF in September 2019.