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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 has been a Board Member at DEIF A/S (Dansk Elektronik Instrument Fabrik) and of Tradeshift China.

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Rasmus Sehested Thormann
Rasmus Sehested Thormann

Communications & Project Manager

Rasmus joined DCBF in 2018 as Student Assistant, and has since February 2021 been working full-time as Communications and Project Manager. 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.

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Carla Bolette d'Orban Kay

Communications & Marketing Assistant

Carla Bolette joined DCBF in March 2022 as a Communications & Marketing Assistant. She is currently studying a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Market Dynamics & Cultural Analysis (HA MAK) at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), with electives including Visual Communication, Global People Management: Human Resource & Leadership, Corporate Finance as well as Social Media Management.

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Anders Faurholt

Digital Communications & Project Assistant

Anders joined Danish-Chinese Business Forum as Digital Communications & Project Assistant in June 2022. He holds a BA in China Studies from the University of Copenhagen and is currently pursuing a double degree in Public Management and Social Development offered through Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) in collaboration with Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and The University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). During his undergraduate degree, Anders spent more than 2 years in China at various universities.

 

 

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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 China-direct.biz 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.