Copenhagen Business School is proud of all our alumni and wishes to recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves. The Distinguished Alumni award honours outstanding alumni who have drawn positive attention to the business school, and the award is a recognition of their achievements of noteworthy value and accomplishments. The recipients must be alumni who have excelled by achieving unique profiles and careers.
The Distinguished Alumni Award honours alumni who have:
• A degree from Copenhagen Business School
• Contributed positively to the Danish and/or international society
• Engaged themselves in CBS after graduation
• A professional career within the public or private sector showing extraordinary results
The title of Distinguished Alum is awarded by CBS.
The following alumni have been appointed:
2017: Claus Meyer
Claus Meyer receives the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2017. (Photo: Jakob Grøndahl)
Claus Meyer is a successful entrepreneur who has excelled by turning passion into profession and in creating impact. Meyer has had a remarkable career and has built not one, but many companies and created many jobs. With food and cooking as his primary platforms he has shown a commitment to society, and to society’s weakest, and he is furthermore one of the architects of the world famous new Nordic kitchen.
Claus Meyer has contributed to Copenhagen Business School in various ways, not least by sharing his experience and knowledge as an Adjunct Professor.
Andreas Nicolaisen, Knight of the Dannebrog, earned the title of Distinguished Alumnus for his contribution to accounting and his voluntary work, which has been highly beneficial to CBS. He has chaired the Danish Society for Education and Business (DSEB), the Corps of Examiners for Business Education at Universities, and CBS Academic Housing, and more.
Read a portrait of Andreas Nicolaisen and see his CV.