This year’s Alumni Day was filled with input on the theme “Responsible leadership of the future,” the new CBS President’s first speech to alumni, the presentation of this year’s Distinguished Alumni award, a panel debate, and last but not least many happy and engaged alumni, of whom a group of participants came all the way from the United States to celebrate their anniversary.
Congratulations on handing in your thesis. Soon you will graduate and become an alum. Get a brief overview on how to get off to a good start for your job search as a soon-to-be graduate and a recent graduate from CBS.
CBS’ Distinguished Alum 2019 is Anders Vad Dons, Partner and Nordic CEO of Deloitte and a CBS graduate in Business Economics and Auditing. The appointment of the 52-year-old top executive is owing to his remarkable career but also his involvement in and contribution to society and the business community – personally and through Deloitte.
On International Women’s Day, CBS in cooperation with KVINFO, introduced the innovative GenderLAB to find new solutions to gender equality problems. On 2 April, you can take part in finding the solutions at the next GenderLAB at the Nordic Gender Equality Workshops.
A Graduate Diploma in Finance and Credit turned out to be crucial to Per Holten-Andersen when he, in 2012, became President of CBS. Now, he has passed on the torch and stepped down in exchange for the freedom to plan his own life – first and foremost in favour of his family – but also to attend to three seats on board of directors, he has been elected to, and to oversee a larger piece of forest in Oregon, USA, which he bought more than 30 years ago.
CBS has just jumped 18 places in the Financial Times European Business School Rankings and is now, according to Financial Times, placed as 33rd among the best business schools in Europe. For an alum, where you took your degree follows you for the rest of your career. In Dean of Education Gregor Hallf’s opinion, alumni and CBS build the reputation of the University together.
After three rounds at CBS, he went from partying and motorcycling to working ambitiously and purposefully toward the managerial responsibility, he now has as the sales director of the supermarket chain, Fakta. Known at one time in the media as the reality star Biker Jens – who was basically a well-thought-out product. He is now known as ‘Denmark’s Most Socially Responsible Business Executive’ after receiving the CSR People Prize, chiefly as a result of Fakta’s ‘Ready to Start’ initiative – an education and training programme for young people with autism spectrum disorder that results in a job if they complete the programme.
For many of us the holidays are the time where we finally have time to read books. For that reason, CBS Alumni has asked three CBS scholars to recommend reading material for Christmas. Take a look at what Dean of Research Søren Hvidkjær, Associate Professor and Inequality (BiS) platform Academic Director Birthe Larsen and Professor of Strategy and Innovation Louise Mors recommend.
CBS has established three new Business in Society research platforms addressing the major societal challenges ‘Inequality’, ‘Diversity and Difference’ and ‘Digital Transformations’. The aim is to produce qualified knowledge in the three research areas to fuel the highly topical discussions and decisions needed in our ever changing society. The three platforms will be launched jointly at an event on Monday 12 November, with EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager as the keynote speaker. Alumni are more than welcome to attend.
The Collective Intelligence Unit at CBS studies an area it sees as nationally and globally ripe with potential that the business community is just beginning to take notice and see the potential of. The research unit, which focuses on topics such as collective intelligence and the wisdom of crowds with strong research ties to computer-human interaction, has quickly taken on a central role among top global researchers and policymakers in the field of science and technology.