Anders Hoffmann, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Deputy Director General at Danish Business Authority
At the Danish Business Authority, Anders is responsible for the department for Business development and International cooperation. Were they create good conditions for growth for Danish firms. The department is responsible for the areas covering regional and national policies for business development, for which the aim is to create positive socio-economic returns in the form of more jobs and higher productivity. They focus on creating new markets, entrepreneurship, reduction of administrative burdens, resource efficiency and creative businesses. Furthermore, the department works to improve international cooperation, and create open markets all over the world. The international market has great importance for the economic growth of Denmark.
Anders Hoffmann is also former Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy at Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen.
Kirsten Drejer, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Symphogen A / S
Kirsten Drejer has more than 30 years of international experience from the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Before founding Symphogen in 2000, she held several scientific and managerial positions at Novo Nordisk A/S, including four years as Director of Diabetes Discovery, and three years as Corporate Facilitator. Through Kirsten Drejer’s leadership more than €249 million has been raised from international premiere VC investors, with Essex Woodlands Health Ventures and Novo A/S as major shareholders. Symphogen has entered into collaborations with international pharmaceutical companies such as Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Genentech, USA. In addition to her service on Symphogen’s board of directors, Kirsten Drejer is also a member of the board of directors of The Fund for Industrial Growth and on the Advisory Boards of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and the CBS Entrepreneurship Platform.
Chairman at Symbion A/S and former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Danmark Aps.
Jørgen Bardenfleth has worked with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) since 1981, both in R&D and later on sales, marketing and management in Danish and American technology companies such as HP, Intel and Microsoft. Jørgen Bardenfleth has participated in various councils and committees related to IT, among others Globalisation Council and ICT Board.