Peter Møllgaard is the next president of CBS

Peter Møllgaard, new president at CBS, has numerous years of experience from Denmark and abroad and is very familiar with CBS and the university sector.


The CBS Board of Directors has appointed Peter Møllgaard as the new president of CBS. He is a professor of economics and comes from a position as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). 

The next president of the largest business university in the North is a familiar face at CBS. Having served for several years at in roles ranging from professor to head of department and dean, Peter Møllgaard brings extensive management experience and in-depth knowledge of both CBS and the prevailing political landscape within the sector, a fact emphasised by the CBS Board. He has served for nine years as dean at universities in Denmark as well as abroad and has 19 years of leadership experience within the university sector. In addition, he has senior management experience at CBS as well as SDU. 

Moreover, Peter Møllgaard has extensive experience engaging with the broader society, an important aspect of university outreach and development, and a well-developed network in Denmark among universities, the business community and the political sector. Currently, he is chair of the Danish Council of Climate Change, an advisor to the Danish government on climate politics.  

”We are looking very much forward to working with Peter Møllgaard. He possesses exceptional managerial and academic expertise complemented by an extensive professional network. He has extensive experience with both national and international perspectives, and he has great insight into CBS, the political world and the current political reforms. We are therefore convinced that CBS’ Senior Management, employees and students will benefit greatly from collaborating with Peter on the continued development of CBS,” says Torben Möger Pedersen, Chairman of the CBS Board.  

Peter Møllgaard is looking forward to returning to CBS – this time as president: 

”CBS has assumed a very strong position with a very strong brand, sought-after graduates and internationally recognised research environments. I look forward to enhancing this position further in collaboration with Senior Management, employees and students. As the largest business school in the North, CBS holds a unique responsibility to address and illuminate significant societal challenges – including the green transition, artificial intelligence and lifelong learning,” he concludes. 

Peter Møllgaard starts on 1 June 2024. 

About Peter Møllgaard 

Born in 1964. Married, three children. 


PhD in Economics, European University Institute 

MSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen 


  • 2022-2024: Dean, University of Southern Denmark 
  • 2018-2026: Chair of the Danish Council on Climate Change 
  • 2018-2022: Dean, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics 
  • 2015-2017: Dean of Research, CBS 
  • 2009-2018: Professor of Industrial Organization, CBS 
  • 2005-2014: Head of Department, CBS 
  • 2001-2009: Professor with special responsibilities (mso), CBS 
  • 1996-2001: Associate Professor, CBS 


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