The Advisory Board advises the Dean and the faculty management on issues such as:
Professor, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Professor Cecilia M. Bailliet is Director of the Masters Program in Public International Law at the University of Oslo. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a combined J.D./M.A, degree from The George Washington University Law School and Elliot School of International Affairs, and a doctorate degree in law from University of Oslo. Her primary research areas cover transnational and cross-disciplinary issues within international law linked to the vulnerability of humanity including among others International Public Law, Human Rights, Refugee Law and Counter Terrorism.
Chairman, Illums Bolighus, Prime Office A/S, and Professional Board Member
Flemming Lindeløv holds a Master of Chemistry and PhD from the Technical University of Denmark. Lindeløv currently works as an active Chairman of Prime Office A/S, Illums Bolighus, ToneArt A/S,DPA-Systems, Nordic Artist Management A/S and Designmuseum Danmark. With more than 30 years of experience, Flemming Lindeløv has been the President and CEO of the Carlsberg Group as well as the CEO of TULIP, COOP and Royal Scandinavia. He is board member of several national and international company boards and has taken active part as executive board member in Aarhus Symposium.
Ambassador, Vice President for Global Affairs, Haldor Topsøe, Denmark.
Ulrik Federspiel is Vice President for Global Affairs in the Danish energy and environment company Haldor Topsøe A/S. Mr Federspiel received his master’s degree in political science from Aarhus University and another master’s degree in international relations from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. In 1991, he was appointed Permanent State Secretary for Foreign Affairs in Denmark and, in 1993, the Danish Prime Minister appointed him his Chief of Staff which included serving as Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen in the Council of Ministers.
In 1993-97, he was a member of the Board of the University of Copenhagen and is currently member of the Advisory Board of the President of the University of Copenhagen.
In 1997, Mr Federspiel became Ambassador to Ireland and in 2000 Ambassador to the United States of America. Since 2001, he has been an Honorary Trustee of the Crown Prince Frederik Fund at Harvard University. In 2005-09, he again served in the Danish Government as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs.
In 2011, he was appointed honorary alumni of Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences.
In addition to the abovementioned, he has written several articles and a book on EU integration.
Harry Garretsen, professor, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Harry Garretsen is professor of International Economics and Business and former dean of Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Groningen. His main research areas include geografical economics, incorporating insights from international, regional and urban economics. Moreover, Professor Garretsen is senior visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge and CESifo Research Fellow at the University of Münich, and member of a number of editorial and advisory boards.
Deputy Director, OECD Directorate for Science Technology and Innovation
Since 2022, Jens Lundsgaard has been Deputy Director at the OECD with responsibility for productivity analyses, digitalisation, research policy, innovation and technology development – not least in relation to the transition to climate neutrality. From 2011 to 2017, he was a director in the Ministry of Business and Growth, and from 2018 to 2022 a board member of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a writer in Danish and foreign media.
Jens Lundsgaard has an MSc in economics and management from Aarhus University. He participates in the Advisory Board in his personal capacity.
Dean, Professor, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida, USA.
Professor John Kraft is dean at the Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971. Throughout his long academic career, he has held positions at several federal agencies including the Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Price Commission and National Science Foundation.
Prior to his position as dean at the Warrington College of Business Administration, Kraft was dean at Arizona State University.
Founder and CEO, exante data, New York, USA
Mr Jens Nordvig is founder and CEO of exante data in New York. His previous employments include Nomura Securities in New York, Goldman Sachs in London and New York, Bridgewater Associates and Idea Global.
Jens Nordvig holds an MSc in Economics and Management from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University.
President & CEO, Salling Group
Since 2012, Per Bank has been the president and CEO of Salling Group - the largest retailer in Denmark. Before that, he was CEO of Tesco Hungary and Commercial Director General Merchandise at Tesco UK. In the period from 2004-2009, he was CEO of Coop - another major retailer in Denmark.
Furthermore, Per Bank is non-Executive Board member and member of Board of Directors (Repræsentantskabet), Danmarks Nationalbank (central bank of Denmark).
Bjarne Corydon is CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Børsen A/S, a Danish newspaper specializing in business news published in Denmark. Bjarne Corydon is former Minister of Finance in the SR-government with Helle Thorning Schmidt from 2011-2015, and has held several leading posts as chief of staff and political and economic advisory. From 2016 to 2018, Bjarne Corydon held the position of global director of The McKinsey Center for Government in the global management consulting company McKinsey & Co.
Marianne Kirkegaard, President and CEO at CSM - Bakery Solutions
Marianne leads CSM's overall business performance and operations while also guiding the company's long-term strategic direction.
Marianne joined CSM in 2011 and was named President and CEO in 2016 after several senior leadership positions including senior vice president, products and marketing, and senior vice president, markets and chief commercial officer. Prior to joining CSM, Marianne spent 20 years at Unilever and Carlsberg where she held various sales, product and general management roles of increasing seniority, including general manager of Unilever Ice Cream in Central and Eastern Europe, and commercial director of all Unilevers activities in Central and Eastern Europe. She holds an Executive M.B.A. from the Scandinavian International Management Institute and a Master's degree from the Aarhus School of Business. Board member of Salling Group and AAK, among others.