Board of Directors
The board of directors consists of nine members: Five are elected by and among the members, two are appointed by the Association of Agricultural Academics, one is appointed by the Danish Veterinary Association and one is elected at the general meeting following nomination by the board of directors.
Erik Bisgaard Madsen, chairman
MSc in Veterinary Medicine, Ph.D., B.Com., elected by the members, Associate Dean Politics & Communication, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Other directorships: Chairman of the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation and member of the boards of FoodNexus, Biorefining Alliance, Danish Food Cluster, CLEAN and the Danish Dairy Research Foundation.
Johannes Elbæk, deputy chairman
MSc (Agriculture), HD graduate diploma (Accounting), elected by the members and deputy chairman. Other directorships: Member of audit committee of the Pension Fund for Agricultural Academics and Veterinary Surgeons.
MSc in Veterinary Medicine, elected by the members, DVM Certificate in small animals, Frederiksværk Dyrehospital. Other directorships: Chairman of the professional committee of veterinary nurses, deputy chairman of the Danish Cat Register.
Ph.D., MSc (Veterinary Medicine), appointed by the trade union for veterinary employees (ADO). Postdoc in clinical biomedicine at the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. Other directorships: member of the Executive Committee in Danish Veterinary Association (DVA) and deputy chairman for the group Profession Biomedicine in DVA.
MSc (Agriculture), HD graduate diploma (Business Administration), appointed by the Association of Agricultural Academics, Department head, Organic Farming/Innovation, SEGES. Other directorships: Member of the ICROFS Programme Committee, special adviser to the council on organic foods.
MSc (Agriculture), elected by the members, chief consultant, Danish Agriculture & Food Council. Other directorships: Chairman of board of representatives of the Association of Agricultural Academics, member of church council, Godthaab Parish.
Frank Bøgh Nielsen
MSc in Veterinary Medicine, elected by the members, veterinarian.
MSc (Econ.), elected by the members, CEO of the Bikuben Foundation and Kollegiefonden Bikuben. Other directorships: Chairman of AP’s audit committee, member of the boards of Volt A/S and the Foundation for Social Responsibility, chairman of the advisory committee of Nasdaq OMX Cph, chairman of Bikubenfoundation New York Inc. and deputy chairman of Enkotec A/S and Fonden Roskilde Festival.
Henning Otte Hansen
Ph.d., MSc (Agriculture) & HD graduate diploma (foreign trade), appointed by the Association of Agricultural Academics. Senior Adviser Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at University of Copenhagen. Other directorships: Deputy chairman of PJD’s audit committee. Vice President of The Royal Danish agricultural Society. Member of the Executive Committee "Statsautoriseret revisor Oluf Christian Olsen og hustru Julie Rasmine Olsens mindefond". Chairman of the board in the company DisposalCollectionCare IVS.