25 Notable alumni of
Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School is 1183rd in the world, 399th in Europe, and 5th in Denmark by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 25 notable alumni from Copenhagen Business School sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Prince Nikolai of Denmark

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    Prince Nikolai of Denmark
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1999-.. (age 22)
    Occupations
    modelaristocratstudent
    Biography

    Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Count of Monpezat is a member of the Danish royal family. He is the eldest son of Prince Joachim and his first wife, Alexandra, Countess of Frederiksborg. He's currently seventh in the line of succession to the Danish throne. At the time of his birth, he was third, after his uncle and father.

  2. David Heinemeier Hansson

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    David Heinemeier Hansson
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    computer scientistracing automobile driversoftware developerbloggerwriter
    Biography

    David Heinemeier Hansson is a Danish programmer, and the creator of the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework and the Instiki wiki. He is also a partner at the web-based software development firm Basecamp.

  3. Jakob Ellemann-Jensen

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    Jakob Ellemann-Jensen
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerjurist
    Biography

    Jakob Ellemann-Jensen is a Danish politician who has served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of Venstre since 2019. A member of the Folketing since the 2011 general election, he served as Minister for Environment and Food under Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen from 2 May 2018 to 27 June 2019. He was spokesman on political affairs for Venstre from 2015 to 2018 and again briefly in 2019.

  4. Sophie Løhde

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    Sophie Løhde
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sophie Løhde is a Danish politician from the party Venstre, who have been a Member of the Folketing since 2007.

  5. Claus Meyer

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    Claus Meyer
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    restaurateurnon-fiction writerentrepreneurcook
    Biography

    Claus Meyer is a culinary entrepreneur, food activist, cookbook author, professor, and television host. He is often accredited as the founder of the New Nordic Cuisine philosophy.

  6. Søren Skou

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    Søren Skou
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    business executivebusinessperson
    Biography

    Søren Skou is a Danish businessman who is currently the CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk since June 2016.

  7. Fritz Schur

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    Fritz Schur
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    businesspersonentrepreneur
    Biography

    Fritz Henrik Schur Junior is a Danish businessman with ties to both royal, business and political circles in Denmark. Fritz Schur has since 1999 been honorary consul general of Finland to Denmark.

  8. Ulla Tørnæs

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    Ulla Tørnæs
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Copenhagen Business School
    Studied in 1985-1988
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs is a Danish politician of the Liberal Party. From 1994 to 2014, she was a member of the Danish parliament (Folketing). She served as Minister for Science, Technology, Information and Higher Education in the Lars Løkke Rasmussen II Cabinet of Denmark from February 2016 to November 2016 and as the Minister for Development Cooperation in the Lars Løkke Rasmussen III Cabinet.

  9. Pál Joensen

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    Pál Joensen
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Pál Joensen is a Faroese elite swimmer. He was born in Vágur, Suðuroy, Faroe Islands. He has won World and European Championship medals. His bronze medal in the men's 1500 metre freestyle at the 2012 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Istanbul was the first medal won by a Faroese swimmer at the World Aquatic Championships.

  10. Gerhard Heiberg

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    Gerhard Heiberg
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    managersports executivesiviløkonom
    Biography

    Jens Gerhard Heiberg is a Norwegian industrialist who was head of the Lillehammer Olympic Organising Committee (LOOC) and member of the International Olympic Committee.

  11. Aili Keskitalo

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    Aili Keskitalo
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aili Keskitalo is a Norwegian Sami politician representing the Norwegian Sámi Association (NSR), who has served as the president of the Sami Parliament since 2017. She also served in this post from 2005–2007 and 2013–2016.

  12. Lars Kolind

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    Lars Kolind
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurwriter
    Biography

    Lars Kolind is a Danish businessman. Kolind holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from Aarhus University from 1972 and a B.Comm. from the Copenhagen Business School from 1977. He is adjunct professor of leadership and strategy at Aarhus University Business School (Aarhus School of Business) since 2000. He serves as Detao Master of Leadership and Strategy since 2012.

  13. Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen

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    Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Copenhagen Business School
    In 2015 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politicianconsultant
    Biography

    Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party, and was a parliamentary representative for Finnmark from 1985 to 2009. He served as Minister of Fisheries from 1996 to 1997 and Minister of Finance from 2000 to 2001 in the first cabinet Stoltenberg. Pedersen was Chief of Staff at the Office of the Prime Minister and a member of the Cabinet from 2006 to 2013. From 2015 to 2020 he was the CEO at Norwegian Oil and Gas.

  14. Tarja Cronberg

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    Tarja Cronberg
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tarja Cronberg is a Finnish Green League politician who served as a member of the European Parliament from 2011 until 2014. Cronberg was Member of the Finnish Parliament 2003–2007. She chaired her party from 2005 until 2009 and was the Minister of Labour in the Finnish government from 2007 to 2009 as part of Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet.

  15. Pernille Weiss

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    Pernille Weiss
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    nurseself-employmentbusinesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    Pernille Weiss is a Danish politician, and businesswoman who was elected as a Conservative People's Party (part of the EPP Group) Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the 2019 European parliamentary election in Denmark. She is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Archimed, a healthcare and architectural consultancy.

  16. Lise Haavik

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    Lise Haavik
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Lise Haavik is a Danish-Norwegian singer, best known for representing Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in Bergen, Norway in 1986. She is also well-known domestically for her partnership in the duo Trax with John Hatting, her ex-husband.

  17. Lene Børglum

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    Lene Børglum
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film producer
    Biography

    Lene Børglum is a Danish film producer. Børglum was one of the key executives and co-owners of Zentropa from its early start in 1992 and until 2007.

  18. Lene Andersen

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    Lene Andersen
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    writerpublisherciviløkonom
    Biography

    Lene Rachel Andersen, Danish author, indie publisher, economist, futurist, and philosopher. She was born and raised in Taastrup, a suburb west of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her first books were the series Baade-Og, her latest books are The Nordic Secret (2017), Metamodernity (2019) and Bildung (2020). In 2018, Andersen co-founded the Copenhagen based think-tank Nordic Bildung and the folk-Bildung association Fremvirke. In 2019, she was the main initiator of European Bildung Day and in 2020 the co-founder of the European Bildung Network. Since January 2019, Andersen is a member of the Club of Rome.

  19. Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen

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    Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen is the Danish Chief Executive of the Danish multi-national brewing company Carlsberg Group (Carlsberg A/S), based in Copenhagen (native København) in Denmark. Carlsberg is the name of a district of Copenhagen. The main shareholder of Carlsberg is the Carlsberg Foundation.

  20. Morten Dahlin

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    Morten Dahlin
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Morten Dahlin is a Danish politician, who is a member of the Folketing for the Venstre political party. He was elected into parliament at the 2019 Danish general election.

  21. Martin Roll

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    Martin Roll
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    businesspersonauthor
    Biography

    Martin Roll is a Danish author, brand strategist and management consultant. Roll appears regularly in global television and print media. He holds an MBA from INSEAD where he is a Distinguished Fellow and an Entrepreneur in Residence. Roll's first book, Asian Brand Strategy, was named one of the "Best Business Books: Marketing" in 2006 by Strategy+Business. He is the founder CEO of Martin Roll Company, an advisory firm based in Singapore. He advises Fortune 500 companies, Asian firms, family-owned businesses and also served as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company.

  22. John Petersson

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    John Petersson
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    accountantfunctionary
    Biography

    John Petersson is president of the European Paralympic Committee and a former swimmer from Denmark. He is also one of the 12 members of the International Paralympic Committee and he has been a member of the Danish Handicap-Federal Board of Directors since 2000. Petersson is an accountant who studied at Copenhagen Business School.

  23. Agnar Höskuldsson

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    Agnar Höskuldsson
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Dr. Agnar Höskuldsson is a Danish scientist who specializes in the field of chemometrics. He was formerly an associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark. He was awarded the Herman Wold gold medal for his contribution to chemometrics in 1997 and over the span of his career he has published over 30 scientific papers and is credited with over 2000 scientific citations.

  24. Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen

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    Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen
    Born in
    Denmark Flag Denmark
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen is a Danish theologist who since 2014 has been serving as the General Secretary of DanChurchAid. In 2018 she was elected Moderator of ACT Alliance - a global alliance of 146 churches and related organisations working together in over 120 countries to create positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalized people.

  25. Andreas Kjær

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    Andreas Kjær
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    researcher
    Biography

    Andreas Kjær is a Danish physician-scientist and European Research Council (ERC) advanced grantee. He is professor at the University of Copenhagen and chief physician at Rigshospitalet, the National University Hospital of Denmark. He is board certified in Nuclear Medicine and his research is focused on molecular imaging with PET and PET/MRI and targeted radionuclide therapies (theranostics) in cancer. His achievements include development of several new PET tracers that have reached first-in-human clinical use. He has published more than 400 peer-review articles, filed 10 patents, supervised more than 40 PhD students and received numerous prestigious scientific awards over the years. He is a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences