The Trade Council is the governmental export and investment promotion organisation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. The organisation comprises all governmental activities designed to promote Danish export and foreign investment in Denmark under one roof.
In 2012 the Trade Council has approximately 75 employees in Denmark and 230 employees abroad located at more than 100 embassies, consulates general and trade commissions.
To ensure that the Trade Council's activities are always rooted in the needs of the business community, a Board of Directors has been established. The Board consists of active business professionals with practical international experience as well as industrial and social insight.
The organisation focuses on offering Danish companies individual advice on all issues important for their international activities. It is a professional and innovative organisation which aims to secure the best possible conditions for taking part in the increasing globalisation for the Danish industry. Moreover, it is an organisation which can act as a sparring partner for companies at all levels.
The Trade Council is in a position to offer substantial and discernible benefits to both new and experienced export firms. The goal is to offer the Danish business community the opportunity to enter a close partnership which will enhance the professional analysis of foreign markets and thereby increase the competitiveness of the companies.
Every year the Council publishes a report in order to take stock of the Council's activities as well as to explain why even more enterprises should make use of us as a co-operation.
The Board of Directors of the Trade Council
The Board of Directors of the Trade Council consists of active business men and women with international experience, and which represents a variety of sectors as well as small and medium sized enterprises. The aim is to ensure a close partnership between Danish business and the Trade Council and in this context help to promote the export and internationalisation of Danish companies. The Board of Directors is composed in order to represent a broad spectrum of business and export interests.
The Board of Directors also advises the Minister for Foreign Affairs in questions related to the Government’s export and investment promotion policies.
The Board of Directors meets four times annually and holds a strategy seminar once a year.
Board of Directors, 1. May 2012
Sten Scheibye (Chairman) Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S; Chairman of the Board of The Technical University of DenmarkCharlotte Mark (Vicechairman)
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Finn S. Hansen Executive Vicepresident Arla Foods, Consumer International
Bente Damgaard CEO, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects Anne Birgitte Lundholt Former CEO, Danish Association of the Veterinary Pharmaceutical Industry Jacob Holm CEO, Fritz Hansen A/S Henrik Dueholm MadsenCEO, Bramidan A/S
Ingelise Bogason Vicechairman, Board of Directors of BankInvest. Member of the Board of Directors in Copenhagen Capacity, Grundfos and the Danish Association of Consulting Engineers
Niels Smedegaard CEO in DFDS A/S Frederik I. PedersenChief Analyst in the Economic Council of the Labour MovementCecilia Bonefeld-DahlDirector, GLOBit
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