European Business Forum 2021

European Business Forum 2021 theme was “Business For A Better World”. 
The world as we know it is changing and not for the better. Our environment and planet is crying for help and we need to do something now! We need to take responsibility!

European Business Forum 2021 focused on how Business’, companies, CEO’s, managers and employees can make a different and make business for a better world.  
Words which resonated during the forum:

  • Diane Holdorf: “Business is the best way to change the world”.
  • Tine Willumsen: ” It is powerfull to have diversity in your organisation”.
  • Anette Rosengren: “It takes courage to let go of the past and transform your business”.
  • Antonio Rodriguez: “Anyone can be project manager, but a project demands focus and priority”.
  • Malaika Haaning: ” It takes passion to change the world for the better”.


2021 Most Inspiring Conference & Workshop

 The statistics do not lie. The majority of consumers refrain from buying products from manufacturers who do not have a sufficient sustainable profile, and as such it places a great demand on companies. Sustainability is no longer just a trend – it’s your future.

At European Business Forum 2021 you will get inspiration and unique insight into CSR strategies from the world’s most sustainable company in 2021; Schneider Electric, as well as Ørsted and Novo Nordisk + leading professors in the field. Effective workshops throughout the day will help expand your horizons, opportunities, and strategies. European Business Forum 2021 is proud to collaborate with IDA Lederforum & IMD.


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Speaker Lineup

Meet and learn from the experts on November 9th 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
We are happy and proud to present the lineup for European Business Forum 2021

Peter Fisk
Professor at IE Business School

Peter Fisk is a professor at IE Business School and is the co-founder of European Business Forum. He is the author of multiple books, including the latest “Business Recoded” from December 2020.

Peter´s visions and knowledge inspire companies to have the courage to create a better future, which can occur in many different forms and is recognized by Thinkers50. Again, this year Peter will be the host of European Business Forum, taking the participants on a journey to make business for a better world.


Martin Neubert

Chief Commercial Officer & Deputy Group CEO at Ørsted

Martin Neubert have been with Ørsted for more than a decade, starting as a senior manager and now a member of Ørsted’s executive board, being the chief commercial officer and deputy group CEO. Martin is dedicated to creating a world that runs entirely on green energy – by pioneering and safely delivering cost-efficient and integrated renewable energy solutions to societies across our planet. He has a MSc in economics and finance from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, with a supplement as a chartered financial analyst from CFA Institute. 

Camilla Sylvest

Executive Vice President at Novo Nordisk

Camilla Sylvest joined Novo Nordisk in 1996 and have had multiple roles in the company. In 2003, she was appointed vice president of sales and marketing in Region Europe. In 2015 she was appointed senior vice president and general manager of Novo Nordisk’s Region China, being promoted to Executive Vice President in 2017. Camilla has an Executive MBA in Leadership and Strategy, from Scandinavian International Management Institute, a MSc in Economics from University of Southern Denmark and recently received a certificate in obesity strategy from Harvard Business School.

Diane Holdorf

Managing Director of Food & Nature at World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Diane Holdorf has great experience in sustainability, working within the field for more than a decade. Before joining WBCSD, Diane was Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer for Kellogg, where she focused on advancing the company’s sustainability leadership efforts. Ms. Holdorf holds a bachelor’s degrees in Public Communications and in German from Syracuse University, and a Executive MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Hans Axel Kristensen

Hans Axel Kristensen have been the CEO of PLASTIX since its beginning in 2012, one of the only companies in the world to produce green plastic based on used fishing nets, trawls, ropes, and other plastic waste from the maritime industry. He has a great amount of experience in management, being within the field for more than two decades. Hans holds a master’s degree in law from the university of Copenhagen and has recently been shortlisted for the “Plastics Recycling Ambassador of the Year” which honours individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to European Plastics recycling.

Tine Arentsen Willumsen
CEO of Above & Beyound Group and Founder of The Diversity Council

Tine Arentsen Willumsen is the owner and CEO of Above & Beyond Group – an international consulting house specializing in diversity and inclusion. She is also the Founder of The Diversity Council, which is a D&I alliance for over 20 leading companies in the Nordic region. Tine is a very popular keynote speaker and teaches diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, and respect in the workplace, both in Denmark and abroad. In addition, Tine is the author of “Womenomics – Gender Diversity & the Rise of Female Driven Growth Potential” and holds an MBA from Essec Business School Paris.  

Dr. Mark Esposito

Co-founder & Chief Learning Officer at Nexus FrontierTech

Mark Esposito is an academic, an entrepreneur, a bestselling author, and a senior advisor to governments. In 2016 he was listed as one of the 30 prominent business thinkers by Thinkers50. Mark has written hundreds of articles between peer and non-peer review magazines, 11 books, including 2 bestsellers and his next books on the Great Reset Ahead Of Us are due in 2022 with MIT University Press and Cambridge University Press. From 2011 to 2019 he taught courses in business, government and society, and economic strategy and competitiveness, at Michael Porter’s Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. Mark holds a doctoral degree in Economics and lives between Phoenix, Boston, Geneva and Dubai.

Antonio Nieto Rodriguez

Professor at IE Business School

Antonio Rodriguez is a professor at IE Business School and Director of IE’s Flagship Program: Strategic Project Management for Executives. He is the author of the new Harvard Business Review Project Management Handbook and is the creator of concepts such as the Project Economy and the Project Manifesto, with his research and global impact in modern management being recognized by Thinkers50. Antonio is born in Madrid, Spain, fluent in five languages and has an MBA from London Business School.

Lotte Hansen

CEO at Hansen & Ersbøll Agenda
Lotte Hansen is one of Denmark’s most recognized and influential advisors within the field of Sustainable Development Goals. Lotte has an extensive resumé which includes more than 20 years’ experience with energy, climate, and sustainability matters. She is one of Denmark’s most experienced public affairs advisors, having previously worked in various Danish ministries and in the Nordic Council of Ministers. In 2010, Lotte founded the company known as H.E. Agenda and have since founded the iLoveGlobalGoals association. Lotte holds a MSc in Political Science from Aarhus University, with a supplement education in journalism.

Anette Rosengren

Nordics Director at Philip Morris

Anette Rosengren has great experience in executive management and has since her accession to Philip Morris, pushed to launch the company’s smoke-free products in the Nordic countries and aims so make the Nordic region smoke-free. She believes that the tobacco industry has an obvious role to play in meeting the global goals. Anette holds a degree in Marketing & Management from Lund University, supplemented with multiple organization and leadership programs from Northwestern University and IMD Business School.

Michael Seremet

Senior Director at Schneider Electric

Michael Seremet, is the Senior Director at Schneider Electric, named the world’s most sustainable company in 2021. He has great experience in management being in the field for more than a decade and fighting for a better world has always been on his agenda, along with the important task of bringing cultural diversity into play. Michael has international experiences from the Balkans and Baltics, being an Officer in the Danish Army. Through the army, he got a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational performance and later graduated from the University of Southern Denmark with a Graduate Diplomacy in Business Administration specialized in Organization.

Malaika Haaning
Founder & Creative Director at Malaika New York

Malaika Hanning is the Founder and Creative Director of Malaika New York, which is a fashion brand exploring a zero waste philosophy. She started Malaika New York in 2016 and the goal have since been to eliminate fashion’s harmful environmental effects by utilizing minimal or zero waste patterns, while maximizing wearability by producing luxe-quality. Malaika have great experience in fashion, having been an intern at Michael Kors, Guess, STÆRK and Gemma Kahng. Malaika holds a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York. 

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