Board of Directors

Jacob Holm
Chair

Born 1961

Joined DAC’s board of directors as chair in December 2016.

Appointed by DAC’s partnership consisting of Realdania, the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Culture (2016).

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • MS in Economics, University of Copenhagen 1985
  • 1998 – 2020: CEO, Fritz Hansen A/S
  • 1995–1998: CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi A/S
  • 1989 – 1995: ISS A/S and ISS Inc.
  • 1986 – 1989: Foss A/S
  • 1985 – 1986: Carlsberg A/S
Other board positions
  • Chairperson, Hans Just Group A/S
  • Board Member, Fritz Hansen A/S
  • Board Member, Arp-Hansen Hotel Group A/S
  • Board Member, BLOXHUB
  • Board Member, Ballingslöv AB
Positions of trust
  • Confederation of Danish Industries’ Business Economics Panel
Contact information

jacob.erik.holm@outlook.com

Torsten Andersen
Vice-Chair

Born 1979

Joined DAC’s board of directors in 2021.

Appointed by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial affairs

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • MSc Political Science, Aarhus University, 2005 and MA European Political and Governance Studies, Brügge College of Europe, 2004
  • 2017– Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority
  • 2013–2017 Head of Section, Danish Business Authority
  • 2011–2013 National Expert, Directorate-General, European Commission
  • 2009–2011 Team Leader, Danish Ministry of Economics and Business Affairs
  • 2007–2009 Consultant, Confederation of Danish Industry (DI)
  • 2005–2007 Administrator, FORA, Danish National Agency for Enterprise and Construction
Other board positions
  • 2021– : Board Member, Danish Design Centre
  • 2013–2017: Board Chair and Board Member, Nordisk Innovation.
Positions of trust and distinctions
  • 2019– Member of the Global Future Council on Agile Governance under the auspices of the World Economic Forum
  • 2016–2019: Bureau Member, OECD Committee on Digital Economic Policy (CDEP)
Special expertise
  • Business development and business environment

Contact information

torand@erst.dk

Ulla Tofte, direktør på Museet for Søfart
Ulla Tofte
Board member

Born 1968

Joined DAC’s board of directors in 2020.

Appointed by the Danish Business Authority.

Term expires in 2024.

Career
  • 2015 – CEO, Maritime Museum of Denmark
  • 2003 – 2015: Director Golden Days Festival
  • 1999-2001: Teaching Assistant, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Other board positions
  • Deputy Chairperson, VisitDenmark
  • Board Member, Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairperson for the Tourism and Entertainment Committee, Danish Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Mungo Park Theater
Special expertise
  • Museum and entertainment industry
  • Tourism
  • Destination development
Contact information

ut@mfs.dk

Phone: +45 2070 0146

Jesper Nygård
Board member

Born 1961

Joined DAC’s board of directors in December 2014.

Appointed by Realdania.

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • MS in Public Administration from Roskilde University
  • 2013 – CEO, Realdania
  • 1996 – 2013: Managing Director, KAB
Other board positions
  • 2017 –: Brøndbyernes I.F. Fodbold A/S
  • 2018 –: Chairperson, Bolius
  • 2017 –: Deputy Chairperson, Knowledge Center for Danish Foundations
  • 2014 –: Board Member, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
  • 2013 –: Chairman of the Board, Realdania By & Byg
  • 2009 – 2019: Board Member, Foundation for Social Responsibility
  • 2000 – 2013: Chairman of the Board, National Building Foundation
  • 2003: Board Member, Realdania, Chair 2009 – 2013
  • 1990: BL – Danish Social Housing, Chair 1993 – 1996
  • 1983: Boligselskabet AKB, Chair 1988 – 1996
Positions of trust and distinctions
  • Member of VL2
  • Active debater. In 2012 he wrote the discussion paper “Det sociale enzym,” in which he calls for greater cooperation and interaction between civil society, the market and the public sector
Special expertise
  • The urban environment
  • The social housing sector
  • The world of foundations
  • Volunteerism and cooperation across sectors
Contact information

Jannie Juul Finne Rasmussen

Executive Secretary

Email: jfr@realdania.dk

Phone: +45 2782 8090

Mette Skjold
Board member

Born 1973

Joined DAC’s board of directors in March 2021.

Appointed by DAC’s partnership consisting of Realdania, the Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs and the Danish Ministry of Culture (2016).

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • International master’s degree in Leadership and Innovation CBS 2009
  • MA in Architecture, Aarhus School of Architecture 2001
  • CEO and partner, SLA A/S 2010 – present
  • Founder and CEO, Markstudio 2008 – 2010
  • Head of Urban Planning and Associate, Henning Larsen Architects 2001 – 2008
Positions of trust and distinctions
  • Member of City of Copenhagen’s Business Council 2017 – present
  • Talent 100 in Berlingske 2009
  • Vola award for final (university) project 2001
Special expertise
  • Leadership and business development
  • Urban development and planning
  • Nature-based design and planning
Contact information

Email: mes@sla.dk

Gerti Axelsen
Board member

Born 1970

Joined DAC’s board of directors in March 2021.

Appointed by the Danish Ministry of Culture.

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • MA in Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture in Copenhagen, 1996
  • 2020 – Deputy Director, Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces
  • 2016 – 2019 Construction and Development Manager, Lejerbo
  • 2014 – 2016 Area Manager responsible for Consulting, Alectia A/S
  • 2011 – 2014 Head of Construction, Copenhagen Properties, City of Copenhagen
  • 2008 – 2011 Head of Construction at FK Ejendom, City of Frederiksberg
  • 2005 – 2008 Head of Department and Creative Director, Arkitema KS
  • 2001 – 2005 Head of Department and Drawing Office, 3XN, Copenhagen
  • 1999 – 2003 Teacher at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ School of Architecture
  • 1996 – 1999 Senior Architect, Nielsen, Nielsen & Nielsen (now 3XN)
Positions of trust
  • Member of the board of representatives for Realdania, most recently re-elected in 2018
Contact information

Phone: +45 2184 2535

Email: gax@slks.dk

Pia Rost Rasmussen
Employee-elected board member

Born 1976

Joined DAC’s board of directors in 2013.

Appointed by DAC employees.

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • 2016 – 2019: Degree in management, University College Copenhagen (UCC)
  • 2000 – 2002: MA in Modern Culture and Communication, University of Copenhagen
  • 1997 – 2000 BA in Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen
  • 1995 – 1997: DEUG 1 Humanities, Université de Nantes, France
  • 2017 – Activities Manager, DAC
  • 2006 – 2017: Head of Learning, DAC
  • 2004 – 2005 Teacher of Architecture, Folkeuniversitetet Copenhagen and FOF Lyngby
  • 2020: Co-author, “Børnekultur i Danmark 1945 – 2020
  • 2010: Co-editor, “Børn Rum Form – Arkitektur og design for begyndere
Special expertise
  • Architecture communicator to children and adolescents
  • Management and staff
  • Fundraising
Contact information

Phone: +45 6160 0154

Email: prr@dac.dk

Anne Katrine Harders
Employee-elected board member

Born 1985

Joined DAC’s board of directors in March 2021.

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • 2015: Trained DGNB (sustainable building) consultant in sustainable urban areas
  • 2011 – 2014: PhD in Sustainable Urban Development, Technical University of Denmark/Aalborg University
  • 2008: Engineering Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • 2004 – 2010: Trained Civil Engineer in Design & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (2010)
  • 2019 – present: External examiner
  • 2018 – present: Senior Project Manager, Danish Architecture Center
  • 2015 – 2017: Project Manager, Green Building Council
  • 2015: Consultant, Communication and Graphic Design, New Deals
  • 2015 – 2019: Guest Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, Technical University of Denmark and Aalborg University
Special expertise
  • Communication and debate as editor, moderator, host and speaker on stage, in podcasts, at exhibitions and on screen, and with columns and articles in newspapers, magazines and professional journals
  • Development of cultural and professional formats and products
Contact information

Phone: +45 2183 0521

Email: akh@dac.dk

Lars Fjendbo
Employee-elected board member

Born 1983

Joined DAC’s board of directors in March 2021.

Term expires in 2025.

Career
  • 2010: MA in in Geography, University of Copenhagen
  • 2007: Urban Development and Planning, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 2011 – present: Project Manager, Danish Architecture Center
  • 2005: Military Engineer, dispatched to Kosovo
Special expertise
  • Responsible for skill development programs for senior municipal management: Strategic municipal management
  • Editor and co-author of several publications, including “Ny arkitektur i København,” “Arkitektoniske sammenstød” and “Planlægning og provinsbyer”
  • Host, moderator and speaker
  • Project management and development
Contact information

Phone: +45 4045 6299

Email: lfm@dac.dk

Management

Danish Architecture Center’s management team consists of Kent Martinussen, CEO, and Dorthe Weinkouff Barsøe, Vice-Director and COO. CEO Kent Martinussen is entitled to sign for the management.

Kent Martinussen
CEO
Dorthe Weinkouff Barsøe
Vice Director/COO

Born 1966

Career
  • 2014 – 2019 Vice President Brand & Communication, Tivoli
  • 2006 – 2014 Vice President Marketing, Tivoli
  • 2005 – 2006 Account Manager, Bergsøe4
  • 1996 – 2005 Marketing Director, Royal Unibrew
  • Educated at Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Directorships
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Bocuse d’Or Danmark
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Bryd Tavsheden
  • Deputy Chairman, Kulturklubben