Jacob Holm earned an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1985.
From 1985 to 1986, he was employed as executive assistant at Carlsberg A/S. From 1986 to 1989, he was employed as executive assistant at Foss Electric A/S. In 1989, Jacob moved to DISA A/S as Head of Strategy and, in the same year, he joined ISS A/S as Vice-Director.
In 1992, he became Executive Vice President at ISS Inc., and in 1995 he joined Saatchi & Saatchi A/S as CEO. In 1998, Jacob moved to Fritz Hansen A/S to take up the position of CEO. He has been Chair of DAC’s board of directors since January 2017.
Other board duties:
Member of the board of Hans Just Group A/S.
Member of the board of Arp-Hansen Hotel Group A/S.
Kristine Jensen is the owner and manager of Arkitekt Kristine Jensens Tegnestue.
With a background as a practicing landscape architect, researcher and instructor at the Royal Danish Academy’s Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape, Kristine Jensen has a sound understanding of and experience in landscape architecture and planning.
Kristine Jensen has fully integrated a combination of theory and practice into her studio’s approach to architecture, both in the development of individual projects and in her contributions to articles, lectures and discussions.
In the course of her 30-year career, Kristine has received numerous grants and prizes for her work, including the Danish Arts Foundation’s three-year working grant (2000–2002), the ROSA BARBA – European Landscape Prize (2008), the Eckersberg Medal (2013), and the 2014 Nykredit Architecture Prize. In 2015, she was awarded the honorary title of Assistant Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture, and in 2016 she received the Dreyer Foundation Honorary Award.
Member of the board
Sigmund Lubanski (born 1963) earned an MSc in Social Sciences from Roskilde University in 1990. From 1990 to 1993, he worked as an upper-secondary school teacher and teaching assistant at Copenhagen Business School and Roskilde University.
From 1993 to 1995, he worked as a business consultant with the West Zealand county authorities. From 1996 to 2002, he was a senior consultant and Head of Section at the then Danish Business Authority. From 2002 to 2003, he was Head of Department in the Central Administration of Copenhagen County Council. From 2003 to 2005, he was Head of Department at the National Agency for Enterprise and Construction. From 2005 to 2015, he was Head of Department at the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs. From 2015, he was Head of Department at the Danish Business Authority.
He has been a member of DAC’s board of directors since 2012 – appointed by the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs.
Specific skills in business and growth policy, including local and regional business policy, physical planning and growth conditions for creative businesses, for example in architecture and design.
Former member of the board of the European Investment Bank. Knight of the Order of Dannebrog.
Peder Baltzer Nielsen
Peder Baltzer Nielsen graduated as an urban planning architect (architect, MAA) from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture (KADK) in Copenhagen in 1980.
From 1980 to 1997, he worked for the Municipality of Hirtshals, initially as Head of Planning, later as Deputy Head of Administration and finally as Head of Administration and Chief Technical Officer. His work included traditional urban planning activities for the municipality, such as preparation of municipal development plans, local development plans and urban development projects for various residential buildings, planning tasks related to creation of urban spaces and commercial development projects, etc.
He was also involved in strategic planning, development of the municipality and correlation with financial planning. As Deputy Head of Administration, he was a member of the Municipality of Hirtshals’ management team.
From 1997 to 2006, he worked for the Ministry of the Environment, Spatial Planning Department and at the Danish Forest and Nature Agency as Head of Section. From 2006 to 2007, he was a senior consultant in the government office.
From December 2007 to June 2010, he was employed at Realdania Arealudvikling A/S (now, Realdania By) as a senior consultant.
From June 2010, he was employed at the City of Aalborg as a municipal architect. In this capacity, he was head of the local government department for planning and construction, with responsibility for urban development, urban renewal, municipal and local planning, development of social housing projects and approval of building projects.
From 1987 to 2001, he was member of the board of the Danish Town Planning Institute, and was Chair from 1994 to 2001.
He was a member of the committee for the selection of Danish Energy Cities, appointed by the then Minister for Climate and Energy, Connie Hedegaard.
From 2009, member of the board of the Danish Academic Association of Architects.
Jesper Nygård (born 1961) holds an MSc in Public Administration from Roskilde University. He has been the CEO of Realdania since 2013 and was CEO of the social housing association KAB from 1996 to 2013. In 1983, he joined the board of directors of housing association Boligselskabet AKB and he chaired the board from 1988 to 1996. In 1990, he became a member of the board of BL (Danish Social Housing) and was Chair from 1993 to 1996.
Furthermore, he joined the board of Realdania in 2003, where he was Chair from 2009 to 2013, and he was Chair of the board of Landsbyggefonden from 2000 to 2013. He has also sat on numerous other similar boards and committees since 1980.
Jesper Nygård is a member of the VL2 network group for business leaders and is active in public debate. In 2012, he wrote a discussion paper entitled “The Social Enzyme”, urging reinforcement of the collaboration and interaction between civil society, the market and the public sector.
Since 2015, member of the board of DAC.
Specific skills in urban environment, the social housing sector, the foundation sector, voluntary work and cross-sectoral collaboration.
Other board duties:
Member of the board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
Member of the board of Realdania By & Byg
Member of the board of Fonden for Socialt Ansvar (the Foundation for Social Responsibility)
Member of Danske Bank’s supervisory board
Pia Rost Rasmussen
Employee-elected board member
As Head of Activities, I am responsible for a talented team of project managers, instructors and guides who create and present events, tours and outreach to DAC’s visitors – children, young people and adults alike. As Steen Eiler Rasmussen wrote in 1957 (about exploring architecture), “architecture is created by regular people for regular people. It should therefore be readily understandable.” My job is to ensure that our projects and activities give our visitors high-quality architectural experiences, even those who aren’t actually in the profession.
I have an MA in Modern Culture and Cultural Interpretation and am currently studying for a diploma in management. Drop me a line if you would like to work with DAC or enter into a partnership with us regarding our many activities for our inquisitive, loyal and dedicated visitors.
Anders Brøndum Klein
Employee-elected board member
As a project manager and project developer at DAC, Anders is primarily responsible for the development and progress of projects aimed at DAC’s professional target groups in the fields of construction and urban development.
He also runs numerous development activities linked to BLOXHUB.
Anders previously worked with CSR at Topdanmark and has been involved in creative business development for Leaderlab and Roskilde Festival. He is a graduate of Copenhagen Business School and the China-Europe International Business School in Shanghai.
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.