Our mentors

Below is an overview over our mentors.

Click their profiles to see more information about them.

Abhinav Verma

Position: PhD Student at DTU

Abhinav Verma is a doctoral student with 4 years of experience in Quantum Physics at DTU Physics, specializing in non-Gaussian multimode entangled quantum states. He holds a Master’s degree in Physics and Nanotechnology from DTU and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Mumbai. His interests lie in Quantum Information Processing and fundamental properties of light.

Motivation

As a new master’s student who came to Denmark from India, life was hard and I constantly wished someone could show me the ways and the tricks of trade so that I could settle in easily. There is a lot of very subtle details people miss out on or learn much later than they should (which could potentially make their life easier). I hope to help someone else who probably feels the same way and could use some help from someone who has been in the situation and got out alive. Besides, it would be a great opportunity to revisit the tight turns through someone else and experience some second hand excitement.

Abhinav Verma

PhD Student at DTU

I am a doctoral student specializing in Quantum Physics, and specifically non-Gaussian multimode entangled quantum states, at the Technical University of Denmark. I recieved my Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering...

Adam Heleniak

Position: UX Design Manager at Queue-it

Adam has 10+ years of experience of applying design and user experience in various companies (DHI, GN ReSound, Oticon). Some key points within this area that Adam has worked with include:

  • engagement of stakeholders
  • identification of problems and business goals
  • designing solutions
  • creating and testing concepts with users
  • consulting

He has a vast interest in the topics that relate to:

  • design thinking
  • prototyping
  • user research
  • interaction design
  • design systems
  • change management

Adam is a generalist type and has done various things in different contexts. In his current job, he has helped to establish an internal User Experience team for DHI. He is now leading a team of skilled designers specializing in interaction design, prototyping, UI design, and user research.

Motivation

Adam wants to develop his personal leadership and motivational skills. Adam would also love to get a bigger network among students and young professionals. Mentoring for Adam means sharing knowledge and experience but at the same time learning from the mentees. During the early years of his career, he was lucky to have good people around him that helped him. Adam would like to pay it back and help others.

Adam Heleniak

UX Design Manager at Queue-it

10+ years of experience in applying design and user experience in tech and engineering companies in a generalist, as well as managing role.

Adeline Crystal John

Position: Vessel Performance Analyst at Vessel Performance Solutions

I’ve worked with the Maritime industry for about 5 years, 3 years with a shipyard in India and 2.5 years at Vessel Performance Solutions, Denmark. I currently work as a Vessel Performance Analyst – helping shipping companies improve their performance and also work on improving performance monitoring.

Motivation

I’d like to keep in touch with students from the field, as well help them with the questions I had when I was a student.

Adeline Crystal John

Vessel Performance Analyst at Vessel Performance Solutions

I've worked with the Maritime industry for about 5 years, 3 years with a shipyard in India and 2.5 years at Vessel Performance Solutions, Denmark. I currently work as a Vessel Performance...

Aida Keller

Position: Senior Asset Management Specialist at Ørsted

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – M.Sc., Engineering Management

Illinois Institute of Technology – B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering

Aida has 7+ years of experience as a mechanical engineer. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in the US, Aida went into the industry, starting out her career at Maersk Oil. With Maersk Oil, she worked in a number of different positions in Kazakhstan, Qatar and then Denmark. During her last period of time in the company, Aida was supporting daily operations in the maintenance department of an oil fields, managed 8 vendors (up to 6 million DKK budget contracts) to plan, execute and close out maintenance jobs on storage vessels, pipelines, pumps and pressure safety valves, coordinating engagement with office and field engineers. She continued her education with a master’s degree from DTU, bridging her technical knowledge with a more holistic management focusing, almost about to finish up her degree, while simultaneously working as a mechanical engineer at Maersk Drilling.

MOTIVATION

Aida would like to become a mentor to help students realize that the professional world is not so scary and can be tamed. In a mentee, she would prefer someone who is interested in working in operations, risks and management, and who is striving to go abroad for work and for adventure.

Aida Keller

Senior Asset Management Specialist at Ørsted

7+ years experience in the oil and drilling industry. Has held positions as a mechincal engineer in Kazakhstan, Qatar and currently in Denmark.

Alessandro Stolfi

Position: Department Manager at Novo Nordisk Engineering

Alessandro has 5+ years of experience in Novo Nordisk where he has been working as technical leader of highly regulated laboratories for medical devices. Prior to joining Novo Nordisk, Alessandro has completed a Ph.D. through an European early career researcher development program. Alessandro has been stationed abroad and currently works with different nationalities on a daily basis.

Motivation

Mentoring allows me to help students looking for jobs by sharing my stories. Accompanying a student is also an opportunity to brush up on my knowledge and go further with certain concepts. I prefer helping a mentee with the ambition of starting a career in the pharmaceutical industry.

Alessandro Stolfi

Department Manager at Novo Nordisk Engineering

Alessandro has a phD in Manufacturing Engineering and works at Novo Nordisk where he has been working as technical leader of highly regulated laboratories for medical devices.

Alexander Rubin

Position: Product Portfolio Manager at Novozymes

Alexander Rubin is a Product Portfolio Manager at Novozymes with 9 years of experience in the biotechnology industry. He has expertise in cross-functional operations, supply chain, and sales. Alexander holds a Master of Engineering in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a business degree add-on.

Motivation

I would love to help a young person find their feet in the industry, as well as guide them on what options can exist in “the real world”. To me, I find it highly motivating to generate and sustain the motivational sparkle in the young folks, letting them feel comfortable with the future in mind.

I prefer generalist students, that know they will move into a more broad role, and help them understand connection from university to industry.

Alexander Rubin

Product Portfolio Manager at Novozymes

Alexander Rubin: Offers 9+ years at Novozymes, holding roles like Product Portfolio Manager, Global Supply Coordination Manager, and Associate Strategic Account Manager. Experienced in biotechnology with emphasis on operations, supply chain, and...

Alexander Soya Jagd

Position: Head of Sourcing Insights at Chr. Hansen

I am a curious engineer by heart, which drives me to continuous learning by experimenting and constantly searching for new tech, methods and new ways of solving problems. I have 8+ years of experience within sourcing, supply chain & logistics, with a heavy focus on data analytics. I currently lead a small team of talented sourcing analysts working to optimize the way we source sustainably and smart!

Motivation

I would like to share my knowledge & experience primarily to help younger students fast track their development which at the same time would develop my own skills by reflecting. I would also like to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students. I think I could particularly help mentees who are perhaps not sure which direction to go in, as I have my self tried a few different roles and fields in the search for my passion.

Alexander Soya Jagd

Head of Sourcing Insights at Chr. Hansen

I am a curious engineer by heart, which drives me to continuous learning by experimenting and constantly searching for new tech, methods and new ways of solving problems. I have 8+ years...

Ali Reza Farahnak

Position: Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft

Experienced architect and developer, currently working as a Senior Cloud Architect at Microsoft.

I am part of the Global Customer Success organization, reporting to our headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

At present, I dedicate all my time to assisting customers worldwide in coding semantic kernels based on OpenAI.

I collaborate with strategic customers such as Tesla, Rolex, Louis Vuitton, the Oscars Academy Awards, Emirates Airlines, governments globally, Aramco Oil and Gas, Bahrain Petroleum Company, Petroleum Development of Oman, and the financial services industry, among many others.

 

Motivation

My motivation is to inspire the next generation of engineers and IT architects to pursue their dreams, make a lasting impact in their respective fields, and contribute positively to society by harnessing the power of AI for good.

Ali Reza Farahnak

Senior Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft

Experienced architect and developer working as a Cloud Solution Architect reporting to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond. Reporting to Redmond, Washington. ✈️‍☁️ Currently, I spend all my time helping customers worldwide to code...

Allan Riordan Boll

Position: Staff Software Engineer at Google

Senior engineer with 9 years of experience at Microsoft. Worked on transforming Microsoft CRM to a SaaS. Later moved to Silicon Valley and worked on Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure, where I led the development of a web application firewall engine. Just recently accepted to join Google as a Staff Engineer, where I will be working on gRPC.

Areas of interest: Backend server software, infrastructure, and deployment systems. Network protocols and security.

Motivation

Want to sharpen my skills as a mentor. I also really enjoy sharing my passion about technology, and hope it inspire. And I’d love to learn about what the hottest topics to study at university are these days.

Allan Riordan Boll

Staff Software Engineer at Google

Senior engineer with 9 years of experience at Microsoft. Worked on transforming Microsoft CRM to a SaaS. Later moved to Silicon Valley and worked on Microsoft's cloud platform Azure. Just recently accepted...

Anders Christensen

Position: Director PMO R&D at Cobham Satcom

I have 25+ years of experience in satellite communication in Denmark and abroad. Throughout my career within R&D, the last 15+ years in various management positions including project and line management. I am focusing on project management and product strategy

Motivation

I find it a great personal value to be able to help others by sharing some of the learnings I have made throughout my career and increase my own skills within leadership. I also appreciate the chance to help talented engineers develop their skills. I prefer helping mentees with ambitions of project management and leadership.

Anders Christensen

Director PMO R&D at Cobham Satcom

I have 25+ years of experience in satellite communication in Denmark and abroad. Throughout my career within R&D, the last 15+ years in various management positions including project and line management. I...

Anders Madsen

Position: Head of Development at Christonik

I have 7+ years of experience within electronics development and testing, specialized in IoT. I can support with knowledge of development tools and processes, business models, IoT architecture, IoT infrastructure, regulatory testing, durability and lifetime testing and wireless communication.
My main focus is supporting a business model with the right technology and vice versa. Finding the best business model to support a technology or finding the best technology to support a business model is key.

Motivation

I want to expand my network within students that have an interest in the same field of work as me. This also seems like a very good opportunity to find candidates for my development team. And i would also like to share my knowledge with like-minded students with ambitions of building something meaningful.

Anders Madsen

Head of Development at Christonik

I have 7+ years of experience within electronics development and testing, specialized in IoT. I can support with knowledge of development tools and processes, business models, IoT architecture, IoT infrastructure, regulatory testing,...

Andreas Moesgaard Christiansen

Position: Senior Consultant at Applied Management Group

I have 8 years of experience in a combination of chemical, pharmaceutical and medical devices industry in combination of startups, smaller and larger companies in Denmark. I have focus on using analytical and organic chemistry to solve and develop solutions/products within the life sciences industries mainly in early and late stage development. I also have a diploma in business administration, that I use to understand the company I work at.
So my work focus is on applying chemistry to create solutions in life sciences.

Motivation

I want to help students to have a good start in their career, by sparing with them on what they want to do and how they keep the world open.
I am dyslexic, which gave me problems during my studies and had hard landing my first job. But very happy where I am. Because I had this type of mentoring.

And I hope my experience in sparring can do the same.

In short I have the energy now to give back.

Andreas Moesgaard Christiansen

Senior Consultant at Applied Management Group

8 years of experience in a combination of chemical, pharmaceutical and medical devices industry in combination of startups, smaller and larger companies in Denmark.

Anjila Hjalsted

Position: Sustainable Finance Lead at ClimatePartner

I have 4+ years of experience working in different areas of sustainability from sustainable transport to LCA and carbon footprinting. I started my own business and offered sustainability consulting at hourly rates, and now work for an international, mid-sized consultancy focusing on corporate climate action. I have worked in Copenhagen and London. I now work for a Big 4 consulting company in the field of climate change and sustainability, with a focus on sustainable finance.

I have a Masters in Environmental Engineering from DTU.

Motivation

I want to help students to think outside the box when it comes to career choices. I want to empower engineering and tech students to start their own business – particularly female stem students who may not have otherwise considered this as an option, but also happy to help anyone else.
I am also happy to help female students navigate the job market and balancing that with family life as a mum – something I’ve done myself and think is important.

Anjila Hjalsted

Sustainable Finance Lead at ClimatePartner

I have 4+ years of experience working in different areas of sustainability from sustainable transport to LCA and carbon footprinting. I started my own business and offered sustainability consulting at hourly rates,...

Anne Sofie Østerdal

Position: Lead Biostatistician at ALK

I have 20 years of experience as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry, taken up various positions as principal scientist, senior project manager and team coordinator. I have experienced both from production and development. I started my career within civil engineering (bygningsingeniør), so I have taken an unusual path.

Motivation

I have a lot of experiences trying different industries, roles and companies, so I believe that I have a lot to give.

Anne Sofie Østerdal

Lead Biostatistician at ALK

I have 20 years of experience as a statistician in the pharmaceutical industry, taken up various positions as principal scientist, senior project manager and team coordinator. I have experienced both from production...

Ariadni Droumpali

Position: QC Scientist at AGC Biologics

I have 5 years of research/academic experience from DTU. I am currently working as QC Scientist at AGC Biologics.
I have a diverse background and I work in an interdisciplinary project. My focus is on environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, and material science. My strong asset is working in an interdisciplinary scientific environment and always acquiring and combining new skills in terms of research and communication among teams.

 

Motivation

I want to develop my communication skills and I want to inspire younger people. I want to help students, by discussing and sharing knowledge in the difficult journey of searching for a Ph.D. or a research job. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into academia or a research job.

Ariadni Droumpali

QC Scientist at AGC Biologics

Has 5 years of research/academic experience from DTU within environmental engineering. Focus on environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, and material science.

Bettina Grote

Position: Principal Software Process and Compliance Specialist at Oticon(Demant)

Bettina Grote is a Principal Software Process and Compliance Specialist at Oticon (Demant) with 16 years of experience in life science R&D, RA, and QA. She has expertise in design control, compliance, and documentation for medical devices, particularly in digital product R&D and SW platform processes.

Motivation

My motivation for being a mentor is to help people with different cultural backgrounds and qualifications settle in and understand their possibilities in the Danish and international labor marked. I can help and facilitate the mentee to make a conscious choice based on their own preferences and wishes both on the professional and personal level.

Bettina Grote

Principal Software Process and Compliance Specialist at Oticon(Demant)

Bettina Grote is a Principal Software Process and Compliance Specialist at Oticon (Demant) with 16 years of experience in life science R&D, RA, and QA. She has expertise in design control, compliance,...

Birgitte Bjørn Budde

Position: Alliance Director at Novo Nordisk

Birgitte Bjørn Budde is an experienced Alliance Director at Novo Nordisk, with a background in Pharma & Life Sciences, Business Development, and Legal Contracts. She has 9 years of experience at Novozymes as a Senior Manager, driving collaboration and license agreements. With a Ph.D. in Microbiology, she also served as an Associate Professor at the University of Copenhagen.

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing my story on how to develop your role during your career. I have changed and developed by working at different places, ie. both at the university doing research and teaching and in industry doing contracts and alliances. I believe that it is important to follow your interests at work and they may change during life, so you may need to adapt your skills to obtain the job you want.

Birgitte Bjørn Budde

Alliance Director at Novo Nordisk

Birgitte Bjørn Budde is an experienced Alliance Director at Novo Nordisk, with a background in Pharma & Life Sciences, Business Development, and Legal Contracts. She has 9 years of experience at Novozymes...

Bo Klausen

Position: Freelance at Self-employed

Bo is currently self-employed. He has a broad experience from working in multiple industries, both as an individual contributor and as a leader. His skill’s range across leadership, management, mentoring, coaching, consulting, requirements specification, business process design, enterprise-, solution-, and application architecture.

Bo has walked on a path of more than 30 years of technology starting from developing hardware and embedded software for micro- and minicomputers, specifying and creating development software for developers in the aerospace industry, creating solutions for commercial aircraft maintenance, structuring and authoring user documentation, writing proposals for large public and private sector clients, prepared and executed Y2K assessments, specified and developed an order management solution, specifying payment processing systems, architecting a next-generation pension platform, building an enterprise architecture capability in the telco space, developed technical course material and giving training, made recommendations on system selection, developed enterprise architecture, high level solution designs and project support, built a solution architecture capability from scratch, built capability in key integration platforms and technologies to be used enterprise-wide, and now working as freelancer.

Motivation

Bo finds great satisfaction in helping others and sees the mentor role being part of his development as a leader. He will attempt to help a potential mentee shape their personal profile and brand, advise on actions around their personality traits, spar on difficult issues, and use a combination of coaching and mentoring techniques.

Bo expects drive, openness and honesty from his mentee – if they want him as a mentor, they should reach out, they should bring their issues or problems and share them openly in a trusting and confidential atmosphere that they can build and maintain together. When meeting, he wants to see or hear that action has been taken as agreed in our preceding meetings.

A mentee’s success is his reward.

Bo Klausen

Freelance at Self-employed

Experienced Head of Integration Platforms with a demonstrated history of working in multiple industries, both as an individual contributor and as a leader.

Carsten Kronborg

Position: Advisor/investor for/in startups at Kronborg Advisory

I spent my 30+ year career in Global Tech companies like Nokia, Heidelberger Druck, Siemens, Hasselblad, Jabra, and Brüel & Kjaer. Most of the time (25 years) with P&L responsibility in international and global leadership roles in After Sales. I hold both an engineering degree and commercial education. Now I quit my full-time job to focus on investment and advisory for startups. I am a member of Open Entrepreneurship and I finalized the DTU startup board education.

I have vast experience in scaling products and service-related businesses, stakeholder management, leadership, and market analysis. I more than once headed up the implementation of a globally aligned go-to-market strategy in a formerly regionally focused business set-up. I also headed the development and global implementation of new service contract concepts on several occasions.

I would like to support a student who seeks career advice, or who have a dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

Carsten Kronborg

Advisor/investor for/in startups at Kronborg Advisory

I spent my 30+ year career in Global Tech companies like Nokia, Heidelberger Druck, Siemens, Hasselblad, Jabra, and Brüel & Kjaer. Most of the time (25 years) with P&L responsibility in international...

Charlotte Hummer Vad

Position: Head of Back End Delivery Team - Marketing - Consumer Biosolutions at NovoZymes

Experienced people manager thriving in bringing strategic communication to live through the passionate leadership of talented creative and commercial teams. Charlotte brings 20+ years of experience in global B2B biotech marketing & communications based on an engineering and commercial background. She is now starting a new career as a psychotherapist and board member in SME technology companies. Moreover Charlotte has lived abroad for 15+ years.

Motivation

Charlotte is interested in sharing her experiences from a long professional career, that also balanced a rich family life and three children. She also wants to be an example of how an engineering background can lead to a career in many different industries and functions. Hoping to inspire and support coming engineers with their professional and personal future journey.

Charlotte Hummer Vad

Head of Back End Delivery Team - Marketing - Consumer Biosolutions at NovoZymes

20+ years of experience in global B2B biotech marketing & communications, based on an engineering and commercial background.

Christian Lillelund

Position: Principle Specialist Technical Marketing. at ams-OSRAM

Christian Lillelund is an experienced Hardware Design, Applications, and Product Manager with expertise in consumer audio products. With a background in M.Sc.EE and 6 years of experience at ams OSRAM as a Principal Specialist, he specializes in optical sensors for the consumer market.

Motivation

I want to share my experience from 20+ years of professional work. I think this could be helpful for someone who is interested in working in an international environment and with close customer interaction.

Christian Lillelund

Principle Specialist Technical Marketing. at ams-OSRAM

Experienced HW developer (M. Sc.EE), Product- and Project manager with a demonstrated history of managing and developing mixed signal audio ASICs, MEMS microphones and sensors, low-power devices, and complex FPGA and CPU...

Christian Lund Bendtsen

Position: Associate Director at Novo Nordisk A/S

With 20+ years of leadership experience from Novo Nordisk A/S and the Danish Armed Forces I am truly motivated by developing others professionally and personally. My experience within the pharmaceutical business comprise manufacturing, quality, specifications, labelling and regulatory for both new product entry and lifecycle management activities.

Motivation

I am dedicated to developing others, so making a valuable impact on fellow human beings is my passion. I seek primarily talents who wish to pursue leadership paths.

Christian Lund Bendtsen

Associate Director at Novo Nordisk A/S

With 20+ years of leadership experience from Novo Nordisk A/S and the Danish Armed Forces I am truly motivated by developing others professionally and personally. My experience within the pharmaceutical business comprise...

Christian Poll

Position: Special consultant at DTU and Consumer Ombudsman

Today I manage two jobs. My main occupation is with the Consumer Ombudsman, where I have the responsibility of the technical aspects of the field of sustainability. Secondarily, I work as a sustainability expert at the Technical University of Denmark.
Earlier, I have been a Member of the Danish Parliament, spokesperson for nature, climate, environment etc. and before that I was working ten years as senior advisor in the largest Danish NGO with the responsibility of a broad palette of environmental topics. Before that I have been working in the Danish EPA and in private environmental consulting.

Motivation

I have always found joy in communicating what I do and in seeing colleagues flourish. Being a mentor also gives me the opportunity to practice some of the skills I learned during a two year course in Narrative Leadership at Dispuk, that I finished in 2021.
As the main part of my career has been in Denmark, working in Danish with all kinds of Danish stakeholders, I would prefer a mentee, who is looking towards moving e.g. from a narrow technical focus to a broader focus in sustainability, or maybe one considering a shift in sector between public, private, research, NGO, politics etc. or where to start the career.

Christian Poll

Special consultant at DTU and Consumer Ombudsman

Today I manage two jobs. My main occupation is with the Consumer Ombudsman, where I have the responsibility of the technical aspects of the field of sustainability. Secondarily, I work as a...

Christina Juulmann

Position: Technical Specialist at Microsoft

I have almost 5 years experience in American tech companies; 3 years during my studies at IBM and almost 2 years working full time for Microsoft.

From these experiences I ranged from technical and commercial roles. During my time at IBM I had the responsibility to automate and optimize internal processes such as managing the internal build servers. I also got the opportunity to implement a cryptographic feature to one of the company’s crypto cards called IBM 4765.

Since 2021 I’ve been working as a Technical Specialist on Microsoft BI solutions. This is a more commercial role, where I help drive sales of Microsoft Power BI through advisory, PoC, and “Hackathons”.

Coming from a technical background I’ve found great pleasure in developing commercial- and communication skills too.

Motivation

I’ve had multiple mentorhips at Microsoft and IBM, and would like to give back by sharing my experiences.

I prefer helping mentees who already have a solid technical background but looking to develop a commercial mindset too. I believe this is what I can help with; realizing the impact of understanding the business side of an organization too.

Christina Juulmann

Technical Specialist at Microsoft

I have almost 5 years experience in American tech companies; 3 years during my studies at IBM and almost 2 years working full time for Microsoft. From these experiences I ranged from...

Christine S Rosenbeck

Position: Senior Project Manager (B.Sc.) at PwC Denmark A/S

I have 25+ years of experience, primarily within IT – I have held positions within leadership, quality assurance and project management. Today, I work primarily with projects handling digitalization.

Motivation

I have reached a time in my career where I want to give back. I have been blessed having great mentors myself and I want to support others. Besides being an engineer, I also have a master coach and am very focused on personal development.

Christine S Rosenbeck

Senior Project Manager (B.Sc.) at PwC Denmark A/S

I have 25+ years of experience, primarily within IT - I have held positions within leadership, quality assurance and project management. Today, I work primarily with projects handling digitalization.

Christofilina Papathoma

Position: Lead Siting solution engineer at Vestas

I have 7+ years of experience within the wind energy industry, working for Vestas in DK. I started as a junior engineer performing calculations on wind conditions and energy production of various wind farms in Northern Europe. The last 3-4 years, I am working closely with people doing that, having full responsibility on the technical solution we offer, and developing softer skills on project management, stakeholder management etc.

Motivation

I would like to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills by inspiring a student and being inspired by them. At the same time, I would like to help a student by sharing my story and encourage them to enter the industry and work on finding their path. Getting a network among young, talented engineering students might also be useful for future opportunities on future collaboration.

Christofilina Papathoma

Lead Siting solution engineer at Vestas

I have 7+ years of experience within the wind energy industry, working for Vestas in DK. I started as a junior engineer performing calcualtions on wind conditions and energy prodcution of varous...

Christoph Albert Wiedeburg

Position: IT Project Manager at Device Insight

Christoph is a recent graduate and has been studying in 4 different European countries; Italy, Denmark, Portugal and Germany. He has 2+ years of working experience mainly in two fields. First of all, in project management for construction projects, and secondly, in the digitalization of production processes. Christoph’s main focus lies on the digitalization of industrial production, including IIoT, Industrie 4.0, and Data Science.

Motivation

Since it is not long ago that he finished his studies and had the opportunity to make his first mistakes, Christoph would like to help a student to have a smooth start in his/her working life. He hopes he can help with his experience studying in different countries and having a broad working background.
Furthermore, he would like to broaden his network with curious people.

 

Christoph Albert Wiedeburg

IT Project Manager at Device Insight

Recent graduate with experience in project managment for construction projects, and secondly in the digitalization of production processes.

Claus A. Andersen

Position: Sr Dir Data Science at Novo Nordisk

Claus A. Andersen is a Senior Director of Data Science in Data Orchestration as Data Lead at Novo Nordisk, with a strong background in Pharma R&D+C, including AI/ML and machine learning to improve patient outcomes. He has expertise in bridging AI/ML with business end-points and strategic decision-making.

Motivation

Helping a young ambitious person navigate their career is a great pleasure, where putting my experience and network at their disposal can impact their life path in a positive way. There are so many options and possibilities at the early career stages that it is truly difficult to navigate with a limited experience. I prefer helping someone who wants to invest in and explore which future career paths would rime with them.

Claus A. Andersen

Sr Dir Data Science at Novo Nordisk

Claus A. Andersen is a Senior Director of Data Science in Data Orchestration as Data Lead at Novo Nordisk, with a strong background in Pharma R&D+C, including AI/ML and machine learning to...

Dainius Griguzauskas

Position: Senior Software Engineer at Danske Bank

I have been working in Danske Bank for more than 10 years in different roles and departments, including infrastructure, private banking and large corporates & institutions front office area where we have the best and most talented people. We constantly have to find best and efficient solutions in order to be the leaders in the market. Thinking out of the box, being flexible and meeting all technical as well as regulatory and compliance requirements is everyday’s challenge I have to be a part of.

Motivation

I want to share my experience working in a big company with all its caviets, challenges, sad and not so sad moments.
At the same time, I am searching for different views and attitudes, especially from the younger generation.
I would love to inspire or, if that is not needed, just to listen to the challenges the person finds in this world and maybe direct one to a bit different path.
All in all, I believe that both of us can greatly benefit from each other by sharing different and at the same time maybe event the same experience, but from a different angle.

Dainius Griguzauskas

Senior Software Engineer at Danske Bank

I have been working in Danske Bank for more than 10 years in different roles and departments, including infrastructure, private banking and large corporates & institutions front office area where we have...

Daniel Eggert

Position: Software Engineer at Apple

For the past 17+ years, Daniel has worked in the software industry — most of it at Apple, but also various other smaller and larger projects. He has gained deep technical insight, but also increasingly come to understand that success requires a deep understanding of people and processes. Daniel’s focus is mainly on software architecture: How to build large projects such that people enjoy working on it. He has written a lot of technical articles and a book, and also given talks.

Motivation

Daniel is always happy to help and share his own learnings. He has been fortunate to have people guide him, and he hopes to be able to forward this. He would be happy to help with your ambitions be it for going into leadership, becoming a specialist, or venturing the path of being a generalist.

Daniel Eggert

Software Engineer at Apple

17+ years in the software industry — most of it at Apple. Deep technical insight with main focus on software architecture.

Dénes Olivér Óvári

Position: Detection and Response Architect at CSIS A/S

I have been working for more than a decade within cybersecurity. After a couple of years spent with reversing malware at an anti-virus company, now my focus is on developing and maintaining tools and systems used during Incident Response assignments at a mid-size company located in Copenhagen. My MSc thesis at DTU was titled “Automatic Attack Identification in IDS systems” – I implemented two IDS-like systems – one based on machine learning and another one based on attack trees, then compared their performance.

Motivation

The fast pace cybersecurity is evolving never ceases to amaze me. People often find it difficult to get into this field professionally – also, on a personal level I did realise the extent of the invaluable advice I had received earlier during my career. Now it is my turn to give that back to the community, while perhaps improving my motivational skills!

Dénes Olivér Óvári

Detection and Response Architect at CSIS A/S

Working for more than a decade within cybersecurity. After a couple of years spent with reversing malware, now the focus is developing and maintaining tools and systems used during Incident Response assignments.

Dines Obel

Position: Founder of Raavare.com at Raavare.com

Founder and CEO of Raavare.com – a digital marketplace platform connecting consumers and restaurants directly to the farms and food brands we curate and host.

I also serve as a board member at Connecting Grounds – Helping them bring to market CG’s novel industrial upcycled ingredients and establishing operational capabilities to ensure a profitable and scalable business model. In addition, I serve as an advisor to management on operating strategy, go-to-market strategy, and finance.

I have a background as a former strategy and management consultant from the Nordic top-tier management consultancy Implement Consulting Group and later in the internal consulting team for GN Hearing. My approach is activistic and built on solid functional knowledge including but not limited to corporate strategy, manufacturing optimization, applied mathematics, product development, supply chain management, process improvement, and operations strategy.

Industry experience: management consulting, consumer packaged goods (CPG), FMCG, industrial goods, logistics, pharmaceuticals, MedTech, eCommerce, and heavy equipment manufacturing.

Motivation

My motivation to become a mentor to a STEM student stems from a desire to deploy my leadership and motivational skills in an effort of helping students navigate their journey. I believe that sharing my story, successes, and failures can inspire and guide aspiring engineers. Additionally, I look forward to expanding my network among talented students and contributing to their growth – both for the benefit of the student, myself, and my network.

Dines Obel

Founder of Raavare.com at Raavare.com

Founder and CEO of Raavare.com - a digital marketplace platform connecting consumers and restaurants directly to the farms and food brands we curate and host. I also serve as a board member...

Dionysia Moschou

Position: Process Improvement at currently unemployed

I am a master’s graduate of Sustainable Energy with a specialisation in Energy Savings. I have 1 year of professional experience in building certifications and operations.
I decided to change my career path and use my past experience in operations to pursue my dream of working within Operations and Process Improvement.

Motivation

I believe I can be a great help to a student that might be unsure with their studies and whether they want to continue in that direction, as I went through the same thoughts and path myself.
I can also offer assistance with interview preparation, updating CV/Linkedin profile or with unsolicited applications.

I went through a lot of uncertainty and I learned how to present myself, my skills and how to be more certain about my professional profile, so I would love to help out someone that might be struggling with the same issue.

Dionysia Moschou

Process Improvement at currently unemployed

I am a MSc in Sustainable Energy - Energy Savings graduate with 1 year of professional experience in building certifications. Decided to change my career path and currently I am pursuing Operations...

Dorte Bjørn Reland

Position: Founder and Senior advisor

I am an experienced leader and a mechanical engineer – I love to establish and maintain high-performance teams, and have experience from Vestas, LEO Pharma, and Novo Nordisk.

I gain energy from working with:

  • Different cultures – the energy and innovation that different cultures create is often giving solutions that are very efficient. I have worked closely with colleagues from several European countries, from USA, from Japan, from China and right now I am working in Vietnam.
  • Quality – all about doing the right things in the right way. I have worked with quality on in production, in customer/contractor/vendor relations, in administration and in IT settings. I am a Lean Manager and my mind thinks in processes.
  • Manufacturing – In my gap year before my studies, I was working in a production site with semi-automated production. I liked it a lot and I was * inspired to start studying mechanical engineering. I have after my master worked in different productions.
  • Medical Device – Denmark has several well-known companies producing pharmaceutical products and medical devices. I have been fortunate to work in several of these companies in different job positions.
  • R&D – Research and Development environments tend to be very innovative but also competitive. I like both and I have experience from different departments within R&D.
    Health care – I have worked in hospitals and in pharmaceutical companies, and I like to be part of improving the health of the people living on this earth

Motivation

I would love to utilize my broad experience and coaching skills by empowering young engineering women to help them fly and make a change for the benefit of all of us.

I prefer to mentor a woman or a man that might need to open of his view of what the world can offer 🙂

Dorte Bjørn Reland

Founder and Senior advisor

Experienced leader and a mechanical engineer – loves to establish and maintain high-performance teams, and have experience from Vestas, LEO Pharma, and Novo Nordisk.

Du Nguyen

Position: Information Security & Engineering Team Lead at Visma e-conomic

I am a cybersecurity professional having informal leadership responsibilities. I have worked in the industry from startups to large global enterprises for 5+ years with a range of different focus areas from frontend and accessibility to backend and DevOps principles. I have been trying my hand at a range of different things and failed more times than succeeded but always with a learning mindset. My professional interests include cybersecurity, engineering principles, and personal growth. I have also taken a break during my career where I went traveling and have not taken a particularly standard path throughout my career, experiencing burnout, but also been lucky to grow and reconcile work and life.

Motivation

There’s many advantages for me to be a mentor, getting to know young people and sense what students are focused on, improving my communication and listening skills, improving my network and potentially get contacts for future recruiting but at the end of the day, it’s giving back. My motivation is to give back to the world, helping students navigate the transition from the safe bubble of studying to the wild jungle of the real world life. In short, I want to be the kind of help I felt I could have used when I was a student.
I’m looking for an open-minded mentee. That’s it. Whatever else is needed from me is up to me to adapt and try and provide. Open-mindedness is a requirement for succeeding in a mentor-mentee partnership everything else, interests, or doubts, or curiosities that match the things I’ve been through is a bonus.

Du Nguyen

Information Security & Engineering Team Lead at Visma e-conomic

5+ years of experience in the IT sector, having worked in early pre-seed startups, mid-sized companies as well as in Microsoft. Career has been focused on software engineering and delivering high-quality software.

Elena Bossolini Nørgaard

Position: Senior Numerical Specialist at Ørsted

I am a specialist having 3 years experience in the renewables energy sector and another 2.5 years experience in financial markets.
My career has focused on mathematical modelling for the two sectors, including developing optimization algorithms, uncertainty modelling and statistics. I am also a relatively strong coder.
Recently, I have started taking on project management roles: I am leading Ørsted’s R&D line in Advanced Modelling as well as taking a leading role in a development project.
I am considering to move towards a manager role position as next career step, as I am quite interested in other’s people development and how I can best support them in their journey.

Motivation

I have had myself a mentor in the last three years, and that is something I feel very thankful about. So in some sense, I would like to give a mentee the same positive experience that I had.
Mentoring for me is about you as mentee: where are you now, what are your aspirations, what are your current challenges. You are on the driver seat, meaning that I am going to try as much as I can to ask you a lot of questions rather than providing you with specific answers. I imagine that I will share insights from my experience based on what are interested in.

Elena Bossolini Nørgaard

Senior Numerical Specialist at Ørsted

I am a specialist having 3 years experience in the renewables energy sector and another 2.5 years experience in financial markets. My career has focused on mathematical modelling for the two sectors,...

Erik Bek-Pedersen

Position: Sr Business Development Manager at Haldor Topsoe

Erik has 16+ years of experience in innovation, strategy and business development, anchored on process technology, in the energy sector. During his career, he has acted as a bridge-builder between technical and commercial functions, has led multiple technical development programs for new technology within the energy sector (primarily oil and gas), spanning across several continents. He also has experience from a large variety of E&P business aspects, ranging from operations and optimization, digitalization, process safety, strategic R&D, to development of international large-scale multi-billion dollar projects with an international perspective. Erik has been with a number of large companies, including Statoil, Maersk, DTU, and currently in Halder Topsøe.

MOTIVATION

Erik’s aspiration is to help students make the right choices early in their careers. Of particular interest is the importance of choosing the first job, develop balance between personal ambitions and private life, as well as understanding the importance of all the non-core aspects of working life, e.g. networking. His aim with this program is to help students and young professionals to understand and navigate the corporate world outside the university, and to support them in defining and achieving their work-life ambitions. Erik himself finds it inspiring and rewarding to work with young people, and that his experiences can serve as an inspiration to many others.

Erik Bek-Pedersen

Sr Business Development Manager at Haldor Topsoe

16+ years of experience in innovation, strategy and business development, anchored on process technology, in the energy sector.

Erik Buch Procida

Position: Entrepreneur at BP Consulting

Based on some 25 years of corporate experience, 4 years within NGO / CSO and recent 5 years of start- and scale-up consultancy engagements, I am keen to support sustainable initiatives with potential for global scale and impact, preferably within regenerative agriculture, hence my recent engagement with eAgronom. A mentor / mentee engagement within this field would benefit multiple parts and more persons.

Motivation

As a mentor I would like to support and groom a mentee to prosper further and faster than otherwise.
I expect a mentee to be clear about objectives, allocate sufficient resources (predominantly time) and stick to agreements.
I have in the past been mentor to the Tony Elumelu Foundation work within AfriCapitalism.

Erik Buch Procida

Entrepreneur at BP Consulting

Based on some 25 years of corporate experience, 4 years within NGO / CSO and recent 5 years of start- and scale-up consultancy engagements, I am keen to support sustainable initiatives with...

Erik Kaae

Position: Vice President Of Worldwide Sales at Companial

Henley Business School – M.Sc. HD

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – M.Sc.

Erik has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry, working for large companies such as AT&T, HP, Microsoft, and EG A/S. In these companies, he has held many different roles. From sales to product manager, and the last 10 years as Executive Vice President in Microsoft (Denmark) and EG A/S (global) as COO and CCO. Erik is the chairman of the board in Young Enterprise and has been Vice Chairman of the board in IT-Branchen, the Danish association for the IT industry. EG A/S was owned by AXCEL, private equity, and Erik was part of the selling process where they split the company into two and sold them separately, he himself one of the shareholders of EG A/S. After the sales of EG A/S, Erik changed industries in a C25 company, ISS Facility Services. Now he works at Venzo, a 200 person IT Consulting company, primarily management consulting and Microsoft services.

MOTIVATION

Erik wants to become a mentor because he enjoys growing and developing people. He already has many years of experience as a mentor at Microsoft.

Erik Kaae

Vice President Of Worldwide Sales at Companial

15+ years of experience in the IT industry, working for large companies, in roles as sales and product manager & Executive Management positions.

Erik Schou

Position: Self-Employed at Former: Maersk Drilling

Erik has 40+ years of experience within the Maersk Group, in many different areas in a number of different roles. Among some of them are international commercial management and business development within offshore & gas drilling, negotiating and administrating construction contracts for tankers, bulk carriers, offshore supply vessels and drilling rigs, commercial activities for different areas, investments and projects and many more. During his career, Erik has held many management and leadership positions and is used to a career working in an international environment in different parts of the world. Erik’s role has always been in the commercial and business side, but with a very close co-ordination with other specialists including technical experts of every discipline. Erik has thus been the lead in projects starting from idea conception, business case and finally delivery and start-up of large modern offshore drilling units. At the end of 2019 Erik has retired from Maersk and he is now engaging in various projects and a consultancy basis.

MOTIVATION

Erik would like to pass on some of his learnings and experiences through professional life. Help someone to steer around some of the pitfalls, and maintain focus on what is important. And on that note help to find out what IS important.

Erik Schou

Self-Employed at Former: Maersk Drilling

40+ years within Maersk Group, in many different areas & roles. Among some are; international commercial management & business development in offshore & gas drilling.

Esben Bager

Position: Chief of Staff at Leapwork

Esben helps the largest companies and organizations globally in solving the challenges on their CXO agenda, examples being:
How to transform an organization to meet sudden changes, or
How to incorporate new ways of working to increase efficiency, or
How to successfully become a market leading company, or
How to set the right strategic direction?

He currently works at Leapwork as their Chief of Staff and used to work at McKinsey & Company, which is the largest and most prestigious management consultancy in the world, and has been doing so for +3 years at the moment. Esben studied at DTU, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management. He has also obtained a degree from MIT, one of the highest-ranked universities in the world.

Motivation

Esben wants to support students in identifying their passion and chasing that passion tirelessly, regardless of what it is. He is looking for inspiration from great talents with bold ambitions, who also dare to share ways for him to seek ways to continuously improve and hone both his professional and personal skills.

Esben Bager

Chief of Staff at Leapwork

At McKinsey & Company, Esben helps the largest companies and organizations globally with solving the complex challenges on their CXO agenda.

Esben Foged

Position: Section Leader - Refrigeration and Heat Pump Department - Energy and Climate at Danish Technological Institute

Esben Vendelbo Foged is a Team Manager for Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology at the Danish Technological Institute. With 12 years of experience, he is involved in consultancy, research, and product development in the field of sustainable energy, heat pumps, and smart energy solutions.

Motivation

It is a challenging task, to form the foundation for your future professional career without a solid insight into the world on the other side of the fence. Should I become a leader or a specialist? Tough decision! My hopes are that my experience may benefit students in making the right decisions.
I hope to be matched with a student within my field of expertise – Thermal energy, solar energy, refrigeration, heat pumps.

Esben Foged

Section Leader - Refrigeration and Heat Pump Department - Energy and Climate at Danish Technological Institute

Esben Vendelbo Foged is a Team Manager for Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technology at the Danish Technological Institute. With 12 years of experience, he is involved in consultancy, research, and product development...

Fabio Moret

Position: Senior Data Scientist at Maersk

Double degree graduate engineer with a combined education in sustainable energy and electrical energy systems. On top of a background in electrical engineering specialized in power system operation, I have deepened my knowledge of the development and implementation of data-driven statistical learning algorithms.

In the past 5 years, I have accumulated a weird mix of experience in different fields ranging across data science, mathematics, sustainable energy, container shipping, software engineering, and economics. I’m a geek at heart (and in mind) but with a strong flavor for bridging the gap between technology and business.

Motivation

The main reason to be a mentor is that I wish I had one while approaching the end of my studies a few years ago; it’s also a good way to expand my network and work on my management skills. I’m always happy if I can help anybody with strong motivation and drive, no matter their interests and the stage of their career.

Fabio Moret

Senior Data Scientist at Maersk

On top of a background in electrical engineering specialized in power system operation, I have deepened my knowledge of the development and implementation of data-driven statistical learning algorithms. I'm a geek at...

Fabio Zecchini

Position: Reporting analyst at United Nations Office for Project Services

Fabio Zecchini has 8+ years of professional experience, primarily at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) where he currently serves as a Corporate Performance Management Senior Analyst. Prior roles at UNOPS include Corporate Performance Management Associate and Finance Assistant. His expertise lies in program evaluation, senior stakeholder management, and sustainability reporting. Fabio also had brief stints at CopenCollective and 6 Hats, focusing on project management and business analysis.

Motivation

My primary objective is to provide advice to students interested in pursuing an international career within the United Nations. Additionally, I aspire to offer guidance to more uncertain students who are seeking clarity on their career paths. At the same time, I view this experience as a chance for my personal growth, allowing me to learn more about myself, such as challenging my communication and leadership skills.

Fabio Zecchini

Reporting analyst at United Nations Office for Project Services

Fabio Zecchini has 8+ years of professional experience, primarily at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) where he currently serves as a Corporate Performance Management Senior Analyst. Prior roles at...

Fan Yang

Position: CTO at FLINT Systems Inc.

Fan has 10+ years of experience working in research and in the industry with IT security, machine learning and enterprise software solutions. His specialties include enterprise software development, programming language design and implementation, machine learning, NLP, IT security and many more. During his Ph.D. studies, he designed and implemented a programming language for developing distributed and mobile systems that require high-security standards. After doing his research, Fan moved into the industry, working at Deltek, where he technically drove and developed enterprise software. He has now moved into the world of startups, where he is working on applying AI into linguistic domains. Fan describes himself as a lifelong learner and enjoys learning new things every day, handling both theoretical and practical aspects of complex projects.

MOTIVATION

Fan wants to be a mentor to help grow a talented student, listen to their goals for their career, and give them some advice from his own academic and industry experience. Personally, he also wishes to develop his personal leadership and motivational skills.

Fan Yang

CTO at FLINT Systems Inc.

10+ years of experience working in research and in the industry with IT security, machine learning and enterprise software solutions.

Fawad Naseer

Position: Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering School (Nationwide) at Beaconhouse International College

Fawad Naseer has 13+ years in computer science and robotics engineering. Currently Head of School – CS & SE at Beaconhouse International College for 3 years, and also Programme Head for Computer Science since 2020. Founder & Managing Director of STEM Visions for 8+ years. Prior experience includes Network Engineer at Axact and Visiting Lecturer roles. Expertise in AI, robotics, and STEM education.

Motivation

Having journeyed through a rigorous academic process to earn my PhD in robotics and subsequently leading the computer science and software engineering school at Beaconhouse International College, I have come to deeply appreciate the importance of guidance in both academic and professional pursuits. Mentoring at the University of Westminster-UK and NYAS has further underscored my belief in the transformative power of guidance. I genuinely enjoy sharing the insights I’ve gleaned from my experiences, not just for the benefit of individual mentees, but also to drive the future of the industry forward. Moreover, mentoring offers me a unique opportunity to stay connected with the next generation, allowing me to continuously learn from their fresh perspectives and remain abreast of emerging trends.

I’m looking for a mentee who is eager to learn, shows initiative, and possesses a genuine passion for technology and its potential to solve real-world problems. A proactive attitude, openness to feedback, and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone are attributes I value. I believe in the power of collaboration, and I hope to foster a two-way relationship where both of us can learn and grow. The ideal mentee doesn’t necessarily have all the answers but is inquisitive, persistent, and committed to personal and professional growth.

Fawad Naseer

Head of Computer Science and Software Engineering School (Nationwide) at Beaconhouse International College

Fawad Naseer has 13+ years in computer science and robotics engineering. Currently Head of School - CS & SE at Beaconhouse International College for 3 years, and also Programme Head for Computer...

Federico Povellato

Position: Head of Operations (Australia) at RELEX Solutions

I have over 10 years of experience in supply chain management and optimisation between studies and work. My main driver is solving problems, I have focused my career on solving logistics and supply chain problems primarily in the retail industry, however I’ve worked in an array of industries including wholesale, automotive and pharmaceutical. For the past 3 years I’ve shaped and led teams in the IT consulting world, and most recently I have started the venture of building the operations team for project delivery in Australia.

Motivation

I am keen to give back what I’ve learnt so far in my career, mostly around leadership and generalist growth rather than specialist. I want to do this to expand my horizon and improve my motivational skills. I also would like to provide access to my network of contacts to help a mentee find the right opportunities.

Federico Povellato

Head of Operations (Australia) at RELEX Solutions

10+ years of experience in supply chain management and optimisation between studies and work, but has worked in many different industries around the world with management.

Franz Bodker

Position: Senior Application Physicists at Danfysik

I have a PhD in the magnetic studies of nanoparticles and spent 6 years conducting research in this field at DTU. I joined Danfysik 20 years ago, specializing in high-level accelerator magnet design primarily for synchrotrons, a type of research accelerator. I played a pivotal role in the design and beam commissioning of the Siemens particle therapy facilities for cancer treatments using proton and carbon beams. Additionally, I collaborated with Siemens Gamesa on the design, testing, and specification of permanent magnets for wind turbines. For two years, I worked at Tonica, developing pulsed coils for TMS treatments aimed at alleviating depression in humans. As a student, I spent 6 months at the University of Wisconsin as an exchange student, completed 2 years of my PhD work in the UK, and was a postdoc in Berlin for 6 months. I am Danish, married to an Iranian, and have a 22-year-old son.

Motivation

I would like to assist a student in my field (physics). I would like to hear about student life today and activities at DTU etc. Meeting and socializing also sounds great.

Franz Bodker

Senior Application Physicists at Danfysik

With a PhD in magnetic studies of nanoparticles from DTU, I've specialized in accelerator magnet design at Danfysik and contributed to Siemens' cancer therapy facilities. I've also worked with Siemens Gamesa on...

Georgi Yankov

Position: Founder - engineering consultant - producer at SG multimedia

Hello. I am an engineer, a multimedia producer, an entrepreneur and the owner of SG multimedia. I have worked in different fields within multimedia and engineering for the last 20+ years – from music production, sound engineering and multimedia for mobile phones and building recording studios, through electronics and hardware production for the broadcast industry, consultancy and engineering, building video studios and automated systems for live-streaming, to video production, live-streaming and photography. It is in my veins to create new things and technologies, take precisely calculated risks and make things happen. I have an expertise in engineering, music, video production and entrepreneurship, the experience of establishing, growing and streamlining companies in the fields of hardware electronics products and audio and video multimedia.

Motivation

Through the years I have accumulated of diverse know-how and experience which I will be very happy to share with people who might benefit from it. I believe that we can learn from each other and create a better world for everyone through smart technologies.

Georgi Yankov

Founder - engineering consultant - producer at SG multimedia

Worked in different fields of multimedia and engineering - amongst som of them are music & sound engineering through electronics & hardware production.

Georgios Rogdakis

Position: Grid Connection and Transmission Director at Ocean Winds

I have 10 years of experience in the offshore wind farm integration to the grid. My career has been focused in the designing an optimised offshore wind farm (including transmission network to shore) according to the specific requirements on each country.

Motivation

I would like to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills by supporting and helping newly graduate colleagues in starting up with their careers.

Georgios Rogdakis

Grid Connection and Transmission Director at Ocean Winds

10 years of experience in the offshore wind farm integration to the grid. Career has been focused in designing an optimised offshore wind farm (including transmission network to shore) according to the...

Henrik Bundgaard Jensen

Position: Recently retired Senior Director of Supply Chain at Cisco Systems

I have been a supply chain leader for the last 25 years, working for companies in the Silicon Valley, just south of San Francisco, California. I retired in 2020 from Cisco Systems. I have worked with networking products and the associated technology both in terms of factory operations as well as how to launch new products into new supply chains around the world. I graduated from DTU in 1988 with a master’s in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering (Driftteknisk Institut at the time). As part of my career, I have always enjoyed building teams and coaching people in their careers. I have MBA from University of California in Los Angeles where I am also an active mentor.

Motivation

I have been a people manager for over 30 years and I have always enjoying coaching people on skills and career development. It gives me great personal satisfaction to see individuals grow in their careers, and I know from personal experience how important it can be to have mentors to guide during this journey. So for me this is also a way of giving back for what I have received from others during my career. I would like to mentor an individual who in the masters part of the program, so later in their education. I would prefer someone who has demonstrated an interest in working abroad by having international summer internships or assignments – I think I can be of particular help in educating them about what that entails.

Henrik Bundgaard Jensen

Recently retired Senior Director of Supply Chain at Cisco Systems

Supply chain leader for the last 25 years, working for companies in Silicon Valley. Worked with networking products and the associated technology both in terms of factory operations as well as how...

Henrik Enggaard Hansen

Position: Head of Product at OptoCeutics

I have 6 years of experience in founding a medical device start-up working with brain stimulation for healthy ageing. I have a PhD in signal processing and have co-authored patents for brain stimulation and signal processing. My work has sought to span across engineering disciplines: from software to electronics, user experience to manufacturing, quality control to regulatory aspects. Excellence and reflection are the driving factors in my work.

Motivation

As a student I benefited greatly from advice and mentorship from others. I wish to do my part in giving advice to those who seek it.

I wish to mentor someone who is looking for technical roles with a focus on deep knowledge. An interest in start-ups, entrepreneurship or at least applied work is also a big plus.

Henrik Enggaard Hansen

Head of Product at OptoCeutics

I have 6 years of experience in founding a medical device start-up working with brain stimulation for healthy ageing. I have a PhD in signal processing and have co-authored patents for brain...

Henrik Hulgaard

Position: Founder and VP of Product Management at Configit

I have a background as an electrical engineer from DTU and have a PhD in Computer Science from the US (University of Washington in Seattle). In the early 00’es, I was one of the people who started the IT University and at the same time, I started the company Configit together with another professor and three of our phd students. This is where I have worked for the last 20+ years as head of the software development group. So I have a lot of experience in what it takes to develop enterprise-grade application software as well as how to take a small startup to be a “real” international company with 200+ employees and with some of the largest companies in the world as customers.

Motivation

I would like to help others achieve their potential (I know this sounds super-american !) But said otherwise, there is so many smart and energetic young people who I feel end up working in positions that do not utilize what they have learnt. Thus, I hope I can help motivate and guide a mentee to be brave and make bold choices when it comes to their education and career. Maybe even start a company some day 🙂

Henrik Hulgaard

Founder and VP of Product Management at Configit

I have a background as an electrical engineer from DTU and have a PhD in Computer Science from the US (University of Washington in Seattle). In the early 00'es, I was one...

Henrik Pedersen

Position: Projektchef at HOFFMANN A/S

15+ years of experience from the contractor side in large and small companies in Denmark. Graduated from DTU in 2007.
Passionate about project development of construction projects based on early client involvement and design-build/turnkey contracts, as well as overall business operations. Has broad execution experience, especially with construction works (concrete, steel, soilworks, demolition etc.) and renovation projects in general. Has broadly developed, cost calculated and completed projects for commercial to pharma to renovations up to +600m DKK for Danish, as international customers. In addition, I work with customer relations, corporate strategy, team composition, sustainability implementation, etc.

Motivation

Our industry contains lots of attractive and unique opportunities for development and challenges, which I believe we have a responsibility to share with the industry’s potential talents. For many, the engineering education in construction is similar to subsequent work with consulting engineers.
I have learned that many skills are only learned when you start your first job, which is hopefully based on the platform you have gained through your education. And here I have a wish that there should be shorter from education to job – also for the contractor companies.

Just as engineering calculations (building design / statics, heat loss, fire, ventilation etc.) require special engineering skills, working with contractor project development, -pricing, -solving and -execution of projects also require special engineering skills – not just technically, but also humanly etc. This in line with the needs of the ongoing development of the industry’s forms of cooperation in construction, which require much more than hammers, rubber boots and large excavators. The contractor role requires, among other things, that young people can be creative, communicate, collaborate across disciplines and run high-quality projects under very dynamic conditions. With my experience, I want to support ambitious candidates and be an eye opener for, among other things, the attractive forms of collaboration and design-build roles I see construction companies will depend on in the future.

I have previously been a mentor internally at Hoffmann through our basecamp development process via our Norwegian owner Veidekke. This has been of great experience and benefit to both mentors and mentees.

I prefer to help a mentee living in Denmark who sees him-/herself in an ambitious role as project manager on construction projects in the future – perhaps the ambitions are higher on the long-term – time will tell. Internal communication will be in Danish.

Henrik Pedersen

Projektchef at HOFFMANN A/S

15+ years of experience from the contractor side in large and small companies in Denmark. Graduated from DTU in 2007. Passionate about project development of construction projects based on early client involvement...

Henrik Rasmussen

Position: CEO at EDF Danmark A/S

I’m an experienced manager since more than 30 years. In Denmark and internationally. I have spend all of my career in large international corporates with a focus og business and organisational development. As my LinkedIn profile will show – with a clear focus and interest within sustainable energy and decarbonisation.

Motivation

Managing departments and companies in constant change offers a lot of opportunities to coach employees and peers. An experience that I am willing to share.

Henrik Rasmussen

CEO at EDF Danmark A/S

I'm an experienced manager since more than 30 years. In Denmark and internationally. I have spend all of my career in large international corporates with a focus og business and organisational development....

Henrik Tomis Bartel

Position: Head of BPA IT at Nordea

Henrik Tomis Bartel is a Digital Transformation Leader with 7 years of experience, currently serving as the Head of Business Process Automation IT at Nordea. He specializes in blending technology and social impact to drive positive change in society.

Motivation

I’m driven to mentor because I love nurturing others, whether they’re honing specialist skills or evolving into leaders. In our dynamic world, sharing my insights and experience is profoundly rewarding.

I value mentees who are eager to learn and adapt, resilient when faced with challenges, and aren’t afraid to challenge me with alternative ideas or arguments. This willingness to question and deviate from the norm triggers a richer learning experiences for both of us

Henrik Tomis Bartel

Head of BPA IT at Nordea

Henrik Tomis Bartel is a Digital Transformation Leader with 7 years of experience, currently serving as the Head of Business Process Automation IT at Nordea. He specializes in blending technology and social...

Isa Bjørnø Ipsen

Position: Mechanical Engineer at Oticon

Creative design engineer educated from DTU in 2017, with experience in product development with a user centric design perspective. Competences for mechanical design in CAD and 2D drawings.
In previous roles recognised for my human understanding in regards to nudging, user interface and user behaviour. Can translate that into good technical solutions.

Competencies:
– Identifying customer/user needs, design specifications
– Idea-generation and conceptualisation (brainstorm, morphology, function/means-tree)
– 3D modelling in Creo & Autodesk Inventor, 3D print
– Prototype, MVP development
– User/customer testing of product/MVP

Based on my experience, I can especially take responsibility for:
– Quality product development in early stages
– Co-creation workshops
– Find and define the relevant customer/user needs
– Thinking out of the box regarding good technical solutions
– Good supplier relation

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing my career choices and my story – with both successes and failures. I would also like to expand my network among young, talented engineer students. The way I prefer to help is by asking “why” and “how” questions to the mentee when they share their career thoughts or other relevant things with me.

Isa Bjørnø Ipsen

Mechanical Engineer at Oticon

Creative design engineer educated from DTU in 2017, with experience in product development with a user centric design perspective. Competences for mechanical design in CAD and 2D drawings.

Isabella Nagel

Position: Supply Manager at Novo Nordisk

As a young professional, I have had a steep career development both in tech SMEs and corporate enterprises with a global outlook in all organisations.
My career has revolved around understanding complex industries and applying analytical decision making to drive the organisations forward in collaboration with stakeholders from different areas and backgrounds.
My current position in healthcare is focused around supplier management and driving supply chain development projects.

Motivation

It inspires and motivates me providing guidance to others.
I enjoy understanding their goals and to inspire others how to achieve them – something that is also a part of my current role to junior colleagues.
At the same time it develops my personal leadership skills and is a part of my career development.

Isabella Nagel

Supply Manager at Novo Nordisk

As a young professional, I have had a steep career development both in tech SMEs and corporate enterprises with a global outlook in all organisations. My career has revolved around understanding complex...

Jacob Mac Rygaard

Position: CTO at Kirkholm Maskiningeniører A/S

Jacob has 7+ years of experience within mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, simulations and project management. At the moment, his career is in a transition toward leadership and management. Based on his passion for product development, he makes better products and processes, in all phases of product development, also within organization strategies, management and leadership. In Jacob’s current position as a consultant, he gains knowledge from a broad range of industries.

Motivation

Jacob’s big motivation is to inspire, help, and motivate other people. As a mentor, he gets a unique opportunity to do this, and at the same time take social responsibility. As a part of Conflux, he can be a better leader in the future and, the mentee will have the opportunity to become a better student and future employee. Jacob also hopes a mentee will help him to see things in a new perspective, and thereby inspire and help him.

Jacob Mac Rygaard

CTO at Kirkholm Maskiningeniører A/S

7+ years of experience within mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics, simulations and project management, currently transitioning into leadership.

Jakob Brinkø Berg

Position: Technical project manager at DTU

I work with building projects and people and have 10+ years of experience in making them work. My experience is in the Scandinavian countries and off-shore, and with my civil engineering background I have worked on mega scale projects and with the best architects in the world. My recent work has been as a building client consultant and technical project manager. I have written a PhD about collaboration in construction and won an international competition in building a city on Mars.

I have a Master of Science in civil engineering form DTU and have been a very active part of the DTU study environment.

Motivation

I like people. Talking to people and getting to know them. Mentoring and sharing ideas is something that comes naturally to me. If my stories and experiences can help somebody with their path, I am happy to share. Mentoring for me is a dialogue, and I can help people in the construction field in general, people who are interested in or already enrolled in PhD programs, civil engineers seeking management and leadership roles or somebody who is seeking a new path such as a start-up.

Jakob Brinkø Berg

Technical project manager at DTU

I work with building projects and people and have 10+ years of experience in making them work. My experience is in the Scandinavian countries and off-shore, and with my civil engineering background...

Jakob Kulas-Østergaard

Position: Senior Project Manager at 3Shape

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – B.Eng., Manufacturing Engineering

Jakob has 25+ years of experience within project management in R&D organizations for both consumer electronics and professional products, in both Danish and international companies. He has broad experience with managing development within cross-functional matrix organizations, in which highly specialized groups create unique products where several technologies are merged. Having had both project and budget responsibility from business case to full production, Jakob has a good understanding of challenges from defining a product, which can be completed within a development phase.

MOTIVATION

Jakob wants to become a mentor to help bridge the transition from student to working professional. He wishes to share his experiences from the business side of working as an engineer, and on a personal note, he wishes to establish a connection to the student environment to learn about the newest trends in education today.

Jakob Kulas-Østergaard

Senior Project Manager at 3Shape

25+ years experience within project and budget management in different R&D organizations for both consumer electronics & professional products.

Jakob Larsen

Position: Pavement engineer at The Danish Road Directorate

I have +10 years of experience in the field of pavement engineering, covering a wide range of aspects within the field; material technology, structural pavement designs, construction supervision, R&D as well pavement management. In my career, I have worked on projects related to traditional road pavements to more complex pavements as those in airports and harbors. I have been very fortunate throughout my career that my work assignments have taken me basically all over the world and thus given me a brought understanding of how people consider pavement engineering in their region.

Motivation

My main motivation for being a mentor is actually to be able to share my experiences and knowledge with young, talented, and passionate engineering students. Throughout my career I have noticed that you can always learn something new, thus I really hope that the mentee will be able to teach me something new. At the very least I am convinced that the role of mentor will be a great experience that will give me some valuable personal- and professional development.

Jakob Larsen

Pavement engineer at The Danish Road Directorate

I have +10 years of experience in the field of pavement engineering, covering a wide range of aspects within the field; material technology, structural pavement designs, construction supervision, R&D as well pavement...

Jan Vælds

Position: Owner at TLACG

Jan has many years of experience with the healthcare industry and food industry on top of his master’s in chemical engineering. He works full time with developing leaders and organizations, and he has for the last 15 years+ been running his own company working with leadership, communication, team development, projects, globally.

Motivation

Jan wants to help young leaders growing up. And of course, also learning from their perspective. The best match for him is a mentee from Chemistry, Biotechnology, or chemical process technology, who also is interested in leadership, communication, personal development, and team development.

 

Jan Vælds

Owner at TLACG

Experience with the healthcare & food industry, and currently running his own company working with leadership, communication, team development & projects.

Jannik Kappel

Position: Project Manager at ARC - Amager Resource Center

I have 10+ years of experience in energy, management and project management. I have worked in the Arctic (Greenland and Alaska) more than five years. I am highly experienced in integration of renewable technologies. My expertise is in energy planning as well as electrical and chemical storage, CCS/U, EV, electro fuels, heat pumps, hydro, wind and solar. I have vast experience with renewable energy projects in practice, especially in the arctic (and if it works in the arctic, it works everywhere!)

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing my story. Hopefully they can learn from my experiences and make even better career choices them self. I would also like to extend my network among young, talented engineering students. I have gone from specialist to leadership and project management. If that’s what the student prefer I can probably help with that.

Jannik Kappel

Project Manager at ARC - Amager Resource Center

I have 10+ years of experience in energy, management and project management. I have worked in the Arctic (Greenland and Alaska) more than five years. I am highly experienced in integration of...

Jarl Lundin Overbeck

Position: Company Owner at CHOAM

Jarl has 6+ years of experience with production environments, in particular producing medical devices. He has previously worked at Widex in a number of different roles – as an analyst, working with production and HR data, assistant to a factory manager, and lastly as a project manager, working with offshoring micromechanical assembly production from Denmark to Estonia. Currently, Jarl is with Acarix, a very small company, where he has a lot of different tasks; everything from the administration of their suppliers, warehouse management, continuous improvement to assembly manuals, supporting regulatory affairs and building new business processes drawing flowcharts, making forms and automating tasks with Excel VBA.

MOTIVATION

Jarl wants to become a mentor because he is motivated to share his knowledge and perspective of being an engineer. In general, he considers it a sparring relationship, which he also hopes he can gain from. As he describes it: Stupid people never learn, normal people learn from their own mistakes, smart people learn from other people’s mistakes. Jarl hopes to get a mentee from the latter category so that hopefully a mentee can learn something from his mistakes, and possibly be more aware of certain pitfalls. Jarl describes the good mentee as one who will ask many intelligent questions, which will force him to rethink why he does things the way he does it.

Jarl Lundin Overbeck

Company Owner at CHOAM

6+ years of experience with production environments, previously worked at Widex in a number of different roles - as an analyst, working with production and HR data, assistant to a factory manager.

Jasmin Marion Mahdavi

Position: Product Platform Lead at Novo Nordisk

5 years of experience within the healthcare industry working with medical devices. My career has revolved around ensuring that safe, effective and high-quality medical devices are available to patients worldwide in collaboration with health authorities, and different stakeholders. I am specifically focusing on design control and life cycle management of marketed products.

Motivation

I believe this mentoring program can benefit both the mentee and mentor regarding broadening our professional network and skills. I think it is important to share both successes and failures as both can teach us something and help us grow. I would love to help a mentee with the start of working life as well as setting ambitions for the future. I prefer helping a mentee with the ambition of starting a career in the healthcare industry.

Jasmin Marion Mahdavi

Product Platform Lead at Novo Nordisk

5 years of experience within the healthcare industry working with medical devices. My career has revolved around ensuring that safe, effective and high-quality medical devices are available to patients worldwide in collaboration...

Jason Pountney

Position: Senior Product Owner/Project Manager at Coloplast

Jason has 25+ years of experience primarily within and around IT, across a number of large and small companies and a range of industries, in Denmark. His career has spanned IT development, consulting, Project and Program Management, and leadership. He is currently involved in a major digital transformation in a leading Danish company, where he is leading, enhancing, and developing digital products within the operations area.

Motivation

Jason is looking to help a student by sharing his story, where he has both succeeded and failed. Together with supporting a student, he’s looking to further develop his personal leadership and motivational skills. Jason can assist a mentee with ambitions of going into leadership, someone moving from being a specialist to a generalist, or further developing as a specialist. Another positive would be to further grow his network among young, talented engineering students.

Jason Pountney

Senior Product Owner/Project Manager at Coloplast

25+ years of experience primarily within and around IT, across a number of large and small companies and a range of industries, in Denmark - IT development, consulting, Project and Program Management,...

Javier Jorge Simo Bas

Position: Strategy Partner at Novo Nordisk

I have successfully transitioned from an internship to a full-time position in a pharmaceutical company in Denmark. My job is about selecting the right suppliers that can support the company’s worldwide production and maintaining the business relationship. My core skills include sourcing, supply chain insights, negotiation and project management. My main interests are sustainability and digitalization and how big companies can capitalize on this transformation.

Motivation

I want to develop my leadership and sparring skills. As a foreigner in Denmark, I want to help others to find their way into the Danish market. I look forward to connecting with bright and ambitious students, as well as expanding my current network. From my mentee, I expect a bi-directional way of communication where both mentor and mentee learn from each other.

Javier Jorge Simo Bas

Strategy Partner at Novo Nordisk

Successfully transitioned from an internship to a full-time position in a pharmaceutical company in Denmark. Works with selecting the right suppliers that can support the company's worldwide production and maintaining the business...

Jenny Arnling Bååth

Position: Scientist at Novozymes

As an engineer in Biotechnology and with a PhD in Industrial Biotechnology, I have a problem-solving mind-set and a strong passion for applied science that can contribute to a biobased economy. The main question for me in my PhD project was the use of enzyme technology to process plant biomass for high-value applications in a biorefinery. After graduating, I spent three years as a Postdoc in the group of interfacial enzymology at the Technical University of Denmark. My main focus was kinetic description and substrate interaction of plastic degrading enzymes. I am currently working as a scientist at Novozymes, oils and fats application research, developing enzyme solutions for a greener production of oleochemicals.

In my current role I develop as a project leader and the team work is something I really enjoy. I thrive when I am networking, collaborating and am part of a bigger context. Maybe that is not the picture of a typical scientist? But I want to show that you can be extrovert and outgoing and still have a strong scientific interest.

Except applied science and working towards a sustainable society, I burn for psychological well-being, work-life balance, equality and feminism.

In my spare time I enjoy hiking, cross-country skiing and I sing in a choir. 🙂

Motivation

I would love to develop my leadership and coaching skills and also to be there for a student, so he/she can ask all the “stupid” questions.

I am happy to share my journey from academia to industry and also want to motivate young people to believe in themselves and see their value.

I also want to discuss work-life balance and the importance of psychological well-being to be able to thrive and to do your best at work.

Jenny Arnling Bååth

Scientist at Novozymes

As an engineer in Biotechnology and with a PhD in Industrial Biotechnology, I have a problem-solving mind-set and a strong passion for applied science that can contribute to a biobased economy. The...

Jens Barnow

Position: Senior Vice President at Nets Denmark

Jens Barnow is a seasoned, executive IT and cybersecurity professional with over 25 years of experience, with deep expertise in digital transformation. Currently serving as the Senior Vice President, Group Technology at Nets Group since 2015, he previously held the position of Vice President IT at NNIT and VP Operations at MACH. He also has a startup experience as an owner and product manager at PlanAHead A/S.

Motivation

To explore my leadership perspectives with mentees outside my organisation and meet new talent with new views and opinions on things, that can help me grow. Certain that my experiences in some form or shape can help a mentee in her further development and career. Test

Jens Barnow

Senior Vice President at Nets Denmark

Jens Barnow, a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in IT and cybersecurity, brings a wealth of knowledge from global IT service providers and startups alike. His current role as...

Jens Jakob Kramhøft

Position: Senior Developer and Data Specialist at BiQ A/S

Jens Jakob has 25+ years of experience working as a programmer – mostly in small teams. He is passionate about programming, math and technology in general. He seldom works more than 40 hours a week and believes in upholding work/life balance. He takes pride in making application that the user finds intuitive, that adds value (solve a problem) and he enjoys the interaction with the users and clients. Next to his current positions, Jens Jakob’s hobbies are VR, AI and gaming.

Motivation

Jens Jakob enjoyed his own time at DTU, but at the time, he found the transition to an actual career difficult. If he can contribute with careers or perspectives that would be great. He has been doing quite a bit of studies and math help through his years, and currently he is volunteering at a talk danish cafe for foreigners – mentoring sounded like he could use his skill set and have some enlightening talks and times.

Jens Jakob Kramhøft

Senior Developer and Data Specialist at BiQ A/S

25+ years of experience working as a programmer - mostly in small teams. Takes pride in making application that the user finds intuitive and adds value.

Jens Rasmussen

Position: Underviser at KEA Digital

Jens Rasmussen is a Socially Gifted Technician with over 15 years of experience. He is currently an Adjunct at KEA – Københavns Erhvervsakademi. He specializes in developing FileMaker solutions, providing IT assistance and training, and integrating software via web services.

Motivation

I like helping people. Specifically, this program might ideally enable me to help someone thrive in their effort to minimise inequality, lower the environmental impact… In short, create a better world.

Jens Rasmussen

Underviser at KEA Digital

Jens Rasmussen has over 20 years of experience in IT and software development. Currently, he is an Adjunct at KEA - Københavns Erhvervsakademi, and previously ran his own company, FIMANO, for 15...

Jens Ulrik Jensen

Position: Discipline lead environment at Metroselskabet I/S

Civil engineer and master in environmental law with over 25 years of experience in environmental administration and consultancy.
Ulrik’s main competences lie within policy development, negotiation and the implementation of environmental regulation, including contact and negotiation with authorities. Ulrik’s professional specialties are IPPC/IED, environmental approvals, supervision, planning and EIA, risk companies, and noise.
Ulrik has worked in several countries and has gained his experience from employment in environmental authorities, trade associations, production companies and consulting companies. In his previous employments, Ulrik has participated in international activities as an expert for the EU commission, e.g. in the preparation of the Industrial Emissions Directive.

Motivation

I’ve enjoyed being co-supervisor for a young engineering student finishing his thesis on noise propagation from metro trains. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of specialising in the environmental field.

Jens Ulrik Jensen

Discipline lead environment at Metroselskabet I/S

Civil engineer and master in environmental law with over 25 years of experience in environmental administration and consultancy. Ulrik's main competences lie within policy development, negotiation and the implementation of environmental regulation,...

Jens Ulrik Poulsen

Position: Freelance consultant at medkon

Experienced and quality minded project and people manager, through all stages of medical device R&D, from concept to launch.

Skilled in managing complex development project and portfolios covering mechanical, electro-mechanical medical devices and drug/device combinations and including clinical trials. Successfully managed a 9,3 M€ international project with 13 partners and 50+ individuals involved. Experienced in project portfolio management and coaching of project managers.

Innovative, system oriented mind-set, ranging from mass produced primary packaging over advanced mechanical to complex electro-mechanical medical devices, resulting in more than 30 patent families and a solid understanding of patent work. Skilled in Design Control, Systems and Usability Engineering.

Trained in medical device research and development processes and documentation practices. Responsible for development and successful implementation of research process.

Extensive international and cross cultural expertise. Experienced in bi- and multilateral contract negotiation.

Enjoy working with students and have extensive experience in mentoring and supporting engineering students.

Motivation

– Enjoys motivating others to find new ways to approach challenges
– Inspiring to meet people, build network and get new inputs.

Jens Ulrik Poulsen

Freelance consultant at medkon

Jens Ulrik Poulsen has over 35 years of experience in medical device R&D, project management, and program coordination. He is currently a Senior Program & Project Manager at medkon - Medical Device...

Jesper Culmsee

Position: Sales and Business Development Director at SaltPower

Jesper has 25 years of experience with technical service, B2B sales, and management first from a large company in Halder Topsøe, one of the global leaders within catalysis and process technology and now in a small start-up company SaltPower with an innovative technology for producing renewable energy. In the previous 9 years of his career, his work has been focused on business development and functional leadership, and fast and efficient evaluation of business opportunities is a key part of his job. Jesper, therefore, knows how it is to be at different levels of a company for many years, starting out in a technical role and moving into more generalist leadership roles in an international, large company. Recently, he switched to a new company, SaltPower, where the decision making process is much simpler and the tasks are more diverse. Being in a small company brings different challenges into the daily work.

MOTIVATION

What Jesper particularly enjoys in leadership is to help others find the right path. He hopes to engage in this program and improve his own skills along the way. Jesper wants to become a mentor because he hopes to help a student to see the big picture of his/her career and especially students with interest in the commercial/business part of working.

Jesper Culmsee

Sales and Business Development Director at SaltPower

24 years of experience with technical service, B2b sales, and management in Halder Topsøe, one of the global leaders within catalysis and process technology.

Jesper Holck

Position: Senior Consultant at Odense Maritime Technology

I have well over 30 years experience combined from the navy, maritime- and offshore industries, through past employment in the Royal Danish Navy (8 years), Maersk Drilling (24 years) and currently at Odense Maritime Technology (2+ years), where I work with consulting of foreign and domestic clients within shipbuilding.

Motivation

I want to introduce students to the maritime industry as a prospective international career opportunity.
I hope to inspire a mentee to pursue and gain experience from a substantive specialist track before proceeding on a generalist career path.

Jesper Holck

Senior Consultant at Odense Maritime Technology

I have well over 30 years experience combined from the navy, maritime- and offshore industries, through past employment in the Royal Danish Navy (8 years), Maersk Drilling (24 years) and currently at...

Jesper Thomsen

Position: Sales Director at Siemens A/S

Jesper Thomsen is a Sales Director at Siemens Digital Industries with 18 years of experience in the field.  He specializes in leading sales teams, project planning, and management, with a focus on technical and commercial solutions for customers.

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing my experiences- with both successes and failures.
I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into leadership or sales or from being a specialist to a generalist.

Jesper Thomsen

Sales Director at Siemens A/S

Jesper Thomsen is a Sales Director at Siemens Digital Industries with 18 years of experience in the field.  He specializes in leading sales teams, project planning, and management, with a focus on...

Jesper Vedel

Position: Partner og Bestyrelsesformand at Harper & Vedel P/S

+35 years of experience in the consulting business mainly focusing on the healthcare industry and business development.
My technical expertises are mainly within medical devices and establishing finished goods production facilities. A main denominator for this is early engineering studies bridging the gap between the business idea + an innovation and the real world of manufacturing and business development.

Motivation

If my knowledge in any way can help students aligning and rightsizing their ideas it would be great. The company where I’m partner has a long time tradition for giving back to the DTU community.

Jesper Vedel

Partner og Bestyrelsesformand at Harper & Vedel P/S

+35 years of experience in the consulting business mainly focusing on the healthcare industry and business development. My technical expertises are mainly within medical devices and establishing finished goods production facilities. A...

João Alemão

Position: Machine Learning Engineer at 3Shape

I graduated from DTU 2 years ago, and am now an ML engineer working on identifying oral health diseases for a danish company. At my job, I mostly work with state-of-the-art Deep Learning models which process 3D data structures. Alongside AI development, I also contribute to the creation and maintenance of internal algorithms, libraries and tools which support different workflows under the Diagnostic stream of the company.

My job involves collaborating with people from many different backgrounds such as dentists, managers, data annotators and other developers. Due to the constant contact with different people and the context switching that it involves, I am one of the coordinators for the work around he problems that I am working on, rather than just a technical executor. Though I am mostly focused on delivering high quality and reliable solutions to our end users, I often step out of the traditional developer role. For example, I am very vocal about the inefficiencies I encounter as well as about future projects and long term goals of my team. Thus, I have become actively engaged in helping to set direction for the team I am a part of by ensuring that we work as efficiently and collaboratively as possible. I do this by being part of things such as hiring, the way we do knowledge sharing and task prioritization,

Motivation

I am interested in getting to know motivated people. Outside of developing my personal leadership skills, I am genuinely interested in helping someone throughout their educational journey by offering guidance from the perspective of someone who likely has recently shared many of their concerns and insecurities about their future.
I think this process will be beneficial for both parts involved as students will have access to guidance from someone working on a highly interesting, competitive emerging market while, by counseling the students, I will be forced to reflect on my own situation and the greater context I am a part of in order to answer their questions.

João Alemão

Machine Learning Engineer at 3Shape

I graduated from DTU 2 years ago, and am now an ML engineer working on identifying oral health diseases for a danish company. At my job, I mostly work with state-of-the-art Deep...

Jonas Bech Møller

Position: Data Lead Director at Novo Nordisk

+15 years of experience in pharma with different positions working across the value chain in research & global development, product launch office, new product planning, market access, digital health & strategy development. For the last 5 years with a focus on developing and executing real-world evidence plans & digital health data strategy and recently as a data lead director driving data science activities & strategy across development projects mainly within diabetes & obesity.

Motivation

Generally, I really like to help people grow and make career connections to support their development. I also want to practice my own coaching skills, while at the same time, helping a student by sharing my story – with both successes and failures. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into leadership or someone moving from being a specialist to a generalist.

Jonas Bech Møller

Data Lead Director at Novo Nordisk

+15 years of experience in pharma with different positions working across the value chain in research & global development, product launch office, new product planning, market access, digital health & strategy development....

Jonathan Davis

Position: Principal Program Manager at Microsoft

I am Security Program Manager for the Dynamics 365 Products Group at Microsoft, but I have 30 years industry experience in Cloud and IT Operations – both as a manager/exec and Individual Contributor – in companies of every size.

Motivation

I think it is a wonderful opportunity to help those getting started with their careers. I mentor several young people within Microsoft and have found the experience to be very rewarding and mutually beneficial.

Jonathan Davis

Principal Program Manager at Microsoft

I am Security Program Manager for the Dynamics 365 Products Group at Microsoft, but I have 30 years industry experience in Cloud and IT Operations - both as a manager/exec and Individual...

Jonathan Højberg

Position: R&D Director at Topsoe A/S

Jonathan Højberg is an R&D Director in the Battery Materials field at Haldor Topsoe A/S with 12 years of experience. He has a background in cleantech and has co-founded clean tech startup Blue Power Technologies, worked on batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis cells, and ocean wave harvesting projects. Additionally, he founded and served 10 years as a board member and administrator for the Danish Battery Society, promoting knowledge sharing on battery development and application in Denmark.

Motivation

I really enjoy talking to people, understand their situation and assist them to reflect on this. During my studies, I founded a cleantech startup and since then I have focused on converting deep technical understanding to business. Is has been a great journey with transition from specialist to generalist to leadership and I am happy to share my ups and downs.
I prefer helping engineers that want to do something about cleantech – for society, for research and for business. All three have always been key to me. I was mentee myself during my studies and know the value of having someone who has already transitioned from academia to industry assisting in ones self-reflection and bring inputs when relevant. With this opportunity, I would love filling this role for a young ambitious student.

Jonathan Højberg

R&D Director at Topsoe A/S

Jonathan Højberg is an R&D Director in the Battery Materials field at Haldor Topsoe A/S with 12 years of experience. He has a background in cleantech and has co-founded clean tech startup...

Josefine Nordmark Nielsen

Position: Manager at PwC

I have 5+ years of experience as a consultant within IT security, specifically in the area of Identity & Access Management (IAM). My expertise is ensuring that organisations considers all aspects of ensuring control and security surrounding their identities (employees) and their access to IT systems. I have worked as both an implementation specialist for IAM software, and as a process and business specialist for getting big IAM implementation projects off to the right start.

Motivation

I am very interested in guiding young professionals in their transition from being a student to become a full time employee. I also want to further develop my personal and motivational leadership skills through mentoring a talented and ambitious student.

I am open to all mentees, but would be great to have someone who wants to work in the field between technology and business.

Josefine Nordmark Nielsen

Manager at PwC

I have 5+ years of experience as a consultant within IT security, specifically within the area of Identity & Access Management (IAM). My expertise is ensuring that organisations considers all aspects of...

Juan Jiang

Position: Product Coordinator at Novozymes

I came to Denmark about 21 years ago. I have 15+ years of experience within Chemical and biological process industries from large companies in Denmark. My career has revolved around product development and ensure efficient production processes to deliver biological products for different applications worldwide. My daily work involves collaboration with colleagues from different functions, such as Quality, Regulatory, Marketing and R&D. I am specifically focused on production processes and delivering the product.

Motivation

I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills. At the same time, I want to help a student by sharing my story – with both successes and failures. I would also love to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students.

Juan Jiang

Product Coordinator at Novozymes

I came to Denmark about 21 years ago. I have 15+ years of experience within Chemical and biological process industries from large companies in Denmark. My career has revolved around product development...

Julie Petersen

Position: Design Control Specialist at Agilent Technologies

I have an educational background, and 2 years professional experience in Spacecraft Engineering, having a strong skillset within design control of complex systems, involving mechanical components, hardware and software. I have collaborated with NASA and MIT on a software development project, for the deep space mission Psyche, and hence have strong skills collaborating with foreign stakeholders in a highly regulated industry.
After discovering my passion for design control, I moved into the medical device industry, where I have 2 years experience within system engineering and design control of medical devices. Switching to the medical device industry has allowed me to accelerate my career within design control, as working for large companies provides a great amount of resources for training and educational activities. I was working as a system engineering lead, managing multiple projects and people, ensuring deliverables and high quality products, for both clinical trials and market entry. My focus has been on driving cross functional technical issues.
Latest, I have moved my career into the field of Software as a Medical Device, where I have the opportunity to combine my skills from software development and design control of medical devices. As design responsible, I drive design control activities, and stakeholder collaboration.

Motivation

I have a large interest in guiding people in their careers, which I discovered, working with freshly graduated people in my design control position. I possess a great psychological insight, and enjoy putting my skills to use when helping people discover their own passions, and self reflecting on their wants.
Having made a career shift myself, from the space industry, which I thought was my true passion, into medical devices, I wish to inspire others to think out of the box when reflecting on their career, and help them discover what truly drives them.

Julie Petersen

Design Control Specialist at Agilent Technologies

I have an educational background, and 2 years professional experience in Spacecraft Engineering, having a strong skillset within design control of complex systems, involving mechanical components, hardware and software. I have collaborated...

Karsten Vig Knudsen

Position: Senior Channel product manager at Telia DK

Karsten Vig Knudsen is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience. He has held leadership roles in Telco and IT industries, focusing on product management, channel management, digital transformation, and business development. Karsten has a track record of delivering strong results, leading teams, and driving customer-focused strategies for commercial success.

Motivation

I want to share my knowledge and Experience from many years of leadership positions in the tech/telco industry. By doing so I can help a mentee to develop and to learn from my experience. I have hired more than 25 people in my career and have also mentored graduates.
On a personal note I want to learn and to sharpen my skills in mentoring and inspirational skills.

Karsten Vig Knudsen

Senior Channel product manager at Telia DK

Karsten Vig Knudsen is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience. He has held leadership roles in Telco and IT industries, focusing on product management, channel management, digital transformation, and...

Keegan van Kooten

Position: Sustainability Strategist at Accenture Consulting

Hey my name is Keegan, I’m an Environmental Engineer from DTU, and I work as a Sustainability Strategist at Accenture consulting, where I’ve spent the last 3½ years working with clients on solving their toughest sustainability challenges, transforming their business models to be future-ready, and helping create and set ambitious sustainability strategies and goals.

My experience predominantly lies within Net Zero transitions and the Circular Economy, where I have worked with various clients from consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing, where I’ve helped establish Product Carbon Footprint capabilties, Product Environmental Footprints, CSRD, Science Based Targets and Decarbonisation Strategies

Motivation

I’m keen to give back, and help nurture the skillset and talent coming out of our universities, and helping close the gap between inventing a solution for a problem, and getting ‘the business’ to understand it’s value, use case and close the cliche product-market fit

We are in need of large transformations if we are to mitigate negative impacts from climate change, and I firmly believe that these big ideas will come from motivated and driven students graduating from our universities. I’m incredibly motivated by creating value and making a difference, and so I hope that my experience with C-suite executives and large multi-national organisations can help steer and inform people’s understanding of what the real work looks like, and how change is really initiated in an organisation

Keegan van Kooten

Sustainability Strategist at Accenture Consulting

Hey my name is Keegan, I'm an Environmental Engineer from DTU, and I work as a Sustainability Strategist at Accenture consulting, where I've spent the last 3½ years working with clients on...

Kell Jensen

Position: Quality Manager at Udvikling og forenklingsstyrelsen

Kell Michael Jensen has over 30 years of experience in product development. He has held various roles like embedded developer, technical project manager, software architect, system engineer, and quality manager. Kell has extensive experience in project management, people management, and system engineering. He is certified in IPMA, PMI, PRINCE-2, and Safe 5, and is skilled in agile development, network, and security aspects, as well as programming in languages like C, C++, Python, and JavaScript.

Motivation

I want to help a talented engineer get a good start in life, as I hope others will do for my kids.

Kell Jensen

Quality Manager at Udvikling og forenklingsstyrelsen

Kell Michael Jensen has over 30 years of experience in product development. He has held various roles like embedded developer, technical project manager, software architect, system engineer, and quality manager. Kell has...

Konstantinos Diakos

Position: Senior Network Architect at Eltelnetworks

I have 8 years of experience as a network architect from several companies within Denmark. I am focusing but not limiting to network infrastructure architecture (WAN, LAN), software defined network solutions, network design and testing. I have worked both as a network architect designing and deploying the network infrastructure of the company and as a network architect consultant for other companies.

Motivation

I would like to inspire, orient and guide individuals that are new to the job market and are interested in pursuing a successful and rewarding career. I want to enhance my communication skills while reading the pulse of the new generation and getting in touch with individuals that have new and fresh ideas. I gain pleasure and satisfaction by providing support, help and spreading the knowledge to people looking for it.

Konstantinos Diakos

Senior Network Architect at Eltelnetworks

I have 7 years of experience as a network architect from several companies within Denmark. I am focusing but not limiting to network infrastructure architecture (WAN, LAN), software defined network solutions, network...

Konstantinos Tsapralidis

Position: IT/QA Senior Professional at Novo Nordisk

I have 8 years of experience within the pharma industry from large companies and start ups in Denmark. My career has been in automation and IT areas in various pharma projects. At the moment I am working as IT/QA Senior Professional for Novo Nordisk focusing in compliance of all IT systems.

Motivation

I have already helped many of my friends who have recently graduated from Danish universities to introduce them in Danish market. I am quite experienced with preparation with interviews, CVs and cover letters so that would help my mentee to get ready for his entry to Danish market. I expect from my mentee to be a person who is self driven, engaged, motivated and dedicated on what he is doing as these are for me some of the key points to start a career.

Konstantinos Tsapralidis

IT/QA Senior Professional at Novo Nordisk

I have 8 years of experience within the pharma industry from large companies and start ups in Denmark. My career has been in automation and IT areas in various pharma projects. At...

Kristian Moltved

Position: System test engineer at FOSS Analytical

I work as a systems test engineer at FOSS Analytical, a company that develops high-end equipment for food analysis based on FT-IR and NIR Spectroscopy, X-ray, Flow Cytometry, and image analysis technologies.
The job consists of Hardware test and calibration in manufacturing/production, Electronics, mechanical, and software development and design of automated test equipment.
I have also worked for Ambu A/S, ensuring that single-use endoscopy products get approved for the EU and US markets. The job was a mix of Regulatory Affairs, Risk Analysis, and Design Control.
I studied Medicine and Technology at DTU with focus on Biotechnology and photonics. I have developed several research microscopes and enjoy experimental physics. I’m hard working, creative and have a positive outlook. I’m great at communicating complex ideas and can quickly grasp convoluted topics.

Motivation

Helping someone to find their own path, is one of the best ways to facilitate reflection about you own choices and struggles along the way. It’s a unique opportunity to give back to a community that helped you succeed in the first place. And it’s a lot of fun.
I would like to be a mentor for someone who loves physics and is not afraid of taking risks.

Kristian Moltved

System test engineer at FOSS Analytical

I work as a systems test engineer at FOSS Analytical, a company that develops high-end equipment for food analysis based on FT-IR and NIR Spectroscopy, X-ray, Flow Cytometry, and image analysis technologies....

Lars Bækgaard Jensen

Position: Team Leader at WS Audiology

I am a medical device specialist with broad experience in electronics, electroacoustics, signal processing, signal analysis and physics. I hold several patents within the field of hearing aids.
I have always worked in R&D. First as a Development Engineer, and since both as a Team Leader, a Project Manager, and a System Architect. This has given me a good background, both in the mere interaction with many different people in an organization, and more specifically in MDD and FDA requirements for medical devices, development processes and an awareness of the needs of other teams and disciplines involved.
My main force is the holistic focus and the cross functional overview, where the interaction between different disciplines is necessary.
As a manager, I believe in trust, information sharing, and transparency as the way to get the best team spirit and performance.
I enjoy explaining technical stuff to others, whether orally or in writing. Over the years, I have authored several articles and a book chapter on hearing aid processing and have made presentations for information and education, both in the company and externally.

Motivation

Over the years, I have gained a lot of experience, both technically and not least more generally, how you get around and along in a large organization. I believe, I can help new engineers with sparring and coaching in areas that are essential in a work life, but that you don’t necessarily learn about during an engineering education.
I believe that input from people outside my usual professional life can make me a better leader. This is what originally drove me to sign up as a mentor. It was in another mentor program and through my participation here, I have realized that I get much fulfillment out of helping others. In my role as a mentor, I don’t just help the mentees reflect on their situation. It very easily also leads to me reflecting on my own situation.

Lars Bækgaard Jensen

Team Leader at WS Audiology

I am a medical device specialist with broad experience in electronics, electroacoustics, signal processing, signal analysis and physics. I hold several patents within the field of hearing aids. I have always worked...

Lars Eriksen

Position: Vice President Project at Novo Nordisk

Lars has 30+ years of experience within project management and has specialized in large-scale investment projects within pharmaceutical production sites, worldwide. Project leadership and organizing investment projects, every phase from the first ideas, through design and execution to finish and hand over. He has good knowledge and insight of many pharmaceutical processes, incl. qualification, validation, and regulatory requirements.

MOTIVATION

Lars wants to become a mentor to help and support everybody who is engaged and dedicated to building an interesting life and career. Personally, he uses every opportunity to learn and develop himself, and Lars enjoys collaborating with the many students from many countries through Novo Nordisk, which has created many friendships.

Lars Eriksen

Vice President Project at Novo Nordisk

30+ years experience with project management, specialized in large-scale investments projects within pharmaceutical production sites, worldwide.

Lars Mikkel Johannessen

Position: Director at Perspectivator

Mikkel Johannessen is a seasoned international consultant and team leader specialized in development assistance working with Danida, Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance and the World Bank to mention some. Mikkel is specialized in climate change, water and renewable energy with more than 30 years of international experience working with complex development processes in emerging economies. He has extensive experience working with and for the private and public sector from working in 7 countries in Asia, 8 countries in Africa, 7 countries in the Americas and 6 countries in Europe. Experience includes: Leading smaller and larger teams in development processes; Assessment and development of institutions and organizations capacities; Concept development of water, renewable energy, climate and green growth programs; Process management in development of complex strategies, projects and programs; Results management and impact evaluation of programs for sustainable development in emerging economies; Facilitation of workshops on strategy and vision/mission development

 

Motivation

Earlier experience from being a mentor has entreaged me. The value of seeing students and young professionals in developing and giving answers to some of their curious questions rewards me. I would be extremely happy to assist students in pointing them in direction that makes sense for them. Guiding their professional choice would be satisfying and gives me ideas to assist my work with small and medium size companies in their need for recruiting their professionals.

Lars Mikkel Johannessen

Director at Perspectivator

Mikkel Johannessen is a seasoned international consultant and team leader specialized in all process of the project cycle ranging from identification, formulation and appraisal to evaluation, monitoring and reviews of a wide...

Lars Nørgaard

Position: Director at FOSS

Lars Nørgaard leads an R&D team working on intelligent data-driven solutions, including chemometrics, algorithm development, machine learning, and image analysis for spectroscopic instrument development. Lars has extensive experience in academia and has held positions in various organizations, including FOSS and University of Copenhagen. He holds a PhD in Chemometrics from the Technical University of Denmark.

Motivation

I have excellent experience from being a mentor at University of Copenhagen for both master students and on KUs tenure track assistant professor program. It is rewarding to get a fresh input from young talented professionals and also maybe be able to support them in their early career by listening, giving advice, discussing the many opportunities and related uncertainties.

Lars Nørgaard

Director at FOSS

Lars Nørgaard leads an R&D team working on intelligent data-driven solutions, including chemometrics, algorithm development, machine learning, and image analysis for spectroscopic instrument development. Lars has extensive experience in academia and has...

Ledian Selimaj

Position: Senior Data Scientist at Danske Bank

Ledian has 10+ years of experience within Data Analytics, BI and Data Science related roles. He has an engineering background in IT from DTU and a MSc. in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt University. Moreover, he has significant training and experience in business in multinational big corporations in Denmark, such as A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Nordea and Danske Bank. He has experience from both the oil and gas industry and the banking sector within the financial crime area and digital channels. Ledian’s exposure has been primarily in data analytics using a variety of tools, databases (relational & Hadoop), visualization and data modeling (in QlikView, PowerBI/Power Query, Tableau, but also MS SQL & Oracle databases), including data preprocessing, machine learning and big data. Next to his corporate experience in these two main industries, Ledian also has experience with a start-up abroad and has studied in different countries, giving him professional foothold both nationally and internationally. He also hosts a podcast about fitness and teaches indoor cycling and functional training classes in his spare time.

MOTIVATION

Ledian wants to become a mentor to share his own personal experiences with students and help them find a relevant career path. Moreover, he would like to guide students particularly within within data science as well as to apply their topics of interest into ultimately building their successful careers.

Ledian Selimaj

Senior Data Scientist at Danske Bank

8+ years within Business Intelligence, with an engineering background in IT, petroleum engineering and significant training and experience in finance and economics in multinational big corporations.

Lone Bonde

Position: Team Manager at Netcompany

Lone Bonde has 10+ years of experience in mechanical and industrial engineering. She is currently a Team Manager at Netcompany, leading software developers working on CRM solutions and integration projects. Previously, she held various roles at GEA Group, including Senior Project Manager and Head of Calculation Tools, working on digitalization and process plant design.

Motivation

I would like to offer my views and perspectives to someone interested in an open discussion on career and personal development.

Lone Bonde

Team Manager at Netcompany

10+ years of experience in mechanical and industrial engineering. She is currently a Team Manager at Netcompany, leading software developers working on CRM solutions and integration projects.

Lotte Bjerre Knudsen

Position: Chief Scientific Advisor at Novo Nordisk

Boasting +30 years of experience, predominantly at Novo Nordisk, Lotte currently serves as the Chief Scientific Advisor, being part of the Research leadership for the company. Her career spans from scientist roles to Scientific Corporate Vice President, specializing in drug discovery, molecular pharmacology, and toxicology, and she has thus gained a very broad knowledge of the pharma value chain.

Motivation

I do quite a lot of mentoring. I am a very successful entrepreneurial scientist and I like to give back to the community I came from. I am a DTU alumni.

Lotte Bjerre Knudsen

Chief Scientific Advisor at Novo Nordisk

Boasting 34 years of experience, predominantly at Novo Nordisk, Lotte currently serves as the Chief Scientific Advisor. Her career spans from scientist roles to Scientific Corporate Vice President, specializing in drug discovery,...

Louise Isaksen

Position: Export Sales Manager at Q-Interline

I have more than 14 years of sales experience and have consequently built a solid foundation in sales, business development, and marketing. On the basis of my broad experience in sales and direct customer contact, I have become a dedicated relationship builder with a focus on creating long-term customer relations. Likewise, I have functioned as a product specialist with responsibility of launching new products in the Danish market, thereby creating deep experience with sales strategies, benchmarking, customer segmentation, and competition analyses.

Motivation

I am currently a mentor for young engineers with approximately 3-4 years of work experience. Throughout my mentorship, I have developed my motivational skills but would like to develop my skills even more. At the same time, I would like to help and motivate a student standing right there, in front of the start of their professional life. Sharing my story, -do’s and dont’s. And in return, I will learn and experience how talented our engineering students are. They bring the newest knowledge to the table.
I prefer helping a mentee considering choosing a career as a technical area sales manager/sales engineer.

Louise Isaksen

Export Sales Manager at Q-Interline

14 years of sales experience with a solid foundation in business development and marketing.

Maciej Maj

Position: Senior Associate at Connected Infrastructure Capital GmbH

Maciej is a professional with experience in renewable energy project development and sustainability. He is currently a Senior Associate at Connected Infrastructure Capital, focusing on energy projects in wind and PV in Poland and Europe. He also has experience as a Manager of Renewable Energy Projects at European Energy A/S and has a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Motivation

I have 3,5 years of working in Renewable Energy Project Development and Construction sector. I work with large scale onshore wind and solar project acquisition and development for a small private Independent Power Producer company (IPP). To match my scope of work with a particular course at DTU which provided me with the greatest insight into the sector, I will point at “46200 Planning and development of wind farms” led by Niels-Erik Clausen.

As a student fascinated by this January course I have wondered how to become an active part in the rollout of wind and solar energy and what it took to have a direct impact on the project development and construction. The job involves a interdisciplinary approach, where not only engineering, people skills, economics but even legal basis and writing skills are equally essential. Thus, the sector I wish to showcase requires a move from being an engineering specialist into a generalist with an technical background.

To this day, I can proudly say that I have completed 42 MW of wind energy, having erected 15 turbines across Poland. Furthermore, I managed to secure 120 MW of PV for my former employer in Denmark and I would love to show this world to another interested individual.

As I have noticed, to be passionate about one’s job it is particularly helpful to work along one’s ideals and have an unquestioned feeling that one’s job has a direct positive impact. I am lucky enough to have found a sector, where all of the above could have become reality. I will be delighted to introduce someone into this field, as I would have wished while being a student myself those few years ago. I will try to cover all of the goals, failures and successes.

Maciej Maj

Senior Associate at Connected Infrastructure Capital GmbH

Professional with experience in renewable energy project development and sustainability. Currently a Senior Associate at Connected Infrastructure Capital, focusing on energy projects in wind and PV in Poland and Europe.

Marcos Fuentes

Position: Senior Software Developer Engineer at Amazon

Marcos has 7+ years of experience in Software Development. He hs worked in startups, and more recently in big companies. Marcos has worked developing products that involve Computer Graphics, Transport Simulations, Mobile Applications and large scale Distributed Systems. He has also worked in every area of the continuous development cycle, design, programming, testing, deployment and monitoring. Marco is constantly trying to improve his work by learning new practices and technologies and has been an agile practitioner, introducing progressively agile practices to the teams he has worked in.

Motivation

Marcos wants to participate to help a student, by sharing his experience with students; how is it like to move from startups to a big company, and the software engineering profession in general.

Marcos Fuentes

Senior Software Developer Engineer at Amazon

7+ years of experience in Software Development. Has worked in startups and more recently on a big company, with developing products that involve Computer Graphics, Transport Simulations, Mobile Applications & Distributed Systems.

Martin Thisted Jakobsen

Position: Senior Manager at LEGO A/S

Martin is an international professional with 20+ years of leadership experience with OEM/in-house injection moulding manufacturing and R&D development, of which 16 years are within the Project Management and New Product Implementation environment – across diverse global industries, including Children Toys, Automotive, Mobile Phones and Medical Devices. Martin possesses and can demonstrate deep knowledge and experience in Industry 4.0 – industrial automation and injection moulding production.

Motivation

Martin would like to share his story and motivate a student in the world of engineering. He wants to show how openness and mobility can take you around the world and make you the CV that opens doors to a worldwide network that brings you opportunities for a lifetime. Introduce the specifics within injection mounding that the industry needs. He hopes to bring to a mentee new perspectives of possibilities after education and how to deal with expectations.

 

Martin Thisted Jakobsen

Senior Manager at LEGO A/S

International professional with 20+ years of leadership experience with OEM/in-house injection moulding manufacturing and R&D development.

Matej Simurda

Position: Lead Numerical Specialist at Ørsted

Matej has 9 years of experience as an engineer / scientific programmer within acoustics, numerical methods, computational modeling and tool development. He has worked within these fields both through his Ph.D. research (done in collaboration with Siemens), as well as directly in the industry both as a specialist and people manager. He works today at Ørsted, where he has become the lead numerical specialist in the Optimization & Acoustics team.

Motivation

Matej’s daily tasks encompass interaction with important stakeholders, external consultants, and government regulatory representatives. He is continuously developing his technical as well as stakeholder management skills, however, would be honored to share his lessons learned with bright, young mentee who might end up in similar situation: Maintaining his/her specialist role & competences while from time to time get out of the comfort zone, put a ‘generalist hat’ on, take responsibility and start making more risk-based rather than certainty based decisions.

Matej Simurda

Lead Numerical Specialist at Ørsted

7+ years of experience as an engineer / scientific programmer within acoustics, numerical methods, computational modeling and tool development.

Mathias Jørgen Larsen

Position: Project Leader at Pihl & Søn A/S

I have 3 years of experience within the construction industry from large turnkey contractors and a consulting engineering firm in Denmark. My career has revolved around ensuring buildable and sustainable solution on large turnkey contracts while coordinate the solutions between the different stakeholders. I am specifically focusing on a wide and interdisciplinary insight in the construction industry.

Motivation

I want to help students to get more insight earlier in their educational progress and help them to be more conscious about their opportunities while getting to know some new people and evolve a better network between students and educated engineers. I prefer helping a mentee who is ambitious but is not entirely certain of which directions and how to live out one’s full potential.

Mathias Jørgen Larsen

Project Leader at Pihl & Søn A/S

3 years of experience within the construction industry from large turnkey contractors and a consulting engineering firm in Denmark. Career has revolved around ensuring buildable and sustainable solution on large turnkey contracts.

Mia Siemon

Position: Industrial PhD Student at Milestone Systems

I am a generalist and come with multiple years of professional experience within software development, primarily in the .NET framework/C# which started in Poland and until recently continued in Denmark. I gained basic education in Electrical and Computer Engineering during my Bachelor studies in Poland, and specialized in the field of Mathematical Modelling and Computation during my Master studies at DTU. Currently, I am a second year Industrial PhD student enrolled at AAU and employed by Milestone Systems A/S in Brondby. I specialize in conducting Video Anomaly Detection in the field of Computer Vision, promoting safety and security in the video surveillance industry. Please also have a peak at the description in my LinkedIn profile.

Motivation

I participated multiple times in the DTU Introduction Week when I was still a Master student – both, as buddy and in the role of the PF buddy coordinator. I enjoyed every minute of those days, especially because of the inspiration I managed to gather from all the people I encountered on my way, and because of the feedback I have received later on from a lot of those I could help and support. I feel that with my progressing career, I have even more to share nowadays and would love to know that this experience of mine can prove useful to other young engineering students. I was in doubt and fear about a lot back then, but looking back allows me to see how much I have grown in fact, so I hope that sharing my story with others could help them be less doubtful and fearful. I enjoy helping and working with all sorts of people, hence, I believe that there is honestly nothing in particular that I am looking for in a mentee apart from having a vision, hope and confidence to be able to have an impact.

Mia Siemon

Industrial PhD Student at Milestone Systems

I am a generalist and come with multiple years of professional experience within software development, primarily in the .NET framework/C# which started in Poland and until recently continued in Denmark. I gained...

Michael Andersen

Position: Vice President at Demant

I have 25+ years experience within IT from large multi-national companies and IT service providers. My career has been centered around the business and IT collaboration and value creation – mainly in positions of global responsibility for IT Strategy, Transformation, Technology Innovation and Enterprise Architecture. I have covered various areas of technical expertise as well as Leadership positions at all levels of the IT organization. I have worked out of Denmark – with teams, direct reports, partners and customers located around the globe.

Motivation

I have often worked with students and graduates and have always found the the intersection of new and fresh insights and energy – and industry experience – brings great learning and inspiration for both. Having the chance to support young talents and at the same time leverage experience and insights, offers an opportunity to “give something back” in return for the many who have supported and inspired me throughout my career – while learning from the interaction and a different perspective. I prefer a mentee with ambitions to combine technology and leadership to drive change – and with a passion not only for the technology but also for the impact it has on its surroundings.

Michael Andersen

Vice President at Demant

I have 25+ years experience within IT from large multi-national companies and IT service providers. My career has been centered around the business and IT collaboration and value creation - mainly in...

Michael Dehn Christensen

Position: Project Manager at AquaMass; biomass treatment

Michael has been working 20+ years in the heavy industry (cement industry). He has had various roles within his current company, spanning from detailed mechanical engineering, training of colleges inland and abroad, on-site supervision, and troubleshooting. Today, he is responsible for aftermarket support for a certain group of equipment, daily using his experiences.

Motivation

Michael would like to spend time becoming a mentor for sharing experiences, and to give points of view for the young students, getting them to the base they want to be at. At the same time, he will most likely benefit with direct knowledge to the latest tech from the university

Michael Dehn Christensen

Project Manager at AquaMass; biomass treatment

20+ years in the heavy industry, spanning from detailed mechanical engineering, training of colleges inland and abroad, on-site supervision, and troubleshooting.

Michael Jørgensen

Position: Senior FPGA Developer at Weibel Scientific

Michael has 20+ years of experience within the telecommunications industry working for various international companies in Denmark. His career has revolved around building large-scale networking solutions (including cryptography) for business customers. He has worked exclusively in R&D working with both embedded software and firmware design and has a wide range of experiences within the field.

Motivation

Michael wants to develop his personal leadership and motivational skills. At the same time, he wants to help a student by sharing his story – with both successes and failures, and by offering sparring. He would prefer helping a student with ambitions of becoming the best.

 

Michael Jørgensen

Senior FPGA Developer at Weibel Scientific

Experience with telecommunications, working for various international companies. Building large-scale networking & cryptographical solutions for business customers.

Michael Rasmussen

Position: VP Tech Services at Queue-it

Michael Rasmussen has extensive experience in IT management, technical services, and customer success. He is currently the VP Tech Services at Queue-it, where he has been instrumental in developing and managing the growth of the Technical Service team to support top global brands. With expertise in SaaS service, retail, FMCG, transportation, and government industries, Michael is passionate about client engagement, process improvement, and delivering results through a data-driven approach. He also has experience as an IT Operations Manager at Dagrofa and as a Chief Consultant at Statens IT.

Motivation

With many years of experience in technical and commercial leadership positions, I would like to share my experience with a mentee and help a student to kick off her/his career and at the same time learn about the latest from her/his field of study. I am passionate about inspiring and empowering young people, creating opportunities for their personal and professional growth in the digital age, and harnessing the power of technology, particularly AI.

Michael Rasmussen

VP Tech Services at Queue-it

Michael Rasmussen has extensive experience in IT management, technical services, and customer success. He is currently the VP Tech Services at Queue-it, where he has been instrumental in developing and managing the...

Min Gu

Position: Senior Analyst at Nordea

I am a computer science background graduate who has been working in the financial industry for 7 years. I started my career as a IT graduate in Nordea. Afterwards I have been closely working on the trading systems for around 6 years now. It’s quite challenging but amazing to work in a cross-domain environment, I have grown so much in both Finance and technical skills.

Motivation

I benefited a lot from my communication with my mentors within my organization. I want to pass on my transition experience to more new graduates who will start their career soon. At the same time, I want to experiment how does the mentor role look like.

Min Gu

Senior Analyst at Nordea

I am a computer science background graduate who has been working in the financial industry for 7 years. I started my career as a IT graduate in Nordea. Afterwards I have been...

Mireia Marrè Badalló

Position: Senior Project Manager at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

I am a Certified Senior Project Manager with 12+ years of experience within the Wind sector.
Throughout my career, I have been deeply involved in New Product Development Wind Turbine projects throughout all phases, initially as engineer being part of the design and validation team, and later as Project Manager.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor to develop my leadership and mentoring skills.
I also want to be able to share my experience as a DTU alumni expat with students who might be going through the same challenges. As a woman in engineering, I would love to empower other women to pursue a career in engineering, ideally in the Wind Energy sector.
I would like to help a mentee who has a strong technical background (preferably within mechanical, structural or wind energy) who is also interested in the project management side.

Mireia Marrè Badalló

Senior Project Manager at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

I am a Certified Senior Project Manager with 12+ years of experience within the Wind sector. Throughout my career, I have been deeply involved in New Product Development Wind Turbine projects throughout...

Mirko Ledro

Position: Industrial PhD at Ørsted

Mirko Ledro is an electrical engineer with expertise in wind and battery storage integration. He is currently an Industrial PhD candidate at Ørsted – DTU, researching battery degradation in stand-alone and co-located systems. With experience as a Research Assistant at DTU Wind and Energy Systems and a Teaching Assistant at Technical University of Denmark, Mirko has worked on projects related to renewable energy, energy management, and electric vehicles. He holds an MSc in Sustainable Energy – Wind Energy from DTU and an MSc in Electrical Energy Engineering from the University of Padua.

 

Motivation

I am looking for a highly motivated student, open to get input and deeply think how to best shape its future carrier. I am absolutely open to share how I took my most important decision in life, from leaving my home country without any economical support to write the PhD project I am currently working on and receive economic fundings.

At the same time, I am looking for a student ready to provide me feedback to improve my mentorship skills for a win-to-win cause. I love to improve myself, and the occasion to try this new challenge motivates me highly.

In the past, I have been supervising several MSc thesis projects, as well TA in few DTU MSc courses. Additionally I have been providing suggestions/motivations to former DTU students about how to move through their studies (courses, assignments, group works) as well providing feedback about CVs for job applications.

In general, I love to help and contribute shaping younger generations. Being helpful is one of my core personality traits.

Mirko Ledro

Industrial PhD at Ørsted

Electrical engineer with focus on wind and battery storage integration. Currently Industrial PhD candidate at Ørsted - DTU, with focus on battery degradation of stand-alone and co-located systems. Graduated within T.I.M.E. (Top...

Mueed Ahmad

Position: Project Manager at FL Smidth

Mueed has 10+ years of experience in communication systems and project management, while having the technical system understanding, and he’s used to managing different project phases as technical, design, test, implementation, operational and financial, while keeping the client in focus. Mueed used to work with simultaneous project deliveries and deadlines and has a sense of urgency when it is needed.

Motivation

Having the right skills and experience for guiding young talents to taking the correct steps in their career journey, is something Mueed believes he can be part of. Through his work life, he has worked as a specialist and now as a generalist (Project Manager), and this gives him an inside understanding of situations from different perspectives. Guiding teams to right direction and understanding the issue (technical / contractual) is his daily work and sharing this for the new science generation will better prepared them for focusing on the career direction. By having success and failure, he can help to guide the new generation to fulfilling their steps in the correct direction. Mueed prefers helping a mentee with ambitions of going from a specialist to a generalist on the long term.

Mueed Ahmad

Project Manager at FL Smidth

20+ years of experience in communication systems and project management while having the technical system understanding.

Myrto Eleftheriou

Position: Commercial Strategy Professional at Vestas

Results-driven professional with a diverse background in the wind energy industry, specializing in commercial strategy, supply chain management, and logistics. Skilled in analytics development, stakeholder management, and cross-functional collaboration. Passionate to work in international environments and take up new challenges.

Motivation

I want to inspire and provide career support to a young student, as this was very helpful to me when I was a student but because I also do it not for profit for young people anyways. Helping others and learning from bright and passionate people serves as an inspiration to me as well.

Myrto Eleftheriou

Commercial Strategy Professional at Vestas

Results-driven professional with a diverse background in the wind energy industry, specializing in commercial strategy, supply chain management, and logistics. Skilled in analytics development, stakeholder management, and cross-functional collaboration. Passionate to work...

Nannathea M. N. Johansson

Position: Validation Engineer at Novo Nordisk

Nanna has 3+ years of experience from the pharmaceuticals and food industry. During her studies and time at Radiometer and Chr. Hansen, she has gained strong problem-solving skills, a quality mindset, experience working in GMP environments and great interpersonal skills. Furthermore, she has achieved an international mindset from her time as an exchange student at the University of Aberdeen (UK). As an individual, Nanna describes herself as having a high level of positive energy, a creative mindset and a structured way of working. Moreover, she thrives working in dynamic environments with room for professional and personal development. She is currently working as a Quality Assurance and Design Control Engineer at TeesuVac ApS.

MOTIVATION

Nanna wants to become a mentor to develop her motivational skills and help a student by sharing her story – successes and failures. Also, she would love to expand her network among young engineering students. Nanna would also like to help a mentee that wants to excel in their field and who has also had a couple of hard times during their studies.

Nannathea M. N. Johansson

Validation Engineer at Novo Nordisk

Nanna has 3+ years of experience from the pharmaceuticals and food industry. During her studies and time at Radiometer and Chr. Hansen, she has gained strong problem-solving skills, a quality...

Nanna Lillelund

Position: User Research Lead at Airtame

Nanna has 6+ years of experience with system design, usability, and innovation. She describes herself as a professional, responsible, outgoing and inventive innovation engineer with a background in user involved product system design, as well as extensive experience with the facilitation of coaching and user-involving workshops. She is motivated by design of new functions and ideas to help and influence patients or users in getting a better everyday life – especially with medical devices, which she has been working on in her previous job as a project manager LEO Innovation Lab, established as a separate entity by LEO Pharma. Currently, she has moved away from medical devices and instead works with the usability of wireless screen mirroring and digital signage at Airtame.

MOTIVATION

Nanna had a mentor herself at her previous job, and it was a very helpful experience that she learned a lot from. She wants to become a mentor to advise and guide a student if she is able to do the same.

Nanna Lillelund

User Research Lead at Airtame

6+ years of experience with system design, usability, and innovation. She describes herself as a professional, responsible, outgoing and inventive innovation engineer with a background in user involved product system design.

Natalia Volani

Position: Operational Excellence Specialist at Lundbeck A/S

Natalia Volani is an “Operations & Process Improvement” professional with experience in lean six sigma, process excellence, and continuous improvement. She currently works as an Operational Excellence Specialist at Lundbeck. With a background in engineering and management, she has worked in various roles, including Production Manager and Management Trainee, where she focused on production planning, facilities management, and change management. She holds an MSc in Management & Analysis of Operations from the Technical University of Denmark and a Diploma in Engineering from Polytechnion Kritis.

Motivation

I have been lucky enough to have mentors through my academic and professional career and they -all- contributed to my development both regarding hard competences, soft skills but also as two extra eyes and an extra viewpoint on many cases. I felt grateful and I would also like to pass on the same to other people and perhaps try to help them in their lives. I have friends from around the world and I collaborate with other cultures on a daily basis. So! I have no particular requirements about the mentee’s background, just that they are driven and active on growing in their personal and professional lives.

Natalia Volani

Operational Excellence Specialist at Lundbeck A/S

Natalia Volani is an "Operations & Process Improvement" professional with experience in lean six sigma, process excellence, and continuous improvement. She currently works as an Operational Excellence Specialist at Lundbeck. With a...

Nestor Gómez

Position: Naval Architect at OSK Design

Nestor Gómez is a “Maritime Engineer” with a focus on “Ship Design and Project Management.” He holds a degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Peru and completed a Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering with a Ship Design track from the Technical University of Denmark and Chalmers University of Technology. Currently, he works as a Structural/Naval Engineer at OSK-ShipTech A/S. His expertise includes naval structures, ship resistance, and design concepts for Ro-Pax, fishing, and river vessels. He is skilled in software such as AutoCAD, MaxSurf, Rhinoceros, Ansys, and Starccm+, as well as calculation tools like Excel and MatLab.

Motivation

Where I come from, I have worked as a generalist and this has oppened me different doors to enjoy the field where I curently work and to evaluate many possibilities. On this matter, I am a person that enjoyes learning and teaching (I have been a workshop teacher at my home university in Peru and a guest lecturer at DTU). If my experience as an expat and profesional can be of help to locals and/or other expats, I would love to share it as much as possible.
I look on a mentee for someone not only with ambition, but with a passion for learning and for the field that might be of his/her interest.

Nestor Gómez

Naval Architect at OSK Design

"Maritime Engineer" with a focus on "Ship Design and Project Management." Degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Peru and completed a Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering with a Ship Design track...

Nick Lynge Hansen

Position: Service Delivery Manager at RELEX Solutions

Throughout my career, I have gain tremendous experience within IT and management. With a unique academic background, I bring a variety of competencies from technical to commercial into my role. In all my roles, I have been focusing on customer experience and stakeholder management. I’ve been working with high profile customers where strategy planning as been a key focus.

Motivation

I want to strengthen my skills within personal leadership meanwhile building relationships and expanding my network.
Furthermore, I would like to help young students to get a better start to their career with advise and in other way I can help.
I am looking for a mentee who is ambitious and motivated to build a strong career but who maybe need some help, advise or guidance to how to do so.

Nick Lynge Hansen

Service Delivery Manager at RELEX Solutions

Throughout my career, I have gain tremendous experience within IT and management. With a unique academic background, I bring a variety of competencies from technical to commercial into my role. In all...

Niels-Erik Clausen

Position: Associate professor at DTU Wind and energy systems

Niels-Erik Clausen is an Associate Professor with 23 years of experience at DTU Wind Energy. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering and applied thermodynamics in general, with expertise in desalination and diesel engines. Niels-Erik Clausen held managerial roles in environmental design and development at Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S. Since 2000 he has worked with wind energy research, innovation, and teaching. First as a Senior Advisor at Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy followed by 11 years as associate professor at DTU Wind and Energy Systems.

Motivation

I enjoy supervising, mentoring and motivating young professionals.

Niels-Erik Clausen

Associate professor at DTU Wind and energy systems

Niels-Erik Clausen is an Associate Professor with 11 years of experience at DTU Wind Energy. He has a background in Mechanical Engineering, with expertise in wind energy research, innovation, and teaching. He...

Niels Kau Andersen

Position: VP Quality Assurance at Chr. Hansen A/S

I have 18 years of leadership experience managing organizational change processes, technical projects and quality assurance and food safety programs in food producing and biotech/pharmaceutical companies. My key contribution to an organization is bridging technical insight with the strategic outlook required to run change management processes and coordinating project portfolios on a corporate level.

With an educational background in chemical engineering I have on a continuous basis sought to expand my horizon by studying project and change management and strategic development of business processes.

Working for multinational companies and as a consultant has given me the opportunity to gain a broad experience working on short and longer term assignments in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Baltics, Poland, India and USA.

Specialties:
* Quality control and quality assurance programs in pharmaceutical, food, feed and technical industries
* Change management and knowledge management in the technology and operations area
* Project management and business development

Motivation

One of the best things about working in a leadership position is to coach and mentor – from young talents to more seasoned veterans: I’m a generalist and leader from nature and would prefer to mentor people either making a transition to their first leadership position – or from first line management into a more tactical/functional/senior leadership role.

Niels Kau Andersen

VP Quality Assurance at Chr. Hansen A/S

Niels Kau Andersen boasts 18 years of leadership, emphasizing organizational change, quality assurance, and food safety within the food production and biotech/pharmaceutical sectors. He currently serves as the Vice President of Quality...

Niels Putzer

Position: Technical Account Manager (Solution Architect) at Amazon Web Services

Niels Putzer is a “Technical Account Manager” at Amazon Web Services (AWS) with 10 years of experience in the IT and data center management field. He specializes in project ownership, management, and coordination, with a focus on leading others. He has international experience and expertise in data center operations, network infrastructure, and project management.

 

Motivation

I want to share from my experience gathered over the years working in Large Companies. I have also significant experience from working abroad and what benefits and limitations there are to this. Looking to improving my personal leadership skills and understand what the new and young talents look for in their job as well as in their leaders.

Niels Putzer

Technical Account Manager (Solution Architect) at Amazon Web Services

Niels Putzer is a "Technical Account Manager" at Amazon Web Services (AWS) with 10 years of experience in the IT and data center management field. He specializes in project ownership, management, and...

Nikita Martynov

Position: Lead Threat Intelligence Analyst at Ørsted

I have 7+ years of experience working within technical Cyber Security in Denmark in small and large consultancy companies as well as in a big enterprise. Primarily, my work experience is within Security Incident Response, Threat Detection and Threat Intelligence. However, I also worked as a team leader for a year. During MSc, I did my Master’s thesis abroad in Holland with Philips Research. I am currently working as a Senior Incident Responder and Threat Intelligence Analyst at Ørsted.

Motivation

I am looking for an opportunity to give back. I remember that time when I had to make first career choices. I had plenty of questions and I wish I had a mentor whom I could as those questions. So I want to share the experience and pros and cons in working within different areas and roles in Cyber Security with those who are interested.

Nikita Martynov

Lead Threat Intelligence Analyst at Ørsted

7+ years of experience working within technical Cyber Security in Denmark in small and large consultancy companies and enterprise. Primarily within Security Incident Response, Threat Detection and Threat Intelligence.

Nikolaj Friis Hansen

Position: Usability specialist at Coloplast

Nikolaj Friis Hansen is a Usability Specialist with 3 years and 8 months of experience at Coloplast. He has a background in Biomedical Engineering and is experienced in Design Control, Usability, Biocompatibility, and Project Management within the Medical Device Industry.

Motivation

Mainly to help out. It could be a rewarding and mutually beneficial experience.
I want to partner with a student who is looking to start in the medical devices sector or similar. If they have a focus on the patient or user centric design, then that is a big plus and would be the most natural fit. I prefer a mentee that is exploring directions they may find interesting or looking for a relatively fresh perspective within an established industry.

Nikolaj Friis Hansen

Usability specialist at Coloplast

Nikolaj Friis Hansen has over 7 years of experience in the medical device industry, with a focus on usability and design control. Currently a Usability Specialist at Coloplast (since April 2022), he...

Nikolaj Holmer Nissen

Position: COO at Green Therma

I am a leader with 20 years of experience from several managerial positions with the common denominator being change and business transformation. My latest accomplishment was a successful turnaround of BWSC – an international company within the energy sector – which I headed as the CEO. Now, I have embarked on a new adventure as COO of Green Therma – a start-up focused on geothermal energy – with the ambition to become a significant player in the green energy transition.

Motivation

I would like to contribute to the development of the next generation of STEM professionals. I believe my most valuable contribution would be within the energy sector, but I am open to other sectors as well.
Personally, I would like to get insights into the next generation of employees in terms of ambitions, dreams, competences, experience, values, requirements to employers etc.

Nikolaj Holmer Nissen

COO at Green Therma

I am a leader with 20 years of experience from several managerial positions with the common denominator being change and business transformation. My latest accomplishment was a successful turnaround of BWSC -...

Nikoleta Kolitsopoulou

Position: Project Manager/Engineer at MT Højgaard

Civil engineer with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering and Master in Civil Engineering with focus on Building Information Modelling. 5+ years of experience within construction industry related to metro projects in Copenhagen.

Motivation

When I was newly graduated from DTU, I had a lot of questions/thoughts regarding my next steps on the work industry, which is the right path to choose etc., and I would have much appreciated if someone could have given me some feedback or suggestions about all of these concerns that I had. This is the main reason why I would like to share my experience with a new professional and help as much as possible or at least to be there for any questions that they might have and I can support with. Moreover the intercourse with a young, talented and full of energy and ambitions engineer will also help me to improve my communication skills and learn more for example about new technologies that might be recently developing in my field and universities have already inserted them in the educational programs.

Nikoleta Kolitsopoulou

Project Manager/Engineer at MT Højgaard

Civil engineer with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering and Master in Civil Engineering with focus on Building Information Modelling. 5+ years of experience within construction industry related to metro projects in Copenhagen.

Nikos Frouzakis

Position: Control Engineer at Siemens Gamesa

I am a highly motivated wind energy engineer, with experience in Loads & Control, while I have also worked a great deal with turbine operational data. Currently, I am working as a Lead Control Engineer, designing and tuning the controller of future turbines. I have an in-depth understanding of wind turbine operation, but most importantly I am proactive and I can work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Motivation

I believe that everyone needs a helping hand at some point in their career. Whether that is to figure out what they like, or to figure out how to get there, getting started is not easy. So, if I could help someone even a little bit, I think I should at least try.

Nikos Frouzakis

Control Engineer at Siemens Gamesa

Highly motivated wind energy engineer, with experience in Loads & Control, while I have also worked a great deal with turbine operational data. Currently, I am working as a Lead Control Engineer,...

Nikos Zampelis

Position: Software Engineer at Motorola Solutions

I am a recent DTU graduate with a MSc in Computer Security and I have worked for more than 2 years as a software engineer in the telecommunications industry, both in Denmark and Greece. I am particularly interested in cybersecurity, embedded systems, IoT and DevOps while I also have some experience with Machine Learning and Neural Networks.

Motivation

I believe I have acquired useful experiences through my graduation from DTU and navigating the Danish job market that would be useful for a younger professional. I am just interested in passing on to the next generation and widen my professional network in Copenhagen.

Nikos Zampelis

Software Engineer at Motorola Solutions

I am a recent DTU graduate with a MSc in Computer Security and I have worked for more than 2 years as a software engineer in the telecommunications industry, both in Denmark...

Nilma Abbas

Position: Assistant professor at Zealand erhvervsakademiet Sjælland

Nilma Abbas, an accomplished IT and Electronics engineer, serves as a lecturer at Zealand Sjælland’s Business Academy and an event manager at HackerX, with over 10 years of experience as a software developer and 4 years as an educator. She specializes in areas like Business Development, Innovation, Project Management, Fullstack development, and IT Security, and stands out as a ‘Mentor of The Year’ winner from Microsoft Azure Heroes and a finalist for the Nordic Women in Tech awards twice.

Motivation

I like helping a mentee to achieving his/her potentials.

Nilma Abbas

Assistant professor at Zealand erhvervsakademiet Sjælland

Nilma Abbas, an accomplished IT and Electronics engineer, serves as a lecturer at Zealand Sjælland's Business Academy and an event manager at HackerX, with over 10 years of experience as a software...

Ole Magnussen

Position: Project Leader at Greve Fjernvarme

Over 25 years of engineering experience.  Trained in mechanical engineering and specializing in energy. Former system developer in mainframe coding. Trained IT project manager. Experience and knowledge of several project models. Specialist and project management experience in systems management of IT production systems in the utility industry. Former energy planner and specialist in various IT simulation models for use in hydraulic analysis and dimensioning of supply networks. Extensive knowledge of data collection, reporting, and management information.

Ole’s personal strengths are his positive attitude, his good written and oral communication skills, his ability to listen, and his bright mood. He believes in discipline, cooperation, professional ability, commitment, and responsibility, that he can learn something new every day and that knowledge is something a mentor/mentee pair will share.

Motivation

I have just finished my previous mentoring program and it has been educational, challenging, and rewarding to be able to pass on advice and information about how the job market shapes you as an engineer, including how your professionalism is shaped, how you use it in your daily work and what is good work really? I’d like to try that again.

Ole Magnussen

Project Leader at Greve Fjernvarme

Experienced engineer with over 25 years of experience in the energy and IT industry, working and managing projects in both industries.

Per Vaeggemose Nielsen

Position: Global Food Safety Microbiologist at CP Kelco

After 15 years as a researcher and teacher at DTU, I worked 7 years in a consultancy firm, whereafter I made the move to industry. It has been a great journey where I have always followed my heart. On my path, I managed to pick up a lot of different skills that made it possible for me to get my dream job.

As Global Food Safety Microbiologist, I am the Special Matter Expert, SME, on microbiology in the company and a go-to person on all microbiological matters in the company. I am responsible for harmonizing and updating our internal methods and for introducing new technologies. I also work closely with all sites on the optimal hygienic design of existing and new production lines, validation, and hygiene monitoring. It gives me great joy to go to our sites, work with the local staff and experience the local culture.

In my early career, I managed a large research group (at DTU), but I decided to follow the specialist path and leave people management, simply because it was a better fit for me.

Motivation

I would love to be able to help a young person to make bold, meaningful, and potentially life-changing decisions for the future, instead of just following the beaten path. I want to help people with different backgrounds maneuver in the Danish job market. Personally I am interested in building a network and learning about different cultures.

Per Vaeggemose Nielsen

Global Food Safety Microbiologist at CP Kelco

After 15 years as a researcher and teacher at DTU, I worked 7 years in a consultancy firm, whereafter I made the move to industry. It has been a great journey where...

Peter Dalgaard

Position: Head of Innovation at Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) – HD, Economy and Marketing

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – B.Eng. Chemistry

Peter has more than 10 years of experience in tobacco, where he has been working mainly with product development. Peter is a results-driven engineer with marketing experience and good sales understanding, and he thrives in the cross-functional area bridging engineering and sales & marketing where the focus is placed both on the technical aspect and the commercial side. Peter embraces challenging tasks like translating technical aspects into consumer relevant information and has been facilitating the collaboration between product development and marketing, being in contact with key external and internal stakeholders such as production and suppliers.

MOTIVATION

Peter wants to become a mentor because he would like to pass on some of his experience to the younger generation. He is looking for an open-minded mentee who doesn’t restrict themselves to one path after graduation and who is ambitious.

Peter Dalgaard

Head of Innovation at Scandinavian Tobacco Group

10+ years experience in the tobacco industry with product development. Thrives in area bridging engineering, sales & marketing and management.

Peter Farkas Binderup Hansen

Position: Service Product Development Manager at GEA Group

I have +20 years experience with innovation in the process industry. I have a background as a chemical engineer with a Ph.D. in combustion science and spend the first 15 years of my career working with combustion related development projects at the university, in the power industry and at Rockwool International. Later I entered into product development and during this period I acquired a Master in Leadership and Innovation in Complex Systems from CBS. I am presently working as a Service Product Development Manager at GEA Group developing services around GEA’s products and processes. This is a customer focused development process where the customer needs is always in focus – as it should be but too often focus revolves around the skills and insights of the developers.
I work in an international setting where cross cultural and cross competence collaboration is the name of the game and one of the main reasons why I still love my job after nearly 25 years as an active innovator.
I have also been engaged in a few start up companies in an advisory board position.

Motivation

I enjoy engaging with young and ambitious people who have dreams and aspirations but not yet the full picture of the world. If I can provide my knowledge and experience – both successes and failures from my long career – to prepare them for a more rapid development in their development I would be very happy.

Peter Farkas Binderup Hansen

Service Product Development Manager at GEA Group

+20 years experience with innovation in the process industry. Background as a chemical engineer with a Ph.D. in combustion science and spend the first 15 years of my career working with combustion...

Peter Grønning

Position: Ex-CTO at TekPartner A/S

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – M.Sc., Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Peter has 20+ years of experience in running privately-owned companies, doing consultancy work and management. His work has revolved around electronic engineering, signal processing, and embedded design. He is especially focused on the development process, starting from an idea and getting it all the way to the market. During his career, Peter has combined his technical know-how with his ability to consult and drive through projects.

MOTIVATION

Peter’s professional job is to help companies – including startups and individuals. He would not be surprised if he could add a little value to younger candidates or students – either by just listening or putting his personal observations forward.

Peter Grønning

Ex-CTO at TekPartner A/S

20+ years experience in running privately owned companies. Work has revolved around electronic engineering, signal processing & embedded design.

Pierre Tissot

Position: Retired Engineer

I am a retired engineer with more than 34 years of experience in the field of Civil Engineering. My primary focus has been on transportation sectors, specifically the airport and railway sectors. I have held positions as a design engineer, technical coordinator, and project manager. I have been involver in many disciplines like trackway, catenary, signalling. I have a Merkonom and Diplomuddannelse from a business school in Denmark, providing me with an economic understanding of the engineering business.

Motivation

I am 62 year old – still going strong and believe that young fellow could get some advantage of my life experience.

Pierre Tissot

Retired Engineer

I am a retired engineer with more than 34 years of experience in the field of Civil Engineering. My primary focus has been on transportation sectors, specifically the airport and railway sectors....

Preben Jørgensen

Position: Expertise Director in Grid & Power Transmission at NIRAS

I have a broad experience within the energy and power sector. I have primarily worked with leadership, management, business transformation, and complex projects within the generation of electricity and heat, power transmission, and electrical distribution. Furthermore, I have dealt with research, development, innovation, and energy planning, as well as having been fortunate to get to know parts of the railway industry, as for some time being responsible for DSB’s part of the Signaling Programme.

Motivation

I have helped young colleagues achieve a position or given advice to them, which provides me with positive feedback/motivation.

Preben Jørgensen

Expertise Director in Grid & Power Transmission at NIRAS

I have a broad experience within the energy and power sector. I have primarily worked with leadership, management, business transformation and complex projects within the generation of electricity and heat, power transmission,...

Raghav Karol

Position: Senior Principal Engineer at Alertlogic By Fortra

I have 18+ years of experience in software engineering with large multi-national companies like Siemens, Microsoft and Motorola as well as startup startup and scale-up’s like Issuu (issuu.com) Airtame (airtame.com) and remote work Basho Technologies (Stewards for RIAK NoSQL).

At present I work as a Senior Principal Enginee with Alertlogic by Fortra an MDR platform providing security as a service and am the Technical Lead for a team 6-8 engineers developing core Infrastructure, where we do large scale data processing in near real time.

If you feel that you can benefit from interacting with a software engineer with deep technical experience and experience of applying computer science and engineering fundamentals to solve real world problems then consider me.

Motivation

I graduated from DTU in 2006 from IMM with (http://www2.imm.dtu.dk/pubdb/edoc/imm4856.pdf) and have always been interested in learning and mentoring to move the field of software development and engineering forward. With my experience architecting, designing, building and operating software that operates at scale I have some insights and opinions on the knowledge and skills that are essential to succeed and deliver software working regular hours. Further it is my firm belief that as engineers and creative thinkers we can be at least 2-5 times more productive with the right guidance – that is the path I would like to set you on.

Raghav Karol

Senior Principal Engineer at Alertlogic By Fortra

I have 18+ years of experience in software engineering with large multi-national companies like Siemens, Microsoft and Motorola as well as startup startup and scale-up's like Issuu (issuu.com) Airtame (airtame.com) and remote...

Raghavendra Rao

Position: Project Development Director at New Power Partners

I have 15 years of experience with offshore wind farm development and wind turbine technology due diligence including supplier qualification. Some years of wind turbine design and development. A long track within project and program management leading large scale Projects and a strong flair for offshore wind farm development and renewable energy. I am currently a Project Development Director at Offshore Wind.

Motivation

I want to develop my skills as a motivator and I already provide some informal mentoring. Since I am a passionate Project leader within my field I would like to draw on my experience and groom aspiring students having the same ambitions.

Raghavendra Rao

Project Development Director at New Power Partners

5 years of experience with offshore wind farm development and wind turbine technology due diligence including supplier qualification. Some years of wind turbine design and development.

Rajat Mehta

Position: Director at Radiometer Medical

I have 20+ years of industry experience primarily within the healthcare and medical device industry. I have worked primarily with scale-ups in my full time job and have mentored start-ups in my spare time – in Denmark and abroad. My career has revolved engineering high-quality medical device solution mostly as R&D member or leader. I am specifically focusing on systems engineering, design control, regulations and product releases.

In addition to product engineering, I enjoy process standardization and optimization. Building cross functional distributed teams with diverse backgrounds. Architecture at all levels – system, solution and enterprise.

Motivation

I like solving challenges together in a team. I also mentor individuals and take joy in being part of their journey and adding a bit of new perspective to them. I of course learn by participating.

What I look for in a mentee is persistence, learning mindset, trust and transparency

Rajat Mehta

Director at Radiometer Medical

I have 20+ years of industry experience primarily within the healthcare and medical device industry. I have worked primarly with scale-ups in my full time job and have mentored start-ups in my...

Raquel Agudo

Position: Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

I have 4 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry from large and medium size companies in Copenhagen area. My area of expertise is project management working with international teams placed in different sites around the world. I have handled a wide variety of projects in Quality, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Development areas. My main focus is to drive the teams and engage with my stakeholders to ensure the availability of high-quality products to our patients around the world.

Motivation

I want to develop my mentoring skills and leadership while I can help a student by sharing my journey and my learnings. I would like to provide the guidance that I would have liked to have when I graduated. Furthermore, it is always very nice to talk with young and energetic people that is about to start a career and like to share their ambitions. I prefer helping a mentee with ambition of going into a generalist position.

Raquel Agudo

Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

I have 4 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry from large and medium size companies in Copenhagen area. My area of expertise is project management working with international teams placed in...

Rasmus Juulsgaard Jensen

Position: Product Manager at Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Material and manufacturing engineer with experience leading multimillion dollar projects within the renewable energy industry. My career have revolved around the development of offshore wind energy to further the green transition working within R&D, manufacturing, project management and development strategy.

Motivation

I believe I can help inspire an ambitious engineering students to get a good start working their first job after graduation. I want to help students develop both soft and technical skill, and create clarity in their future career planning. I believe a sparring partner with experience is a great asset as a student.

Rasmus Juulsgaard Jensen

Product Manager at Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Material and manufacturing engineer with experience leading multimillion dollar projects within the renewable energy industry. My career have revolved around the development of offshore wind energy to further the green transition working...

Rene Weber

Position: Product Manager Sustainability & Product Owner PEM Electrolysis at BOSCH Group

I have 10 years of experience within the automotive industry from large companies, – in Germany and abroad. My career has revolved around ensuring that safe, sustainable, effective and high-quality powertrain and power solutions become available to users worldwide in collaboration with manufacturing, R&D and different stakeholders. I am focusing currently on green hydrogen production as a Senior Project Lead Electrolysis at Bosch.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor in order to help students by sharing my experiences I gained in leading teams & projects – with both successes and failures. Moreover, I want to get input from a different point of view. I therefore prefer students, with a pro-active/self-driven approach to new challenges and discussions on how to overcome them.

Rene Weber

Product Manager Sustainability & Product Owner PEM Electrolysis at BOSCH Group

10 years of experience within the automotive industry from large companies, - in Germany and abroad. Career has revolved around ensuring safe, sustainable, effective and high-quality powertrain and power solutions.

Renea Olsen

Position: Senior Post-Market Surveillance Manager at 3Shape

I have 10 years of experience with medical devices, working with both American and Danish companies.
Since I started in the medical device industry, I have focused a lot on evidence, product safety and performance both pre- and post market.
I have worked with both regulatory affairs, marketing and scientific affairs interacting with both internal and external stakeholders. I have solid knowledge within data collection, data sources and data analysis but also with medical writing. At the moment my focus is post-market surveillance and how to ensure that products released to the market are preforming as intended and act on it, if not.
As part of my job I also attend network groups and panels at conferences, to be up to date with new knowledge and trends in the industry but also to share my experience.

Motivation

I have always been motivated by motivating others and sharing my experience and knowledge. I want to show students that there is not always an obvious route in your work life and that you are not locked with at specific type of job due to your education – there are so many different ways into the medical device world and so many different people with different backgrounds. I prefer helping a mentee that have interest in the Medical Devices and Healthcare.

Renea Olsen

Senior Post-Market Surveillance Manager at 3Shape

I have 10 years of experience with medical devices, working with both American and Danish companies. Since I started in the medical device industry, I have focused a lot on evidence, product...

Ricard Colom Martin

Position: Mechanical Engineer at MAN Energy Solutions

Industrial engineer specialized in mechanics and energy technologies. I am employed at MAN Energy Solutions in the Production Support department for the 2-Stroke Engine division. In my role, I focus on reducing the environmental impact and digitalize the processes required to build our ship engines.

Motivation

I have previously been a mentee in a similar program, which was very helpful in launching my career. Now, I would like to offer my support from the other side.

I believe this is an experience that can help both, mentee and mentor, to grow and develop new skills. I would like to support someone who is highly motivated and pro-active.

Ricard Colom Martin

Mechanical Engineer at MAN Energy Solutions

Industrial engineer specialized in mechanics and energy technologies. I am employed at MAN Energy Solutions in the Production Support department for the 2-Stroke Engine division. In my role, I focus on reducing...

Sam Liu

Position: Internal Audit Manager at A.P. Moller - Maersk

I have 15 years of experience with Maersk in China and CPH, rotating in different positions including customer service, process and control, marine operations, product management, vessel network design and recently 3 years in Group Internal Audit focusing on business operational activities/ESG and their internal control (risk based) frameworks. I have insights from different angels into the business.

Motivation

I want to offer my work experience to students so they can get insights to a company but also learn personal development experience. I prefer to mentor Chinese speaking students as I was one of them so I know their background and challenges better.

Sam Liu

Internal Audit Manager at A.P. Moller - Maersk

I have 15 years of experience with Maersk in China and CPH, rotating in different positions including customer service, process and control, marine operations, product management, vessel network design and recently 3...

Sandeep Jauhari

Position: Asset Integrity Engineer (Electrical) at Vattenfall

I am Sandeep Jauhari, currently, working with Vattenfall as an Asset Integrity Engineer focusing on the overall condition of the windfarm so as to create visibility and develop efficient maintenance strategies for the various components.

I have studied Master’s of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark with a specialization in electric energy systems. I hold a Bachelors’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from a university in India.

My work experience is in the field of erection, commissioning & maintenance of HV/LV components on onshore & offshore substations with Stambh Power Systems & Ørsted for about 1.5 years where I have delivered domestic & international projects in an international work environment.

I want to be a part of this mentor program because this platform provides me with an opportunity where I can help students by sharing my personal experiences (success & failure) that I have faced in DTU as a master’s student. This program will also help me a lot by developing my personal skills and an occasion to interact with new people. I would like to mentor someone who’s new to DTU and looking forward to start his/her career in Denmark within the same field.

Sandeep Jauhari

Asset Integrity Engineer (Electrical) at Vattenfall

I am Sandeep Jauhari, currently, working with Vattenfall as an Asset Integrity Engineer focusing on the overall condition of the windfarm so as to create visibility and develop efficient maintenance strategies for...

Sanne Burup

Position: Project Manager at Artelia

Sanne has 9+ years of experience as both specialist and leader, and has developed a wide range of knowledge in drainage technology. This applies to all phases in wastewater and rainwater design from the idea phase to commissioning. She has also gained extensive knowledge in detailed design and 3D BIM modeling of sewer systems, which she uses daily in her work, and knows what it’s like to work at a large corporation such as COWI, experience which she can share. Sanne is currently working as a Project Manager at Artelia.

Motivation

Sanne has always been happy to help others, and share her knowledge to those who want it. Through her work, she has helped some of the newly-graduated engineers at COWI, and it brings her joy to see them grow. Therefore, Sanne seeks a mentee who is knowledge-hungry and wants her help to find their path.

 

Sanne Burup

Project Manager at Artelia

9+ years of experience as both specialist and leader, and has developed a wide range of knowledge in drainage technology in all phases in wastewater.

Sanne Kaasen

Position: Senior Vice President, Digital at IFU

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – B.Eng. IT Engineer

Sanne has 14+ years of experience in IT strategy, business development and execution. The focus in her career is on creating value in the intersection of technology and business, where people, processes and innovation are in the center. She is currently driving this in her role as head of IT at IFU, and has previously held other IT leadership, program management and business development positions in companies such as Rambøll, KMD and MT Højgaard, where she has been responsible for IT delivery projects, strategy and organizational tasks and restructuring.

MOTIVATION

Sanne wants to give others a helping hand. Especially as a female engineer and leader, she would like to provide a role model template for other women and perhaps help a few more realize that IT specifically is an extremely creative and rewarding field, and that management is interesting and attainable as an engineer.

Sanne Kaasen

Senior Vice President, Digital at IFU

14+ years experience in the intersection of IT strategy, business development and execution. Currently combining these in her role as IT manager.

Satbinder Singh Ram

Position: Freelance Consultant at M2M Connect ApS

Satbinder S. Ram is a Verification UVM Expert with over 20 years of experience in the ASIC and FPGA design industry. He specializes in Design Control, Usability, and Project Management.

Motivation

I want to develop personal leadership and be better to motivate others. I would like to share my story and what it takes to succeed and how to learn from your failures.

Satbinder Singh Ram

Freelance Consultant at M2M Connect ApS

"Verification UVM Expert" with over 20 years of experience in the ASIC and FPGA design industry. He specializes in Design Control, Usability, and Project Management. His primary professional categories are "Technology &...

Serdar Senol

Position: Mobile Application Developer at Nemlig.com

I have 10+ years of experience in mobile application development, especially native iOS. I have been part of significant projects in different companies, and now I am working at Nemlig.com to deliver high-end solutions to our customers. Not only native but also cross-platforming experience for mobile apps is something I would love to help/mentor other candidates for this field.

Motivation

It has been always an issue to find a good and passionate candidate for nearly all the projects I worked with and I want to help possible candidates to mentor if they are willing to be a mobile application developer.

Serdar Senol

Mobile Application Developer at Nemlig.com

I have 10+ years of experience in mobile application development, especially native iOS. I have been part of significant projects in different companies, and now I am working at Nemlig.com to deliver...

Shikeba Mirbaz

Position: IT Infrastructure Specialist at DI - Dansk Industri

As an IT-engineer from DTU I have 10 years of experience in the IT infrastructure within Microsoft technology, with a focus ranging from planning, design, implement to maintenance and operation of IT-systems.
I am specifically focusing on Microsoft Cloud at the moment.

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing my story – with both successes and failures.
I want to develop my personal and would love to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students

Shikeba Mirbaz

IT Infrastructure Specialist at DI - Dansk Industri

As an IT-engineer from DTU I have 10 years of experience in the IT infrastructure within Microsoft technology ,focus from planning, design, implement to maintenance and operation of IT-systems. I am specifically...

Simon Wessel

Position: Senior Data Scientist at Banking Circle

Simon has 5+ years of experience with consulting and data science. With a background in advanced statistics and modeling, he has a thorough insight of how machine learning algorithms operate. Through years of working with big data, he enjoys optimizing by transforming, manipulating and visualizing data. Working in IT consultancy for years – in PwC, CGI and now Danske Bank – has taught Simon a wide range of programming languages and given him hands-on experience with developing advanced analytics solutions and deploying them into production. Working in this ever-changing environment of data science has taught Simon to embrace learning-by-doing and satisfy his urge to learn new technologies. He loves to enrich the traditional business intelligence landscape with AI, extracting the next level of business insights into your data.

MOTIVATION

Simon would love to help a student from a familiar background, preparing for what happens after graduation. Hopefully, his experiences, both good and bad ones, are able to help a mentee one step closer to finding out what they are passionate about. Personally, Simon also sees the mentorship as a chance for him to enhance his own motivational and leadership skills, as well as a great opportunity to stay in touch with the student environment and hear their thoughts on what the future will bring. Simon would prefer to mentor a student related to his own field, within ambitions of becoming a generalist.

Simon Wessel

Senior Data Scientist at Banking Circle

5+ years of experience within IT consulting and data science. With a background in advanced statistics and modeling, he has a thorough insight of how machine learning algorithms operate.

Sokratis Rontogiannis

Position: Production Manager at ION A.E.

I am a chemical engineer specialized in food technology.
During my academic years, I got exposed to different working regimes and various cultures. More specifically, I studied in Greece (bachelor), Germany (internship), France (bachelor dissertation), Denmark (Master), and Belgium (Master internship). When the time to work came, I decided to start my career in the UK before moving to Belgium and ultimately return to my domicile in Greece.
From 2011 until the end of 2020, I met numerous people, had to collaborate with a great number of professionals, and got lucky to work at very organized and state-of-the-art laboratories and R&D centers.

My working experience is in Food technology, Quality, and Scaling up processes from lab scales to pilot and plant trials.
I have worked in the R&D of Mondelez for almost 3 years in the areas of Deep Discovery and Deployment where i acquired a wide span of knowledge and skills, from how to design an experiment, to how to execute your own industrial-scale trials.
At the moment, I am working as a Production manager at ION S.A.
Before moving back to Athens, I worked for 1.5 year in Belgium, in a totally different field, in project management. I was the project manager of 16 members consortium for a Horizon2020 EU-funded project.

Motivation

Since it has never been easy for anyone to achieve their dreams and to become who they really want to be, I would like to support and assist the mentee with my personal experience in setting the right targets and how to reach the set goals.
I am not an expert, but I have been involved in many different projects, situations, and with many people, hence I can see things a bit objective and clear in comparison with someone who has just started his career.

Sokratis Rontogiannis

Production Manager at ION A.E.

Chemical engineer specialized in food technology, studied and worked in multiple countries. Working experience is in Food technology, Quality and Scaling up processes from lab scales to pilot and plant trials.

Stavros Kalafatakis

Position: Senior Scientist - Process Upscaling at Chr. Hansen

Research scientist with 6 years of experience in the private sector and specifically within the development of products targeting plant health & lactic acid bacteria for cheese and fresh dairy. Specialized in Microbial physiology and fermentation/process development from few mL to industrial scale. Also, I have a few years of experience as a Project manager. Always interested in fresh ideas and new technologies.

Motivation
I wish to improve my ability to collaborate with individuals of different nationalities and academic or technical backgrounds. My main motivation is to share my experiences, journey of knowledge and most importantly insecurities and failures. I believe that young people should hear that feeling vulnerable and out of your comfort zone is ok and that is actually the time when one learns the most. My moto is “try, fail, reflect, develop”. I believe that my expertise would benefit mostly a mentee that is interested into perusing a researcher career (private or academic sector), but i am open to any challenges :).

Stavros Kalafatakis

Senior Scientist - Process Upscaling at Chr. Hansen

Fermentation scientist with 4 years of experience in the private sector and specifically with the development of products targeting plant health. Specialized in Microbial physiology and small-scale fermentation development.

Stefanos Amoutzidis

Position: IT/OT Project Manager at ProjectBinder

Electrical & IT engineer with a solid background in industrial automation. Providing solutions within all project phases of electrical automation, IT, and network establishment. Experienced in pharmaceutical GMP environments in Denmark and abroad.

I am currently working as a Project Manager on global implementation of a production optimization solution for Rockwool A/S

Motivation

As an old mentee myself, the mentoring program is a natural way to give back. Being a consultant has given me the opportunity to work with various clients in the Nordics and get familiar with different organisational cultures.

With this experience, I intend to help a new graduate oriented in the Danish market. What I am looking for in a mentee, is a drive for professional growth & curiosity into the working practices.

Stefanos Amoutzidis

IT/OT Project Manager at ProjectBinder

Electrical & IT engineer with a solid background in industrial automation and pharmaceutical GMP environments. Providing solutions within all project phases of electrical automation, IT, and network establishment.

Stig Sand

Position: (former) Director at FORCE Technology

I have 35 year of experience in Danish and international consulting companies. Main focus has been on R&D, innovation and services related to maritime, offshore and software systems. Engaged in setting up subsidiaries in Asia (Singapore and China). Presently I mentor young professionals and I assist startups (primarily with contracting, financing and organization) on a volunteer basis.

Motivation

I enjoy working with startups and young professionals due to their energy and enthusiasm. Moreover, it is a pleasure for me to try and direct talented student in the “right” professional direction, and make deliberate career decisions. In short, it is the possibility of passing on the experience I have gained after many years in international business that drives me.

Stig Sand

(former) Director at FORCE Technology

I have 35 year of experience in Danish and international consulting companies. Main focus has been on R&D, innovation and services related to maritime, offshore and software systems. Engaged in setting up...

Susanne Ravnholt Edemann

Position: Sales manager at miracle a/s

I thrive with building up new business – new sales. Having more than 25 years of broad IT-, consultative sales- and management experience along with strong customer relations in the business community, I have successfully increased businesses by understanding customer needs to tailor the best solutions for them. I am used to working cross border in international companies with customers and colleagues inside as well as outside Denmark. Having a Master of Science in electronic engineering makes me understand customers’ sometimes more technical challenges.

Motivation

I have been a mentor for some years for young engineers from DTU, primarily in their first jobs, facing different challenges/considerations:
– “Have I chosen the right career path?”
– “How do I get to my dream position from where I am now?”
– “My manager/colleague is difficult to understand/work with. Why is that/what to do?”

And for mentees looking for their first job:
– “How do I find the right company/the right position for me?”
– “How do I write a successful CV and application for a specific role?”

It is fulfilling for me when my many years of professional experience can be of value for younger people.

Susanne Ravnholt Edemann

Sales manager at miracle a/s

Having more than 25 years of broad IT-, consultative sales- and management experience along with strong customer relations in the business community has successfully increased businesses by understanding customer needs to tailor...

Tabea Ramirez Hernandez

Position: Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group

I have experience from industry, academia and consulting and bring an international vita. My main professional focus lies on climate-related topics; working either with hard-to-abate sectors to decarbonize them, or with the CleanTeach industry to help scale.

Motivation

I have received much great mentorship throughout my career and would not have achieved all I did without it. I would like to give back and help some of the bright minds to find their own path.

Tabea Ramirez Hernandez

Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group

I have experience from industry, academia and consulting and bring and international vita. My main professional focus lies on climate-related topics; working either with hard-to-abate sectors to decarbonize them, or with the...

Thanos Arvanitidis

Position: CMC analytical specialist at Lundbeck

I have 9 years of experience in Biotech and Pharma industry – spanning from startups, academia, biotech and larger pharmaceutical companies in Denmark and USA.
My background started with Organic Chemistry in my BSc, from which I transitioned in Pharmaceutical engineering for my MSc and Molecular biology during my industrial PhD.
In the last 6 years I have been involved in Analytical Development and Quality Control under a GMP environment. In these roles I have had experience with bringing therapeutics from early development to commercial approval, following the life cycle of the clinical and commercial activities of multiple projects.
My competencies are within Biotech and Pharma, regarding CMC, Regulatory authority interactions and stakeholder management.

Motivation

I have been part of the Copenhagen Career program in 2012 as a mentee, where I could see the value of insightful guidance. Preferably, I would seek for a mentee with a solid scientific background, strong focus to the pharma industry with a flair for method development or a QC mindset. On a personal level, I would resonate with a student having good communication skills and a strong career drive.

Thanos Arvanitidis

CMC analytical specialist at Lundbeck

I have 9 years of experience in Biotech and Pharma industry - spanning from startups, academia, biotech and larger pharmaceutical companies in Denmark and USA. My background started with Organic Chemistry in...

Therese Blom

Position: IT Business Application specialist at Xellia Pharmaceuticals

I have 3+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Before that I worked within medical devices. My career has revolved highly around patient safety by ensuring and maintaining validated high quality IT solutions used in business critical processes. I collaborate with a bunch of different professions from different countries on a day-to-day basis. I understand the importance of good stakeholder management skills and thrive in a challenging environment. Lately, I have had the opportunity to take on more project management related tasks.

Motivation

I missed this possibility when I was a student at DTU. I think this mentor/mentee relationship can benefit both highly in regards to broadening the professional networks and skills. I want to keep learning and developing myself. I want to help the best way I can. I think it is important to share both successes and failures as both can teach us something and help us grow. I would love to help a mentee with their start to the working life as well as setting ambitions for the future. What do you want to do ? How can I help you get there?

Therese Blom

IT Business Application specialist at Xellia Pharmaceuticals

I have 3+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Before that I worked within medical devices. My career has revolved highly around patient safety by ensuring and maintaining validated high quality...

Thomas Enevoldsen

Position: Control Engineer at EMRI A/S

I graduated with a MSc. in Electrical Engineering in 2019, where my degree focused on advanced control theory methodologies, both in a theoretical and practical sense. In 2023 I finished my PhD within maritime robotics, where I worked on the collision and grounding avoidance system for an autonomous ferry. Currently I’m working as a control engineer at the R&D department at EMRI A/S, where I have the opportunity to delve deep into innovative product development. During my time as an academic I had the opportunity to take part in multiple collaborations between the university and industrial partners. Furthermore, I supervised numerous master students throughout my time as a PhD. Now at EMRI, the company also strives to maintain a close relationship with the universities, in order to provide an entryway into the Danish maritime sector for prospective students.

Motivation

I’m very interested in broadening my network, whilst also seizing this opportunity to remain on beat with happenings of current students and soon-to-be graduates. I look forward to help the mentee grow, whilst also growing as a mentor.

Thomas Enevoldsen

Control Engineer at EMRI A/S

Graduated with a MSc. in Electrical Engineering in 2019, where my degree focused on advanced control theory methodologies, both in a theoretical and practical sense. In 2023 I finished my PhD within...

Thomas Hessellund

Position: Independent Consultant and Adviser at Novozymes and Grundfos for +25 years

Thomas has many years of experience as an executive with a passion for strategy and business development, and he has worked at large corporations such as Novozymes, Novo Nordisk and Grundfos. Thomas has broad functional experience, including R&D, production, marketing and sales, and international experience having worked in China and the United States. He has a track record of leading and improving the performance of industrial businesses, and effectively applying analytical and strategic skills to solve complex business challenges, for instance leading corporate strategy project at Grundfos with McKinsey. Currently, Thomas is working as an independent advisor, board member and consultant, and has additional experience as an external teacher at Copenhagen Business School and supervisor at the Executive MBA programme at DTU.

Motivation

Thomas would like to share his experience and help talented mentees with ambitions of moving into managerial and business roles in their careers.

Thomas Hessellund

Independent Consultant and Adviser at Novozymes and Grundfos for +25 years

Many years as an executive with a passion for strategy & business development, worked & lead at large industrial corporations both in Denmark and abroad.

Thomas Hørup

Position: Senior Project Manager for early-stage projects at Ferrosan Medical Devices

Thomas is a seasoned leader in front-end innovation and product development with a passion for blending technology and human empathy. Harnessing a robust engineering foundation, he spearheads projects to deliver delightful user experiences. His expertise extends across multiple industries, leading cross-functional teams in strategic innovation, product development, and portfolio strategy. With hands-on work in UI/UX, software features, services, and physical products, he currently serves as Senior Project Manager for early stage product development at Ferrosan Medical Devices A/S.

Motivation

Having accumulated 25 years of experience in innovation and product development, I have gained valuable insights and knowledge throughout my career.
I would like the opportunity to give back, guide aspiring professionals, and contribute to their success.
I would also hope to get a fresh perspective on my own career and work by engaging with a person with a new perspective.

A mentee who is open to feedback, willing to listen, and eager to learn from both successes and challenges is ideal. Someone who will push back and help me learn also. I moved into leadership and project management very early in my career and could help someone considering a similar move.

Thomas Hørup

Senior Project Manager for early-stage projects at Ferrosan Medical Devices

Thomas is a seasoned leader in front-end innovation and product development with a passion for blending technology and human empathy. Harnessing a robust engineering foundation, he spearheads projects to deliver delightful user...

Thomas Hvass Eriksson

Position: Project Manager at SWECO

20+ years of experience working with energy, environment and wastewater as consultant, operations manager and project manager. Currently employed as project manager at Sweco A/S.

Motivation

Seeks to develop leadership and coaching competences and at the same time help a young student of engineering on his/her path to become a generalist, leader or specialist.

Thomas Hvass Eriksson

Project Manager at SWECO

20+ years experience as project engineer and consultant, within environmental and wastewater issues and as operation manager.

Thomas Sandal

Position: Entrepreneur in Residence and Chief Tehcnology Officer at Biorigin and Pokeacell

Thomas Sandal is an “Entrepreneur in Residence” at BiOrigin and serves as the “Chief Technology Officer” at PokeAcell. With more than 25 years of international experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, he specializes in CMC project management, process development, and regulatory assurance.

Motivation

I have always believed that networking is key for your development and carrier. None of my jobs the last 15 years were ever posted. Sharing some of my experiences during a long carrier from being a young scientist to senior leadership roles is both expanding my own network and insight into what is important for the young students today and can hopefully serve as guidance and inspiration for next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Thomas Sandal

Entrepreneur in Residence and Chief Tehcnology Officer at Biorigin and Pokeacell

Thomas Sandal is an "Entrepreneur in Residence" at BiOrigin and serves as the "Chief Technology Officer" at PokeAcell. With more than 25 years of international experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, he specializes...

Tim Walther Bay

Position: Director at ATP

I am an experienced leader in the IT industry and have over 20 years of successful track record from exciting and challenging leadership positions in IT. I am recognized as a hands-on leader, coach and mentor, a leader who sets a clear strategic direction and builds a learning and positive culture.
I have special competencies within:
• IT management, strategy, governance and execution with close “Stakeholder Management” and involvement
• Process implementation of Agile / SAFe, Lean and ITIL, IT Service Management
• Build delivery models using IT off-shoring, outsourcing and insourcing
• Management and execution of projects as well as management of steering groups
• Contract negotiation and conclusion as well as supplier and delivery management, both in the private and public sector.

I am currently a Transformation and Technology Director at Novo Nordisk

Motivation

My mission is to learn and develop myself throughout life – I want to be relevant to people around me and the job market until the day I choose to quit. Therefore, I want to share my experiences in return for a pertinent insight into the world around me – the best place to achieve that must be from young, ambitious engineers with the world at their feet. Also, I want to help future leaders by asking questions that can help them in their careers. Leadership is to be developed and trained – no one is born as a leader; it requires choices and opt-out.

Tim Walther Bay

Director at ATP

An experienced leader in the IT industry and have over 20 years of successful track record from exciting and challenging leadership positions in IT, in different large Danish companies.

Timothy Adu

Position: Embedded Systems Architect | Hardware Startup Advisor at Helix Embedded

My 10 year career spans through various company sizes, from large companies to very small startups, and across several verticals – consumer electronics, medical/health tech, smart cities, environmental and transportation, each with its own complexities and challenges. One common component across all these is the embedded software that defines and drives the businesses.

I love hardware and software – and everything in between. Embedded systems combine the best of both worlds, and it is a joy working right in the middle. My passion lies in developing firmware (embedded software), and I have a particular focus on design, architecture and implementation. I have also had the privilege of managing projects, which has also given me another perspective – one that requires focus on the bigger picture and the business. As such, I have learned (and continuously learning) to maintain a balance between focusing the tiniest details and the long term business objectives.

My motivation

Two of my greatest passions in life is technology and teaching. I’ve been a mentor since my early twenties and I’ve only gotten better. I was assigned a mentor and buddy at my first job – something that had a profound impact on how I developed as an engineer. My mentor helped me shape the way I the see world of software; helped me build the right attitude and mindset; taught me to do things right; taught me to be constructively critical of my own ideas, as well as the ideas of others; and perhaps even learn to take responsbility for my own work and do something I can be proud of.

This is something definitely worth giving back to the young minds entering this or any other field for that matter.
I am looking for a mentee who is open to expanding their worldview; one who takes responsibility for their own growth.

Timothy Adu

Embedded Systems Architect | Hardware Startup Advisor at Helix Embedded

Career spans through various company sizes, from large companies to very small startups, and across several verticals - consumer electronics, medical/health tech, smart cities, environmental and transportation, each with its own complexities...

Tom Persson

Position: Partner at Incito IT Management Consulting and NordicUpside

Tom has 30+ years of experience with IT and consulting industry. He is passionate about helping clients enable and improve their sales capabilities through IT enablement of the commercial processes and helping clients optimize their Costumer Engagement model. For the past many years, he has been working as a management consultant with the primary focus of realizing business benefits through IT. Many years in the IT consulting market hax given Tom a solid experience with the development and optimization of the major delivery processes in IT organizations, and he has been apart of a number of different companies such as Implement Consulting, PA Consulting, Oracle and more.

Motivation

Tom believes it is important to help new students and graduates to find their way into the labour market, and the help them realize that failure to follow a strict and planned career path does not matter in the long run – there are many ways to Rome. Tom would prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into the consulting industry – preferably within IT consulting.

 

Tom Persson

Partner at Incito IT Management Consulting and NordicUpside

30+ years of experience with IT and consulting industry, working as a management consultant with the primary focus of realizing business benefits through IT.

Tommaso Vidali

Position: Structural Engineer at Rambøll

Tommaso Vidali is a Structural and Façade Engineer at Ramboll, with more than 3.5 years of experience specializing in structural design across various materials such as glass, steel, aluminum, concrete, and timber. Before Ramboll, he served as a Teaching Assistant at the Technical University of Denmark, and as a Technical Assistant at Serpelloni Spa.

Motivation

I want to develop my mentorship skills and at the same time support young professional in the initial steps of their career. Something I missed at the beginning it was a person that helped me keep high he motivation, particularly when looking for a job and advice me on what is important or not. I would like to be that person for someone else.

Tommaso Vidali

Structural Engineer at Rambøll

Tommaso Vidali is a Structural and Façade Engineer at Ramboll, with more than 3.5 years of experience specializing in structural design across various materials such as glass, steel, aluminum, concrete, and timber....

Torben Boeck Jensen

Position: CTO at Beep Analytics

I am a .NET/C# developer and systems designer. I have worked extensively using the .NET platform and have worked on projects developing client as well as web based solutions. I have strong Windows Forms and ASP.NET competencies, and have recently gained a solid understanding of the Windows Presentation Foundation from working with it for the past several years.

Throughout my career I have always enjoyed taking part in and also heading workshops, knowledge sharing sessions and try to communicate my knowledge to others.

Motivation

I love to share knowledge and have myself benefitted greatly from taking the advice of more experienced people throughout my career.

Personally, I think I will be able to grow my skills as a motivator and as someone who conveys knowledge.

I am open to any kind of mentee, but I might be most useful for someone who is considering working as a freelancer or starting their own business.

Torben Boeck Jensen

CTO at Beep Analytics

I am a .NET/C# developer and systems designer. I have worked extensively using the .NET platform and have worked on projects developing client as well as web based solutions. I have strong...

Torben Holritz Juhl

Position: CEO at ParkZone A/S

Torben Holritz Juhl is the CEO & Co-Founder of ParkZone A/S, with 19 years of experience in the facilities services industry. Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the facilities services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Sales, Business Development, and Facility Management (FM).

Motivation

I became self-employed 20 years ago and have been through several different periods, where both experience and theory have been applied. The combination of a lifelong focus on what my profile should contain and the everyday life that I have created, I would like to share with others. And through that, they may hopefully achieve more success than I have had and still have.

Torben Holritz Juhl

CEO at ParkZone A/S

Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the facilities services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Sales, Business Development, and Facility Management (FM). Strong professional with a Produktionsingeniør focused in...

Torben Vihlborg Holt

Position: Director, Global Head of Quality at Falck A/S

Recently joined Falck, where I am Global Head of Quality responsible for quality management and all activities within that area like; management system, audit management, business process management, non-conformity management, records management, management review and continuous improvement among others
3 years of experience in the automotive businesses within the catalysts industry, working as QHSE Manager and responsible for the Danish section with tie-ins to the global functions.
In total 18+ years of experience from the oil & gas industry working offshore and onshore in specialist or manager positions. 12+ years of onshore work as a QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) professional in specialist or manager positions. Experience with leadership, management systems such as Quality, Health & Safety, Environment and risk management. I have profound knowledge in national and international standards relevant for the areas including legislation and the authorities that act in these areas. I have experience within Emergency Response management and security, as I have been part of Emergency Response teams. I have extensive experience being a Lead Auditor and Lead Investigator. I have extensive experience developing QHSE documentation for onshore and offshore drilling projects.
5 years of offshore work in DK, NO and UK on various types of drilling rigs as a Drilling Fluid Engineer, gaining extensive experience with a variety of drilling fluids within oil based mud (OBM), water based mud (WBM) and brines.

Motivation

I believe I can pass on my many years of experience and my competences to a young student to help motivate and grow a student into maturing and prepare the person to a relevant professional career.
At the same time it gives me an opportunity to learn some characteristic of the young generation, that could benefit me in my ongoing career path.

Torben Vihlborg Holt

Director, Global Head of Quality at Falck A/S

Recently joined Falck, where I am Global Head of Quality responsible for quality management and all activities within that area like; management system, audit management, business process management, non-conformity management, records management,...

Uffe Bach Thomsen

Position: Mechanical R&D Engineer at Topsoe

I have been designing chemical plants for the last 25 years. For the moment I am working in R&D developing equipment for Power to X, which is very interesting.
I am a mechanical specialist using the 3D program Inventor designing high pressure equipment according to a lot of codes, ASME and EN. In R&D we develop new interesting equipment using new production methods and I love it. I am taking care of our 3D plastic printers and all development is 3D printed first in plastic and a few parts later in metal.
In my department we have CFD, FEM and material specialists and have a good cooperation together.

Motivation

If I can motivate a student to go into the real mechanical industry, I will be happy. At Topsoe we have many possibilities. You will have the possibility to travel a lot to different producers or plant sites. You can design the newest equipment for power to X and helping the world to be a better place.

Uffe Bach Thomsen

Mechanical R&D Engineer at Topsoe

I have been designing chemical plants for the last 25 years. For the moment I am working in R&D developing equipment for Power to X, which is very interesting. I am a...

Ulla Larsen-Ledet

Position: Management consultant at Ørsted

I have almost 20 years of experience from large Danish companies. I have travelled the world as a chemical engineer before I moved into project management and then lean. Now I support technical companies as an internal consultant. I can provide insight into the experience of both large state owned organisations and private global companies.

Motivation

I want to share my experiences and support a young woman in getting clarity about her path ahead. It does not matter, if the ambition is technical or in leadership. It is also perfect ok, if you are still figuring it out. I certainly did not know, when I finished DTU.

Ulla Larsen-Ledet

Management consultant at Ørsted

I have almost 20 years of experience from large Danish companies. I have travelled the world as a chemical engineer before I moved into project management and then lean. Now I support...

Ulrich Haslund

Position: Chief Technology Officer at Banking Circle

Chief technology officer and architect with a background in financial services technology. Strong leadership skills with a proven record of establishing and growing high-performance teams. Proven experience in strategic, enterprise development- and cloud transformation projects. Currently serving as Chief Technology Officer at Banking Circle – a next-generation provider of mission-critical infrastructure for cross-border payment processing, offering reduced complexity, time, and cost.

Motivation

I would like to take the learning experiences that I have had both professionally and personally during my career and apply them to young professionals who could perhaps use some perspective and self-confidence in what to select and what to focus on. I can both help mentees that themselves want to become leaders, but also more tech-oriented profiles that want some perspective on how to succeed in that role.

Ulrich Haslund

Chief Technology Officer at Banking Circle

Senior technology leader and architect with a background in financial services technology and IT. Strong leadership skills with a proven record of establishing and growing high-performance teams.

Unai Gaztelu

Position: Co-founder at Njombe Innovation Academy

After a couple of years working (and failing) to begin a circular economy consulting career in Spain, I moved to Tanzania to work at a local NGO with simple technologies, where we have launched a small scale plastic recycling workshop with the aim of creating a market based solution to plastic pollution and raising environmental awareness.

I have been writting grant proposals, co-founded Njobme Innovation Academy (http://nia.or.tz/) where we unleash the potential of youth to transform local challenges into opportunities and facilitating the deployment of agile practices in our organisation.

Learning and exploring in a self-taught manner about self-organising, decentralisation, open source, commons and the crypto world since I left DTU.

Motivation

Since my last year at DTU I began to realise that life can be much more than what I had been told it is. I sometimes feel that I have somehow misused my time in the past: e.g. there are so many books I want to read and time seems not to be enough. I wish someone had inspired me when I was younger to explore and think beyond my immediate activities.
I am also participating in a number of initiatives mentees could participate: e.g. open source hardware design, social innovation academy, liberating structures.
I would also like to learn from the mentee: e.g. effective ways to organise myself and prioritise, sticking to goals, balancing work and “free time”

Unai Gaztelu

Co-founder at Njombe Innovation Academy

After a couple of years working (and failing) to begin a circular economy consulting career in Spain, I moved to Tanzania to work at a local NGO with simple technologies, where we...

Vasileios Rantos

Position: Senior Consultant in AI and Data Strategy at Deloitte

I am an expert in Bioinformatics and Data Science applications for 5+ years. I am an Alumnus of DTU since 2017 from where I graduated with MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology! Since then I completed my PhD in EMBL (Germany) and worked for various companies as a Data Consultant and Research Scientist including startups (e.g. Blusense in Copenhagen, Denmark and Etcembly in Cambridge, UK) and well established biotech corporations (e.g. Evotec in Munich, Germany). Currently I am working as a Business Senior Consultant for AI and Data in Deloitte in Munich, Germany. Through my experiences and expert background I have helped companies in Europe to scale their Life Science-related business and make the most out of their produced data for either Biotech or Pharma applications.

Motivation

I participated myself as a mentee in one of DTU’s mentorship programmes back in 2017 and it was a fruitful experience which literally shaped my future steps. Therefore, I would like to gladly offer my gained knowledge over the years while having been in “the shoes” of the mentees and hence understanding their needs for business, market and science knowledge. From this experience I believe that both me and the mentee will expand our profile networks while exchanging knowledge and experiences about current state-of-art developments in the relevant fields but also for me personally it would be a great chance to develop my team management and motivational skillset!

Vasileios Rantos

Senior Consultant in AI and Data Strategy at Deloitte

I am an expert in Bioinformatics and Data Science applications for 5+ years. I am an Alumnus of DTU since 2017 from where I graduated with MSc in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology!...

Vasilis Vasou

Position: Senior management consultant at Implement Consulting Group

Vasilis Vasou is a Senior Management Consultant with experience in advising clients within “Energy and Renewables” on global transformations, re-organizations, PMO, and business processes. He holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering (DTU), a BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering (University of Cyprus), and completed an Executive Education program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Motivation

Already from the early stages of my career I had great mentors that their guidance and advice helped me develop competences and navigate the complexities of working in large international companies in Denmark. Those learnings were invaluable, and I found myself wishing I had good mentors already from my studies so I can prepare myself better before even entering the workforce. I believe this mentoring program holds great potential and I’d love to be part of it and share my learnings and experiences with young students.

Throughout my career, the common thread has always been the drive to try new things and explore new possibilities while embracing the change and challenges that came along. I have worked in big international companies in engineering and project management roles and in smaller scale-ups as part of the leadership team and I have experienced the ups and downs of both worlds. Over the last period I’ve made the transition to management consulting focusing within the area of Energy and Renewables.

Vasilis Vasou

Senior management consultant at Implement Consulting Group

Senior Management Consultant with experience in advising clients within "Energy and Renewables" on global transformations, re-organizations, PMO, and business processes.

Vinca Andersen

Position: Sales Director at Energy Machines™

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – M.Sc., Advanced and Applied Chemistry

Nanyang Technical University – M.Sc., Advanced and Applied Chemistry

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – B.Eng., Chemistry

Vinca has 10+ years of experience in research, both at a Danish University and in the global industry. Her career has taken her on a rollercoaster ride, starting out as being a specialist in quantum chemistry, to transfer into a commercial role as a gas consultant, to be a strategic project management officer within a global gas company. In her role as head of project managers, she has traveled around the world to gain the newest know-how, working with key stakeholders in the group. Vinca is always focused on the task ahead of her, the important KPIs, and, most important, safety.

MOTIVATION

Vinca wants to share her know-how in the challenging transfer from being a student to starting a career. How to reach your goal and how to network both within a company but also outside one’s comfort zone. At the same time, Vinca also wants to further develop her leadership and mentoring skills. She wants to be a mentor for a student with curiosity and a great sense of asking “why?”.

Vinca Andersen

Sales Director at Energy Machines™

10+ years of experience in research & specialist in quantum chemistry. Currently, Sales Director at Energy Machines™ and previously held positions at numerous.com and Air Liquide Danmark A/S.

Yiyi Cao

Position: Business Partner Manager at Novo Nordisk

I have been working as a technical consultant for almost 4 years in oil and gas industry customizing simulation solutions based on clients’ needs, as well as almost two years as an associate at BCG. I am equipped with strong problem-solving skills and abilities to collaborate in teams. Currently working as a manager at Novo Nordisk.

Motivation

I would like to help students who are interested in a future career path either as an engineer or a management consultant. I will be very happy to share my experiences on how to find out which career path to pursue, CV crafting, and interviews process.

Yiyi Cao

Business Partner Manager at Novo Nordisk

Working as a technical consultant for almost 4 years in oil and gas industry customizing simulation solutions based on clients needs.