Our mentors

Below is an overview over our mentors.

Click their profiles to see more information about them.

Kenneth Nielsen

Position: Engineering Manager at Ørsted

I have been working within the offshore wind industry for 14 years, including an expatriation abroad and have gained extensive knowledge and experience, first as a design engineer and later as an engineering manager, managing the design activities of foundations for offshore wind turbines.

Motivation

I think I can help a new engineering graduate to get a good start in his/her first job after graduation. Not only on a technical level, but also with other aspects of working life.

Kenneth Nielsen

Engineering Manager at Ørsted

I have been working within the offshore wind industry for 14 years, including an expatriation abroad and have gained extensive knowledge and experience, first as a design engineer and later...

Isabelle Bauman

Position: Concept and Layout Engineer at Ørsted

I am a young professional working in the wind industry with 3 years at Ørsted and numerous internships and research experiences within the sustainable energy industry. I moved from the US in 2019 to pursue a MSc in Wind Energy at DTU, where I specialized in wind farm planning with a thesis in floating wind farm layouts. After two years as a student assistant in Offshore Cable Installation, I began working full-time at Ørsted a year ago, scoping and designing early-stage wind farms — my work is as dynamic as this exciting industry. My education and career lies at the intersection of technical, economic, and social scopes in the sustainable energy industry.

Motivation

I have been lucky to have participated in numerous mentorship programs, both as a mentor and mentee, and have found these experiences to be insightful and motivating — each relationship has expanded and enhanced my worldview. At DTU, I began a peer mentoring program that allowed for students to gain relevant advice from those just a step a head of them. Through the Conflux program, I hope to provide my recently-gained insights into the process that current students are going through — namely figuring out just what they would like to learn next, and how they fit into industry. I can also provide tips on finding student assistant positions, a master thesis, and how to prepare for a job.

As a side note, I am passionate about diversity and inclusion and how we can make our industry a more dynamic, welcoming place to work. I would love to be paired with a student who would like to engage with these topics — i.e. how to navigate challenges entering the work force with diverse backgrounds and identities.

Isabelle Bauman

Concept and Layout Engineer at Ørsted

I am a young professional working in the wind industry with 3 years at Ørsted and numerous internships and research experiences within the sustainable energy industry. I moved from the...

Anil Kiran

Position: Technician Supporter at Novo Nordisk

Currently, I am at Novo Nordisk A/S as Technician Supporter. As a chemical engineer, I have broad knowledge of various disciplines in the chemical and biochemical field. I have experience with spray drying at Novozymes A/S, and I have done research in lactic acid bacteria from camel milk for Chr. Hansen A/S in Ethiopia, which resulted in a publication.
Further experience in lab scale with optimization of biodiesel production in India. Subsequently I moved to China to achieve my master’s degree. My master thesis research has contributed to an up-scale production with Novozymes A/S.

I am pleased when I can see my work solve specific challenges and thus being of benefit both locally and internationally.

 

Motivation

I would love to pass on knowledge and experiences to the new generation of engineers.

Anil Kiran

Technician Supporter at Novo Nordisk

Chemical engineer at Novo Nordisk with a broad knowledge of various disciplines in the chemical and biochemical field.

Jakob Brinkø Berg

Position: Technical project manager at Campus Service

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 civilengineering 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 Campus Service

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...

Lara Jewinat

Position: Engineering Director at Ørsted

I am an Engineering Director at Ørsted where I have been working for 7+ years. A global professional with extensive experience leading multimillion dollar projects. Proven track record in guiding sizeable, cross-functional teams in the design, installation, and commissioning of complex scopes. Able to forge solid relationships with strategic partners and build consensus across multiple organizational levels.

I have an MBA in Business Administration from IE Business School and a Bachelor in Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Motivation

I would like to support women in Engineering and Construction find their path and shape their career in male dominated industries, while shaping my mentorship skills at the same time.

Lara Jewinat

Engineering Director at Ørsted

A global professional with extensive experience leading multimillion Dollar projects. Proven track record in guiding sizeable, cross-functional teams in the design, installation, and commissioning of complex scopes. Able to forge...

Thorsten Rasmussen

Position: Algorithm Developer at Trackman

I have a PhD in mathematical modelling of laser physics from DTU Fotonik, and now two years of industry experience working at Trackman, developing algorithms and physical models for radar and optical tracking used in the sports industry. My work is centered around software development for analysis, mathematical modelling and data science.

I am fascinated by the challenge of reducing complex real world problems to mathematical models, in order to provide insight on the underlying mechanisms and realise new solutions. My background in engineering and science provides the perfect platform to explore a wide variety of these challenges.

 

Motivation

I have greatly enjoyed advising and supervising student projects, both during my time at the university and while at Trackman, and thus I am sure that I will also enjoy being a mentor. My philosophy is to always be learning, and this is something that I would like to impart. Meeting bright, young minds who can teach me as much as I can teach them is incredibly inspiring. Due to my experience with both academia and industry, I am also well-positioned to advise students considering both options.

Thorsten Rasmussen

Algorithm Developer at Trackman

I have a PhD in mathematical modelling of laser physics from DTU Fotonik, and now two years of industry experience working at Trackman, developing algorithms and physical models for radar...

Anders Richter Lindén

Position: Project Manager at Viegand Maagøe

I am empowering the green transition by supplying decision makers with a straight-forward approach to emission reductions, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the Science Based Target initiative.
I do this as a project leader at Viegand Maagøe, where we support both industries large and small and public entities in establishing and reaching climate goals in accordance with the targets set out in the Paris Agreement and beyond. I have 5+ years of experience within the field of Energy.

Besides my passion for the green transition, I am hooked on kayaking. I have spent a significant share of the past 10+ years on the water gaining experience in team leadership, coaching and pushing my own limits. I am the youngest to win the national sea kayaking championships and have created a successful coaching company (Kajakroer.dk) alongside my studies and work.

I live in the countryside outside Stenløse on my childhood farm with my wife and son, where I enjoy the space and quiet to balance myself.

I have a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy from DTU.

Motivation

I want to help the new bright students step into the corporate world in their own manner. At the same time, I would love to get some insight into the current ideas and focus areas of the engineers-to-be. Hopefully the program will also lead to an even broader network with more great people.

Anders Richter Lindén

Project Manager at Viegand Maagøe

I am empowering the green transition by supplying decision makers with a straight-forward approach to emission reductions, in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the Science Based Target initiative....

Jaromir Kuchynka

Position: Information Security Manager at Liva Healthcare

Fairly recent graduate (3 years from DTU – MSc in CompSci & Eng, Computer Security specialization) but with quite varied experience – technical security analyst in a cybersecurity scale-up, security generalist in a multi-national pharma and currently infosec manager in a medical device startup. Thanks to this I can share views on both working in different type of businesses as well as pros and cons of potential career paths in field of information security.

Motivation

I am always happy to meet new people, have meaningful discussions (that might challenge my perceptions) and perhaps even be of help.
I believe I can provide the most value to someone who is still a bit unsure about their next steps after graduation (especially if they are considering infosec), which is why I’d hope for a curious and an open-minded person.

Jaromir Kuchynka

Information Security Manager at Liva Healthcare

Fairly recent graduate (3 years from uni) but with quite varied experience - technical security analyst in a cybersecurity scale-up, security generalist in a multi-national pharma and currently infosec manager...

Henrik Christensen

Position: Software Architect at Visma E-conomic

I have more than 17 years of experience working as a software engineer. I have worked with frontend, backend, as a team lead, and I am currently working as an Architect and Technical lead at Visma E-conomic. I love empowering people to write better code and make better architectural decisions

Motivation

I have seen people in my network have great benefit from having a mentor. And I would love to help people in the start of their career figure out, who they are in a professional setup, and which path is the right one for them. Hopefully giving them a kickstart and help them navigate the path from being a student to being a software professional.
Hopefully it will also provide me with some insight in how it is to start in the business today, and help me explore new sides of myself.

Henrik Christensen

Software Architect at Visma E-conomic

I have more than 17 years of experience working as a software engineer. I have worked with frontend, backend, as a team lead, and I am currently working as an...

Giorgia Di Remigio

Position: Geotechnical Engineer at Ørsted

After completing my degree in civil engineering focusing on structural design, I did my PhD in geotechnical engineering at DTU and I’m now working as a geotechnical engineer at Ørsted, where I have been working over a year.
During my PhD I’ve been supervising several students, while working with soil characterisation and research.

Motivation

I have been mentoring other students during my PhD and I am happy to put my limited knowledge at use to help the next generation of students in their struggle getting through university, finding their first job and surviving the first year 🙂

Giorgia Di Remigio

Geotechnical Engineer at Ørsted

After completing my degree in civil engineering focusing on structural design, I did my PhD in geotechnical engineering at DTU and I’m now working as a geotechnical engineer at Ørsted....

Moises Pacheco

Position: CTO / Co-founder at Shape Robotics

I have 10+ years of experience in robotics, particularly in modular robots. I co-founded Shape Robotics an edtech company, which has taken my career across several fields which include:
-Investor relations.
-Supply chain management.
-Setting up manufacturing abroad.
-Establishing reliable relationships with suppliers.
-Establishing partnerships with large corporations.
-Development of new products.
-Certifying products for CE and FCC.
-Submitting patents and Trademarks.

I have a Master of Science in Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering.

Motivation

I would like to help future generations achieve higher goals than the ones that I have been able to achieve during my journey. I also look forward towards expanding my network and getting to know younger generations, it would be of high impact to have mentees with an entrepreneurial spirit, to which I could relate to more easily and help more significantly.

Moises Pacheco

CTO / Co-founder at Shape Robotics

I have 10+ years of experience in robotics, particularly in modular robots. I co-founded Shape Robotics an edtech company, which has taken my career across several fields which include: -Investor...

Johannes Kreimer

Position: Consultant at EY-Parthenon

I have 2+ years of experience of working in various large-scale organizations within the pharma, automotive, logistics and energy sector. My career is evolving around developing new strategies and concepts, both on a product and corporate level, to facilitate future growth. In line with that I recently joined a global management consultancy in their Strategy and Transactions practice in order to continue helping CXO’s navigating complexity by reimaging their eco-system and reshaping their portfolios.

I have a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from DTU.

Motivation

My motivation is to share my experience with a highly driven student on how to navigate in the transition from being a student to a full-time position. Having had a mentor myself showed me the benefit of a sparring partner to discuss future development areas and bounce back ideas and insights you can only get from someone who has done it before. At the same time, I would like to learn about recent academic trends and what is on top of mind of today’s students.

Johannes Kreimer

Consultant at EY-Parthenon

I have 2+ years of experience of working in various large-scale organizations within the pharma, automotive, logistics and energy sector. My career is evolving around developing new strategies and concepts,...

Laura Kramer-Rønne

Position: Product Manager at 3Shape

Hi there! Since graduating as a Design & Innovation engineer from DTU 5 yrs ago, I have spent my time specializing in complex IT implementation, scaled agile transformations as well as project and product management. The first four years of my engineering career has been spent as a management consultant with Deloitte, where I worked on several of the largest IT programs in the Nordics in both the Public and Financial sector. Last year I realized that I was missing the product development domain and joined the high-growth MedTech scale-up 3Shape (founded by two DTU alumni) as the product manager of our global subscriptions portfolio. As a person I am nerdy about optimization, structure, leadership and all things management – from time to resources and most importantly: People!

Motivation

When I graduated from DTU I had no clue, what I actually wanted to do with my career, therefore I ended up in consulting, to try off some different things and find my path. Along the way I have meet some amazing and extremely dedicated people, who guided me and provided me with both advice and perspective. Now I feel like I am at a point, where it is my turn to give back and help someone else, trying to find their way from student to professional in the world of product development/project management/consulting or the likes. Personally, I think that a good mentor/mentee relationship is rewarding for both parties and I thoroughly believe that I will learn and grow from stepping into the mentorship role and help someone else realize their potential.

Laura Kramer-Rønne

Product Manager at 3Shape

Hi there! Since graduating as a Design & Innovation engineer from DTU 5 yrs ago, I have spent my time specializing in complex IT implementation, scaled agile transformations as well...

Azhar Saeed

Position: Senior Project Manger at COWI A/S

I have more than 20+ years of experience with traffic planning projects in Denmark and abroad. I have been working on COWI’s large projects in the Gulf countries, in Africa and Europe. My work experience covers, ITS; road safety, traffic signals, capacity analysis of junction and corridors. As project manger, the essential part is client communication, team management, presentation of findings and results, stakeholder consultation. I have more that 15 years of experience with this.

I have a Master of Science in Transport Planning from DTU. I am currently working as a Business Development Manager at COWI.

Motivation

Main drive for this is to help and support the students to find their path, and to assist them in finding and improving their strength, and how to work improving any weak sides, and with this to help them succeed with their mission. This will definitely give me a personal satisfaction.

Azhar Saeed

Senior Project Manger at COWI A/S

I have more than 20+ years of experience with traffic planning projects in Denmark and abroad. I have been working on COWI's large projects in the Gulf countries, in Africa...

Yaohui Chen

Position: Senior Engineer at Nvidia

I am an engineer educated in Electrical Engineering and then dive into opto-electronics, microwave photonics, signal analysis and related optical communication research subjects in my PhD & PostDoc work. Since I joined industry, I re-armed my Analog electronics skill from my old engineer school time and starts to cover the full knowledge spectrum from laser physics to electronics circuit designs.

I have 7+ years academic career on photonics research at DTU Fotonik along with 7+ years Engineer career in industry, covering electronics and photonics products.

 

Motivation

I am motivated to network with the younger generation of engineering students.

Yaohui Chen

Senior Engineer at Nvidia

I am an engineer educated in Electrical Engineering and then dive into opto-electronics, microwave photonics, signal analysis and related optical communication research subjects in my PhD & PostDoc work. Data-intensive...

Andreas Rangholm

Position: FPGA/ASIC Design Engineer at Zeuxion

I am an FPGA/ASIC design engineer and project leader specialized in high speed communications. I have a wide and deep knowledge of standards for areas like OTN, Ethernet, FIbre Channel, PCIe and others. I am very skilled in architecturing systems (high-level) and functions (low-level) to achieve high speeds in modern FPGA fabric. By nature I am focused on finishing projects and optimizing processes.

I have a Master of Science in Telecommunication from DTU and have been working for more than 17 years. I am currently working as a FPGA/ASIC Design Engineer at Zeuxion.

Motivation

I want to help a students by sharing my story. I am working both as a specialist and a generalist and am eager to give perspective to both! I love seeing people develop and like to be part of this for a talented engineering student.

Andreas Rangholm

FPGA/ASIC Design Engineer at Zeuxion

I am an FPGA/ASIC design engineer and project leader specialized in high speed communications. I have a wide and deep knowledge of standards for areas like OTN, Ethernet, FIbre Channel,...

Vasileios Angelakis

Position: Radio Communications Engineer at Orsted Wind Power A/S

2,5 years of experience in developing radio communication and tracking systems for offshore wind farm projects. My tasks range from tender negotiations with contractors to project execution, new markets development, stakeholders management, quality assurance of the delivery, factory tests and so many other things that I can fill in a book 🙂 Currently working on the first two wind farms Orsted is developing in the United States.

Motivation

I really like helping people with whatever knowledge I can provide. From assisting students with the housing situation in Copenhagen to tutoring my friends applying for job positions and writing cover letters, I find great pleasure in being all-around useful to my peers. My extrovert characteristics quickly promote me to leadership positions, whether that was group projects at the university or work related tasks. My ideal mentee is a laid-back person with a good sense of humour who wants to both receive good academic, job hunting and work related tips, as well as share their challenges, fears and ambitions with me. I don’t see this program as a strictly professional networking opportunity but more as a chance to have an impact on someone’s career and life.

Vasileios Angelakis

Radio Communications Engineer at Orsted Wind Power A/S

2,5 years of experience in developing radio communication and tracking systems for offshore wind farm projects. My tasks range from tender negotiations with contractors to project execution, new markets development,...

Torben Boeck Jensen

Position: Owner at TB Jensen Informatics

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

Owner at TB Jensen Informatics

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...

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...

Sune Olsen

Position: Engineering Manager - Acoustics at Apple Inc

Hardware Engineering Manager with 5+ years of experience in leading acoustic engineering on high volume consumer electronic products. Manages, guides and supervises a team of engineers working on iPhone acoustic system development. Leads the communication between acoustic design teams and cross functional teams such as program management, mechanical design, EE, software and reliability. Lifetime experience working in international environments.
B.Sc. Design and Innovation, DTU
M.Sc. Engineering Acoustics, DTU

Motivation

I want to help students who have the willingness and motivation to learn and the ambition to build a strong career, but may feel impeded by a lack of confidence or imposter syndrome. I want to help students reach out of their comfort zone and build both the soft and technical skills necessary for the job/career they want. Personally, these are things I have struggled with, and would appreciate the chance to help others further themselves professionally.

Sune Olsen

Engineering Manager - Acoustics at Apple Inc

Hardware Engineering Manager with 5+ years of experience in leading acoustic engineering on high volume consumer electronic products. Manages, guides and supervises a team of engineers working on iPhone acoustic...

Sofie Katrine Strange

Position: Downstream Process Engineering Supervisor at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

I graduated from DTU ten years ago and have worked in the biopharmaceutical industry since. I have been on the same site for nine years, working both in Downstream Manufacturing and in Process Engineering as an Equipment Responsible Engineer where I have been troubleshooting and optimizing various purification equipment including low pressure chromatography skids and buffer vessels to ensure equipment readiness and uninterrupted operations.
In October 2021 I took on the position of supervisor for the Engineers that support the daily operations of downstream equipment and I now have a dual role as both specialist and people manager.
I am motivated by making a difference; specifically the safety of the manufacturing associates is very important to me.

Motivation

I would like the opportunity to build a relationship with a young and eager Engineer where we can inspire each other. It would be great to have an mentee with an interest in process equipment, GMP or manufacturing.

Sofie Katrine Strange

Downstream Process Engineering Supervisor at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

I graduated from DTU ten years ago and has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry since. I have been on the same site for nine years, working both in Downstream Manufacturing...

Shikeba Mirbaz

Position: Microsoft IT-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

Microsoft IT-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...

Sara Vestergaard Jensen

Position: UX designer at Visma e-conomic

I graduated in 2020 from MSc Design & Innovation at DTU and since then I have worked at Visma e-conomic as a UX designer with focus on FinTech solutions.
My role has revolved around creating holistic payment solutions that is integrated in the business owners accounting software, in order to ensure a more streamlined work flow, more automation, fewer platforms and less manual errors.
The FinTech area is a growing field and I have a lot of experience with compliance, legal requirements and stakeholder alignment in order to bring such a product to market.

Motivation

As a coming engineer I know how many questions can arise in your head, both in terms of what direction I should go and what will motivate me in my future career.
I would love to be a mentor for a young talented engineer in order to spare and discuss questions like these and aid in what could be next steps. Furthermore, I would love to share my experiences from the job market and give stories about my experiences.

Sara Vestergaard Jensen

UX designer at Visma e-conomic

I graduated in 2020 from MSc Design & Innovation at DTU and since then I have worked at Visma e-conomic as a UX designer with focus on FinTech solutions. My...

Rokas Bondzinskas

Position: Application Architect at Novo Nordisk

I have 6+ years of experience within Manufacturing IT (MIT) in pharmaceutical sector.
My job is to make IT solutions which allow to remove paper based batch documentation from the shop floor.
I am specifically focusing in Manufacturing Execution System (MES) which ensures that there is a full traceability of medicine made (what, when, who).

Motivation

I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills.
When I graduated, I had a mentor as well who helped me to find what I wanted to do after my studies. In addition, I continue to have different mentors through out my career and I think it provides a great chance to reflect upon yourself and have an honest discussion. I would also love to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into engineering with aim to become specialist within pharmaceuticals.

Rokas Bondzinskas

Application Architect at Novo Nordisk

I have 6+ years of experience within Manufacturing IT (MIT) in pharmaceutical sector. My job is to make IT solutions which allow to remove paper based batch documentation from the...

Michael Dehn Christensen

Position: Product Specialist at FLSmidth A/S

I have 20+years of experience in the heavy industry, from detailed mechanical engineering to installation on site. On-site support on the equipment installation has also been part of my work/travel-life.

I am currently working as a project support manager where I have been working for 15+ years.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Copenhagen University of Engineering.

Some of my specialties include: Support and services, training, mechanical maintenance, consulting and project execution.

Motivation

I was fortunate enough to get one student assigned last year and found it very satisfying being able to guide and support her in taking clever decisions. Also following the process/development of the student is a nice reward.

Michael Dehn Christensen

Product Specialist at FLSmidth A/S

I have 20+years of experience in the heavy industry, from detailed mechanical engineering to installation on site. On-site support on the equipment installation has also been part of my work/travel-life.

Rasa Misiunaite

Position: Consultant at Devote

I am working as a consultant in biotech/pharma where I use my experience to drive change for pharmaceutical and biotech companies by encouraging digitalization. Analyzing and optimizing business processes, striving for tested, evidence-based solutions and measurable impact. Personally, I am interested in new-age technologies like web3 and closely following applications in life sciences.

Motivation

I enjoy mentoring and would like to share some insights into the industry with the students and share successes and failures.

Rasa Misiunaite

Consultant at Devote

I am working as a consultant in biotech/pharma where I use my experience to drive change for pharmaceutical and biotech companies by encouraging digitalization.

Paul Nyberg

Position: Software Program and Group Manager at 3Shape A/S

After 15+ years of doing software start-ups and more recently people, project and program management in a reasonably sized Danish and global MedTech company, it’s time to give something back. I’m the kind of person who likes to stick his nose into everything and talk to everyone – from software developers to our C-people. It’s R&D Software with medical devices, data, cloud, and most importantly: products and solutions for health professionals and their patients.

Motivation

I have done mentorships before in other (non-professional) fields and would like to try out a more career-focused one. I have helped with both leadership as well as more specialized areas.
I’m also engaged in the company graduate mentorship programme and helping female immigrants with internships in my company through a collaboration with a school.

Paul Nyberg

Software Program and Group Manager at 3Shape A/S

After 15+ years of doing software start-ups and more recently people, project and program management in a reasonably sized Danish and global MedTech company, it's time to give something back.

Panagiotis Georgopoulos

Position: Nordic Supply Chain Director at L’Oréal

10+ years of FMCG experience within operations and supply chain. Passionate about state-of-the-art technologies and the way they transform organizations, have been involved in numerous modernization projects within Supply chain, S&OP, Customer experience transformation, and distribution network optimization.

Hold master’s degrees in Computer Engineering (NTUA), Engineering Management (DTU), and have completed the Management and Leadership executive education program at MIT Sloan.

Motivation

Sharing is caring. Interested in sharing and inspiring others while getting fresh perspectives and disruptive ideas while capturing the latest trends within the academic world.

Panagiotis Georgopoulos

Nordic Supply Chain Director at L’Oréal

10+ years of FMCG experience within operations and supply chain. Passionate about state of the art technologies and the way they transform organizations, have been involved in numerous modernization projects...

Ole Magnussen

Position: Projektleder 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

Projektleder at Greve Fjernvarme

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

Ole Bøegh

Position: Global Product Group Manager at ANDRITZ AG

My experience is mainly from managerial roles in large global engineering companies such as FLSmidth with special focus on building a strong organization to support the strategic direction of the business. During my career over the last 30 years I have helped many young people pursue their dreams and aspirations.

Motivation

I just enjoy helping young people get the most out of their talent.

Ole Bøegh

Global Product Group Manager at ANDRITZ AG

My experience is mainly from managerial roles in large global engineering companies such as FLSmidth with special focus on building a strong organization to support the strategic direction of the...

Morten Tobias Lind

Position: Technical Director at COWI

I have +25 years of experience in offshore design consultancy and construction. Have worked in both Denmark and abroad in APAC. My entire career working as an engineer now mainly focused on larger projects within offshore wind energy but also larger infrastructure projects integrating several sustainable energy solutions.
As a Technical Director also responsible for the R&D activities and developing stakeholder relations to enhance and improve the innovation ecosystem and actual innovation outcome.

Motivation

Interested to assist new students with both their professional and personal development mainly from my own experience as an engineer and from my own career moves and development.
A major influence is also to develop our innovation ecosystem in the technical universities and have a better understanding of the students’ motivation to choose certain topics and what career paths they expect to follow.

Morten Tobias Lind

Technical Director at COWI

I have +25 years experience within the offshore design consultancy and construction. My entire career working as an engineer now mainly focused on larger projects within the offshore wind energy...

Morten Noppenau

Position: Country & Sales Manager at Askalon Process

I have 10+ years of experience in the oil & gas sector and process industry. I started my career abroad working in Europe and Africa before returning to Denmark where I am now managing a smaller company working with valves for the process industry. I am currently focusing mainly on the green transition and the challenges this creates for our industry with new and unknown processes.

Motivation

I am interested in being a mentor to share my personal experience with a mentee and to get some insights into the generations younger than myself. I hope to meet and get to know the new talented engineers and what motivates and drives them.
I am looking for a mentee who is interested in exploring the world in their own way and who is not afraid to think and act differently than their fellows.

Morten Noppenau

Country & Sales Manager at Askalon Process

I have 10+ years experience from the oil & gas sector and process industry. I started my career abroad working in Europe and Africa before returning to Denmark where I...

Milli Huiqiong Wang

Position: Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Novozymes

I got my master degree within Environmental Engineering 10 years ago from DTU but have actually been working with chemical compliance these years. Would like to share my story and experience if it would be helpful to a new soul who lands in Denmark.

Motivation

1. I would like to meet young talent and get inspired by their passion or new ideas
2. My way of making a contribution to DTU (or ITU) and the Danish society

Milli Huiqiong Wang

Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Novozymes

9+ years of experience as a chemical specialist, now working as a regulatory affairs specialist at Novozymes.

Michael Benedict Thulstrup

Position: Senior Project Director at MT Højgaard Danmark

I have 34 years of experience within the construction industry from large contractors both danish and international companies on large heavy civil projects. Within my work experience, approx. 12 year has been on international projects situated abroad.

Some of my work has consisted of project management, working with concrete structures, fabrication of steel structures, immersed tunnel work, and more.

I have a master of Science from DTU in Construction and am currently working as a project director at MT Højgaard Danmark.

Motivation

I find it interesting and awarding to be able to help young students with their direction – maybe/possibly by sharing my own professional way. I have for many years had students at work for their 6 months intern period and have many times been impressed by their technical level and high level of enthusiasm.

Michael Benedict Thulstrup

Senior Project Director at MT Højgaard Danmark

I have 30+ years of experience within the construction industry from large contractors both danish and international companies on large civil projects.

Medha Kapoor

Position: Risk Manager at Saxo Bank

I am currently working as a Model Risk Manager with focus on Model risk management and control at Saxo Bank. I have previous background and experience in stochastic modelling, risk analysis, data analytics, statistical models, computational techniques, and applied statistical decision theory.

In 2021 I achieved a PhD from DTU where I have worked extensively in scientific data analysis, statistical modeling, Bayesian inference and applied statistical decision analysis.

Motivation

I want to develop my interpersonal and leadership skills and help a student at the same time. I am also open to helping PhD students translate their academic skills for non academic jobs as this was something I personally struggled with during my candidature.

Medha Kapoor

Risk Manager at Saxo Bank

With a PhD background from DTU, I am currently working as a Model Risk Manager with focus on Model risk management and control at Saxo Bank. I have previous background...

Martin Hangaard Hansen

Position: Data scientist at Topsoe

I have a PhD from DTU Physics, done postdoctoral research at Stanford University, founded a startup company which got backed by Y Combinator in California, worked at various Danish startups and small businesses and I am now a Data scientist at Topsoe. My interests are in the cross-section between energy, nanotechnology and data science.

I have 3+ years of working experience and I am currently working as a senior Data Scientist at Topsoe, where areas such as Machine Learning, Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reaction Kinetics plays a part in my job.

Motivation

When I was a student, I felt poorly informed about my future opportunities, and I was. Now I would like to help out the next generation. In return I look forward to expanding my professional network, getting connected with the current generation of students and keep up to date on how the Universities have changed since I was there.

Martin Hangaard Hansen

Data scientist at Topsoe

I have a PhD from DTU Physics, done postdoctoral research at Stanford University, founded a startup company which got backed by Y Combinator in California, worked at various Danish startups...

Maria Katsimitsi

Position: UX Designer at NNE

I have many years of experience in User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking. I have previously worked within a variety of sectors such as energy, pharma and IT from large cooperate environments, startups, and consultancy. My main goal as a UX consultant is to translate user needs in the most meaningful way into concrete digital solutions within an Agile setup. My contribution to projects is to observe and talk with users, understand their needs, and translate them into innovative solutions with the help of Design Thinking. I am currently working as a UX design consultant at NNE.

Motivation

As a foreigner in Denmark, I got lots of help and guidance from similar projects and that helped me to be the person I am today. I would be very happy to transfer this to young design professionals. From a personal point of view, I am looking to develop my leadership skills and keep updated to new design trends.

Maria Katsimitsi

UX Designer at NNE

With many years of experience in User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking, my main goal as a UX consultant is to translate user needs in the most meaningful way into...

Margarita Genova

Position: UI/UX Designer at Melatech ApS

Besides my masters education from DTU, I have 3 years of experience as a UI/UX Designer within the mHealth industry from startup companies in Denmark. My main focus is to ensure safe, user-friendly and effective interactions between clinicians and patients and at the same time am extremely happy to work on valuable solutions that help health professionals in the mission of helping people live longer and better lives. I am a conceptual thinker with a keen eye for detail and with knowledge about the technical aspects of creating a beautiful, seamless digital experience.

I am currently working as a UI/UX Designer in Melatech where I help identify user needs, conduct user research and user interviews as well as support the demo of new/updated features and more.

Motivation

I want to become better at communicating with people I do not personally know a lot about. Working in the UX industry demands good communication with people and I believe this will help me develop my skills in this area. At the same time, I would like to help international student with eventual obstacles they might experience when living in another country and trying to fit in – including networking, job search, etc. Therefore, I believe I will have more knowledge to share with an international student than with somebody who has been living in Denmark for a very long time.

Margarita Genova

UI/UX Designer at Melatech ApS

I have 3 years of experience as a UI/UX Designer within the mHealth industry from startup companies in Denmark.

Marco Dal Farra Kristensen

Position: Principal Data Scientist at Johnson and Johnson

I am an Experienced Machine Learning Researcher professional offering expertise in machine learning, computer vision, and deep learning. My career ranges from teaching, freelancing, start-up experience and R&D in global corporations. Located in the Bay Area, I am exposed to the absolute forefront in machine learning research and my expertise lies in applying machine learning to real-world problems by leading R&D projects in the worlds largest healthcare company.

I am currently working at Johnson & Johnson as a Principal Data Scientist where I have been working for 3+ years and have 10+ years of working experience within my field.

I have a Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling and Computation from DTU.

Motivation

I want to develop my own personal leadership and mentoring skills. Being able to combine this with helping out motivated students is a great combination. I also know from experience how valuable a good mentor can be and I want to carry forward the help I’ve received from my own mentors.

Marco Dal Farra Kristensen

Principal Data Scientist at Johnson and Johnson

I am an Experienced Machine Learning Researcher professional offering expertise in machine learning, computer vision, and deep learning. My career ranges from teaching, freelancing, start-up experience and R&D in global...

Magnus Helander

Position: Electrical Engineer at Siemens Gamesa

I have been working with wind energy for the past 4 years since graduation in the R&D departments of two different manufacturers of wind turbines. My work has been primarily focused on designing the internal electrical system of the turbines including technical discussion and alignment with internal stakeholders as well sub-suppliers, testing and validation of our prototype turbines, various types of risk and safety assessment all the way to seeing the end product get installed in the real world.

I have a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from DTU and am currently working as an Electrical Engineer at Siemens Gamesa.

Motivation

I want to share my experiences in going from an engineering graduate to becoming an engineering professional and hopefully provide valuable guidance to a young, passionate engineer-to-be, while also strengthening my own knowledge sharing and mentoring abilities. Furthermore, I love to talk about wind turbines and renewable energy in general, so a mentee with similar interests would be preferred.

Magnus Helander

Electrical Engineer at Siemens Gamesa

I have been working wind energy for the past 4 years since graduation in the R&D departments of two different manufacturers of wind turbines. My work has been primarily focused...

Lukasz Marczuk

Position: Management Consultant at Capgemini A/S

Lukasz is an ambitious engineer with multi-disciplinary technical, business development, and entrepreneurship experience gained during several years of corporate and startup work. He is passionate about sustainability, inventing, designing, building, and testing new products and services as well as bridging the gap between business and technology.
Lukasz is an experienced venture architect and innovator currently pursuing his career in IT Management Consulting working as a Management Consultant for Capgemini Denmark. He co-founded several startups within GreenTech, Logistics, and PropTech where he led and supervised cross-functional teams. His latest project was co-developed with BEAM, a Berlin-based independent venture builder, and backed up by BEUMER Group, a global intralogistics company. He is also an active mentor in DTU X-Tech program supporting and coaching early-stage tech startups.
Prior to his entrepreneurship career, Lukasz was part of a Distribution Team in one of the top 5 SaaS companies in the Nordics, working as Business Analyst and focusing on new markets analysis and expansion strategy, where he gained proficiency in data/business analysis, process modeling & automation, project management, customer engagement and M&A’s. Lukasz started his professional career as a construction engineer and gained experience in resource planning and economic analysis for large-scale projects in the private sector, in Warsaw, Poland. He has 8+ years of experience working within his field.

He has a Master of Science from DTU where his thesis title was; “Design of compact, private and sustainable space from indoor climate, user experience, and business perspective”.

Motivation

I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills and build a bigger network among young, talented engineering students. In parallel, I would like to share my experience with someone who is at the starting point of their professional career and equip them with the knowledge that will supplement their amazing DTU education.

Lukasz Marczuk

Management Consultant at Capgemini A/S

Lukasz is an ambitious engineer currently pursuing his career in IT Management Consulting. He co-founded several startups within GreenTech, Logistics, and PropTech where he led and supervised cross-functional teams.

Louise Isaksen

Position: Senior Key Account Manager at Spirax Sarco Danmark

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

Senior Key Account Manager at Spirax Sarco Danmark

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

Itzel Nayeli Balderas Sánchez

Position: Business Analyst at Ørsted

I am a renewable energy engineer working in Ørsted as Business Analyst, where I have been working for a year. My main focus is on electricity markets and modelling of energy systems. During my career, I have been involved in many interdisciplinary projects specially with a mix of engineering, economics and politics. I am also passionate about sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor, because I consider that is essential to help future generations to overcome some of the obstacles we all had at some point, as well as to provide some guidance on what to do when looking for future job opportunities. I have studied at DTU myself, in sustainable energy. I prefer a woman mentee as I would like to help to reduce the gap in gender inequality within STEM, specially internationals as I am myself one.

Itzel Nayeli Balderas Sánchez

Business Analyst at Ørsted

I am a renewable energy engineer working in Ørsted as Business Analyst. My main focus is on electricity markets and modelling of energy systems. During my career, I have been...

Gautham Sajan Ramachandran

Position: Process Development Engineer at Novo Nordisk

I have 4.5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, predominantly working with manufacturing development of medical devices – primarily injection moulding of medical devices. And I also, to a minor extent, work with statistical analysis of production processes and metrology. I now work as an advanced process development engineer at Novo Nordisk.

Motivation

I’ve been improving my mentorship skills by mentoring students within my team. Now I would like to help others outside of Novo as well. I personally struggled to structure my masters education at DTU in materials and manufacturing engineering, without a proper network to help me – so I would like to alleviate this issue by mentoring an aspiring student faced with a similar situation.

Gautham Sajan Ramachandran

Process Development Engineer at Novo Nordisk

I have 4.5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, predominantly working with manufacturing development of medical devices - primarily injection moulding of medical devices. And I also, to a...

Fabio Moret

Position: 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

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...

Dawei Yao

Position: Senior Cloud Solution Architect Data & AI at Microsoft

I am helping enterprises to migrate on-prem data solutions to the Azure cloud. Enabling organizations to achieve more with their data is my daily job. It covers a big variance from C-level strategic conversation, POC, to safeguard solution production release.

• Strategic overview of Azure data products and enterprise data capabilities
• Solid understanding of Azure data products and best practice architectures
• Practical experience in several projects building core data pipelines in both on-prem and Cloud environments.
• Practical experience in data governance, MDM, data security, and data privacy fields
• More than a decade of BI experience with financial DL, EDW, ETL, data modeling, DB2&MS SQL
• More than 4 years of team lead experience
• Strong stakeholder management experience – good at building relationships
• PMP level 1, certified scrum master, solution architect

Motivation

I want to pass the knowledge and experience to the next generation of data professionals, knowing that data and relevant services will play a key role in the future economy. I would also like to broaden my network about young talented students, as they are the future of our industry.

I prefer to help a mentee with curiosity in Data and AI area and have the will power to take actions to learn more in this field.

Dawei Yao

Senior Cloud Solution Architect Data & AI at Microsoft

Enabling organizations to achieve more with their data is my daily job. It covers a big variance from C-level strategic conversation, POC, to safeguard solution production release.

Daniel Diaz Camacho

Position: Data Scientist at Ørsted

I have almost 3 years of working experience within the Wind Energy industry. I have worked both on small and large companies as a Data Scientist – first for wind and solar power forecasting, and now as a Trading analyst. I have international experience as I am originally from Spain, but have been living in Denmark for 5 years, where I got my MSc in Wind Energy from DTU, and have developed my career so far.

Motivation

I would like to help a student with my story and my experience so far after graduating in the early years of the career to navigate through the different bumps on the road at this stage. I also want to create a network among young engineers and data scientists. I prefer to help someone that is looking into developing further as a data professional.

Daniel Diaz Camacho

Data Scientist at Ørsted

I have almost 3 years of working experience within the Wind Energy industry. I have worked both on small and large companies as a Data Scientist - first for wind...

Christian Rank

Position: Vice President at Novo Nordisk

A senior leader who develops and transforms businesses and people for the future. Result-oriented global leader with a strong strategic mindset and deep technical understanding. Have successfully driven turnarounds, established company-wide strategies, led culture transformations, innovation, and digitalization processes.

Have led business units up to 120 employees in both expanding and reducing times. Have established new business units and matured new ways of operating across organizational divisions. Extensive experience within drug development, manufacturing, supply chain, digitalization and quality control within pharmaceutical regulated production.

Driven by a deep urge to combine technical and scientific insight with operational excellence to yield transformative business results aligned with strategic goals. The successes have been built on a high degree of follow-ship and significant improvement in workplace engagement. Have held and hold several positions of trust within and outside Novo Nordisk. Consulted within business development for start-ups and scale-up companies.

Motivation

I want to extend my network at DTU and with younger students, while being able to support ambitious new leaders on their career journey. I believe I have a lot to share from my own experience, but equally learn from the young generation of what is coming to keep me on the edge.

Christian Rank

Vice President at Novo Nordisk

Driven by a deep urge to combine technical and scientific insight with operational excellence to yield transformative business results aligned with strategic goals.

Christian Pedersen

Position: CIO at Demant

12+ years of extensive experience from global companies in the field between IT and business in various industries such as medical devices, pharmaceutical, industrial equipment, automotive, and IT services. Strong track record in consulting (strategy as well as hands-on), business development, program/project management, and operations as well as leading a large global IT function in a multi-business, multi-brand corporate environment.
Business-driven analytical approach to strategy development and problem-solving. Leadership style is characterized by transparency, involvement, and clear direction setting. Successful in setting the right leadership team and leading it with mutual trust, goal orientation, and empowerment.
With a background as a mechanical engineer, I have a passion for digitalization and how to use technology to drive business results

Motivation

Graduating from DTU a point in time where it was not really cool to be technical savvy (aka a nerd) to now where STEM students and graduates are highly respected and high in demand, I believe it is now time for me to share my personal experiences and opinions about how to build upon your scientific education to create a great future career (whatever that is…) – and even more important, a great life.
Further, I am very motivated to better understand what drives and motivates the next generation of STEMs – from personal curiosity, but also from a professional perspective (I am constantly seeking new talents…)
Finally, my daughter is starting at DTU in Lyngby in September 🙂
In a mentee, I am looking for an ambitious person who have the ambition to leverage the technical foundation to make progress in work life and make a difference as leader or individual contributor with significant impact for his/her organization – also outside the his/her field.

Christian Pedersen

CIO at Demant

Extensive experience from global companies in the field between IT and business in various industries such as medical devices, pharmaceutical, industrial equipment, automotive and IT services. Strong track record from...

Chakir El Yattafti

Position: Technical Supervisor at TDC NET

6+ years of experience in technical roles in the telecommunications industry, supervising and leading a team of skilled engineers, has provided me with excellent motivational and leadership skills. In combination with a highly analytical mindset and the ability to solve complex issues, technical as well as personal, these competencies make me valuable in situations where problems arise suddenly and require rapid resolution.

Motivation

I would like to be a mentor because I know that there are some bright young people that need just a little push in the right direction to unleash their full potential and also to shed some light on the corporate world that is completely different than the university world. If it’s not understood it might set their carrier in the wrong direction. Lastly, I feel that I am so fortunate with the mentors I met during my career and I would like to give so other youngsters will benefit as I did.

Chakir El Yattafti

Technical Supervisor at TDC NET

6+ years of experience in technical roles in the telecommunications industry, supervising and leading a team of skilled engineers, has provided me with excellent motivational and leadership skills. In combination...

Cecilia Fernandez

Position: UX Designer at 3Shape

I have over 10 years of experience studying and implementing design solutions in several countries. Currently, I work as UX Designer at 3Shape, where I collaborate with cross-functional teams, building unique medical device products. I’m deeply passionate about creating loved and trusted products that connect technology and people.

Besides my full-time job, I also work as a Scientific Coordinator and Teacher with Talent Garden and KEA, where I support teachers and administrators in meeting identified goals in the education programs and advise students on technological strategies for digital projects.

If you catch me outside of work, I’m an adventurous traveler and dancing lover. I’ll either be in the dancing studio or looking for a flight to catch.

Motivation

I want to improve my personal skills on mentoring, I’m currently teaching and usually coach in groups, so a 1:1 would make me be better into understanding details of each person. At the same time, as a non European with two scholarships that helped me conclude my degree I feel like I can share my story with others and inspire to become what they desire.

Cecilia Fernandez

UX Designer at 3Shape

I have over 10 years of experience studying and implementing design solutions in several countries. Currently, I work as UX Designer at 3Shape, where I collaborate with cross-functional teams, building...

Anne Mette McAloone

Position: Senior Project Manager, Global Commissioning at Coloplast A/S

I am a mature Manufacturing Engineer (MSc.) with many years of experience as a Project Manager working in Global Operations. Today, I work with Commissioning as Senior Project Manager, specifying and validating high volume manufacturing equipment. I am specialised in Medical Devices with a broad experience within Process Optimisation in both Innovation and Global Manufacturing in Ambu A/S. Earlier, I was Global Technology Specialist at Chr. Hansen A/S and Senior Project Manager in Novo Nordisk A/S, responsible for driving global improvement projects in Product Supply of Medical Devices. I worked in Novo Nordisk for 8 years in Device Manufacturing Development and Diabetes Finished Products. Prior, I have worked in DI (Confederation of Danish Industry), U-Nord, BWSC A/S, and COWI A/S.
I am passionate about people, processes, technology, and projects. With a focus on optimising value streams, I strive for making processes Lean and simple.
Being experienced in the MedTech field, I will be able to share my knowledge and provide contacts for jobs in this area.

Anne Mette McAloone

Senior Project Manager, Global Commissioning at Coloplast A/S

Manufacturing Engineering (MSc.) with 8+ years of experience as a Project Manager working in Global Operations. Specialised in MedTech with experience from Ambu A/S supporting Process Optimisation within Innovation and...

Anders Wolff

Position: Professor DTU Bioengineering at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

I have 25+ years in the academic world both in biotechnology and in micro- and nanotechnology. I mainly work on point-of-care (POC) detection of pathogens like SARS-CoV2 (causing COVID-19), avian influenza virus, Salmonella, Campylobacters etc. from TU-Delft and DTU. I was previously at DTU Nanotech, but now I am professor at DTU Bioengineering.

I have a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from Technische Universiteit Delft as well as a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from DTU and a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from Danmarks Ingeniørakademi (DIA-K).

Motivation

I am motivated to join the program because I want to develop my personal motivational skills. At the same time, I want to help students by sharing my story and experience. I would also love to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students.

I am fluent in Danish as well as English. I also speak Dutch.

Anders Wolff

Professor DTU Bioengineering at Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

I have 25+ years in the academic world both in biotechnology and in micro- and nanotechnology. I mainly work on point-of-care (POC) detection of pathogens like SARS-CoV2 (causing COVID-19), avian...

Anders Liechti

Position: CTO at DHI A/S

I am currently working as the CTO at DHI where some of my key focus areas are Strategic planning & execution, General management and Leadership and I have 23+ years of experience working in different roles learning these skills.

I offer mentorship for Technology, Digital Transformations and IT for large corporations and start ups.

I have completed a masters of Business Administration from CBS as well as a masters in Environmental Engineering from DTU.

Motivation

I am joining this program to give something back from my experience to young engineering students with ambitions.

I am fluent in Danish as well as English.

Anders Liechti

CTO at DHI A/S

I am currently working as the CTO at DHI where some of my key focus areas are Strategic planning & execution, General management and Leadership and I have 23+ years...

Aleksander Otovic

Position: Head of Sustainability at MT Højgaard Danmark

I have 5 years of experience working at a major contractor, both as a consultant and as a construction manager. I now lead a sustainability team, trying to make the way we build more sustainable.

Motivation

Being new to leadership I want to develop that part of my skill set and to learn something new about what motivates people. At the same time I hope to be able to provide some reassurance and guidance, which I have benefited from in my own career so far. I am more suited toward ambitious generalist mentees, who are looking to broaden their professional horizon.

Aleksander Otovic

Head of Sustainability at MT Højgaard Danmark

I have 5 years experience working at a major contractor, both as a consultant and as a construction manager. I now lead a sustainability team, trying to make the way...

Preben Jørgensen

Position: Open to new opportunities I MSc EE, PhD, HD/O at PJ Consult v/Preben Jørgensen

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

Open to new opportunities I MSc EE, PhD, HD/O at PJ Consult v/Preben Jørgensen

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,...

Lorenzo Zeni

Position: Lead Power System Engineer at Ørsted

I have 10+ years of experience within power systems and renewable energy, in particular with focus on offshore wind farms. After a period as research assistant, I have pursued an industrial PhD and thereafter worked on electrical design and power system integration of among the largest offshore wind farm projects in the world, performing a variety of engineering studies and managing internal and external stakeholders (mainly equipment manufacturers and grid operators). My main focus for the last 3 years has been HVDC.

Motivation

I want to share my experience and advice to make sure the mentee makes an informed choice about his/her future to avoid frustration. I also want to have an opportunity to meet someone who may be interested in pursuing a career with my company. I would like to meet a mentee that has high technical interest but I could also meet with someone who is interest in project management as long as in the field of energy.

Lorenzo Zeni

Lead Power System Engineer at Ørsted

I have 10+ years of experience within power systems and renewable energy, in particular with focus on offshore wind farms. After a period as research assistant, I have pursued an...

Konstantinos Tsapralidis

Position: IT QA Specialist at LEO Pharma

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 QA in IT global projects for LeoPharma 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 Specialist at LEO Pharma

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...

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...

Bo Hartvigsen

Position: Senior Business Development Director - PtX at Topsoe

I have 30 years experience from sales and leadership roles in a global company, Topsoe. I lived in Houston for some years, and I am working with technical sales globally. Currently my role is business development within Power-to-X.

Motivation

I have helped develop a number of young people within Topsoe and it is fun to see young people grow. I like to share my experience and hopefully this can give a young person a better understanding of leadership and the balance between technical and people skills.

Bo Hartvigsen

Senior Business Development Director - PtX at Topsoe

I have 30 years experience from sales and leadership roles in a global company, Topsoe. I lived in Houston for some years, and I am working with technical sales globally....

Katrine Wienberg

Position: CEO and Founder at Better Wells

Master of Science in Engineering and +20 years of professional experience in international setting. Extensive
experience within drilling and wells activities from the Energy Sector as well as broad technical management,
project planning, stakeholder management and communication.
I recently started my own company, Better Wells, which is a technical consulting company for the Energy Industry and Climate projects, with expertise in Drilling and Wells. I am focusing on both geothermal energy and carbon capture and storage, as well as supporting oil and gas in the green transition.

Motivation

I am very interested to get young people involved in the Energy Sector, and I would like to share my story and my experiences to students. Also, in my new role as independent consultant and startup company, I would like to get the research and academia angle on the work, and improve the connection between industry and Academia in general.

Katrine Wienberg

CEO and Founder at Better Wells

Master of Science in Engineering and +20 years of professional experience in international setting. Extensive experience within drilling and wells activities from the Energy Sector as well as broad technical...

Anna Rasmussen

Position: Usability Engineering Lead at Novo Nordisk A/S

I am a M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from DTU with a GREAT sense of humor.

I have extensive Design Controls knowledge working with systems engineering methodology from my 5+ years of working in medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Currently working within Human Factors / Usability Engineering for all parts of drug-device combination product development at Novo Nordisk

Motivation

I really missed someone telling me what I could become with my education in normal words I could understand, so I want to become that person for others.
I would have selected better elective courses to help with my goals if I had had some guidance when I was studying.

Anna Rasmussen

Usability Engineering Lead at Novo Nordisk A/S

M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from DTU with a GREAT sense of humor. I have extensive Design Controls knowledge working with systems engineering methodology from my 5+ years of working in...

Jose Antonio Perez

Position: Senior Project Engineer at WellPerform

MSc Petroleum Engineer with 7 years of experience in operators and contractors. Versatile profile with operations experience in the North Sea and North Africa geo-markets. Strongly believing in the benefits of team diversity, enjoying projects lifecycle: from planning to execution. I finished my master’s at DTU in 2016, and after that, I have worked both at Mærsk Drilling and Teknologisk Institut, after which I have become a senior project engineer at WellPerform.

Motivation

Being mentored before by DTU alumni and would like to contribute to onboarding students in this amazing engineering and management work.

Jose Antonio Perez

Senior Project Engineer at WellPerform

I have 6 years of experience with the Oil & Gas industry. Being mentored before by DTU alumni and would like to contribute to onboarding students in this amazing engineering...

Anna Maria Stavrakaki

Position: Supply Planner in Inbound Supply Management at Novo Nordisk A/S

I have 4 years of experience in the field of Procurement & Supply Chain Management, in various industries – from industrial commodities to offshore drilling, and pharmaceutical/life science companies. My career has revolved around optimizing the inbound supply chains of big organizations through effective communication and stakeholder management, while also enabling data-driven decision-making, digitalization, and process automation to reduce waste (LEAN).

I have a Master of Science in Logistics and Transport Optimization as well as a Master of Engineering in Transportation Planning.

Motivation

My goal is to improve my personal leadership and motivational competencies. At the same time, I want to support a student by sharing my experience, including both successes and failures. I’d also like to expand my network of young, talented engineering students. I prefer guiding mentees who aspire to be leaders or who want to transition from being a specialist (engineer) to a generalist (moving more towards management and acquiring business acumen).

Anna Maria Stavrakaki

Supply Planner in Inbound Supply Management at Novo Nordisk A/S

I have 4 years of experience in the field of Procurement & Supply Chain Management, in various industries - from industrial commodities to offshore drilling, and pharmaceutical/life science companies. My...

Joachim Skjærup Bach

Position: Managing Director at ForeSeas ApS.

I have 3+ years of experience within the consultancy service industry, where I have worked in both research and regular consultancy.

My primary roles have been to provide metocean conditions for offshore wind farms, where quality, statistics and fluid dynamics, have been the key important takeaways.

I have recently created my own company focused on delivering consultancy services to the offshore and maritime industries. The first steps have just been undertaken and I look forward to the years ahead of me where this startup journey will continue.

Motivation

I want to develop my leadership skills, and one of the things I enjoyed most from my time at DHI was counseling younger individuals and master of science students.

The best part about counseling is while I am giving back, I am also learning during the process. This way of teaching evolves both my and the student understanding. I believe that my story will help newly graduates with their way of handling everything in relation to the job market.

Joachim Skjærup Bach

Managing Director at ForeSeas ApS.

I have 3+ years of experience within the consultancy service industry, where I have worked in both research and regular consultancy. My primary roles have been to provide metocean conditions...

Morten Jakobsen

Position: Sales Director at Siemens A/S

I am an educated electrical engineer and have worked mostly with technical sales and marketing in all my career in 3 different companies over the last 28 years. It has been very small companies and bigger companies. My experience is mainly automation systems, drive systems and measurement technology.

Motivation

I want to help students coming from a safe study environment to transition into the real world. Furthermore, I would also like to talk to the students about the new education lines etc. – how they fit into the working environment.

Morten Jakobsen

Sales Director at Siemens A/S

I am an educated electrical engineer and have worked mostly with technical sales and marketing in all my career in 3 different companies over the last 28 years. My experience...

Jifeng Yang

Position: Senior Associate at Copenhagen Infrastructure Service Company

I am a chemical engineer specialized in both R&D and computer-aided analysis from lab to industrial scales. My current focus is Power-to-X including e-ammonia and e-methanol. I have also experiences in pharmaceutical production and as consultant in diverse industries.

Motivation

9-year experience in Denmark has taught me how to find opportunities in an unknown environment and how to overcome difficulties in a confused situation. I want to share my story, especially to them who are overwhelmed by their first job. I hope the talented students I help are just as happy as me about thier growth every day. At the same time, I would like to enhance my networking and knowledge of various fields.

Jifeng Yang

Senior Associate at Copenhagen Infrastructure Service Company

I am a chemical engineer specialized in both R&D and computer-aided analysis from lab to industrial scales. My current focus is Power-to-X including e-ammonia and e-methanol. I have also experiences...

Alexander Rosenberg Johansen

Position: PhD student Stanford University at Stanford University

I am currently working as a PhD candidate in Computer Science at Stanford. I have 5+ years of experience within the field of Artificial Intelligence, where I have worked with Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning and Data Science in general.

I have an masters in Mathematics and Computer Science from DTU as well as a bachelor in Management Information Systems from CBS.

Motivation

I’ve supervised 70+ students in Denmark and at Stanford. Many of them have gotten MSc /PhD offers at top US institutions. If you’re interested in research volunteering opportunities at Stanford let’s chat.

I am fluent in Danish and English.

My background is in Computer Science, Genetics and Health Technology.

Alexander Rosenberg Johansen

PhD student Stanford University at Stanford University

I’ve supervised 70+ students in Denmark and at Stanford. Many of them have gotten MSc /PhD offers at top US institutions. If you’re interested in research volunteering opportunities at Stanford...

Frederikke Byron Pedersen

Position: Clinical Scientist at Rigshospitalet

I finished my masters degree in Biotech Engineering back in 2019 from DTU, and got a job as an Application Scientist for Oxford Nanopore Technology. Moved to Oxford and stayed there for a little over two years, working mainly on assay development, for example using CRISPR Cas9 to gene capture, a leukaemia diagnostic panel, and sequencing of covid-19 for quick diagnosis.
In 2021 I moved back to Copenhagen, and for the last year I have worked at Rigshospitalet, with Transplant Immunology, working on improving patient safety and automating our diagnostic process.

Motivation

I think that being a mentor is a good opportunity to share what I’ve learned, and at the same time reflect on what life has been like after finishing university, then hopefully both my mentee and I will have learned something through that process. I also hope that it will be a chance to grow my own network, but also my mentees network.
I would prefer to help a mentee who’s perhaps a bit unsure of what to do when finishing their studies, I believe that I have some insight here, but also someone who’s hoping to do clinical research, and wants some input on this.

Frederikke Byron Pedersen

Clinical Scientist at Rigshospitalet

3+ years of experience as a medical scientist.

Mikkel Lehmann

Position: Senior Strategy Consultant at Monstarlab

I have 3 years of experience as a management consultant with my current focus being on digital strategy work. I assist Danish and international companies in solving some of the principal challenges in their industries and advice them on how to begin, accelerate or continue growing their digital transformations.

Motivation

I want to advise and help young engineers wishing to take a leap of faith into the world of management consulting as I did myself recently, and assist the best I can to help them succeed.

I get a lot of energy from talking to bright people and helping them achieve their full potential and see this as an opportunity to continue honing my mentoring skills.

The optimal mentee for me is a bright and ambitious student that is somewhat sure she/he wants to pursue management consulting, but still has many questions to be answered and hopes to get some insights beyond the usual buzz.

Alternatively, the mentee is someone who wishes to go towards a more generalist and business-oriented position, where she/he can still use their specialist competencies from DTU in a relevant fashion.

Mikkel Lehmann

Senior Strategy Consultant at Monstarlab

I have 3 years of experience as a management consultant with my current focus being on digital strategy work. I assist Danish and international companies in solving some of the...

Flemming Trap

Position: CIO at Fredensborg Kommune

Practical experience in starting new businesses. Two did really well and a couple of others did not take off. Currently, I work as a freelance consultant.
I have extensive experience in the private (state and local government) and public sector and international businesses. Background in IT operations, development, contracts, project management (waterfall and agile), and IT security. Can assist with business setup, processes, revenue streams, etc. Strong marketing experience including printed materials, exhibitions, PR, and SEO.

Motivation

I have made just about all the errors that exist with my start-ups, and I have learned much from this. This learning combined with experience from national and international projects in both the private and public sector has given me great insights into pitfalls to avoid and opportunities to utilize.
I wish someone had assisted me when I was in the start-up phase of my career or business.

Flemming Trap

CIO at Fredensborg Kommune

I have extensive experience from the private (state and local government) and public sector and international businesses. Background from IT operations, development, contracts, project management (waterfall and agile), it security.

Anjila Hjalsted

Position: Sustainability Consultant at ClimatePartner

I have 3+ 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 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

Sustainability Consultant at ClimatePartner

I have 3+ 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...

Ulrich Haslund

Position: Chief Architect 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 Architect 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.

Tim Walther Bay

Position: Director at Biopharm

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 Biopharm

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.

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...

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.

Sokratis Rontogiannis

Position: Chemical Engineer - R&D and Scale up scientist at INTERMED S.A.

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

Chemical Engineer - R&D and Scale up scientist at INTERMED S.A.

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...

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.

Randi Skytte

Position: Senior Manager at Ørsted

As Senior Manager for Ørsted Bioenergy Markets Development & Regulation, I lead a team of passionate and dedicated people from just educated to senior leads. Trust, passion, and results are core values of my leadership. Together we aim to constantly develop the existing business and affect the current regulatory requirements to secure future business.

Motivation

I know the power of mentorship from both the mentor and mentee sides and I would love to pass that on. I prefer an ambitious mentee who is curious, open-minded and willing to work with personal development. I would enjoy getting re-connected to engineering and getting a closer look into the life and thoughts of young, talented students.

Randi Skytte

Senior Manager at Ørsted

Leads a team of passionate and dedicated people from just educated to senior leads. Responsible for market development and regulation of the Danish power plant stations.

Raghavendra Rao

Position: Project Development Manager at Ørsted

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 Manager at Ørsted

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.

Preben Kjær Kristensen

Position: Senior Lead IPR Specialist at Ørsted

I have more than 15 years’ experience across a spectrum of Intellectual Property work, including portfolio creation and management, IPR analyses, strategy development and IPR monetization. I have expertise in the IT and telephony industry as well as the energy industry, and experience with leadership in multinational and cross-functional environments in high-paced industries. I am currently the Head of IP at Ørsted Wind Power A/S.

Motivation

I want to make sure that if a student is considering a career within patenting, there is a mentor for this person. With my background in business development, I also believe I can help students considering to start their own company.

Preben Kjær Kristensen

Senior Lead IPR Specialist at Ørsted

15 years of experience across a spectrum of Intellectual Property work, including portfolio creation and management, IPR analyses, strategy development and IPR monetization.

Philip Norstrand

Position: Global franchise leader at Galderma

I am a global pharmaceutical industry leader, with deep expertise in dermatology and medical aesthetics, having worked in different areas of these fields with marketing, sales management, project leadership and general management. I also come with experience from management consulting experience from McKinsey and IQVIA, and am currently situated in Switzerland where I am a Global Franchise Leader at Galderma.

Motivation

During my time at DTU I always felt that external speakers and contact to the “real world” was extremely valuable. Having given external lectures at the University of Warwick for a few years, I now want to give back in a different way by joining the DTU mentor programme.

Philip Norstrand

Global franchise leader at Galderma

Global pharmaceutical industry leader, with deep expertise in dermatology and medical aesthetics, having worked in different areas of these fields with marketing, sales management, project leadership and general management.

Nikita Martynov

Position: Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst and Incident Responder 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

Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst and Incident Responder 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.

Michael Bojsen

Position: Freelancer at Bojsen Consult GmbH

I have worked professionally with IT in the last 12 years, touching upon a lot of different sectors, mostly aviation and finance, and with both technical and managerial roles. Both are regulation-heavy, but also give good opportunity to optimize. Since going freelance I have focused on the softer side of IT development. Some of the technologies I work with include: Integrations, cloud, enterprise architecture, project management, SW/HW interaction, usability design, and automation of business processes. I am the owner of Bojsen Consult GmbH.

Motivation

I am always looking to extend my network with talented young people. I believe in karma, and that by doing good today, something good will come my way later on.

Michael Bojsen

Freelancer at Bojsen Consult GmbH

Worked professionally with IT in the last 12 years, touching upon a lot of different sectors in both technical and managerial roles, mostly within aviation and finance. Both are regulation...

Lina Psarra

Position: Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager at Rockfon

I have 5 years of experience in the area of sustainability in the Built Environment. In my current role I manage the sustainability and public affairs strategy of Rockfon, member of ROCKWOOL Group for Europe and Asia and I drive global certifications, communication and content on sustainability. I also represent the company externally in events and forums on sustainability and circularity. In my previous role I was actively engaged in regulatory affairs activities in the field of sustainability.

Motivation

I want to help a student and give the right motivation and feedback for their professional development, just as my mentor did with me when I was a student in DTU. My previous experience and the fact that I have been in many interviews in ROCKWOOL may help the student to get the correct advice regarding the do’s and don’ts about their CV and interview, in order to land a position as soon as possible.

Lina Psarra

Sustainability & Public Affairs Manager at Rockfon

5 years experience in sustainability in the Built Environment. Currently manages the sustainability and public affairs strategy of Rockfon, driving global certifications, communication, and content on sustainability.

Kadir Ünver

Position: Director at ISS

10 years of experience within the Corporate Real Estate & Facility Management industry from large international companies in Denmark. Core focus areas:

– Future Workplaces
– Workplace Data, Insights & Analytics
– Future of Facility Management
– Space Management
– Workplace Experience Strategy
– Real Estate Strategy
– Corporate stakeholder management
– Corporate decision making
– Commercial processes and pricing

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing my experiences. The mentee should be an ambitious person looking to excel in their career. A mentee with a holistic view on things. I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills – and expand network with young and talented people.

Kadir Ünver

Director at ISS

10 years of experience and as an executive manager within the Corporate Real Estate and Facility Management industry from large international companies in Denmark.

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...

Jens Borelli-Kjær

Position: Partner at Schrøder Translink

I have 30 years of industry experience from smaller and larger Danish, internationally oriented firms, and loads of management experience, also at executive level. I’ve worked in medical devices (director of Coloplast’s Ostomy Division), electronics and building materials (group director in Icopal). I have worked with sales, marketing, product development, operation and a lot of strategy and organisational development. For 10+ years I was owner and manager of a smaller industrial company (Vitral A/S) with operations in the UK and Lithuania. I sold the company 2½ years ago and now work with M&A.
I’m a 1985 DTU graduate and I have a degree from CBS and an MBA from a French business school.
I’d like to share whatever relevant experience and input with someone committed to getting a career of his/her own.

Motivation

My basic philosophy is, that I you have the skills and the capabilities, you also have a responsibility toward other people. I have a lot of professional experience a lot of human experience to share, in the same manner as someone older than me shared his experiences and inspired me, when I was in my twenties.

Jens Borelli-Kjær

Partner at Schrøder Translink

30 years of industry experience from smaller and larger Danish, internationally oriented firms, loads of management experience, also at an executive level. Worked in medical devices (director of Coloplast's Ostomy...

Javier Jorge Simo Bas

Position: Associate Category Manager 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

Associate Category Manager 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...

Jakob Bramaholm Hager

Position: Audio Lead Engineer at GN Audio Jabra

I have broad work experience in product development from working in the medico and electronics companies for more than 15 years. As an Audio and Electronics engineer my field of work has been centered around product development in the hearing aid industry and the headset industry. I have been involved in every step of the development phases, from idea to final product launch.
In my daily work I spend time both performing tasks that require very high level of specialist knowledge while at the same time coordinating between various competence groups and stakeholders, ensuring overall progress of the project.
From my study time I have experience from both DTU and studying abroad, giving an international perspective to my education, that I benefit from in my work amongst colleagues from all over the world.

Motivation

Introducing the engineering world to a student helps be get a broader perspective to myself. At the same time helping some graduate to get some insights is only a benefit. Being available for ambitious students that wants to learn and share my experiences will help others to avoid some of the pitfalls I have encountered.

Jakob Bramaholm Hager

Audio Lead Engineer at GN Audio Jabra

Experience in product development from working in the medico and electronics companies for more than 15 years. As an Audio and Electronics engineer, field of work has been centered around...

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...

Federico Povellato

Position: Head of Delivery (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 Delivery (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.

Du Nguyen

Position: Lead security engineer 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

Lead security engineer 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...

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...

Anders Hartung Christensen

Position: Senior Solution Architect for Supply chain management at ROCKWOOL A/S

Do you also wish to improve the IT landscape of companies?
Or are you unsure of what direction to go?
Let me help you.

I have a broad knowledge about how IT architecture works and what to avoid. I have a solid educational background with an MSc in ‘Manufacturing and management’ and a BSc in ‘IT-programming’ as well as comprehensive experience with supply chain processes and the applications supporting them.

Currently I am working with the IT solutions for Supply Chain at the global manufacturing company, ROCKWOOL. I am working on multiple supply chain projects – for instance I am lead solution architect for an SAP IBP implementation.

I am good at establishing and maintaining a good overview, while still being able to dive into details.
There are always good IT solutions even to the most complex problem. If the problem is too big or too complex, then it is to be deducting into feasible and executable solutions – and hereafter served to the decision makers in easy digestible pieces.

I can help setting job goals and create a realistic roadmap for how you can achieve it. I will be open and honest and expect the same from a mentee to. I have learned several persona tools for finding the right role and job for you.

Anders Hartung Christensen

Senior Solution Architect for Supply chain management at ROCKWOOL A/S

Has 15 years of experience within IT and manufacturing from multiple large corporations. Currently works with IT solutions for supply chains.

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...

Alessandro Stolfi

Position: Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

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

Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

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.

Alberto Dalla Riva

Position: Senior Consultant at Ea Energy Analyses

Experienced energy consultant with a passion for renewable energy integration and low-carbon technologies.
Re-thinking the future power systems worldwide and helping clients navigate the transformational nature of decarbonization are the challenges to which I dedicated my professional career.

With two Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering at Padua University and Sustainable Energy at DTU, my expertise ranges from electrical engineering to design and optimization of sustainable energy systems.
Team-player who thrives in fast-paced and multi-cultural environments. I am always looking for new adventures and inspirations both in my private life and in my career.

Currently working for NSWPH to explore the optimal deployment of offshore wind and hydrogen infrastructure in the North Sea to promote wind power integration and hydrogen decarbonization.

Focus: Power sector trends, Energy policies, Decarbonization, Wind & Solar power, Integration of Renewables, Power systems, Electricity Markets, International cooperation.

Motivation

I have always been interested in mentoring students, since the guidance I receive as a student from graduated friends and peers have always been very valuable.
I also see the program as a chance to expand my network with motivated students and like-minded professionals.

I prefer helping a mentee in the energy and sustainability sector to help with my knowledge and network.

Alberto Dalla Riva

Senior Consultant at Ea Energy Analyses

Experienced energy consultant with two Master Degrees in Electrical Engineering with a passion for renewable energy integration and low-carbon technologies.

Adrian Coman

Position: Senior Naval Architect at Cadeler A/S

I am a Naval Architect with nearly 10 years of experience in ship design and construction, project management, project engineering and consultancy activities. I have been involved in my career with a wide diversity of projects and stakeholders which allowed me to develop not only a strong technical expertise in naval architecture, but also a broader set of skills covering areas like design and construction tender processes, project management, stakeholder management, negotiations and team leading. At the moment I am working with installation of offshore wind turbines contributing to the global effort of making the world a greener place.

 

Motivation

I would like to develop my personal leadership skills and in the same time I would like to help or guide a student if I can, based on my own experience. Furthermore, developing my network is also important for me, as well as staying in touch with the academic world and latest developments in the engineering field. Recruiting is not my purpose, but if the student has similar educational background as myself, I may be able to help him with advises/guidance or even open some doors through my network to help him or her towards a succesful career in the maritime engineering field. Furthermore, as I have also myself transitioned from a specialist towards a generalist and currently I aim to go further into leadership positions, I think some of my experience could also inspire the mentee.

Adrian Coman

Senior Naval Architect at Cadeler A/S

Naval Architect with nearly 10 years of experience in ship design and construction, project management, project engineering and consultancy activities.

Emil Ferent

Position: Customer Success Manager - Nordics at PTC

8+ years of end-to-end work experience in technology and software, currently in a role as a technical account manager, where he is empowering clients with enterprise solutions in IoT, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence. On top of his sales and management work, he also has great technical experience and has worked in delivery teams, rolling out SaaS and cloud-first enterprise solutions, as well as in a software developer role, coding both back-end business logic and front-end user-friendly solutions in many languages and frameworks.

MOTIVATION

Came to Denmark 10 years ago and had a great experience working in the Danish and international environments; this allowed him to go through a change and learn a lot, and now he would like to share that with the younger generation.

Emil Ferent

Customer Success Manager - Nordics at PTC

7+ years of end-to-end work experience in technology and software, currently in a role as a technical account manager, where he is empowering clients with enterprise solutions in IoT, Augmented...

Stig Lohmann-Devantier

Position: Afdelingsdirektør at Sweco

Stig has extensive experience within Client Consultancy, project management/PMC, concept and strategy development as well as in marketing as consultant, owner and contractor from Denmark and abroad. Design of energy technical plants and HVAC plants and construction management. Over several years Mr. Stig Lohmann-Devantier has worked with management as Vice President, P&L responsible and strategy. For clients he has carried out several organisational development projects including staff interviews, operational planning and proposals for re-organising operational structures and systems. Also highly experienced in the preparation of tender and contract documents for the provision of operational services and support. Currently busy with Client Consultancy.

Stig Lohmann-Devantier

Afdelingsdirektør at Sweco

Extensive experience within Client Consultancy, project management/PMC, concept and strategy development as well as in marketing as consultant, owner and contractor from Denmark and abroad. Design of energy technical plants...

Simon Wessel

Position: Senior Data Scientist at Danske Bank

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 Danske Bank

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.

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.

Mariona Bertran

Position: Senior Development Engineer at Novo Nordisk

Mariona has a background in Process Systems Engineering and her main interests and daily tasks lie in the interface between engineering and business functions. She has 5+ years experience in developing and applying systematic methods and tools to simulate, design and optimize production processes. In her current position at Novo Nordisk, she uses production planning & scheduling to guide process development, support investment decisions and design new production facilities.

Mariona grew up in Spain and has studied/worked in Denmark since 2012. She obtained a double masters degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from DTU/UPC and a PhD in the same subject from DTU. Prior to her job at Novo Nordisk, she worked as consultant at Haper & Vedel, helping large organizations in Denmark build new production facilities and improve existing processes.

MOTIVATION

Mariona wants to be part of the development of talented students and help them experience the benefits of mentoring, since great mentors have greatly pushed her own career development. She is also looking to get inspired by ambitious talent and keep up with the trends in engineering education.

Mariona Bertran

Senior Development Engineer at Novo Nordisk

Main interests lie in the interface between engineering and business. 5+ years in developing & applying systematic methods and tools to design and optimize production processes.

Lise Lotte Christensen

Position: Project Director at COWI

Lise Lotte has 20+ years of experience within the fields of planning, project management and process management of major construction projects. She possesses theoretical and practical knowledge of strategic management and corporate development and is capable of handling strategic corporate processes.
Through activities as a client consultant, client/project developer and contractor, Lise Lotte has obtained extensive experience in project management (involving clients, consultants, contractors and users) and project responsibility, including strategic and tactical analyses as well as responsibility for cost, contract and time-related aspects.

MOTIVATION

Lise Lotte would like to become a mentor to contribute to the understanding of the above areas.
She would like to be the mentees link to the “real world”, the options she missed herself when finishing from DTU. Lise Lotte is looking for a mentee in her own construction industry/business area, so that she can guide the mentee within the construction industry and her business knowledge.

Lise Lotte Christensen

Project Director at COWI

20+ years experience in planning, project management & process management of major construction projects. Possesses theoretical & practical knowledge of strategic management & corporate development.

Fan Yang

Position: Software Architect 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

Software Architect at FLINT Systems, Inc.

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

Ruchika Singh

Position: Electrical Machine Engineer & Flywheel Expert at WattsUp Power A/S

Ruchika has 7+ years of experience with research and electrical engineering. She has a background in FEA (Finite Element Analysis), based electrical machine design and analysis as well as power electronics and motor drives. She is very passionate about electrical machines and motor drives, and apart from her technical background, she is an enthusiastic swimmer and loves to do volunteering work in her spare time. Ruchika started out her career, after finishing her bachelor’s degree, by doing research at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. She later moved to Denmark to complete her master’s degree and is now working in the industry, applying her knowledge about electrical machine design.

MOTIVATION

Ruchika wants to become a mentor because she wants to give back to DTU. DTU has played a very important role in shaping her career and developing an overall personality. Ruchika wants to help DTU and its students in whichever way possible and she thinks this mentorship program gives her that opportunity. For her, a mentee should be a highly motivated and ambitious candidate, ready to accept challenges and work towards their goals. She sees her role as a mentor to help such candidates fulfill their aim. Ruchika also had a career mentor herself as a student at DTU, which helped her a lot and motivated her to apply for this mentorship program.

Ruchika Singh

Electrical Machine Engineer & Flywheel Expert at WattsUp Power A/S

7+ years experience in research & electrical engineering. Background in FEA (Finite Element Analysis), based electrical machine design & analysis and power electronics & motor drives.

Peter Bornerup

Position: Head of Business Unit - Factory Automation at Siemens

Peter has 17+ years of experience working with sales, marketing, management, customer relationship management, within the field of automation and drives at Siemens. His career has to a high degree revolved around making the worlds of technology and business meet, which has been reflected in his professional work as well as in his educational background. His responsibilities the latest years in executive management have specifically been in the area of Factory Automation and Digitalization, workin with hiring, motivating and developing employees, making go-to-market strategies, as well as driving growth initiatives and general strategic planning. He is currently working as a Sales Director / Head of the Business Unit – Factory Automation at Siemens.

MOTIVATION

Peter still remembers his transition from a theoretical environment to the workplace, and that it can leave many students with a lot of different questions. In this regard, Peter believes that he is able to offer some advice. For him, just being able to help someone is rewarding in itself, and he is sure that the program will also help him develop his leadership skills. Being a generalist himself, Peter would probably be able to help a mentee the best if they also have the wish of becoming one.

Peter Bornerup

Head of Business Unit - Factory Automation at Siemens

15+ years of experience working with sales, marketing, management, customer relationship management, within the field of automation and drives at Siemens.

Nannathea M. N. Johansson

Position: Valideringsingeniør at Nomeco

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

Valideringsingeniør at Nomeco

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...

Michael Bossen Møller

Position: Chefkonsulent at Finanstilsynet

Michael has 8+ years of experience with lean, operations management, process optimization, RPA e.g. within the financial section, both in a private bank – Danske Bank, as well as in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority. He started out as a graduate and has since then gradually moved into leadership positions during his career. His work has revolved around both internal consulting as well as working as a manager. His management experience includes working close with both first line management and management for other managers, which managing managers all around the Nordic countries.

MOTIVATION

Michael wants to become a mentor to help a student get a good start in with work life. Michael likes to give advice and to develop the people around him and this mentoring program gives him the opportunity to do that.

Michael Bossen Møller

Chefkonsulent at Finanstilsynet

8+ years of experience with lean, operations management, process optimization, RPA e.g. in the finance, both in Danske Bank and Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Mie Bach-Pedersen

Position: Associate Manager at Novo Nordisk

Mie has 5+ years of experience with data analysis, machine learning and mathematical modeling. She spent two years at Red Bull Racing in the UK, where she primarily worked on developing new tire models, data analysis for aerodynamics and various models for race strategy. The common denominator for all of these areas; machine learning. At Ørsted, where she has previously worked, Mie has continued working with machine learning, however, she has also had the opportunity to work with more classical statistical tools and optimization. The focus at Ørsted has been on tool and model development, as well as knowledge sharing, meaning she is also spending a lot of time talking about best practices and explaining complex models to people without the technical expertise. Now Mie is working as an Associate Manager in Modelling and Process Innovation at Novo Nordisk.

MOTIVATION

Mie wants to help students structure their last years at university and help them achieve their dreams. She wants to share her own ups and downs in the hope that someone else might avoid her pitfalls and learn from the mistakes she has made. Mie wants to inspire talented students to aim high and help them get the best possible start in their working life.

Mie Bach-Pedersen

Associate Manager at Novo Nordisk

5+ years of experience with data analysis, machine learning and mathematical modeling, focus at Ørsted has been on tool and model development.

Lars Graversen

Position: Director of Physical IC Design at Demant

Lars has 30+ years of experience with consulting, engineering and management in microelectronics. He is an experienced Digital ASIC designer and manager. During his career, Lars has transitioned from starting out as a design engineer into applications consulting, working with sales and technical management to plan and execute technical campaigns targeting large multinational customers, to district manager in the company Synopsys, reporting to executive management and managing teams of application consultants. For the past couple of years, Lars has been working as Head of Physical IC Design at Demant, where he is managing the Physical IC Design Team, as well as managing IP and EDA vendor relations.

MOTIVATION

Having spent quite a few years in the industry as an engineer and a manager in R&D as well as commercial organizations, Lars feels that he has a wide variety of experiences which can hopefully help talented engineering students just getting started on a career. Personally, he also sees this as a good opportunity for expanding his network among engineering students.

Lars Graversen

Director of Physical IC Design at Demant

30+ years of experience with consulting, engineering and management in microelectronics. He is an experienced Digital ASIC designer and manager.

Kim Moustgaard

Position: Consultant at Prevas

Kim has 10+ years of experience within the field of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs for Medical Device compliance, both nationally and internationally. During his career, Kim has worked with people leadership, management, and strategy, as well as internal & external stakeholders, specifically in QA project management and task execution in regards to compliance in QA operation and improvement activities. Kim describes himself as an outgoing character with an eagerness to learn from experiences and cultures. In his current role, he is managing people in four different sites across countries and cultures.

MOTIVATION

Kim wants to become a mentor because he believes that his many years in business, and the confusion on which path to choose, can benefit others. Personally, it would give him great satisfaction to help others. That simple.

Kim Moustgaard

Consultant at Prevas

10+ years of experience in QA & Regulatory Affairs for Medical Device compliance, both nationally and internationally. During his career, Kim has worked with people leadership, management, and strategy.

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.

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...

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.

Torben Weng

Position: Consultant and Coach at Weng Management

Torben has 40+ years of international and generalist experience, with management experience in Shell International, Akzo Nobel, Kemira, Sadolin. He is currently an executive coach and mentor, supporting start-ups and innovation projects.

Motivation

Previous mentoring at DTU has given Torben a chance to keep in contact with DTU, and at the same time help mentees to move forward and develop. He can help with his chemical engineering experience plus a lot of experience in international management and leadership, coaching, and mentoring.

Torben Weng

Consultant and Coach at Weng Management

40+ years international & generalist experience, with management experience in Shell International, Akzo Nobel, Kemira, Sadolin. Currently coaching startups.

Thomas Hvass Eriksson

Position: Energy and Environmental Partner at Novo Nordisk A/S

20+ years of experience as project engineer and consultant, related to energy, environment and wastewater, and 12 years as operation manager of advanced pocess plants and sewer systems handling and producing biogas, biomass and wastewater in the Danish wastewater sector. Currently employed as Energy and Environmental Partner in the pharmaceutical Industry.

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

Energy and Environmental Partner at Novo Nordisk A/S

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

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.

Sanne Burup

Position: Project Manager / Specialist at COWI A/S

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/Specialist at MOE.

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 / Specialist at COWI A/S

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.

Peter Thomas Olesen

Position: Director at Novo Nordisk

Peter has 20+ years of experience and proven track record across pharmaceutical manufacturing. He has experience with management of aseptic production, manufacturing development, and different QA functions, and his specialties include leadership of other leaders and specialists, organizational development, pharmaceutical production and process support, quality and GMP, Authority inspections. He is currently working as a Director Quality Assurance Local Manufacturing at Novo Nordisk A/S.

Motivation

Peter wants to be a mentor because he sees it as a good opportunity to give a student input to reflections about how to clarify, develop and grow towards his or her career goals. He wants to get new insights about how it is to be a student these days in order to develop himself as well. It gives Peter energy to see people grow. He would prefer helping a student who has ambitions of taking a people leader role in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Peter Thomas Olesen

Director at Novo Nordisk

20+ years of experience and proven track record across pharmaceutical manufacturing as a generalist and leader.

Peter Duroska

Position: Senior Project Lead at Ørsted

Peter has been a Geotechnical Engineer at Ørsted Offshore for 5 years, where he specialized in the optimized geotechnical design of Monopile and Jacket foundations for offshore wind turbines. This is achieved by implementing innovative design methodologies and improving in-house design software for optimization of foundation design. He has been directly involved in conceptual, FEED and detailed design of offshore wind farm projects on three different continents. Peter has key experiences include 3D FEM, development and development coordination of in-house design software, soil-structure interaction, effects of cyclic loading on soil and on soil-structure interaction, and design of offshore foundations.

During the last year he changed his career track to project management with focus on innovation and software development.

Motivation

With the experience in the design of offshore structures that Peter has, he would like to share with an ambitious student.

Peter Duroska

Senior Project Lead at Ørsted

Specialized in the optimized geotechnical design of Monopile and Jacket foundations for offshore wind turbines.

Parry Bedi

Position: Senior Vice President, FeedbackNow at Forrester Research

Parry has 10+ years of experience and is currently leading FeedbackNow: Forrester’s IoT device, software and services at the edge business. He is a former Co-Founder & CEO of GlimpzIt, an AI Customer Intelligence platform that was acquired by Forrester. He has also been with Microsoft in the early part of his career and has an international profile, having studied and worked in different countries. Parry is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Tingono. With Parry’s experiences, he has a wide range of skills and tools that he can share for people willing to go into IT and entrepreneurship in general.

Motivation

DTU was a great stepping stone in Parry’s entrepreneurial journey, and he would love to give back. He especially wants to help students who are looking to get into entrepreneurship- in particular, he can help with advice on Product Development, Go to Market Strategy and Fundraising. Also Parry views it as a great opportunity to learn from them.

 

Parry Bedi

Senior Vice President, FeedbackNow at Forrester Research

10+ years experience in software, IOT and business. Former Co-Founder & CEO of GlimpzIt, an AI Customer Intelligence platform.

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.

Michael Pontoppidan

Position: Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft

Michael has 23+ years of experience as a Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft R&D in Denmark building the next generation of Microsoft’s ERP suite. His projects involve making AX extensible and compatible – enabling all customers on latest version, leading a team building Inventory and Warehouse functionality in AX, and architects solution. Besides this, Michael has also co-authored four technical books and blogged on technical sites for a decade.

Motivation

Michael is in a position where he believes he can help and guide young candidates. He is currently managing a group of 25 engineers, has conducted over 200 technical interviews, and is from DTU himself. For Michael, the primary reason for joining is to grow his network and pay back some of the knowledge he has earned over the 20 years in the industry. His secondary reason is to make candidates aware of what they do at Microsoft, and make them consider a career with them.

 

Michael Pontoppidan

Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft

23+ years of experience within software architecture, leadership and development, building the next generation of Microsoft’s ERP suite.

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.

Jens Carlsen

Position: Senior Catalyst at Carlsen&E ApS

Jens is a chemical engineer with 30+ years of experience. His career started in pharmaceutical production and he has held a number of management positions in the biotech and food ingredient industries, including almost 10 years in top management. Ten years ago he started a management consultancy company, Carlsen&E. They install trust in collaboration and work primarily with management teams to strengthen their ability to make sound and effective decisions. They also work with groups of young potentials in corporations to prepare their career development.

Motivation

Jens is curious and a very good listener. He also offers new perspectives on any situation and will give advice only if a mentee wants to hear it.
You will get access to his many years of experience as a consultant, a manager, an engineer, and a trainer in personal development. Jens’ hope is to get more access to the thinking of your generation and install early on in you how to build long-lasting successful relationships.

Jens Carlsen

Senior Catalyst at Carlsen&E ApS

Has held a number of management positions in the biotech and food ingredient industries. Ten years ago, he started a management consultancy company.

Esben Bager

Position: Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company

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 is currently working in 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

Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company

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

Christoph Albert Wiedeburg

Position: Project Lead "Smart Software Factory" at metafinanz Informationssysteme GmbH

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

Project Lead "Smart Software Factory" at metafinanz Informationssysteme GmbH

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

Charlotte Hummer Vad

Position: Founder at CHV Terapi

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

Founder at CHV Terapi

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

Bruno Kotovich

Position: Senior Manager at Vestas

Bruno has more than 10+ years of experience within Project Management both within R&D and Sales projects. The last eight years have mainly been focused on deliveries of complex sales projects which also has includes the development of new projects. He has a broad experience from different fields, including mobiles industry, defense, and for the last four years, with wind energy at Vestas.

Motivation

What mainly triggers Bruno is to be able to share his experience with students, as he would have appreciated that a lot himself during his own university time. He thinks he also will gain from this as everybody can learn and it is a good way to broaden the professional network.

 

Bruno Kotovich

Senior Manager at Vestas

10+ years experience within Project Management both within R&D and Sales. Broad experience from different fields - mobiles industry, defence and wind energy.

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.

Anja Solhauge

Position: Safety, Health, Environment, and Real Estate Manager at Schneider Electric

Anja is passionate about developing people and LEAN continuous improvement. She leads changes in organizations through people involvement, process analysis, and systematic problem-solving techniques. Anja has 15+ years of project experience with flow- and process optimization and has given her precious knowledge on how to increase quality, reduce risk, and save time and costs. Anja’s current role in Schneider Electric is both being a Project Manager and a Culture Agent, who drives CO2 reduction initiatives and reinforces the focus on safety and environment in the organization. She proactively uses her structured mindset and enjoys implementing past learnings in new projects. It fascinates her how changes in paradigm can grow results, and she has worked intensively with this through coaching of managers and as part of change management in continuous improvement projects.

Motivation

Anja would like to contribute to the development of a mentee. Anja could have used a mentor earlier in her carrier, who could ask the right questions to make her reflect and give support when needed. With several years of experience, and haven been on 3/4 year of GROW coaching education, this is the time. Anja would like a mentee who does not expect her to answer all the questions but expects her to raise the right questions to make him/her reflect and find his/her own way. She expects that her mentee to take ownership of his/her development, keep the agreements and show up. She is open to mentor all genders, but can see an advantage in passing on some of the knowledge she has from a “developing high performing women leaders” seminar to a woman.

Anja has children, so she knows about the challenges of work/life balance. It would be an advantage for Anja if the mentee is situated near to Borup Sj., (eg. Roskilde, Ringsted, Køge) as it will make it easier to meet physically than in Copenhagen, but it is not a requirement and Teams or another digital platform can be used.

Anja Solhauge

Safety, Health, Environment, and Real Estate Manager at Schneider Electric

Passionate about developing people and LEAN continuous improvement. 15+ years of project experience with flow & process optimization.

Adam Heleniak

Position: Head of User Research & Design at DHI

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

Head of User Research & Design at DHI

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

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.

Lars Poulsen

Position: Lead Scientist at Novo Nordisk

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – Ph.D., Biotechnology, Regulatory processes in Aspergillus niger

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

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – B.Sc., Chemical Engineering

Lars has 10+ years of experience with academia and the pharmaceutical industry, currently in Novo Nordisk and previously at ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies. Lars has specialized in heterologous protein production in mammalian expression systems. Specifically, he works with upstream process development for research, pre-clinical and clinical development. During his academic career, Lars has been rewarded with Poster prizes, and a nomination as Researcher of the Year, meanwhile in his professional carrier, he has successfully transferred processes to GMP manufacturing, co-authored book chapters, articles, a patent application and been invited to present at conferences. Next to this, Lars also has experience with project management.

MOTIVATION

Lars wants to become a mentor to help students find their way through the DTU system, whether or not to do a Ph.D. fellowship, and land the first job. His primary motivation for this is that, during his own studies, such information was lacking. It has now been more than 6 years ago since Lars finished his Ph.D., and as he describes it, he feels like he has a lot to give back.

Lars Poulsen

Lead Scientist at Novo Nordisk

10+ years experience with research & the pharmaceutical industry. Specialized in heterologous protein production in mammalian expression systems.

Kristian Engelbrecht Hansen

Position: Senior Lead Structural Engineer at Maersk Drilling

Aalborg University (AAU) – Offshore Technology

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – B.Sc., Production Technology

Kristian has 15+ years of experience with design and manufacturing, specifically within offshore technology. He is currently working as Senior Lead Structural Engineer at Maersk Drilling, with the area of Location Evaluation of floating drilling rigs, including riser system response for deep and shallow water operations and review of station keeping systems. He is also acting as company Technical Authority on drilling risers. Further Kristian has experience as a project engineer from Grundfos and NKT Flexibles, where he has been working with design and manufacturing processes.

MOTIVATION

Kristian wants to become a mentor to help a younger coming engineering professional in her/his career development, and at the same time developing his own skills within leadership and communication. He would also like to grow his network in the university world.

Kristian Engelbrecht Hansen

Senior Lead Structural Engineer at Maersk Drilling

10+ years experience with design and manufacturing, specifically within offshore technology. Currently working with locations of drilling rigs.

Irfan Goandal

Position: Senior Partner at Promentum Equity Partners

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

Irfan Goandal is a senior executive with 25 years of extensive international digital/mobile experience in exploring, developing and marketing products, services, and partnerships in advisory, strategic and operational leadership roles. Irfan has experience from both startups and mature corporate organizations such as Ericsson, Nokia, Intel, 3-Mobil, STC, Ooredoo Group and GSMA in Europe and MENA. Hands-on experience with strategizing, incubating and growing mobile/digital businesses, and currently founding partner of Promentum Equity Partners.

MOTIVATION

Irfan has a strong tech, business, and leadership background and wants to become a mentor to work with young and emerging tech leaders of tomorrow. As a mentor, he is able to provide insights to ambitious students to shape their future careers.

Irfan Goandal

Senior Partner at Promentum Equity Partners

25 years of international digital experience. Senior executive with experience from both startups & mature companies. Currently founding partner.

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.