Our mentors

Below is an overview over our mentors.

Click their profiles to see more information about them.

Xiaotong Feng

Position: Incoming Management Consultant at Simon Kucher

I am Xiaotong. I am from China and have lived in Europe (Denmark, Spain, and the UK) for more than 8 years. I’m a seasoned professional with substantial experience in R&D (material synthesis and characterization, cell culture and characterization, biosensor/biomedical device development and verification), QA/QC, and Project Management (PMP®, CAPM®, DASM®), through the 8+ years of working experience in academia or industry.

Some characteristics:
Analytical Mindset -> Highly skilled in analyzing data, identifying problems and trends, and solving challenges faced by industry and academics.
Communication Skills -> Highly skilled in communicating through oral presentations and written reports to the stakeholders.
Team-player -> Willing to contribute to a team environment and have rich working experience in different international environments.
Project Management Skills -> Certified PMP®, CAPM®, and DASM® and have solid knowledge in three PM domains (people, process, and business environment).

What I can offer:
1- Transition from Engineer to a Management Consultant.
2- Case interview & Fit interview preparation for a Management Consultant role.
3- What is life look like as an R&D Engineer in a company.
4- What is life look like as a Quality Engineer in a company.

Motivation

I would like to develop my interpersonal and leadership skills. And also have a chance to mentor and help young people, as well as learn from them.

Xiaotong Feng

Incoming Management Consultant at Simon Kucher

Lived in Europe (Denmark, Spain and UK) for 7+ years, seasoned professional with substantial experience in material synthesis and characterization, cell culture and characterization, biosensor/biomedical device development, and verification).

Yiyi Cao

Position: Senior Consultant at Calsep

I have been working as a technical consultant for almost 4 years in oil and gas industry customizing simulation solutions based on clients’ needs. I am equipped with strong problem-solving skills and abilities to collaborate in teams. I will soon start my new career path as a management consultant in a top management consulting firm.

Motivation

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

Yiyi Cao

Senior Consultant at Calsep

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

Tryfon Tzanetis

Position: Entrepreneur at TAF ApS

Highly motivated, organized, and proactive professional with work experience since 2007 in various industries and both technical and business roles. A lifelong learner, relationship-focused and a great team player.

Have worked in analysis, development, product ownership, leadership, consulting, and startups. Specialized in identifying, communicating, prioritizing and delivering the highest value to business stakeholders/customers.

Experienced in bridging the gap between idea and realization in challenging products by delivering POCs and future-proof products.

Creatively analyzing and solving problems of various industries by connecting the technical and business worlds through innovation

Motivation

I know how hard it is to transition from student to either a full-time employee or an entrepreneur and I can help others.

Tryfon Tzanetis

Entrepreneur at TAF ApS

Highly motivated, organized, and proactive professional and entrepreneur with work experience since 2007 in various industries and both technical and business roles.

Tudor Mihailescu

Position: Core network specialist at Telenor A/S

I have graduated from the Telecommunications MSc programme from DTU in 2013 and have been working continuously right after that. I have been fortunate enough to work only in the telecom/mobile industry in Denmark in 2 companies, but most of this time was in Telenor as a core/cloud engineer. My work currently is focusing on network design, planning, and implementation of the latest core and cloud technologies available for the telecom business, but I have experience in other related activities such as maintenance and support, network rollout, surveillance.

Motivation

I would very much like to be a mentor in this program because I am keen on helping young professionals with plans of developing or starting their careers in Denmark or the Nordics. I think that networking and health advice are essential in this start, as I have seen from my own experience, so if I may help I’d be happy. At the same time, I can see that the IT/telecom industry in Denmark needs more professionally hungry specialists, so spreading the word about the potential of this market can make a useful case.

Tudor Mihailescu

Core network specialist at Telenor A/S

Currently focusing on network design, planning, and implementation of the latest core and cloud technologies available for the telecom business, but has experience in other related activities such as maintenance...

Viet Pham

Position: Head of Technology at HD Lab (a part of Jensen Gruppen)

As Head of Technology in HD Lab, Viet is responsible for the business development of the technology and innovation area. He contributes by identifying and implementing new business opportunities within the AEC industry with a focus on improving productivity and efficiency in the field, and the rest of the value chain. The work consists of maturing state-of-the-art technologies and configuring them for use in what can rightly be called the most conservative and least digital industry.

Viet has a background working on the construction site, most recently as Project Manager from MT Højgaard’s Virtual Design and Construction division, where he i.a. implemented Reality Capture, Drones, Robots, Virtual Reality, and 3D printing. Viet is eminent at thinking out-of-the-box, seeing the big picture and opportunities in new technology and its potential in the AEC industry. He has practical knowledge and an eye for removing entry barriers so less tech-savvy people and companies can understand and benefit. Additionally, he is very attentive to defining whether there is a business case for the new technologies.

Viet’s understanding of the business, combined with his knowledge of the AEC industry and technology, makes him a valuable team player in the development of the business. Furthermore, he has an enthusiastic drive, human versatility, and always takes responsibility.

Motivation

I want to help talents with great ambitions working with preferably innovation and R&D, by listening to their challenges and share my stories of successes and failures, where relevant. By helping the talents, reach their professional goals, I hope to develop my own talent development skills along the way.

Viet Pham

Head of Technology at HD Lab (a part of Jensen Gruppen)

Background in construction, esponsible for business development of technology and innovation, identifying and implementing new business opportunities within the AEC industry and improving productivity.

Marta Piscarreta

Position: Innovation Lead at Maersk Drilling

I have Innovation, business development, project & portfolio management and procurement experience within pharmaceutical, construction and O&G industries. I am passionate about using innovation strategically to make a change in companies.

Motivation

I have been helped quite a lot by mentors since I started working and now I feel that I can also give back by helping someone, while also developing my leadership skills. I want to help students adapting to the working life, by supporting in topics that are not necessarily taught at school, such as stakeholder management, development, communication and interpersonal relations. I believe I can be of help to ambitious students who are interested in business and leadership, and have the motivation to develop and progress in their careers.

Marta Piscarreta

Innovation Lead at Maersk Drilling

Innovation, business development, project, portfolio management, and procurement experience within pharmaceutical, construction, and other industries. Passionate about using innovation strategically to make a change in companies.

Xinxin Mønniche Peng

Position: Practice Lead at IBM

My aspiration is to keep executing on digital transformations with roots in data democratization, applied advanced analytics and scaled productization. I enjoy leading and translating roles to execute strategies and deliver tangible outcomes by solving business problems with technology. My hands-on roles for 10+ years in start-ups and corporates include people/product/program leadership, consulting, innovation execution, site engineering, and data analytics. The key industries I have operated in have been: Retail, Manufacturing, Maritime, O&G, Cement, Mining, Utilities

Motivation

Been a seasoned mentor for post-graduate students and young professionals I understand the mutual value creation. I want to help younger technical talents to get a rocket career take-off by sharing all my (often painful) learnings – benefiting the individual now and the society in the long run. At the same, this is a unique opportunity for me to get first-hand insights into the thinking and culture of “digital natives”.

Xinxin Mønniche Peng

Practice Lead at IBM

Hands-on roles for 10+ years in start-ups and corporates include people/product/program leadership, consulting, innovation execution, site engineering, and data analytics.

Yuchu Liu

Position: Industrial PhD candidate at Volvo Cars

I have 5+ years of experience in the automotive domain in Sweden. After working in the business for 5 years with a heavy focus in data and analytics, I’ve started an industrial PhD researching data-driven software engineering and AI engineering. Prior to my Ph.D., my career has revolved around sustainable personal mobility, specifically on the modeling and optimization of vehicle energy consumption.

Motivation

I would like to share my experience in the industry – from both the technical and the personal aspects. I would also love to share my perspective on the progress of data-driven development in automotive. I would love to help international students with an interest in going into the automotive business.

Yuchu Liu

Industrial PhD candidate at Volvo Cars

5+ years of experience in the automotive domain in Sweden. After working in the business for 5 years with a focus in data and analytics, started an industrial PhD researching...

Zijian Liu

Position: Project Manager at Novo Nordisk A/S

I have 6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. As an engineering graduate, I naturally started my journey from an engineering role and then transferred to a project management role. I have a vision of how the digitalization process goes in today’s manufacturing industry.

Motivation

I think I can provide some unique reflections based on:
My experience of transferring from an engineering role to a management role.
My international background.
My hands-on experience to work with different student assistants in my work.
My role as young talent ambassador in my current company.

Zijian Liu

Project Manager at Novo Nordisk A/S

6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. As an engineering graduate, I naturally started my journey from an engineer role and then transferred to project management role.

Vasileios Karatasos

Position: Metocean and Load Engineer at Ørsted

4 years of experience in the offshore wind energy industry, both within the development as well as operation of offshore wind farms. In my current role as Metocean & Load Engineer, I perform wind and marine site assessments, I am heavily involved in load calculations as part of design iterations with structural engineers for offshore foundations and lead the development and development planning of in-house tools that support our daily work. My educational background includes an M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from NTUA and an M.Sc. in Wind Energy from DTU.

Motivation

Through my personal experience I hope to help the future mentee prepare for her or his transition into professional life and assist in navigating successfully through the Danish labour market. A mentee should be curious, passionate and active to get the most out of this experience.

At the same time, mentoring will be a new experience for me with the aim of developing my personal leadership skills.

Vasileios Karatasos

Metocean and Load Engineer at Ørsted

4 years of experience in the offshore wind energy industry, both within the development and operation of offshore wind farms. In current role performing wind and marine site assessments.

Ulrich Haslund

Position: Chief Architect at Banking Circle

Senior technology leader 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 Architect 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.

Tommy Røsholt

Position: Owner at Rosholt Consulting

I have been working with medical devices and robot automatization the last 11 years. Mainly in the areas around development, manufacturing, and supply chain activity as well as regulatory compliance projects. For the last 3 years, I have had my own consultancy mainly working with larger medical device manufacturers in Europe on compliance projects. As a consultant and project manager I enjoy taking a broad and holistic approach to task execution, and simultaneously stays focused on streamlining project, regulatory, business and organizational processes.

Motivation

A great opportunity to meet a dedicated university student, build a relationship that can be a great and developing experience for both. I will love to share both my professional and personal experience after I left DTU, where I both had fixed employments as well as my own (little) business. I think I can provide great sparring for a mentee that might have challenges choosing the right direction in their studies or in other way have challenges on a personal or professional level.

Tommy Røsholt

Owner at Rosholt Consulting

Working with medical devices and robot automatization for the last 11 years. Mainly in the areas around development, manufacturing, and supply chain activity as well as regulatory compliance projects as...

Tommaso Sarto

Position: Electrical Projects Senior Lead at Ørsted

I have 5 years of experience in the power sector, both within utility (transmission operator) and wind energy players. My initial career has been an individual contributor within power transmission projects (HV lines), while I then moved onto Project Management, more recently leading Ørsted’s Power Transmission innovation efforts. I am fast-paced, embrace change, and keen on always expanding my knowledge within adjacent business areas to build a strong generalist profile.

Motivation

I learned how important having a good mentor is for my career once I found my first one about 4 years ago. A mentor is key for someone looking for sparring and advice from more experienced individuals, and for understanding hidden sides about oneself. This is what I am seeking to provide to motivated and ambitious talents, who are young but at the same time display very high level of maturity. I am particularly looking for someone curious, not only about their own areas of expertise but in general excited to learn more from other industries and backgrounds than their own.

Tommaso Sarto

Electrical Projects Senior Lead at Ørsted

5 years of experience in the power sector, both within utility (transmission operator) and wind energy players. Initial career has been as an individual contributor within power transmission projects (HV...

Tobias Maduro Nørbo

Position: Senior Mechanical Development Engineer at ProInvent A/S

I have 6 years of experience within product development consulting linked to management consulting. I have worked in projects where cost and perceived quality of mechanical products were in focus and with basis in Robust Design I have gained experience and knowledge that is on par or higher than most senior engineers with 15+ years in the field. During my studies I ran two Olympic campaigns and dragged my education two more years than normal. I would therefore like to help and guide students with that either comes from an elite sport and now want to find their way into a work environment or mechanical engineering students who are interested in not only becoming another set of hands in an organization, but someone who wants to make a difference in many different companies through consulting.
For more please check my LinkedIn profile. In October my employer will be PWC, where I will work within their operations consulting department as a Manager.

Motivation

See previous description.

Tobias Maduro Nørbo

Senior Mechanical Development Engineer at ProInvent A/S

6 years of experience within product development consulting linked to management consulting. Worked in projects where cost and perceived quality of mechanical products were in focus and with basis in...

Tobias Andreasen

Position: Machine learning engineer at Intel

4+ years of experience working with machine learning/deep learning in Silicon Vally for both large and small companies. My main focus has been on reducing the time that it takes to bring the best machine learning models into production.

Motivation

Happy to help the next cohort of students

Tobias Andreasen

Machine learning engineer at Intel

4+ years of experience working with machine learning/deep learning in Silicon Vally for both large and small companies. Main focus has been on reducing the time that it takes to...

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.

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.

Thomas Jauho

Position: Data & Analytics Area Manager at IKEA

With a background in physics, nanotechnology and computational science, I have become a leader in advanced analytics working for global consumer brands. As a consultant and project manager McKinsey & Co, I worked in many industries (industrial equipment, advanced electronics, pharma, medical devices, mining – and fashion) across Europe and North America. Always with a focus on product development and analytics.
In my current position, my team of data scientist, data engineers, data analysts and data stewards, and I build data and analytics products for IKEA based on the data we collection from customer interactions.

Motivation

Learning and teaching are strong passions of mine. From being a TA in five different courses at DTU, to facilitating leadership trainings in McKinsey, I have always enjoyed helping others to learn. My mentors have meant a lot to me, and I hope I can help the next generation of leaders grow. I prefer helping mentees who are curious to learn and with ambitions of going into leadership or data science.

Thomas Jauho

Data & Analytics Area Manager at IKEA

Background in physics, nanotechnology, and computational science, a leader in advanced analytics working for global consumer brands, former consultant and project manager McKinsey.

Thomas Andersen

Position: Managing director at Skanding A/S

I have almost 20 years of experience in the construction industry, both as a consultant and as a contractor. As an engineer, I work to optimize processes and make our solutions buildable and as sustainable as possible. As a manager, I have started three companies from scratch in two different countries, so I have experience with start-ups, business development and sales.

Motivation

In my companies, I have had good results hiring young, skilled engineers and training them. I feel that the university education today is lacking practical training and input – the students are only equipped with theory, when they enter the workplaces, as were we in my time at DTU. I would like to contribute to give a better understanding of what is waiting outthere and how you can develop your skills to be able to realise your career goals.

Thomas Andersen

Managing director at Skanding A/S

20 years of experience in the construction industry, both as a consultant and as a contractor. As an engineer and manager, works to optimize processes and make our solutions buildable...

Søren Skovgård Møller

Position: Head of PMO at Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

I have 15+ years of experience, covering the energy and maritime sectors in advisory and leadership roles internationally and in Denmark. I love working with highly diverse and high-performing teams in all contexts and have had the pleasure of building such teams from the very start in different business and cultural settings. My former experience includes leadership roles in Rambøll and KPMG.

Motivation

I have been a mentee and a mentor in several settings allowing me to see the opportunities and challenges of mentorships from both sides. I enjoy working with mentees who are ambitious and driven by their curiosity and passion.

Søren Skovgård Møller

Head of PMO at Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

15+ years of experience, covering the energy and maritime sectors in advisory and leadership roles internationally and in Denmark.

Søren Fuhr

Position: Co-founder & Head of Product at Legacy App ApS

Hi, I’m Søren. I’m all about discovering & solving complex problems, building great digital products, and taking solutions to market.

I prefer—and immensely enjoy—working in the intersection between business development, product design, and software engineering.

Self-driven, open-minded & assertive, I love leading Product teams with significant autonomy in decision-making, and I thrive in uncertain business environments such as new product launches & early-stage startups.

My mantra is “Think big, act quick, start small.”

Motivation

I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to have had great mentors throughout my student years and in my career, from which I found my own development accelerate tremendously.

In the past 2 years, I started mentoring new/younger product managers across both the “hard skills” for the job, and moreover, the “softer” skills within Leadership that have been the biggest driver of my own development — skills that I wish I knew 10 years ago, such as Vulnerability, Radical Transparency, Empathy, Stakeholder Influence, Servant Leadership, managing burnout, and spiritual growth.

Ideally, I would be able to help mentees that seek to make Product Management/Leadership their career path.

Søren Fuhr

Co-founder & Head of Product at Legacy App ApS

Working in the intersection between business development, product design, and software engineering - thrives in uncertain business environments such as new product launches & early-stage startups.

Syed Hamza Hasan Kazmi

Position: HV/MV Engineer at Ørsted

As an engineer and now a PhD, I have vast experience in developing solutions for the renewable energy industry particularly wind and electricity. I have a strategic mindset with special focus on sustainable solutions. My 8+ years of experience ranges from operation & maintenance to R&D and driving innovation in cross-functional projects. I am currently serving as R&D Project Lead in the Technology Development PM team at Orsted.

Motivation

I have realized over the years that bright and young talent can do wonders, if provided a guiding hand or a little bit of extra push. My motivation for joining this program is to identify the strengths of my mentee and help him/her/them through the professional challenges that the young mind tends to go through. My preference for mentees is ambitious students looking to take on leadership roles but have a specialist background.

Syed Hamza Hasan Kazmi

HV/MV Engineer at Ørsted

Vast experience in developing solutions for the renewable energy industry particularly wind and electricity. Strategic mindset with special focus on sustainable solutions. 8+ years of experience ranges from operation and...

Susanne Ravnholt Edemann

Position: salgschef at miracle a/s

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

Motivation

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

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

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

Susanne Ravnholt Edemann

salgschef at miracle a/s

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

Susanne Hartmann Rasmussen

Position: Virksomhedsejer at Hartmann Consulting

My career combines experience from both the public and private sectors from small and large companies. Shared for both sectors, I have always been motivated by a broad area of responsibility in development-oriented environments.
I continously need to develop my skills and I am passionate about what I do. I am extremely results-oriented and at the same time curious about people and the interaction between these elements. Therefore I have found great satisfaction in the role as leader and project manager, where my analytical skills, mathematical sense, and professionalism within consulting and construction have been widely used within various industries

Motivation

As a mentor I am motivated by helping others develop, and I find myself well in a role where I can make use of my experiences, successes and failures, and bring them into play when aiding the needs of others – in particular the ambition to become a leader/project manager or the space between defining as a specialist or generalist. Simultaneously I can improve my English skills.

Susanne Hartmann Rasmussen

Virksomhedsejer at Hartmann Consulting

Career combines experience from both the public and private sectors from small and large companies, within consulting and construction, and now as independant consultant.

Subrata Bhowmik

Position: Principal Engineer- Digital & Innovation at McDermott International, London UK

Dr. Subrata Bhowmik is currently working as a Principal Engineer in Subsea Digital & Innovation in McDermott London office. He has more than 17 years of engineering design, research and development experience in various energy domain from wind to subsea industry. During his career, he has contributed extensively in AI based Asset Management, Digital Twin Development- from Concepts to Deployment, Structural Health Monitoring for Offshore and Subsea and Predictive Maintenance Strategy. He has published around 45 peer-reviewed technical papers in various journals and conferences. Subrata has MS in Business Analytics from University of Bath and PhD in AI based Structural Control from Technical University of Denmark.
I am very much involved in mentorship for young graduates or graduate interns in UK, but I am open mentor some brightest minds from DTU/AAU students as I have learned a lot from DTU.

Subrata Bhowmik

Principal Engineer- Digital & Innovation at McDermott International, London UK

Currently working as a Principal Engineer in Subsea Digital & Innovation in McDermott London office. He has more than 17 years of engineering design, research and development experience in various...

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...

Sten Vesterli

Position: Principal at More Than Code

My life purpose is to help people use appropriate technology to achieve their goals. My day job is advising business and IT leaders on how they can use technology to provide a world-class experience for their customers and stakeholders. I would like to help someone with a technical background see the wider picture so they understand the context of their technology, and can build appropriate solutions. Sometimes, that means building something much simpler than originally envisioned.

Sten Vesterli

Principal at More Than Code

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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.

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.

Stefano Pretto

Position: Engineering Manager at Trustpilot

I have ~7 years of experience working within the web/product development industry, both from a family-owned startup to a scaling company that recently did their IPO. I have particular experience in cloud development at scale of microservice-based infrastructures, in roles as software engineer, tech lead and engineering manager.

Motivation

I’d like to share my learning and help younger engineers in getting started with their career. At the same time, I’d like to get to know talented, bright young minds, to get inspired and expand my network. I’d prefer to help someone who feels more like a generalist, interested in a leadership path, rather than a specialist in the field.

Stefano Pretto

Engineering Manager at Trustpilot

7 years of experience working within the web development industry, from startup to a scaling company that recently did their IPO. Particular experience in cloud development at scale of microservice-based...

Steen Petersen

Position: project manager at Krüger A/S

Steen has more than 25 years of experience within the field of environmental engineering, comprising research, development, training and capacity building in the public and private sector. He has worked as consultant for Danish and foreign municipalities primarily with analysing urban drainage systems using models like Mike-Urban, Mouse and SAMBA. He has worked as a consultant in Eastern Europe on varies donor financed projects. These included feasibility studies of water and waste water systems, design and formulation of tender material and supervision of the construction of water and waste water treatment plants. He has been the Technical Adviser to the Maldivian Water and Sanitation Authority, employed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs. His terms of reference included giving advice on technical, managerial and legal aspects of establishing and operating a regulatory agency for drinking water and waste water related activities.

During his assignment with EU, COMETT he co-ordinated a project under PREDICT with the aim of establishing three centres of excellence within the fields of Real-Time-Control, hydrology and mathematical modelling in the European region The purpose of the centres is to gather and disseminate knowledge.

Steen has developed a number of courses and computer-aided learning software within the field of urban storm drainage. These courses have been given in England, Germany, Switzerland, Holland Denmark, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Canada.
Mr. Petersen has several years of experience as a project manager for an engineering consultant company that worked to a great extent with the Danish EPA in connection with the Danish Aquatic Environmental Plans.

Steen has participated in the development of the Danish hydraulic and hydrological modelling system called MOUSE, now Mike-Urban, and for several years worked with technical support of this modelling package for users worldwide.
Steen has many years of experience from the Danish Technical University with research, development and teaching in the field of urban storm drainage.

Steen has been very active in professional societies and has given many lectures at national and international conferences and seminars.

Motivation

I feel I have broad experience within my field that might be helpful to a student who is in the process of deciding on a career path and technical specialty.

Steen Petersen

project manager at Krüger A/S

25+ years of experience within the field of environmental engineering, wastewater, and hydrology, comprising research, development, training, and capacity building in the public and private sectors.

Stavros Kalafatakis

Position: Research Scientist - Fermentation at FMC Agricultural Solutions

Fermentation scientist with 4 years of experience in the private sector and specifically with the development of products targeting plant health. Specialized in Microbial physiology and small-scale fermentation development. Also, I have a few years of experience as a Project manager. Always interested in fresh ideas and new technologies.

Motivation

I wish to improve my ability to collaborate with individuals of different nationalities and academic or technical backgrounds. My main motivation is to share my experiences, journey of knowledge and most importantly insecurities that arise once in a while during my career. I believe that young people should hear that feeling vulnerable and out of your comfort zone it is ok and then is actually the time when you learn the most. I would prefer to collaborate with a mentee that is interested into perusing a researcher career (private or academic sector).

Stavros Kalafatakis

Research Scientist - Fermentation at FMC Agricultural Solutions

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

Sraboni Barua

Position: Specialist in Product Sustainability at Danfoss

I’m a highly energetic and proactive professional with an academic background in the building sector within architectural concepts, energy efficiency of HVAC, lighting simulations, Building Information Modelling and sustainability assessments e.g. Life Cycle Assessments. I’ve been working in the Danish manufacturing sector for more than 2 years now within the topics of Product Sustainability, Life Cycle Assessments and Circular Economy from a technical, strategic and compliance perspective. I’m driven by my passion for sustainability and strive to make this big umbrella term into tangible actions through my work. I’ve been driving pilots and setting direction for new innovative projects and processes which I really enjoy! I have an international mind-set from studying and working in Bangladesh, England and presently Denmark. Therefore, I can easily integrate myself into a new work environment especially being on the Danfoss Postgraduate Program which is fast-paced with steep learning curves. In addition, I can also share my experience with networking, pitching oneself and personal branding. Here’s an example! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/srabonibarua_pitching-networking-activity-6628299019451944960-GlH9
Moreover, I will be bringing my good sense of humour and positive attitude too!

Motivation

Simply put, I’d like to be a mentor because I’d like to give back and in return get to develop my leadership and mentoring skills. I’d like to be connected to academia and the next upcoming engineers too! Still being relatively new in the industry, having made the transition from being a student to a full-time professional not too long ago, my journey and my experiences would be relevant and up-to-date for the mentee.

I believe I’d be most beneficial to a like-minded mentee who is driven, proactive, striving for both professional and personal growth and willing to put in that extra effort to reach their goals. In turn, I’d like to have my thoughts challenged too and get to learn from each other!

Sraboni Barua

Specialist in Product Sustainability at Danfoss

Academic background in the building sector within architectural concepts, energy efficiency of HVAC, lighting simulations, Building Information Modelling and sustainability assessments e.g. Life Cycle Assessments.

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 in a similar role in Pharmaceuticals, in Athens.
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...

Simone Louise Zacho

Position: Scientist (Catalyst BU) at Clariant

4+ years of international experience in academia/chemical industry. I have a background in Chemical engineering (B.Sc. & M.Sc.) with a profound focus on design and characterization of advanced nanomaterials and heterogeneous catalysts (PhD student, DTU Chemistry 2017-2020). I now work as a Scientist for Catalyst Characterization at Clariant in the area of Munich (Catalysts R&D center Heufeld). Here, my tasks are to assist the ongoing catalyst product issues, development of new and advanced characterization methods for catalysts and to establish collaborations with external partners in the industry and academia. I have previously studied or worked in Hong Kong, HKUST (B.Sc.), Sweden, KTH (M.Sc.) and Germany, FAU (PhD) in periods of 3-6 months and worked as a student assistant at Novo Nordisk and Haldor Topsoe during my university time.

Motivation

I have a good understanding of how to build up a good resume, which can later benefit a job in academia or industry. I am a very extrovert person by nature and I would like to help a student making the best choices possible for them- I know how difficult it can be to navigate career choices. The student should be fine with meetings primarily in a virtual format, as I live in Germany. However, as I am Danish I am often in Copenhagen on visits. I can offer knowledge within different career paths and the student should preferably be curious within this area. Preferably, the student is from some kind of Chemistry field, as this is my own background.

Simone Louise Zacho

Scientist (Catalyst BU) at Clariant

Background in Chemical engineering, with a profound focus on design and characterization of advanced nanomaterials and heterogeneous catalysts. Now work as a Scientist for Catalyst Characterization at Clariant in the...

Shishupal Rathore

Position: SVP - Business IT at Motilal Oswal Financial Services

Strategy and business goals oriented IT Management Professional with handson 17+ years of experience in IT Application Development Delivery, IT Infrastructure and IT organization management. Demonstrated expertise in devising, communicating and executing strategic vision, technology roadmap, architecture design, implementation methodologies and operational goals to drive engineering excellence across organization. Multi years experience in conceptualization, design, development and management of complex IT Products, Systems and applications across multiple business domains and technologies. Experience with driving and managing large IT Infrastructure- Information Security organizations and making them Digital ready by focusing on Cloud, DevOps, Agility (SAFe) and CyberSecurity programs.

Conceptualizing and driving leadership and people capability development programs to build the talent and organization capability – full stack engineering and product ownership.

Handson with conducting scientific research and developing case studies on new technologies and driving POCs. Handson full stack development experience using cloud, mobile and data technologies – python, node.js, android, active-c, AWS, spark, scala, Alexa. Have designed, developed and implemented prototypes as Android apps, Alexa skills, Facebook and Conversational chatbot as well as data models using Hadoop Big Data architecture.

Motivation

Giving back to society and DTU.
Ensuring that my experience, struggles and learning can be put to the best use through coaching and mentoring.

Shishupal Rathore

SVP - Business IT at Motilal Oswal Financial Services

Strategy and business goals oriented IT Management Professional with handson 17+ years of experience in IT Application Development Delivery, IT Infrastructure and IT organization management.

Sean O’Regan

Position: Agile coach at Pandora

I come from Italy and have been living in Denmark for the last 6 years. I came to complete my studies at DTU where I did a master’s in Engineering Management. After graduation, I joined Deloitte where I was part of the Agility Advisory team. Now, I work at Pandora as an Agile coach.

I am passionate about Agile – but during my time in consulting I have experienced a wide range of projects – mostly connected with IT.

Motivation

I have already helped a few students and I find the process to be very rewarding. It also helps develop some of the people leader skills I need in my career.

Sean O’Regan

Agile coach at Pandora

Came from Italy to Denmark, experience with management consulting from Deloitte, working with agile advisory and on a wide range of projects connected to IT. Currently working as Agile Coach...

Sara van Hoogstraten

Position: Geotechnical Engineer at Ørsted

I have 3+ years of experience in the offshore wind industry working as a project engineer at a marine contractor and a graduate and geotechnical engineer at developer. During this time, my focus has been on foundations for offshore wind turbines, ranging from preliminary design to (offshore) installation. My current role includes both engineering and project management type of work.

Motivation

I would like to share my experience as a starter in the offshore wind industry with somebody who also is passionate about this field. Even though I have worked for a relatively short time, I have tried some different type of jobs and I hope that this experience can help a mentee determine how they want to start their career.

Sara van Hoogstraten

Geotechnical Engineer at Ørsted

3+ years of experience in the offshore wind industry working as a project engineer at a marine contractor and a graduate and geotechnical engineer at developer. Focus has been on...

Sanne Rasmussen

Position: Business and Functional Specialist at Danske Bank

I have a master’s in IT and have been working with digital practices for the past 10 years. The last 3 years I have spent in the financial industry with project management and analytics. Currently, I am a business and functional specialist in an agile setup. My key competencies are project management and stakeholder management, with a specific focus on process optimization and digitization.

Motivation

I am highly motivated by inspiring others. I enjoy sharing knowledge and I am eager to improve my skills as a mentor and motivational sparring partner. I have had a steep learning curve myself and gained extensive responsibility in my fairly few years in my current position.
Throughout my career I have spent much time worrying about finding my “right spot” and not make wrong choices. This has led me through various educations and experiences. Looking back I wish I had spend less time worrying and more time embracing the process and accepting that the right way might not always be the shortest one.
I believe I have valuable insights and experiences to share as well as I can be a strong sparring partner for a mentee wanting to get into project management and stakeholder management, with special focus on IT and digitization. I will be able to indulge both confidence and broader perspectives to current issues such as uncertainty and insecurities about reaching ambitions, both in terms of “how to” and “when to”.

Sanne Rasmussen

Business and Functional Specialist at Danske Bank

Have been working with digital practices for the past 10 years. The last 3 years spent in the financial industry with project management and analytics, in an agile setup.

Rene Weber

Position: Product Manager Sustainability 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.

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 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.

Raul Zarecki

Position: Project Manager at COWI A/S

I have 7+ years of experience within engineering consultancy in the construction sector, and have tried working for several of the large consultancy companies. My career started with working as a HVAC engineer designing installations for laboratories, industry and offices. During the last 4 years I have changed towards project managenemt, and am now working full time as PM. I am driven by complexity and like to focus on creating a good working environment for my team.

Motivation

I have been told that my approach is quite pedagogical and I like to share from my experiences, so I think I could help a student with navigating the waters during the start of their career, as that period can be quite confusing and there are many dilemmas that need to be answered. On my own end, I expect to develop my coaching skills and I expect to receive new inputs from the academic world.

Raul Zarecki

Project Manager at COWI A/S

7+ years of experience with an engineering consultancy in the construction sector, tried working for several of the large consultancy companies. HVAC engineer designing installations for laboratories, industry and offices,...

Rasmus Lundgaard

Position: Product developer at HD Lab

In my late university years I got more involved with product development, which made me aware of my skills within early stage development and prototyping. I have founded a robotics startup with one other. We worked with early-stage product development – introducing robots to the construction industry. We secured ~300k USD (1.8M DKK) in a combination of soft funding and venture capital investments, which was used for market analysis, initial customer relations and prototyping. The project closed down due to poor market-fit and misalignment of interests.

I have worked with multiple startup companies about product development and innovation. I have a passion for tech/mechatronics and the interplay between hardware and software.

I’m currently working with products and people within the construction industry (once again) and I enjoy teamwork, learning from others and teaching others what I know.

Motivation

I would like to get an insight I what is on in the students minds. What kind of jobs they seek and dream about. What technologies that interest them and why. What they think will happen in the future of tech. How active they will approach climate regulations as an agenda.

Rasmus Lundgaard

Product developer at HD Lab

Founded a robotics startup with one other. We worked with early-stage product development - introducing robots to the construction industry. Passion for tech / mechatronics and interplay between hardware and...

Rasmus Di Sisto Bukkehave

Position: Director at Novo Nordisk

I have 14 years experience from the pharmaceutical business. 7 years abroad as a expat and 9 years in the role as department manager leading teams within Finance, Logistics, IT & Automation, EHS, LEAN, Environmental monitoring all within production sites and support functions. Latest I have been a part of building a new filling factory from a green field to production.

Motivation

I have benefited myself from the support given by more senior employees while studying at DTU and has been happy to take on the mentor role internally at Novo Nordisk. This as been rewarding for me as well. I also strongly support with interns and thesis students in my department from both DTU and ITU.

I am looking for a mentee with an open mindset. Ambitious but yet willing to take up challenges outside her comfort area or first career intuition and a person who will bring new perspectives from the academic world which I can be inspired from.

Rasmus Di Sisto Bukkehave

Director at Novo Nordisk

14 years of experience from the pharmaceutical business, both abroad as expat and in the role as department manager leading teams within Finance, Logistics, IT & Automation, EHS, LEAN, Environmental...

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.

Raja Hamayun

Position: Private contractor and consultant at Self employed

I have 15 years experience within capital industries like O&G in Denmark and abroad, from startup to corporate, working as manager at an executive level. My specific focus is automation, digitalization and dealing with large amounts of data.

Motivation

I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills. At the same time, I want to help a student by sharing my story – with both successes and failures. I would also love to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into leadership or someone moving from being a specialist to a generalist.

Raja Hamayun

Private contractor and consultant at Self employed

15 years experience within capital industries like Oil and Gas in Denmark and abroad, from startup to corporate. Specific focus is automation, digitalization and dealing with large amounts of data.

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.

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.

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.

Pietro Aresta

Position: Director of Product Management at Buhler

I have about 20 years of experience with the process industry – mainly in the environmental and sustainability industry – in different roles. My career has transitioned from more technical to managerial roles. I am more focusing nowadays on management of technology and innovation.

I like strategic challenges from R&D to marketing, from sales negotiations to supplier development. But most important the leadership required to work in complex organizations to manage projects, processes and products: dealing with people is very rewarding and the most interesting part of the job.

I am also familiar with product management and innovation tools (e.g. technology road mapping, open innovation, value curves, importance-performance matrixes, agile methodology…)

Motivation

I would like to give an opportunity to share my experience, being in contact with young talents and of course exercise my motivational skills.

Pietro Aresta

Director of Product Management at Buhler

20 years of experience with the process industry - mainly in the environmental and sustainability industry - in different roles, with a career that has transitioned from more technical to...

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.

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.

Peter Mortensen

Position: Enterprise Architecture Graduate at Ørsted

I have 2 years of experience with supporting IT in the renewable energy industry. I have a strong focus on the intersection between IT, business and organization to take a full view of digital, not just the technical part. I come from a strong global background and have lived and studies abroad, as well as experience with startups and entrepreneurship.

Motivation

During my university time, I took great use of mentorship programs and I want to give back to others. I understand some of the challenges and thoughts that you might be going through, and I would be happy to hear about your thoughts and share mine. I gain energy from seeing people develop and I hope we can make that happen for you together.

Peter Mortensen

Enterprise Architecture Graduate at Ørsted

2 years experience with supporting IT in the renewable energy industry. Strong focus on the intersection between IT, business and organization to take a full view of digital, not just...

Peter Grønborg

Position: Wind Energy Analyst at Ørsted

I have 5+ years of experience from the Wind Energy industry where I have been a part of developing some of the most advanced algorithms in yield assessment of wind farms and applying them onto our assets. By using data analysis, mathematical modelling and other skills from my studies I have helped Orsted on it’s way to becoming the no. 1 Offshore developer.

Motivation

From my time at DTU I often felt like I missed someone from outside of DTU to give perspective on things I learned or was taught. Which applications does this have in the industry and how do I follow a certain path. These questions and many others is something I would like to help a student with. At the same time I want to improve my leadership and mentoring skills by joining this program.

Peter Grønborg

Wind Energy Analyst at Ørsted

5+ years of experience from the Wind Energy industry - has been a part of developing some of the most advanced algorithms in yield assessment of wind farms and applying...

Per Velk

Position: Senior consultant at Danish Standards

Master of Science in Engineering (Civil Engineer) with main focus on Building Structures, Marine Structures and Geological Technology. I have profound experience as a national and international project manager and as personnel manager and team leader. I have worked with communication of science and technology for a number of years.. I have an energetic attitude to work and am focused and structured. As a person, I am engaged and enjoy being a motivator and leader of a great team.

Motivation

I have more than 30 years of experience as an engineer and have managed to make at least two major changes of my career. I have gone from being a scientific specialist to a generalist in broad science communication, now dealing with highly technical topics leading international processes. I want to share my story and help a mentee, who cannot see herself/himself doing the same type of job for the next 35 years.

Per Velk

Senior consultant at Danish Standards

Main focus on Building Structures, Marine Structures and Geological Technology. Profound experience as a national and international project manager and as personnel manager and team leader.

Ovidiu Garvasuc

Position: Group Lead Tech at Enghouse Networks

I have 3 years of experience in Commercial Engineering and over 10 years in technology from automotive to telecom industry in R&D.

During these years I was privileged to work and live in several countries and work with different cultures.

I’m passionate about technology and people and in my free time I’m studying an MBA at DTU to widen my perspectives. Besides this, I also have experience as a Business Mentor in DTU X-Tech.

Motivation

If my experience and learnings during my professional journey can be useful for anyone I’m happy to help. I’m probably a good match for someone that is interested in more than a technology expert track but is looking towards leadership and how technology can be used to enable an organisation to scale up.

Ovidiu Garvasuc

Group Lead Tech at Enghouse Networks

I have 3 years experience in Commercial Engineering and over 10 years in technology from automotive to telecom industry in R&D. During these years I was privileged to work and...

Nikolaos Athanasiadis

Position: Structural engineer (fagingeniør) at MOE

I have 2 years of experience as a structural designer in a large company in Denmark. I have worked for a variety of constructions, from large power-plants and shopping centers to residential buildings and renovations located in Denmark and all around the world.

Motivation

As a recent graduate, I still remember vividly my time, and concerns while I was a student. I have realized well what went well and what I could have done better during my studies, and I believe that some of my findings can be useful to a new student. This program will be also a chance for me to develop some leadership skills.
My mentee could be a student that has concerns about the difficulty of studies and first steps, or could be a confident and ambitious person, determined for a hard-working career.

Nikolaos Athanasiadis

Structural engineer (fagingeniør) at MOE

2 years of experience as a structural designer in a large company in Denmark. Has worked for a variety of constructions, from large power plants and shopping centers to residential...

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.

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.

Ole Magnussen

Position: Projektleder at Greve Fjernvarme

Erfaren ingeniør uddannet indenfor maskinretningen og med specialbetegnelse i energi. Tidligere systemudvikler i mainframe-kodning. Uddannet IT-projektleder. Erfaring og kendskab til flere forskellige projektmodeller. Specialisterfaring og projektledererfaring med systemledelse af IT-produktionssystemer i forsyningsbranchen. Tidligere energiplanlægger og specialist i diverse IT-simuleringsmodeller til brug af hydrauliske analyser og dimensionering af ledningsnet til forsyning. Udvidet kendskab til data-opsamling, -rapporter og -administration samt ledelsesinformation.

Motivation

Jeg har netop afsluttet mit forrige mentorforløb og det har været lærerigt, udfordrende og givende at få lov til at videregive råd og information om hvordan arbejdsmarkedet former sig som ingeniør herunder hvordan formes din faglighed, hvordan bruger du den i det daglige arbejde og hvad er det gode arbejde egentlig? Det vil jeg gerne prøve igen.

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.

Nicolai Frost Jacobsen

Position: Head of Data Science at Corti

7+ Years of experience with machine learning, data science, and statistics. Previous experience ranging from consultancy to startups. Currently leading a team of Data Scientists delivering medical decision support systems deeply rooted in natural language processing. On the side, I lecture a course in programming and distributed systems at Copenhagen Business School.

Motivation

I want to help the next generation of problem solvers to reach their goals. I hope to achieve this by sharing the hard lessons I’ve learned throughout my career, general advice + tips, and tricks. It’s my hope that through this program I can broaden my own network and deepen my own leadership and mentoring skills.

Nicolai Frost Jacobsen

Head of Data Science at Corti

7+ Years of experience with machine learning, data science, and statistics. Previous experience ranging from consultancy to startups. Currently leading a team of Data Scientists delivering medical decision support systems.

Neha Sharma

Position: Post doctoral researcher at the University of SDU at South Denmark University

I have obtained an industrial Ph.D. in Molecular mechanisms of disease from the University of Copenhagen and Nordic Bioscience A/S.
I am very passionate about biotechnology and have relevant experience in subfields such as protein purification and characterization. In addition, my bachelor’s in bioprocess engineering has given an additional dimension to my outlook in the field of biotechnology.

Motivation

I want to mentor a mentee with a drive towards research and help them navigate the path in either industry or academia. I want to hone my leadership and mentor qualities while at the same time I want to give back to the up-and-coming young engineers so they are better prepared for the world outside academia.

Neha Sharma

Post doctoral researcher at the University of SDU at South Denmark University

Passionate about biotechnology and have relevant experience in subfields such as protein purification and characterization, with years of experience within research in the this and related fields.

Mohammad Filfil

Position: CEO & lead designer at Paragit Solutions

Currently working on Paragit Solutions as CEO, a MedTech startup specializing in the development of a unique tool for quantifying motor-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, ALS, Huntington Alzheimers.

I have a very strong passion for electronics and technology and have built many projects since the age of 7. My areas of expertise involve rapid prototyping, R&D within wearable medical devices, product optimization, and general consulting within innovative technological solutions.

Motivation

I diffidently thrive to share my personal and business experience with the youth as well as helping out where I can motivate and potentially identify the inner curiosity for the young talented engineering students.

Mohammad Filfil

CEO & lead designer at Paragit Solutions

Working in MedTech startup specializing in the development of a unique tool for quantifying motor-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, ALS, Huntington Alzheimers.

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.

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...

Meadhbh Ni Chleirigh

Position: Senior Analyst in Offshore Wind Bid Support at Orsted

I graduated from DTU and NTNU in 2017 and have 4yrs professional experience in management consulting and now in the renewables sector working for Ørsted. I have worked in the Offshore Innovation team in Ørsted and now work on competitive auctions. I can offer sparring and advice for students looking to expand their skillsets after graduation who are considering bridging their technical backgrounds into more commercial roles. I have had some excellent mentors myself over the years and am eager to give back by sharing my own experiences, both the good and the bad, to help you figure out the best start to your own career.

Motivation

I’m looking to develop my own leadership skills. What I’m looking for in a mentee is someone who has put some thought into the steps they want to take after graduation, but is perhaps facing a dilemma as to which industry, role type or even country to jump into next.

Meadhbh Ni Chleirigh

Senior Analyst in Offshore Wind Bid Support at Orsted

4 years of professional experience in management consulting and now in the renewables sector working for Ørsted. Has worked in the Offshore Innovation team in Ørsted and now work on...

Mathias Lorenz

Position: IT Consultant at Netlight Consulting

I am an applied mathematician turned software developer, accomplished by applying myself after my studies to make the transition work. I have worked within finance, pension, and investment software before moving to IT consultancy to create scalable and high-performant software systems.

Motivation

At my current workplace, we have a mentor system that has helped me tremendously to grow as a person and a professional. I hope to be able to mentor students and give them the same possibility to reflect and grow as I have from my mentor. As I have transitioned from mathematics into programming, I am looking for a mentee that shares my courage to change direction and will to face a challenge.

Mathias Lorenz

IT Consultant at Netlight Consulting

Applied mathematician turned software developer, worked within finance, pension and investment software before moving to IT consultancy to create scalable and high-performant software systems.

Mathias Jørgen Larsen

Position: HVAC engineer at NNE

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

Motivation

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

Mathias Jørgen Larsen

HVAC engineer at NNE

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

Martin Thorhauge Brødsgaard

Position: Product Lead at Vestas

I have 10+ years of experience in the wind industry working in various positions within Vestas. Prior to transition into the platform governance, I have worked 8 years with the Load & Control area with a strong focus on technology development and product feasibility studies. My recent experience is evolving around stakeholder management and governing the technical solutions on the product level – having a broad insight into the complete value-chain in product development.

Motivation

After 10 years in the industry I would like to get a stronger bond back to the academic world. I also feel a desire to share my experience from the industry to help aspiring students shape the very early stages of their career.

Martin Thorhauge Brødsgaard

Product Lead at Vestas

10+ years experience in the wind industry working in various positions within Vestas. Prior to transition into the platform governance, worked 8 years with the Load & Control area with...

Martin Privara

Position: Engineer Technology & Process Support at Janssen Vaccines

◦ Currently working as Engineer Technology & Process Support in Janssen Vaccines (Switzerland)
◦ Experienced Manufacturing Specialist from bulk cGMP production in Lonza (Pharma & Biotech)
◦ Passion for process design, programming and simulation (Pro/II, Aspen Plus, Matlab, Python)
◦ Downstream processing (TFF, Chromatography, Membrane technology, single-use aseptic materials) and Upstream processing (Bioreaction engineering)
◦ Fluent in 5 languages including French and English, currently learning German daily
◦ Successful R&D master project with ROCKWOOL A/S within modelling of reaction kinetics

Motivation

I want to help someone so he or she does not need to repeat my mistakes.

Martin Privara

Engineer Technology & Process Support at Janssen Vaccines

Experienced Manufacturing Specialist from bulk cGMP production in Lonza (Pharma & Biotech). Passion for process design, programming and simulation.

Margit Mortensen

Position: Production Manager at Arla Foods amba

I have 15+ years of experience within the production of dairy ingredients, that is for baby food, for health and nutrition and functional products. During my career I have both worked as specialist, project manager and manager, and worked with focus on quality, Lean management and production. The main focus right now is development of the organization both in structure, processes and in leadership skills.

Motivation

I would like to help a student by sharing my experiences – both successes and failures. And to give focus on the possibilities for the future. I would also like to broaden my network and gain contact to students.

Margit Mortensen

Production Manager at Arla Foods amba

15+ years of experience within the production of dairy ingredients, that is for baby food, for health and nutrition and functional products. Both worked as specialist, project manager and manager,...

Marianne Bigum

Position: Director and team lead at Circular Economy Solutions

I have 12+ years of experience within the waste sector working as a researcher, at municipal level, at the governmental level and in the private sector. My career has revolved around sustainable resource management and on building sustainable systems from both a technical and policy point of view. I am specifically focusing on enabling a circular plastic economy, where I am currently leading a series of large projects in Southeast Asia and working from home office in Copenhagen. I have also recently started my own green consultant company providing expertise in the green transformation of our economy from take-make-dispose to a circular economy.

Motivation

I like to share my experience and make it easier for the next one. I prefer a mentee who is an idealist about changing the world to the greener better.
On a personal level I like to expand my network with the coming talented engineering students, I have previously teached students at DTU and liked very much to see them later on in my working life as colleagues or people in my area of expertise.

Marianne Bigum

Director and team lead at Circular Economy Solutions

12+ years of experience within the waste sector working as a researcher, at municipal level, at the governmental level and in the private sector. Career has revolved around sustainable resource...

Mads Ulrik Bjørnø Mogensen

Position: Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group

I have worked as a management consultant since 2001 in various companies. Main focus has been project management of large complex business transformation projects with high level of IT involvement. Primarily in the Financial Services Industry.
I have worked with project and programme management, business process modeling, data and analytics and business strategy, as I have worked with Corporate Strategy in a C25 company.
A key strengths is the ability to connect business and IT.
My working style is very involving, and agile ways of working, has also become a focus area.

Motivation

Primarily I want to help a student if student get going in a good direction for him /her if I can.
But also – I think there is a lot of good energy in the young students and it would be fun to hear about what is cooking at DTU today.

Mads Ulrik Bjørnø Mogensen

Management Consultant at Implement Consulting Group

Worked as a management consultant since 2001 in various companies. Main focus has been project management of large complex business transformation projects with high level of IT involvement. Primarily in the...

Margiris Katunskis

Position: Senior Business Analyst at Danske Bank

I am specialized in credit risk management, currently working with IRB credit risk model management. Professional experience covers credit model risk management and validation, financial analysis, and underwriting in factoring businesses.

I have been working in a number of global financial companies in Denmark, Hungary and Lithuania.

I have Master degree in Finance and International Business obtained in both Denmark and Japan, while my undergraduate background covers Economics and Business Administration obtained in both Denmark and China.

Motivation

Despite enriching my personal development such as project management, agile and leadership skills, I would like to contribute to mentee’s success while elaborating on my personal and professional experience, and lessons learnt.

The things I am looking for in a mentee are curiousity and passion. These two enable person to seek for more and explore the opportunities.

Margiris Katunskis

Senior Business Analyst at Danske Bank

Specialized in credit risk management, currently working with IRB credit risk model management. Professional experience covers credit model risk management and validation, financial analysis, and underwriting in factoring businesses.

Mads Gade Andersen

Position: Development Engineer at Ofs Fitel Denmark ApS

I have 3 years of experience with production R&D and product development, Since I graduated, I have worked at OFS Fitel Denmark as an engineer. I have primarily focused on development and optimization of our current production platforms, as well as development of new optical fiber products.

Motivation

I would like to help a student by sharing my story. Personally, I was very confused about what to do with my career through much of my studies. Having come out on the other side, I feel that I can help shed some light on what to prioritize during your time as a student. I prefer helping a mentee who leans more towards the generalist type.

Mads Gade Andersen

Development Engineer at Ofs Fitel Denmark ApS

3 years of experience with production R&D and product development. Primarily focused on the development and optimization of current production platforms, as well as development of new optical fiber products.

Lysimachos Rozik

Position: RES development & Construction Engineer at Motor Oil Hellas

I have approx. 6 years experience in renewable energy sector. I have worked in Denmark for 1 year in Siemens Wind Power Department and almost 5 years in Greece in Hellenic cables undertaking huge projects all over Europe. Currently I am in Motor Oil, a greek leader in renewable energy sources developer.

Motivation

During my studies, in Greece and Denmark, I didn’t have anyone who could guide and consult me. It was a very difficult period where I had to take my own decisions. As a result I made many mistakes. I want to get the opportunity to share my experience so as to help young people progress and reach their full potential.

Lysimachos Rozik

RES development & Construction Engineer at Motor Oil Hellas

Approx. 6 years experience in the renewable energy sector, worked in Denmark for 1 year in Siemens Wind Power Department and almost 5 years in Greece in Hellenic cables undertaking...

Lorenzo Catalani

Position: Engineer Wind Energy at Anakata Wind Power

Hello, I am Lorenzo and I am a Wind Energy Engineer. After having graduated in Wind Energy at DTU Lyngby, I moved to London to work as an Aerodynamicist for a wind turbine blade. I am a wind passionate in all senses. Sailing, motorsport, bikes. Whatever breeze flows onto my face.

Motivation

I feel it is very important to have a Mentor, most likely up to 5 years older. As a big brother would be.
When I moved abroad to Denmark, everything was new to me; I acknowledged new feelings both good and bad. A Mentor needs to share experiences to make the Mentee not feeling unique or alone.
Moreover, a Mentor can guide widely on a different aspects of life, such as work, career, relation, lifestyles.
I would really enjoy to be a Mentor because I would like to become a new pillar for the Mentee.

Lorenzo Catalani

Engineer Wind Energy at Anakata Wind Power

Hello, I am Lorenzo and I am a Wind Energy Engineer. After having graduated in Wind Energy at DTU Lyngby, I moved to London to work as an Aerodynamicist for...

Lisa Pardini

Position: Design Engineer at Ramboll

I am an energetic and ambitious energy engineer with a great passion for the energy sector and sustainability. I am part of the Ramboll District Energy team in London and I have joined them after completing my master’s degree in Sustainable Energy from DTU, with the desired to bring innovative and sustainable solutions for the decarbonization of the energy sectors.

I have a strong technical background in thermodynamics, analysis of energy systems, data analysis, and knowledge of renewable energy technologies, as well as evaluating energy projects in terms of business and socio-economic assessment, with a good knowledge of energy market operations.

Now, I am passionately assisting the team with various tasks, from GIS mapping, master-planning with low carbon energy solutions, as well as detailed design of energy centers and district heating networks and industrial energy autids.

My experience in working in university research, both in Denmark and in the United States, gave me a multi-cultural mindset and excellent communication skills, allowing me to work well in teams, communicate with different people, and managing different projects with critical thinking and problem-solving attitude.

Motivation

I have the pleasure and fortune to have a mentor here in the UK and I had one in Denmark and they have been super helpful in preparation for interviews, getting into my first job, and now my first promotion, but also answering those work-related questions someone might be afraid to ask. I would like to give back to other students what I have learnt and I am currently learning from my mentors. I also want to share my story, with all its highs and lows, and mostly my international career and how you might feel like a foreigner in different countries. It can also be an opportunity to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills. I hope you would give me the opportunity to find a suitable mentee and keep growing my network of future motivated students.

Lisa Pardini

Design Engineer at Ramboll

Srong technical background in thermodynamics, analysis of energy systems, data analysis, and knowledge of renewable energy technologies, as well as evaluating energy projects in terms of business and socio-economic assessment.

Linda Skou Olsson

Position: Selv-employed at Linda Skou Olsson

I have been working within biopharmaceuticals for more than 20 years, in the role as scientist, team lead, project & program manager and as a consultant. Today I’m self-employed, delivering project management to pharmaceutical companies. I have always been working cross-organisational, and have managed projects across the whole product life cycle. I have experience from small biotech and huge enterprise (Novo Nordisk), from the private sector and the governmental (SSI).

In other words… I’m a specialist in biopharmaceuticals.

Motivation

I have been a mentor for more than 10 years via IDA (not currently, though) and for post docs at KU SUND. It could be fun to join the developing process of a student.

What’s in it for me? I’m curious, and I like to try and understand what’s triggering other people, and to understand what mentee is imagining lies ahead of him/her. My approach is to ask clarifying questions, to help mentee be specific, to challenge mentee, and to provide access to my network, if fit for purpose.

As a mentee, you’re most likely looking for clarification. What kind of position could be relevant for you? What working culture? Should go the specialist or the generalist way (and do you need to decide, at all)? You’re curious, and you’re ready to do some minor exercises (if/when relevant).

Linda Skou Olsson

Selv-employed at Linda Skou Olsson

Working within biopharmaceuticals for more than 20 years, in the role as scientist, team lead, project and program manager and as consultant. Currently self-employed, delivering project management to pharmaceutical companies.

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.

Lasse Kragh Andersen

Position: Senior Manager HSE at Novo Nordisk A/S

I have 15+ years of global experience within Sustainability in the pharmaceutical and maritime industries, in large Danish companies such as Mærsk and Novo Nordisk. I have been responsible for compliance and launching and executing strategies linked to business priorities.

Motivation

I want to pass on experience to mentees and at the same time learn new trends and insights from young talents.

Lasse Kragh Andersen

Senior Manager HSE at Novo Nordisk A/S

15+ years of global experience within Sustainability in the pharmaceutical and maritime industries. Responsible for compliance and launching and executing strategies linked to business priorities.

Lars Ellegaard

Position: Director at Bunker Holding

20 years of experience primarly tech companies. My experiences and skills include:

• Business development, product and IT development – Innovation and technology management
• CRM – Customer engagement, digital leadgeneration, customer relationship and 360 Customer view (SAP, SalesForce, MS Dynamics)
• Agile practicener, certified scrum master and digital transformation
• IT Leadership, disruptive and management of employees in a global team
• Quality Management (ITEL, ISO, CMMI), Test management and Good Manufacturing Practice
• Project Management and Project Portfolio Management (Master Thesis).
• Lean / Continuous Improvement – including coaching, facilitation & visual management
• Production and operational excellence – SCM, ERP and Sales excellence.
• Strategy development, deployment and execution.
• Process – and business analysis, outsourcing (BPO) and optimization using Lean
– Digital transformation

Motivation

I want to give something back to the students and share the experiences I have gained during my career.

Lars Ellegaard

Director at Bunker Holding

20 years of experience primarly tech companies as a leader and manager, including business development, product and IT development – Innovation and technology management.

Kristian Bendix Nielsen

Position: Director at Vessel Performance Solutions

I have almost 20 years of experience within the field of Shipping and Naval Architecture. I have a Ph.D. degree in CFD, and I have worked in DNV and Maersk, and I am now self-employed, with a company of 10+ employees. I am especially focusing on the development of mathematical models within Ship Operation and performance, including hydrodynamics and propulsion. I am also interested in startups and business development.
Motivation
I would like to help students understand what is on the ‘other side’ of the University. Helping students in making the right choices, and understanding what to pursue.

Kristian Bendix Nielsen

Director at Vessel Performance Solutions

20 years of experience in the field of Shipping and Naval Architecture in both larger companies, now in a smaller company as Co-Founder and Director. Focusing on the development of...

Konstantinos Asimakopoulos

Position: Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk A/S

I have 5 years of experience in research performing a Ph.D. and a Postdoc at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering of DTU. I have 10 publications and more than 100 citations in academic journals. My research focus was on the development of bioreactors for syngas fermentation. For the last 5 months I work as a Process Engineer in Novo Nordisk at the Insulin Manufacturing 1 plant in Kalundborg, where I perform Data Analysis from production, statistical process control, process optimization, Systematic Problem Solving, Corrective and Preventive Actions in Purification.

Motivation

I would like to help motivated students that consider both the Ph.D. and the industrial sector for the continuation of their career by sharing my experience from research in an academic environment and my so far experience working in the industry. As a mentor I want to expand my network in Denmark with ambitious students that share my passion for chemical engineering.

Konstantinos Asimakopoulos

Process Engineer at Novo Nordisk A/S

Process Engineer at Insulin Manufacturing, performing Data Analysis from production, statistical process control, process optimization, Systematic Problem Solving, Corrective and Preventive Actions in Purification.

Kim Clemensen Holdt

Position: Software developer and designer at Analog Devices Inc.

Although I have only 4 years of working experience within my field of studies, I have been working continuously since I was 15. In my current employment, I recently moved from a startup to a multinational company as a part of a business transaction. My job has revolved around providing the essentials to enable sales of our main products within networking, hence, been required to dig into various product fields – these being both well known and cutting edge.

Motivation

I want to help a student by sharing what I’ve experienced in my transition from studying to working and have my views challenged. I expect a mentee to be curious and seek new opportunities regardless of their ambitions.

Kim Clemensen Holdt

Software developer and designer at Analog Devices Inc.

4 years of working experience, recently moved from a startup to a multinational company as a part of a business transaction. Work revolves around providing the essentials to enable sales...

Kaspar Haume

Position: Data Scientist at Ørsted

I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Physics and Nanotechnology from DTU where I gradually changed from an experimental focus (growing nanotubes in the clean room) to a more computational one (simulating nanoelectronics). I then did a PhD in computational nanophysics, and finally switched fully to simulations, computation, and optimization by entering into the data science field.

I have now worked since Mar 2018 as a data scientist in KMD and (currently) Ørsted with tasks such as machine learning, data visualization, general software development, and other related data science tasks.

Motivation

I love inspiring others and teaching lessons learned, where I can! I have for many years considered stepping out of my current career and becoming a high school or even primary school teacher for exactly this reason, but so far I love my job.

I would like an ambitious mentee who is either considering doing a PhD (and either isn’t sure, or knows for sure that they will) or considers going into data science. Their current field is of less importance to me.

Kaspar Haume

Data Scientist at Ørsted

Worked as a data scientist in KMD and (currently) Ørsted with such tasks as machine learning, data visualization, general software development, and other related data science tasks.

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.

José Cruz

Position: Principal Clinical Project Manager at ALK-Abelló

I am a clinical trials professional with more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical development. I have experience in participating on international trials from all phases. I have experience working in small, medium and large companies. My function is the design, planning, facilitation and consecution of complex projects to collect scientific data that will back-up the submission for authorization of pharmaceutical innovations.

Motivation

I know how difficult can be to know what you want to do when you go out from school. Maybe I can help someone to know how to get into working life. Especially if it is not from Denmark or any other country in the EU. I love to motivate and, as I am not that “old”, I think I can communicate as a “big brother of sorts”. In a way, it is my personal goal of retribution for all the help I received here.
That being said, I would like to have a responsible mentee, which would like to interact. Also, that is willing to not always meet in person, albeit we will for sure sometimes.

José Cruz

Principal Clinical Project Manager at ALK-Abelló

Clinical trials professional with more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical development. Experience in participating on international trials from all phases and in small, medium, and large companies with...

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...

Jonas Dahl

Position: Product manager at Microsoft

Experienced Product Manager with a demonstrated history of taking Machine Learning projects from idea stage over prototype and customer validation to production. Skilled in developing high-value add ML use cases and validating them with customers. Solid experience in working with global cross-functional teams (research, engineering, marketing, sales) and externally with some of the world’s most valuable brands.

Holds an MBA focused on data-driven marketing and behavioral economics from Yale University – Yale School of Management, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on mathematical optimization from Aalborg University, Denmark, and a M.Sc. of Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark.

Motivation

I want to help engineering students by sharing my experience from working and studying in Denmark and abroad. My experience will be especially helpful for students going into the tech field but I’m open to any job preferences if they think they can benefit.

Jonas Dahl

Product manager at Microsoft

Experienced Product Manager with a demonstrated history of taking Machine Learning projects from idea stage over prototype and customer validation to production. Solid experience in working with global cross-functional teams...

Jon Kvist

Position: Engineering Team Lead at Banking Circle

I have +14 years of banking experience working with ares like B2C, B2B, credit and lending, Payment services and cash management, strategy development, business development, global project management, Agile, Software development and much more.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor because I want to share what I learned through my career. I could have benefitted from having a mentor when I began, unfortunately I didn’t – I want to give that experience to someone in the start of their career.
I want to work with someone who sees this as a opportunity to spare on personal development or what ever that could support their growth

Jon Kvist

Engineering Team Lead at Banking Circle

+14 years of banking experience working with ares like B2C, B2B, credit and lending, Payment services and cash management, strategy development, business development, global project management, Agile, Software development and...

Joao Carvalho

Position: Product Design Team Lead at Maersk

I have 10+ building digital products on several industries in Denmark and Portugal. I’m focused on Product Management and Product Design. I built 2 startups in the past which helped me gain expertise in Entrepreneurship and Investments.

Motivation

I want to improve my network and help others by sharing my work experience, both successes and failures. I prefer a mentee that wants to build her/his own business, build software or work in product design/user experience.

Joao Carvalho

Product Design Team Lead at Maersk

10+ building digital products on several industries in Denmark and Portugal. I'm focused on Product Management and Product Design. Has built 2 startups in the past which helped me gain...

Jóannes Gullaksen

Position: Consultancy / Research at JG Maritime Engineering Ltd

Over the years I worked within marine or ocean engineering, subsea engineering, or naval architecture. I have 10+ years of experience working within these sectors as a principal engineer, senior R&D engineer, naval architect and mechanical engineer. Have a good knowledge to codes and standards as well as conventions and codes in general applicable to these sectors.
In recent years, interest in developing new technologies to produce low-environmental energy using renewable energy sources has grown fast, and these are of particular interest, including financial assessment of investments in clean energy and transport projects by examining the uncertainties and risks associated with clean energy investments.

Motivation

I want to broaden, or extend, my horizon by engaging with someone who may see things very differently. In a changing world, it is essential to understand how those who have come after you think, and also how they view your own generation. Sometimes you need to get out of your own head to actually understand yourself better. As you pass on your advice and experience, you will have a better idea of how well you are living your own life. Get ahead early and demonstrate to employers that you have what it takes to lead. Engaging with someone who has had an entirely different background can be rewarding.

Jóannes Gullaksen

Consultancy / Research at JG Maritime Engineering Ltd

Over the years worked within marine or ocean engineering, subsea engineering, or naval architecture. 10+ years of experience working within these sectors as principal engineer, senior R&D engineer, naval architect...

Jesper Trier

Position: CTO at Combilent A/S

I have experience from working in large international corporations (highly political and conflicts of interests with the same company) within communication, technology and electronics, and experience from building my own company from a “sleeping” management buy-out to successfully ($$) selling it to an international industrial group.

Ownership management being in charge of global sales is my daily responsibility and I handle both the technical development of our products as well as the international accounts and our global sales team. Good craftsmanship is essential to me and is the pride of my approach to everything I do in the sales and technical area: From supply chain development and service to customers to developing and selling technical products. Quality is to be aware of the details and agreements in the cooperation, hence my focus is on clear frameworks and guidelines for what is expected throughout the delivery.

 

Motivation

I would like to share my experience and try to guide a mentee around potential pitfalls in the start of her career. Focus on diligence and not company politics.

Jesper Trier

CTO at Combilent A/S

Experience from working in large international corporations (highly political and conflicts of interests with the same company) within communication, technology and electronics, and experience from building own company.

Jesper Goor Pedersen

Position: Chief Analyst at Nordea Asset Management

I am a former researcher in theoretical physics, now working with modelling within the financial sector. I have 7+ years of experience with modelling many different aspects of algorithmic trading, price production and risk management, and generally finding interesting ways to apply tools from mathematical modelling to various challenges within the financial sector. During my career I have acted as a team member, team leader, and also been involved in strategic decision making and taking part in management of organizational challenges and ways of working. I am currently working with risk modelling within investment management.

Motivation

I want to (hopefully!) help a student realise their own opportunities by showing a slightly less traditional career path, and by sharing the experiences and lessons I believe I have learned during my career. I hope to be able to provide some insights into what I have found to be the most valuable technical and personal skills to focus on, based on my own experience from both working with and hiring technical colleagues with quite different backgrounds. From a more personal perspective, this is a step outside my usual comfort zone, which is always interesting, and I am hoping it will help develop my own motivational and coaching skills.

Jesper Goor Pedersen

Chief Analyst at Nordea Asset Management

Former researcher in theoretical physics, now working with modelling within the financial sector. 7+ years of experience with modelling many different aspects of algorithmic trading, price production and risk management.

Jesper Fogh Bang

Position: Owner at Fogh Engineering

Electrical engineer since 1978, industry and power stations (coal, diesel and wind) and pharma in Denmark and abroad. Control systems and instrumentation is part of the scope. I maintain a huge network with companies and serious old business partners.

Motivation

I like to work with young people and I would like to share my experience and network with others.

Jesper Fogh Bang

Owner at Fogh Engineering

Electrical engineer since 1978, industry and power stations (coal, diesel and wind) and pharma in Denmark and abroad. Control systems and instrumentation is part of the scope. Maintains a huge...

Jens Jakob Andersen

Position: Head of Information Security and Risk Management at Ørsted

I have +30 years of experience working in IT; across development, operations, architecture, strategy, security and sales – from both supplier and customer side of the table – across government and private sector. My main belief is that no matter how advanced technology there is on the table – success is created when humans come together, and work for a common cause.
Currently, my main focus is combining strategic GRC with Information Security Management Systems – and ensure cross-compliance between several different security frameworks (ISO 27001, IEC 62443, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53 etc)

Motivation

I want to give back to the next generations of business IT professionals by sharing my experience – and at the same time keep up to date with the latest development coming from the academic and engineering environment.

Jens Jakob Andersen

Head of Information Security and Risk Management at Ørsted

+30 years of experience working in IT; across development, operations, architecture, strategy, security and sales - from both supplier and customer side of the table - across government and private...

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: Category Analyst 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

Category Analyst 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 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 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...

Jaime Garrigos Martinez

Position: Senior Project Engineer at DEME Offshore

I have 5+ years of experience in construction, mostly in Offshore wind and civil works. I always worked outside Denmark after my graduation from DTU, both in Europe and the Middle East.

After a couple of years in civil projects, I focused on the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations in one of the main contractors of this field worldwide. I have focused my career mainly on operations on site but have also experience in project preparation in the office

Motivation

One of the things I enjoy the most at work is helping young engineers develop and grow when they join the projects. This program gives me the opportunity to extend this experience beyond my company boundaries and maybe support young graduates from DTU if they think I can be of any help.

I think a mentee looking forward to going abroad and explore opportunities beyond Danish borders, would be the best match as that is where I think I can be of any assistance. I believe I could also support someone with a particular interest in offshore wind installation as my main experience is in that field.

Jaime Garrigos Martinez

Senior Project Engineer at DEME Offshore

5+ years of experience in construction, mostly in Offshore wind and civil works. Always worked outside Denmark after graduation at DTU, both in Europe and the Middle East.

Istvan Szonyi

Position: Project Manager & Senior FPGA Developer at Silicom Denmark

I have 7+ years of experience of digital integrated circuit design, both FPGA and ASIC, within the Telecommunications and Medical industries and larger electronics companies. Working on international projects which combines a lot of interdisciplinary topics from mechanics, electronics, data science, image processing and high speed networking protocols.

Motivation

I really miss the electrifying vibe of my student years, where I met with a lot of talented people from all over the world, full of great ideas. The excitement of working on “garage” project, that might have a huge potential, and usually, only the right mentoring is missing to fulfil that. I imagine an opportunity like this would allow me to develop my leadership, management skills, meanwhile helping talented engineering students by sharing my knowledge and experience.

Istvan Szonyi

Project Manager & Senior FPGA Developer at Silicom Denmark

7+ years of experience of digital integrated circuit design, both FPGA and ASIC, within the Telecommunications and Medical industries. Topics from mechanics, electronics, data science, image processing and networking protocols.

Isabelle Bauman

Position: Concept & Layout Engineer at Ørsted

I am a recent graduate from DTU with a MSc. Wind Energy, and now work as a Concept and Layout Engineer at Ørsted. During my time at DTU, I held a student assistant position at Ørsted in Offshore Cable Installation and was very involved in the Wind Energy Student Association. I come from the US where I finished a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering at Brown University, and held numerous internships and research positions across the field of renewable energy, including in consulting, start-ups, and university labs.

Motivation

I would like to develop my skills in coming up with creative and ways to help students realise their unique potential. I am passionate about mentoring and have participated in numerous mentoring programs as both a mentee and peer mentor — at DTU, I developed and ran a peer mentoring program for international students through the Wind Energy Student Association. Through these experiences, I’ve found that a good mentor aims to be a great listener first, and seeks out collaborative creative solutions to suit the goals and aims of the mentee. As I progress in my career, I would love to hone these skills and meet more talented engineers. I would like to work with a mentee who is inquisitive, introspective, and self-motivated so that the mentoring relationship can be a successful one!

Isabelle Bauman

Concept & Layout Engineer at Ørsted

I am a recent graduate from DTU with a MSc. Wind Energy, and now work as a Concept and Layout engineer at Ørsted. During my time at DTU, I held...

Isabel Becker

Position: Engineer at Rambøll

I have 5 years of experience with design of geotechnical, ports and marine infrastructure. My career so far has involved designing almost any ground engineering structure you can imagine – in both national and international projects. I enjoy new adventures and meeting other cultures. During my studies I did 2x a semester abroad as well as having been seconded abroad for 6 months by my company.

Motivation

I wish I had the chance of a mentor back when I was studying! The ability to provide that for someone else is therefore very gratifying. I find it interesting to get to know young, talented engineering students and wish to grow my personal leadership and motivational skills.

Isabel Becker

Engineer at Rambøll

5 years of experience with design of geotechnical, ports and marine infrastructure. Involving design of almost any ground engineering structure you can imagine - in both national and international projects.

Iram Raja

Position: Senior Business Analyst at Danske Bank

I have been working in TDC for more then 8+ years and from 2016, I worked as an Product Manager for medical health (Telemedicin), 2018 I was managing App’s for B2B in TDC Business and from 2018, I started as an Product and Feature Owner in Danske Bank’s innovative department ‘Future Financing’.

From 2020 I changed my role to Senior BA ,where I work on a new initiative in Danske Bank. My main focus area is SME segment, Product roadmap, Product development, business and IT task.

Motivation

I want to share my experience and encourage other students to be curious! Herby I would love to develop my personal skills within leadership and learn more about the fear, thoughts, expectations of what this generation is focusing on.

Iram Raja

Senior Business Analyst at Danske Bank

Works with business and finance overall, with main focus area being SME segment, Product roadmap, Product development, business and IT task.

Ioanna Psylla

Position: Data Scientist at Novo Nordisk

I have 5+ years of experience working with data and utilizing machine learning models for enabling smart business strategies in industries such as tech, manufacturing, banking. I help organisations leverage data and advance with agility in a “succeed or fail fast and move on” culture while nurturing a data-driven mindset across a legacy business. I love using AI to tackle complex problems and deliver impactful products.

Motivation

One of the main reasons I decided to pursue a career in Data Science and AI is the inspirational talks and advice from certain leaders in this field. It would be great if I could also give this motivation to a mentee by sharing my experiences and advice. I want to explore the concerns and passions of a younger generation so that I can bring fresh ideas and challenge conventional mindsets in my daily work. I prefer helping a mentee with a passion for innovation and technology.

Ioanna Psylla

Data Scientist at Novo Nordisk

5+ years of experience working with data and utilizing machine learning models for enabling smart business strategies in industries such as tech, manufacturing, banking.

Ioanna Kyriazi

Position: Consultant at Ricardo Energy & Environment

I have been working in an environmental consultancy in the UK for the past two years after my graduation from DTU. I work on waste management, modeling solid waste flows, collections from local authorities, and associated costs. I also perform Life Cycle Assessments and carbon footprint Assessments for waste management activities on behalf of companies and local authorities.

Motivation

I want to help students understand what our job encompasses, provide advice on job hunting and skills that are required I’m the market. I would also like to expand my network. A mentee who is looking to expand their knowledge on the market demands and the industry, especially in the UK, would be a good match.

Ioanna Kyriazi

Consultant at Ricardo Energy & Environment

Working in an environmental consultancy in the UK for the past two year, more specifically waste management, modelling solid waste flows, collections from local authorities and associated costs, as well...

Huma Malik

Position: Compliance Manager at Oticon

Nearly 9 years of experience in the biomedical industry, hospital, and IT, I have acquired skills in production, QA, support, and process optimization.

With my thorough knowledge of the complexity of production processes, I can play a key role in solving challenges within the following regulated environments:
• Management, Project Management, GMP
• Biomedical Product Development; including Production, Processes, Quality and Test/Validation
• Biomaterials, Polymer in Processes and Products, Polymer Chemistry,
• LEAN and Process Optimization
• Knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Motivation

I have worked with mentees before and I find it very rewarding and a win-win for both parties. They get help from somebody who has been going through the same obstacles as they have at the same time using my network and I get to stay connected to what is new and expand my network.

Huma Malik

Compliance Manager at Oticon

Nearly 9 years of experience in the biomedical industry, hospital, and IT, with skills in production, QA, support, and process optimization, as both manager and in engineering roles.

HUGO AMOR

Position: Field Engineer at TotalEnergies

A self-driven Petroleum Engineer with Industrial Engineering background. Relevant technical skills in:
* Wells and Production Optimization
* Gas lift optimization and Troubleshooting
* Field Operations
* Well Corrosion and Scaling
* Well Completions
* Well Interventions
* Production Operations
* Process Engineering
* Inspection Engineering
* Data analytics – Python

Passion for working on site keeping focus on Optimization. Interested in well interventions, production and process engineering. Always looking forward to new challenges in whatever world’s country or sea.

My managers and colleagues describe me as a proactive person with excellent learning agility and result achievement. Moreover they highlight also my enthusiastic attitude contributing actively to a good working environment.

Throughout my various international experiences, I have not only gained a good professional network, but also developed a great capacity for integrating into new teams and taking up new roles.

Motivation

When I started to search for jobs it was not easy and I got a good DTU mentor which made my mind more clear and helped me a lot. I also think it is a way for me to develop my leadership skills. It is a great opportunity to exchange intercultural experiences and expand my network.

HUGO AMOR

Field Engineer at TotalEnergies

Ptroleum Engineer with Industrial Engineering background. Relevant technical skills in: * Wells and Production Optimization * Gas lift optimization and Troubleshooting * Field Operations * Well Corrosion and Scaling *...

Henrik Schultz

Position: Co-founder at The Velixio Group AS

Experienced Chief X Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the media technology and services industry, as well as the Investment Banking sector. Skilled in Equity Research, Venture Capital, Asset Management, Equities, and Capital Markets. Strong business development professional with a Master of Science in Engineering from the Technical Universitas of Denmark, and a Bachelor in Business from the Copenhagen Business School.

Motivation

I would like to help young students while improving my own management skills. I would also like to get more familiar with the university and education space. I would prefer to mentor a student with interests in general and financial management and start-up ambitions

Henrik Schultz

Co-founder at The Velixio Group AS

Experienced Chief X Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the media technology and services industry, as well as the Investment Banking sector.

Herman Nåheim

Position: Product Engineer at Nexans

With two years of working experience after graduating with a master’s degree from DTU I would like to provide up-to-date information of how the transition is from being a student to being a professional in the Industry. After working two years as a process project engineer in the maritime industry I have just recently changed my job and field of industry. Now working as a product engineer for umbilical cables.

Motivation

After receiving a free masters’ degree from DTU I would like to help current students in their transition from student to the professional carrier.

Herman Nåheim

Product Engineer at Nexans

Worked two years as a process project engineer in the maritime industry, just recently changed job and field of industry. Now working as a product engineer for umbilical cables.

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...

Henriette Steenhoff

Position: Developer Consultant at Netlight Consulting

I am a social developer and I believe that good software, at its core, is about collaboration and clear communication. Software development is never a one-person-job and developing software as such can lead to blind spots. Software development is cooperative compromise and the best solutions are those that we create together: developers, designers and end-user. My studies have focused on both data science and software development, and during my time at DTU, I have been heavily involved in different organizational, social, and coordinating activities, such as the DTU study start.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor because I know how much role models mean to what people aspire to and believe they can achieve. I want to be that help that I myself feel like I was missing during my education.

I want to help student in finding their path and guide them towards a career that suits them. Being an advocate for women in IT, I would love to be a mentor for a woman, but I am open for anything. I myself am a developer and I would love to be a mentor for someone going in that direction as well. I try to bridge the gap between management, design and development, so bringing the developer perspective to someone with design or leadership aspirations would also work.

Henriette Steenhoff

Developer Consultant at Netlight Consulting

2 years of experience as a software developer and consultant, and has experience working both with technology and leadership in both professional and voluntary roles.

Helge Munk Jacobsen

Position: ML engineer / Senior data scientist at Veo

I have 7 years of experience working with machine learning and deep learning in both startups as well as in the more established corporate world. I see myself as a “full stack” machine learning engineer, as I have had all kind of roles; prototyping, data engineering, model design, ensuring reproducibility, MLOps, etc. And for most of the time I have also been setting the research direction and navigated stakeholders within the organisation as the role of a team lead.

Motivation

Through my mentor role I would love help a young talents get the kind of role that they dream about. I have been quite alone in my career and if I can help another lonely talent, then I would be happy. I would also love to get a window into what happens in the field (AI) in Copenhagen amoungst the younger generation of machine learning professionals.

Helge Munk Jacobsen

ML engineer / Senior data scientist at Veo

7 years of experience working with ML and deep learning in both startups and the corporate world. A "full stack" machine learning engineer, with ranging roles from prototyping and data...

Guzman Alvarez

Position: Senior Software Developer at Ericsson

I have 7 years of experience developing software in the field of Telecommunications.

The main focus are through these years has been to change an existing large C/C++ application from running in custom hardware to doing so in Virtual Machines, and now inside containers.

A secondary but large focus area is Continuous Integration and good development practices in general.

Motivation

I would like to give back and maximize the usefulness of my knowledge. I use it for work and for my own projects everyday, and I am confident it can help others too!

I would also love to grow in soft and technical skills and get to know other talented people.

Guzman Alvarez

Senior Software Developer at Ericsson

7 years of experience developing software in the field of Telecommunications. Main focu through these years has been to change an existing large C/C++ application from running in custom hardware...

Giacomo Ciavatti

Position: Graduate Environmental Scientist at AECOM

As an Environmental Engineer, I have 3+ year experience within the construction industry, with core competencies in environmental impact assessment and contaminated land remediation, with focus in health & safety aspects in construction sites in Italy and UK.
In my work experience, I developed experience in Phase 1 & Phase 2 site investigations, elaboration of generic & detailed quantitative risk assessments for soil/groundwater remediation and of environmental assessments within the construction industry.
Lastly, I have an extensive international background, and I am comfortable to work with and in different cultures.

Motivation

When I was a student, I always wanted to have a person who could share with me his/her experience in the work industry; therefore, this is my chance to try and give the students tips on what I learned within these years and, hopefully, to guide them in approaching the job market. Also, during my experience in the UK, I had the opportunity to mentee students from the University of Manchester, and I would love to continue to share my experience with students.

Giacomo Ciavatti

Graduate Environmental Scientist at AECOM

An Environmental Engineer, 3+ years of experience within the construction industry, with core competencies in environmental impact assessment and contaminated land remediation, with a focus on health and safety aspects...

Georgios Rogdakis

Position: Grid Connection and Transmission Director at Ocean Winds

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

Motivation

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

Georgios Rogdakis

Grid Connection and Transmission Director at Ocean Winds

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

Georgia Evangelia Tsoumpa

Position: Concept and Layout Engineer at Ørsted wind power

I have 2.5 years of experience within the wind energy industry. I was involved in roles spanning from calculating and optimising the O&M setup and budget for operating offshore wind sites, to creating business cases for early project assessment for potential future markets. I have a master’s degree in Electrical engineering from NTUA and a master’s in Industrial Engineering and management with a focus in OR from DTU.

Motivation

I came to understand the complexities of adjusting to a new environment both as a student and as an employee and all of this in a new country. There were many challenges to overcome while realising the rules of this new situation I found myself in. I think that I can offer valuable input to students who just joined DTU and/or DK and are willing to learn more about how the wind industry works but also how to navigate it successfully.

Georgia Evangelia Tsoumpa

Concept and Layout Engineer at Ørsted wind power

2.5 years of experience within the wind energy industry. Was involved in roles spanning from calculating and optimizing the O&M setup and budget for operating offshore wind sites, to creating...

Francois Johan Kruger

Position: Process Manager at BASF Lampertheim GmbH

Chemical engineer who previously worked in the ammonia & explosives industry, before venturing back into academia to conduct research in gas processing. His PhD considered experimental work, thermodynamic modeling and process design related to natural gas dehydration, with special interest given to recent subsea implementations in the Norwegian Sea. Since graduating, Francois has returned to industry where he now concerns himself with large-scale separation processes.

Francois does not traditionally refer to himself in the third person, but as this is the accepted practice Francois has deemed it bearable just this once. He also does not consider himself a robot and has made several valiant [if not always well-considered] attempts at humor in the past. Based on his analytics and forecasting background, he would posit that this trend is likely to continue.

Motivation

For me it is a combination of things: paying it forward (for all the wonderful help I have received as a mentee), connecting with people, and probably a bit of development for myself (learning and getting context from the mentee as well). I don’t really have a preference for whom to mentor. I have moved around quite a bit (and have limited Nordic experience), so probably people interested in an international perspective would get more out of it.

Francois Johan Kruger

Process Manager at BASF Lampertheim GmbH

An experienced chemical engineer who previously worked in the ammonia & explosives industry, before venturing back into academia to conduct research in gas processing.

Frank Mengel

Position: Managing Director at Elis Norway

I have 20+ years of management experience in the B-to-B service and production. I have also supported and helped various start-ups. I have a good strategic perspective with full value chain perspective and a good commercial competence.

Motivation

I would like ‘to give something back’ and help talented people excel with my experience. I can probably contribute the most for students with a managerial or start-up interest.

Frank Mengel

Managing Director at Elis Norway

20+ years of management experience in the B-to-B service and production. Supported and helped various start-ups. Good strategic perspective with full value chain perspective and a good commercial competence.

Flemming Pontoppidan

Position: Business Analyst at ATP

I have +20 years of experience in the Health Care Industry in a global pharmaceutical company as a business Architect, Project manager, and process improvement (Lean and Six Sigma). My focus has been wide geographically, working with and mentoring people all over the world.
I recently moved to work for ATP in Denmark and I now mainly work with Project Management, business analysis, and process improvement in an agile environment.

Motivation

I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills. I also want to help a student by sharing my story – with both successes and failures. I would also love to get a bigger network among young, talented engineering students. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into a global Company or someone moving from being a specialist to a generalist.

Flemming Pontoppidan

Business Analyst at ATP

+20 years of experience in the Health Care Industry in a global pharmaceutical Company as a business Architect, Project manager and process improvement (Lean and Six Sigma).

Filippos Stamos

Position: Software Engineer at Microsoft

I have been working the last 3 years for Microsoft Copenhagen, as a software engineer mainly focusing on ERP. My domain of expertise has been manufacturing.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor to help out other young people find their way into the industry. During my years at University, I remember how chaotic the moment you need to decide what to do after is, so I would like to help just a bit. I would like a mentee that has the energy to work on hers/his success and nothing more.

Filippos Stamos

Software Engineer at Microsoft

I have been working the last 3 years for Microsoft Copenhagen, as a software engineer mainly focusing on ERP. My domain of expertise has been manufacturing.

Ferdinando Papale

Position: Software Developer at MongoDB

I have been working in Denmark as a software developer since 2014, after graduating from DTU. In my first job I was working as a mobile application developer for a small company, that allowed me to work on practically every stage of the development process, from feature selection to testing. Nowadays I work as a software developer for MongoDB, developing Realm, a lightweight database solution mostly for mobile applications.

Motivation

I am interested in being a mentor to share the knowledge that I got over the years. I am also very interested in understanding myself what kind of experience I have would be the most valuable for the new generations.
I am not looking for anything specific in regards to a mentee, even though as my studies and my jobs have all been in IT, it would probably make sense for the mentee to be interested in pursuing a career in this field

Ferdinando Papale

Software Developer at MongoDB

Has been working in Denmark as a software developer since 2014, after graduating from DTU, working both in smaller companies on all stages of development to now being part of...

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.

Fabrizio Moscatelli

Position: IT Professional and Automation Engineer at Novo Nordisk

I am an energetic and ambitious person with a great passion for innovative/existing technologies. Currently, I am working as an Automation Engineer in DAPI IT at Novo Nordisk. I am specifically focusing on a complex mix of IT and automation solutions in order to prepare DAPI for Industry 4.0.

I graduated in engineering, specialized in “Transport and Logistics” at the Technical University of Denmark. Furthermore, during my academic studies, I was enrolled in an exchange program in “Transportation systems” at the Technical University of Munich.

In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading books, having a keen eye on current affairs, and learning more about the universe from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Motivation

I would like to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills. I want to support talented students with their choices, in order to give them an overall perspective of what you face after your studies. Analyze with them my personal story, that brought me from the civil engineering sector to a leading global healthcare company.

Fabrizio Moscatelli

IT Professional and Automation Engineer at Novo Nordisk

Currrently working as an IT Professional Engineer in DAPI IT at Novo Nordisk. Specifically focusing on a complex mix of IT and automation solutions in order to prepare DAPI for...

Fabricio Lucchesi

Position: Partner at Hyyge Engineering

I am an architectural and civil engineer by education. I have few year of experience as a Project Manager in Residential and commercial buildings in Brazil. After my master degree at DTU, I decide to join a contech startup, LetsBuild, and shift my career from engineering to sales. Lately I established a consulting engineering in Brazil while working in Denmark, focused on energy efficiency and bioclimatic architectural design. Business and customer oriented, I have a technical background with commercial skills to help the AEC Industry to improve in efficiency, sustainability and circularity.

Motivation

I wanted to share my story and experience while developing leadership and motivational skills. Networking is key in business. I am looking for a mentee that is willing to do what it takes to pursuit and achieve goals. Grit is fundamental. I am in to exchange habits and tips on self development, career, cultural experience and your story, how did you end up here, what motivates you and what is your career goal?

Fabricio Lucchesi

Partner at Hyyge Engineering

Experienced as Project Manager in commercial buildings in Brazil. Has been part of contech startup, LetsBuild, and moved career from engineering to sales. Most lately, has established consulting engineering in...

Evelyn Bateman

Position: Metocean and Load Engineer at Ørsted

Ever since I can remember, my family and I enjoyed being outdoors. I knew from a young age that whatever I chose to do in my future, it must protect people and the environment. My passion for sustainability led me to pursue a career in wind energy.

I began my education as a Bachelor’s student in Energy Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. My experiences abroad during my time at Penn State motivated me to become a Wind Energy Master’s student specializing in wind turbine aerodynamics and mechanics at the Technical University of Denmark. The culmination of my Master’s education was my industry thesis in blade optimization. The incredible opportunities I have worked for throughout my education inspired me to give back as a teaching assistant for several courses throughout my Bachelor’s and Master’s. Even out of university, I still pursue my passion for mentorship and teaching by offering tutoring to younger students in math, science, and English.

Upon graduating with a Master’s in Wind Energy, I was employed in the two-year Graduate Program at Ørsted, the largest developer of offshore wind in the world. The Graduate Program gave me the opportunity to try out different roles including logistics, strategy, and engineering. After three job rotations, I am now permanently employed as a Metocean and Load engineer, where I work as both an engineer and a coordinator. My ambition is to gain technical experience as an engineer while tailoring my strengths in project management, coordination, and communication.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor because I am recently out of university, have completed a two-year graduate rotation program in Denmark, and am now employed in a permanent position at Ørsted. I remember the pressure of deciding what path to take as a student and looking for a job after graduating. I’d like to share my experiences with a student who is looking for some sparring or new ideas.

I also would like to expand my network. I am an engineer, but have ambitions outside of the specialist track. My career path is project or line management, and so I am open to students who do not have a technical background or who have similar ambitions.

Evelyn Bateman

Metocean and Load Engineer at Ørsted

Recent wind energy graduate, passionate about the environment, in the intersection of wind energy and project management.

Eva Andreakou

Position: Digital Graduate at Carlsberg Group

Passionate about digital innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Working at the intersection between technology, business and design.

I am a young professional with experience in technology and business development, currently working on creating digital solutions for customers and employees at Carlsberg Group and infusing design methodologies across functions. Through my career and studies, I have developed a strong entrepreneurial mindset and I actively seek to be part of multinational environments.

Motivation

Being a mentor is a great opportunity to get connected to bright minded engineers and offer the support I wish I had during my studying years. I would like to openly share my journey and bring my learnings on successes as well as working at a startup/corporate/international environment to my mentee. Based on my background and what I have to offer, I believe a mentee interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking would the best match.

Eva Andreakou

Digital Graduate at Carlsberg Group

Passionate about digital innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Working at the intersection between technology, business and design, currently working on creating digital solutions for customers and employees.

Erik Steffensen

Position: Director at Novo Nordisk

Senior leader with 20 years of leadership experience within Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and R&D of biotech products, biopharmaceutical medicines, medical devices and combination products.

I have experience with all Novo Nordisk’s marketed products and have a solid understanding of the development pipeline.

I am a strong people manager with extensive change management experience in an international environment.

Experience with heading up large units in Manufacturing and Quality. Part of this role has been to drive digitalization of manufacturing and introduction of robots.

Experienced within Supply Chain management including suppliers and partners.

Developed and implemented Digital Health solutions.

Extensive experience in interacting with health authorities. Have both prepared regulatory strategies and been involved in preparing the underlying scientific reports and regulatory documents. Participated in more than 100 GMP and device inspections of which around 30 have been by US FDA. Established recall strategies and effectuated more than 20 global recalls.

Involved in several development projects thus having thorough knowledge of the drug & device development process covering Target Product Profile, Lead Candidate Selection, clinical trials, product & process development, manufacturing process design, validation and regulatory submission.

Motivation

I want to become a mentor to help the student understand how it is to work in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry and what it requires to get a job here. Furthermore, I look forward to understanding how it is to be a student today at one of the leading universities within natural science and technology.

Erik Steffensen

Director at Novo Nordisk

Senior leader with 20 years of leadership experience within Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Quality and R&D of biotech products, biopharmaceutical medicines, medical devices and combination products.

Dorte Bjørn Reland

Position: N/A at N/A

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

I gain energy from working with:

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

Motivation

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

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

Dorte Bjørn Reland

N/A at N/A

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

Dorthe Lybye

Position: Research director at ROCKWOOL International A/S

I have 10+ years of experience as a manager within R&D in an international production company with production sites around the world. My task has been to develop a research portfolio and establish laboratory functions with the purpose to bring the company on to a more sustainable plat form. In addition I have a portfolio of development projects including projects from idea to implementation in the factories – an exciting and very diverse job.
I have experience as member of executive boards and is an active member of the Academy of Technical Sciences.

Motivation

I take a keen interest in education and is active in advisory panels at more universities. I also encourage my teams to work with students and trainees. New eyes and ideas are important especially in R&D. If my experience as an engineer, scientists and later manager can inspire young talents within STEM then I will be happy to share. I am also certain that I can be inspired in my work and leadership journey.

In my experience there are also still a lack of female role models within some areas of engineering which means that we miss out on talents in the industry.

Dorthe Lybye

Research director at ROCKWOOL International A/S

10+ years of experience as a manager within R&D in an international production company with production sites around the world. Task has been to develop a research portfolio and establish...

Du Nguyen

Position: Software developer at Visma e-conomic

I have 4 years of experience in the IT sector, having worked in early pre-seed startups, mid-sized companies as well as in Microsoft. My career has been focused on software engineering and delivering high-quality software and includes a lot of experience in the entire Software Delivery Lifecycle. I took out two years to travel as well and is highly focused on personal development so I’m by no means a picture-perfect mentor but one with lots of varied experience who’s failed as much as I’ve won.

Career interests include security, software engineering, process thinking, devops, personal development, leadership and management and a broad understanding of software and business.

Motivation

When I studied, I assumed that with my degree, it would be easy to just walk out into the professional world and find a job. But reality was much different and I wish sometimes that I had someone to help steer me in the right direction and to challenge my thinking about life and career.
I would like to help someone in their nascent career find their footing, help them think about how career and life intertwine and help someone figure out cracking the job market. For myself, I could see myself gain some leadership and motivational skills and improve my communication and teaching skills as well as probably learning as much about myself as a mentee would learn about themselves.

Du Nguyen

Software developer at Visma e-conomic

4 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: Senior Software Developer / 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

Senior Software Developer / 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...

Christian Grønnegaard

Position: Research Concept Lead at GN Hearing

I have 6+ years of experience within the consumer and medical device electronics industries. My career has revolved around electronics research and development as well as bridging research and production.
My current focus is on project management and concept maturation of research towards medical devices. In addition, I have an industrial PhD degree from Aarhus University and Haldor Topsoe in Material Science.

Motivation

I believe I can bring value to a student by sharing my story and learnings from industry and academia and to help them out in the time that will eventually be after University/academia.
I would prefer to have a mentee with high ambitions and drive, potentially someone with that might have the same doubts on whether to go for a specialist vs. a generalist track when graduating, similar to what I myself had some years back. In addition, I would be able to share my view of academia vs industry.

Christian Grønnegaard

Research Concept Lead at GN Hearing

6+ years of experience within the consumer and medical device electronics industries. Career has revolved around electronics research and development as well as bridging between research and production.

Christian Kjær Laustsen

Position: Director of Engineering at Famly

I have 10 years of experience in startups (mixed full-time, part-time) and everything to do with web development. I have been a few years deep into IoT and production optimization, and are now focused on scaling and leading engineering teams in the child care industry at Famly. My technical background spans everything from frontend, backend, and devops, which bring unique insights and capabilities into how I lead and grow people.

Motivation

I’ve always been passionate about teaching and helping people, from my early days in the industry helping people online, to being a TA at DTU, and to now growing and leading teams of engineers. I enjoy seeing people grow 🙂

I prefer helping someone that is ambitious, but can both help with mentees that want to focus on technical excellency, as well as leadership.

Christian Kjær Laustsen

Director of Engineering at Famly

10+ years of experience in startups (mixed full/part-time) and everything to do with web development. Few years deep into IoT and production optimization, now focused on scaling and leading engineering...

Christian Schrøder Kaas

Position: Senior scientist and Innovation Lead at Novo Nordisk

In the first eight years of my work as Ph.D student, Postdoc and Senior Research Scientist at Novo Nordisk A/S the work was centered around implementation of Next Generation Sequencing. This was mainly focused on optimizing the wet/dry-lab work of sequencing and analyzing microbial genomes, transcriptomes and mRNA display screening data. Through this work I was key person for scouting and implementing novel technologies such as the Illumina Miseq, Oxford Nanopore Minion and BioXP from Codex which lead me to take up a position as innovation lead within the Novo Nordisk Bio Innovation Hub: a newly established cross-functional unit with the perspective to identify novel platform technologies and catalyze co-innovation with external sources that have a strategic fit for Novo Nordisk.

Motivation

I am a 1st generation academic who grew up in Jutland and for that reason I have been dependent on other people to mentor me in operating as a scientist/employee in a large pharma company. I would like to pass that forward to the person in line and expect you to do the same five years later when you have the same chance.
My own transition right now is moving from nerdy specialist (within Next generation sequencing) to nerdy generalist (finding startups / groups at universities that Novo Nordisk should collaborate with). A mentee that has the ambition to be a specialist would probably be a better fit than a person who is aiming solely for people management (little experience there). I have lived abroad three times and will be moving to Boston for two years within a few months = a mentee with an international focus would be preferred (and due to this mentoring will be online… or you will spending a lot of money on commuting).

Christian Schrøder Kaas

Senior scientist and Innovation Lead at Novo Nordisk

Moved from nerdy specialist as a senior research scientist (within Next generation sequencing) to nerdy generalist (finding startups / groups at universities that Novo Nordisk should collaborate with).

Christopher Fuentes

Position: Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft/GitHub

I have about 10 years of experience in the software industry, including tiny startups and now global corporations. I’ve been a software engineer for most of that time, and now serve as an engineering manager to a team that currently maintains the node package manager (npm). I’ve worked with a number of tools and technologies over the years, everything from Python to iOS/Android to Kubernetes.

Motivation

When I speak with students and aspiring engineers, I find frequently that there’s an element of “real world” that still isn’t quite covered at most universities. I enjoy working with a person to transform their wealth of theoretical knowledge and critical thinking into a practical, iterative and growth-focused mindset that allows them to succeed working with big products and high-performing teams. A successful mentee will be ready to try things, make mistakes, learn, iterate, and grow.

Christopher Fuentes

Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft/GitHub

10 years experience in the software industry, including tiny startups and now global corporations. Serve as an engineering manager to a team that currently maintains the node package manager (npm).

Charlotte Jensen

Position: Senior Manager CBS Development Quality at Grundfos

I have 25+ years of experience starting in a small district heating company, mainly within Quality especially the last 16 years I have work with Quality in development where we focus on proactive Quality to prevent failures to hit our customers after launch. Since 2009 I have work as a leader of a global team of Quality Engineers (DK, Germany, Hungary, China and US).

Motivation

I have been a mentor internal on our talent program and I find it very inspiring talking to young and ambitious engineers and by talking helping them to reach their goals

Charlotte Jensen

Senior Manager CBS Development Quality at Grundfos

Has 25+ years of experience starting in a small district heating company. Has spend 12 years as as a leader of a global team of Quality Engineers.

Chiara Canali

Position: Associate Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

I earned my PhD in Micro- and Nanotechnology in 2015. I focused my scientific background on the development of optical and electrical sensing methods for applications in biotechnology. Since then, I have been an Application Specialist at Philips, and then worked as a Senior Management Consultant in Pharma digitalization projects. I am skilled in the validation of technology, as well as project, operations (DevOps), and change management (main customers LEO Pharma and Ascendis Pharma). Currently, I am part of the Project Management team at Novo Nordisk working on the development of the next generation medical devices towards clinical trials and launch.
I am pushed by curiosity and I believe in scientific evidence as the way to develop impactful products that can change people’s lives for the better. I thrive in international environments having studied among 6 different countries and worked with global stakeholders, including US, India, and China.

Motivation

I have already mentored students through the Synapse program for 2 years and took great satisfaction in seeing them blooming in their professional and academic development. I am keen to support highly motivated students’ growth and development by sharing some of my learnings from the Academia and the Industry. From my mentee, I expect proactivity and engagement. As a mentor, I wish to continue developing my personal leadership and motivational skills, while contributing to maximize the potential of my mentee.

Chiara Canali

Associate Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

Has a PhD in Micro- and Nanotechnology but has now moved out of academia and currently holdsa position as associate project manager in Novo Nordisk.

Carsten Niemann

Position: CEO at CNE Procesteknik ApS

I have worked 30+ years within the process and pharmaceutical industry, the last 20 years as a freelance consultant. Comes with a background as a mechanical engineer from DTU and project manager roles at Novo Nordisk and NNE before starting freelancing.

Motivation

My aim as mentor will probably be more focused on helping the mentee getting through university on the personal level. I myself have a none academic farming background, and would like to help students with a non academic background.

Carsten Niemann

CEO at CNE Procesteknik ApS

Has worked 30+ years within the process and pharmaceutical industry, the last 20 years as a freelance consultant.

Carsten Fenger

Position: Senior Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

I have 15+ years of experience within the healthcare industry – in Denmark and abroad. My career has revolved around ensuring that safe, effective and high-quality medical solutions become available to patients worldwide in collaboration with health authorities, R&D, production and other stakeholders in the complex supply-chain. I am currently focusing on regulatory affairs, LCM-activities and market entry of new products.

Motivation

I want to develop my personal leadership and motivational skills. At the same time, I want to help a student by sharing my story.

Carsten Fenger

Senior Project Manager at Novo Nordisk

Has 15+ years of experience within the healthcare industry from large companies and in startups, - in Denmark and abroad.

Caroline Nørgreen

Position: Process Engineer at Novozymes

Born in Denmark but grown up in Shanghai, China. After growing up in Shanghai, I moved to Denmark to continue my studies. I have completed a bachelor degree in Biotechnology Engineering and have moved into the Chemical and Biochemical engineering field for my masters. I completed it in 2018, specializing in Fermentation control in partnership with Novozymes Fermentation Pilot Plant.

Since then I started worked for Novozymes Granulation Production, as a process engineer where I on a daily basis use Systematic problem solving/Six sigma tools to further improve the Granulation process for certain products and aim to always deliver the highest quality on time.

These skills have continued to be developed in Supply Chain Operations in Novozymes, where I now work as a process engineer, responsible for product quality. I also work with Process and Hygiene qualifying equipment to ensure that the process in able to live up to the quality standards, while also handling any complaints that may arise. I am responsible for the hiring and management of intern students.

 

Motivation

I would love to be involved in expanding the opportunities for students as I see a significant part of graduating classes failing to find jobs due to their limited criteria (for example research in greater Copenhagen). I personally have fallen in love with Novozymes production even though I originally got a job in a department that I had very limited knowledge about. I feel like I would be able to help students expand on potential passions that they do not yet know about and explore different paths. If I myself have contact in my own network that could be beneficial for the student to contact I would love to share these and help the student on their way. Furthermore, I would love to increase my own personally network as I believe this could be beneficial both ways.

Caroline Nørgreen

Process Engineer at Novozymes

Biochemical Process Engineer with international school experience. Currently works as a process engineer at Novozymes.

Camilla Bodin Gallaus Jacobsen

Position: Agile coach/internal consultant at Danske Bank

I have worked as part of two large agile transformations driving the change in the departments as an internal consultant. This has given me experience with working with people, organizational culture, agile, scrum, IT development, training of employees, coaching of managers and leaders. I have also have a large experience with process mapping and process improvements, along with great facilitation and people skills.

 

Motivation

Personally i’d love to develop my mentoring and coaching skills, as they are part of my job. I strive to one day have the responsibility for helping develop careers for peers or employees. I’d also like to become part of a larger network that focus on helping others.

I would also like to help a mentee understand more of the “outside” world as i struggled with this myself when i took my first job. I am looking for someone who is interested in the wonders of IT/agile/(internal)consulting/process consultancy as I see it as a great alternative for the external consultancy, which can be very different.

Camilla Bodin Gallaus Jacobsen

Agile coach/internal consultant at Danske Bank

Is a management engineer with experience from two large agile transformations driving the change in the departments as an internal consultant.

Benjamin Lebiecka-Johansen

Position: Data Scientist at ATP

I have worked in the medico industry, public sector and the financial services. The common denominator in my career has been the bridge between technical knowledge in relation to humans. As a former PhD I have combined qualitative and quantitative methods, researching on how to improve the user experience of hearing aids, by using behavioral data. After a short detour as a management consultant, I am now working as a Data Scientist with a focus on fraud detection of social security.
If you need sparring within a career in research, or the transition from PhD to industry, I will be more than happy to discuss that. I would also be more than happy to discuss how you can use your technical background in combination with business needs.

Motivation

I would like to help students who are in doubt whether they want to work within research, the private sector or the public sector – with a technical background. I have struggled with finding the right balance between the hard technical skills and the softer business/management skills, and I hope to help others who may be experiencing the same. I haven’t had a mentor myself, and I would like to give back to the students.

I would like to guide young people who are in doubt if they should pursue a PhD after their studies, and what opportunities it can provide. And, to help mentees who have a more generalist background on how to move towards a more specialist role, or vice versa.

Benjamin Lebiecka-Johansen

Data Scientist at ATP

Has worked within the medico industry, public sector and the financial services. Has academia experience from a phD but now in the industry.

Benjamin Hartz

Position: Lifetime Test/simulation engineer at Foss Analytical A/S

I have 2.5 years of experience from DTU within combustion theory and spectroscopy analysation/simulation of high pressure and temperature gasses.
The last 2.5 years I have worked for Foss Analytical A/S with Lifetime assesment and simulation.

Most older developers and construction engineers has a tendency to mistrust simulation as they do not understand it or how it is used.
So I have set it to be a mission of my to show the right way between the use of testing and simulations for understanding/accelerating complex problems during product development.

 

Motivation

During mentoring you learn about yourself while helping others. I wish I had the opportunity to speak with a mentor that knew the struggling I went through, as I nearly went down with stress the first couple of semesters.
Today young people feel a huge pressure for overperforming and forget that they need to zone out and socialise in some way.
I want to help young people to understand that there is more to it than grades and depressions. A social life can improve health, grades and your future.

Benjamin Hartz

Lifetime Test/simulation engineer at Foss Analytical A/S

Has 5 years total experience from DTU and Foss Analytics with a special focus on simulation with mechanics and construction.

Beatrice Deorde

Position: Consultant/Team Lead at Accenture

Management engineer and consultant/team lead in Accenture Strategy and Consulting, focusing on digital strategies, data & analytics, and future ways of working within the Life Science/Healthcare industry.

Combining an international background (permanently lived in 3 countries) with a curious mindset and a passion for diversity, I am part of several initiatives (Accenture’s Corporate Citizenship efforts for societal impact, Female Mentoring & Leadership programs, etc.) for driving more sustainable impact in our organizations and society.

Motivation

I want to share my experience and lessons learned with a student, to empower her/him to better approach early career ambitions.
I also see this as an opportunity to further develop my leadership skills and broaden my network of young and talented engineering students.
I prefer supporting a mentee with ambitions for leadership.

Beatrice Deorde

Consultant/Team Lead at Accenture

Management engineer, passionate about people and leadership and about solving challenging problems to innovate businesses and organizations.

Bárbara Schlicht

Position: Microfluidic Specialist at PerkinElmer

I have a passion for science! This is evident from my multidisciplinary background: I first graduated in Molecular Genetics from the University of Glasgow and then pursued an engineering Ph.D. developing microfluidic technologies for membrane protein analysis. Currently, I have accumulated 10 years of experience developing microfluidic tools, 5 of which where in the biotech industry.

My work is still largely interdisciplinary, mixing genomics and proteomics applications with technology and engineering whilst focusing specifically on technologies for protein characterization for the pharma and food industries.

Motivation

I want to develop my leadership skills and learn to become an inspirational leader. I see this mentee/mentor relationship as a two way process, where I am hoping to learn as much from a mentee as I they can learn from me. I am hoping to help a student find their direction by sharing my experiences and enlighten them about possible career paths in industry or academia.

I remember how sometimes the ‘next-step’ can look bleak. I hope to show them that there is light and a sea opportunities awaits for them.

Bárbara Schlicht

Microfluidic Specialist at PerkinElmer

Has 10 years experience in microfluidics and 5 years in the biotech industry and works primarily interdisciplinary.

Ariadni Droumpali

Position: PhD student at DTU Nanolab

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

 

Motivation

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

Ariadni Droumpali

PhD student at DTU Nanolab

Has 5 years of research/academic experience from DTU within environmental engineering. Currently working as a Ph.D. student at DTU.

Anna Rivera

Position: Commercial Director and Co-Founder at Youwind Renewables

I have 10+ years of experience in the offshore wind power industry, starting in leading players worldwide in Denmark, where I got the opportunity to be part of milestone projects and learn about how big organizations work, and later I made the jump to start my own ventures with some partners with Youwind Renewables in Barcelona, where we provide disruptively intuitive IT solutions to the industry, as well as consultancy.

Motivation

I want to be a mentor because I missed having one when I was in my last years of university studies. Also, I think I have a good motivational story to boost self confident in young talents. Last but not least, our company is expanding, and it is a pleasure to meet young talents with fresh mindsets, I think it is also a constant learning process for myself.

Anna Rivera

Commercial Director and Co-Founder at Youwind Renewables

Has 10+ years of experience in the offshore wind power industry. Has own ventures with some partners with Youwind Renewables in Barcelona.

Ankit Kotnala

Position: Senior Structural Engineer at Novo Nordisk Engineering

I have more than 6 years of experience in the engineering consulting industry. Primarily as a structural engineer. I have been lucky enough to try out some of the really challenging infrastructure projects in the form of both bridges and buildings. I am at a stage where I am more into stakeholder management across interdisciplinary teams placed in geographically different zones, towards safe and efficient execution of infrastructure projects where I work currently.

Motivation

I had a mentor myself when I was starting out in Denmark during my masters education at DTU and have always felt very positive about giving back in my own way when the time comes. It helped me and I feel that if the learnings from my own experience can add some value to the person who might find it useful, then it is worth it to participate.

Ankit Kotnala

Senior Structural Engineer at Novo Nordisk Engineering

Has more than 6 years of experience in the engineering consulting industry. Primarily as a structural engineer.

Andreas Vestergaard Andersen

Position: Specialist at Ascendis Pharma

I have a background as engineer within Industrial Engineering and Management from DTU where I graduated in 2017. I have more than 4 years of work experience from the pharmaceutical companies Ascendis Pharma and Novo Nordisk. I am experienced in driving implementation and optimizations of machine equipment, packaging materials, IT production systems and work processes.
I have a wide experience from major improvement projects with the aim of aligning production processes globally and upgrading production processes for new product launches.

Motivation

I would like to become a mentor for a student as I would like to share my experiences and thoughts about career choices and future dreams. As I graduated from DTU in the summer of 2017, it is not long ago that I had to consider which career path I should choose and I would like to share the thoughts and reflections that I had at that time.

Furthermore, I would like to tell about my experiences and how to choose a career path while studying and how for example student jobs and student projects can be a great way to gain experience and knowledge in order to find out what drives you.

Finally, I think that becoming a mentor would be super exciting where I also can learn a lot.

Andreas Vestergaard Andersen

Specialist at Ascendis Pharma

Experienced in driving implementation and optimizations of machine equipment, packaging materials, IT production systems and work processes.

Andreas Aabo

Position: Founder og CEO at Healper

CEO of Healper and former management consultant with a special focus on innovation and has helped develop some of Denmark’s largest companies’ innovation agendas. He is skilled in innovation strategy, design thinking, agile development, and growth hacking after having worked with innovation in Korea, the USA, and the EU.

Innovative by nature and loves to challenge the status quo. He taught management and organizational theory at Technical University of Denmark, worked with innovation strategy at EY-Parthenon and corporate strategy at Haldor Topsoe, and had his own consultancy that made educational games for distance managers, UN politicians, and university professors from universities across the world.

Andreas holds a master’s degree from the Technical University of Denmark in engineering management and a bachelor’s degree in product development. Despite his technical background, he has always been interested in psychology and has published both a technical and a scientific article in the field of health psychology. Andreas is further the first and only graduate student to have been admitted to The European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, an honor that has previously been reserved solely for Ph.D.s and university professors.

Motivation

I want to give back and inspire. At the same time, I want to help a student by sharing my story – with both successes and failures. I would also love to get a bigger network among young, talented students. I prefer helping a mentee with ambitions of going into leadership or someone moving from being a specialist to a generalist.

Andreas Aabo

Founder og CEO at Healper

CEO of Healper and former management consultant with a special focus on innovation and has helped develop some of Denmark’s largest companies’ innovation agendas. Skilled in innovation strategy, design thinking,...

Anders Mortensen

Position: CEO at Bizcon

I have 25+ years of experience in the professional IT service industry – 15 years as CEO. I’m the founder of Bizcon, 3 times gazelle in DK. We sell software and professional services to top 100 companies in the Nordics. I’m also professional board member in S&M companies in DK.

 

Motivation

I happy to share my experience with young students and help DK to become even better. A way to ease the transformation from student to “real working life” and to provide insight in possible way to become successfull.

Anders Mortensen

CEO at Bizcon

Has 25+ years of experience in the professional IT service industry - 15 years as CEO. Has founded Bizcon.

Anders Hartung Christensen

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

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 application education and experience with SAP’s advanced planning system.

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 keeping 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.

Motivation

I believe that I can help setting realistic job goals in the areas of IT management and IT architecture. I believe that the role as a mentor will help me stay focus on what I like about working. I will be open and honest and expect the mentee to be open minded and honest. I have learned several tools in how to find the righ role and job, this can benefit the mentee.

Anders Hartung Christensen

Senior Solution Architect for Supply chain management at Rockwool International A/S

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

Anders Flarup Tofthøj

Position: Team lead and Azure software engineer at cVation

I have 14 years of experience in software development and consulting, delivering large and complex software solutions on Microsoft based platforms and languages.
I have had just about every role you can have in a software project. Including developer, specialist, architect, team lead and project manager.
Today I work as team lead for a product team of 15 developers. Building financial software using Azure, .NET Core, Kanban, Microservices and DevOps.

Motivation

I would like to use my experience and knowledge of the software industry to help and guide a mentee in their career path and help them find the path and role which fits them.
I have had a lot of different roles trough my career and worked with many different technologies. It took a lot of attempts for me to find out what i really enjoyed in my job. I believe I can use these experiences in guiding a mentee.
I have been a mentor many times, both in my current and past jobs. I would like to try the mentor role outside the boundaries and limitations of the company I work in.

Anders Flarup Tofthøj

Team lead and Azure software engineer at cVation

Has 14 years of experience in software development and consulting, delivering large and complex software solutions on Microsoft based platforms and languages.

Anders Damgaard

Position: Independent Consultant at Own company

I have had an exciting work life with technical as well as leadership positions in Denmark, USA, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Angola, I have been leading multi BUSD projects, had negotiations with ministers – all based on a DTU Engineering Education.

Motivation

I would be happy to help other to a succesful work life and show the potential of a DTU Engineering Education. I have significant mentoring experience with young professionels from my jobs around the world.

Anders Damgaard

Independent Consultant at Own company

Had an exciting work life with technical as well as leadership positions in Denmark, USA, Qatar, Kazakhstan and Angola.

Anamaria Marta Sabau

Position: Technical Project Manager at CONSENSUS

I have 10+ years of experience within technology and software development, in the field of renewable energy and virtual meetings and e-learning tools for the healthcare industry. My experience is working in fast-paced and growing startups, where I can apply my software development, data analysis, and machine learning skills in helping create new products and services. In my latest role as a technical project manager, I worked closely with teams of developers, the sales and business development team, and our clients to ensure the delivery of high-quality services.

Motivation

I want to help anyone that is at the start of their career ( or looking at making a change) with the experience and knowledge I have amassed in my career, going from a student assistant to a project manager.

Anamaria Marta Sabau

Technical Project Manager at CONSENSUS

Has 10+ years of experience within technology and software development. Experienced with growing startups where software, data analysis and machine learning can be applied.

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...

Alfie Wisdom

Position: Project Development Engineer at Simply Blue Group

Alfie is an ocean energy development engineer specialised in maritime and energy systems, both conventional and renewable, with key experience in the offshore environment and energy generation. He is passionate about a green and environmentally friendly society that uses cutting edge technology for the benefit of the many.

 

Motivation

Studying in Denmark had a profound effect not only on my career and interests, but on the relationships, friends and views I built of the world. It was an all round positive experience and I am interested in becoming a mentor to support mentees in their move from university out into a professional career. I look forward to providing guidance based on my own experience of this critical transition in life. I am also interested in both building and providing a network with the next wave of engineers who come into the world at a unique time.

Alfie Wisdom

Project Development Engineer at Simply Blue Group

An ocean energy development engineer passionate about a green and environmentally friendly society with experience in the offshore environment and energy production systems.

Alessandro Stolfi

Position: Senior Engineer at Novo Nordisk

Alessandro has 4+ 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

Senior Engineer 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.

Aleksandra Checko-Jelonek

Position: SD-RAN Product Manager at IS-Wireless

* Specialties: Telecommunication – mobile networks, their architecture and protocols.
* PhD degree in Telecommunication (Technical University of Denmark). >1500 citations on Google Scholar
* Technical background with commercial mindset
* Enjoying: organizing and participating in team work, teaching, learning, presenting and pitching ideas.
* I have lived and worked in Denmark, Poland, France and Taiwan.
* I have experience in R&D work (MTI Radiocomp, IS-Wireless), research (journals, conferences, patents), standardization (IEEE, Open RAN), teaching (DTU, Ericpol/Ericsson), and expert consultancy (European Commission).

Motivation

I would like to serve back to DTU community and expand my network with motivated talented engineering students. I would be glad to be connected with students interested in connecting business and technology, especially from the field of telecommunications.

Aleksandra Checko-Jelonek

SD-RAN Product Manager at IS-Wireless

Has a technical background with a phD in Telecommunication but combined with a commercial mindset. Have work experience from multiple cultures.

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.

Ahmed Ammar

Position: Postdoc at The Technical University of Denmark

Ahmed M. Ammar received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications engineering from Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, in 2011, the M.Sc. degree in microelectronics system design from Nile University, Giza, Egypt, in 2014, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, in 2020. His experience includes positions at Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, USA, and Mentor Graphics, Cairo, Egypt (now Mentor, a Siemens Business). He was a visiting researcher at Imec, Leuven, Belgium, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, and the University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

He is currently a postdoc researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, and a co-founder and senior R&D engineer at Lotus Microsystems ApS, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. His publication record includes seven conference papers, six ISI journal articles, in addition to four patent applications. His current research interests include resonant power conversion, integrated power converters, and power management and delivery circuits and systems.

 

Motivation

I am keen on maintaining my volunteering activities, as well as providing support and assistance to students/young professionals as a way to giving back to the community. I am looking for mentees with ambitions to pursue a career in technology as well as future entrepreneurs.

Ahmed Ammar

Postdoc at The Technical University of Denmark

Is currently a postdoc researcher in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Has experience from the industry includes positions at Intel Corporation.

Agata Zarebska

Position: Research Scientist at Novozymes A/S

I have +10 years of experience in Waste Water Treatment Technology, Separation Processes including Membrane Technology and Physico-Chemical Treatment, Waste Management, Water Reuse, Waste-to-Energy. I have experience from both academia and the industry as I were a PostDoc at DTU before starting at Novozymes.

Motivation

When I was a student myself of Technical University, I enjoy a lot meeting people with industrial experience working on different projects. I would like to share my experience with talented engineering students and be an inspiration for them.

Agata Zarebska

Research Scientist at Novozymes A/S

Have +10 years of experience from both academia and the industry in Waste Water Treatment Technology and Separation Processes.

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.

Abdulmecit Araz

Position: R&D Project Leader at Kordsa

I currently works as a R&D Project Leader at Kordsa Teknik Tekstil focusing on development of machinery for polymer based industrial yarn production. Before joining Kordsa, I worked at Mir Arge on phase change materials and development of thermal systems, heat analysis, concept design and drawings, lab and demo site supervision of mechanical works. Prior to joining Mir Arge, I worked as a R&D Engineer at Idealab Research and Development Company in Teknopark Istanbul focusing on diffusion bonding systems, waste heat recovery systems, and supercritical CO2 systems equipments. At Idealab, the main task was to design a compact heat exchanger and a combustor. Among experience acquired are the work as a simulation engineering intern at Statoil ASA, Bergen Norway and as a mechanical engineer intern at Howden Denmark.
Experience obtained through various international jobs and internships (Denmark, Norway and Turkey) extends to working in a wide range of multidisciplinary fast paced projects in which real decisions are based. All of the projects involved liaising and working in a team, and simultaneously produced significant individual contributions.

 

Motivation

I believe that being a mentor will give me the opportunity to be a better guide and eventually enhance my leadership skills. Also, I will have the possibility to learn about the challenges and gain an insight regarding the mentee’s world and work field. By being a mentor, I will have the opportunity to guide and give a different approach to the mentee that will shape their future. I will also be able to learn from the new generation and their views.

Abdulmecit Araz

R&D Project Leader at Kordsa

Currently works as a R&D Project Leader at Kordsa Teknik Tekstil focusing on development of machinery for polymer based industrial yarn production. Also has experience obtained through various international jobs...

Sara Zollfrank Sparre

Position: Senior project manager in Group IT & Transformatin at 3Shape

With 10+ years of experience, I have worked with some great Danish companies (Maersk Oil, Foss, 3Shape) and been exposed to many different challenges thus far. If you are not quite sure where to start your career and would be open to many different possibilities – I might be able to help you. I have gone from offshore oil rigs in the North Sea to visiting cattle farms and developing high-end analytic equipment to now working in IT on a large roll out of a new subscription model. I have a chemical engineering background but what I really use in my daily work is to grasp all sorts of technology/disciplines and aid my highly skilled and specialized team-mates to deliver world class products/services.

Motivation

I would love to help someone else in their early careers as I myself have had some great mentors in mine. I think I can give most to generalists who may or may not have an interest in leadership. I have taken an MBA to broaden my business acumen and hope to share some perspectives on this as well. Broadening my network with young talent is always an interest – and perhaps you will be next?

Sara Zollfrank Sparre

Senior project manager in Group IT & Transformatin at 3Shape

10+ years of experience with large Danish companies (Maersk Oil, Foss, 3Shape) and been exposed to many different challenges within different industries - currently working with rolling out large-scale IT...

Jeanett Karsø

Position: Data Management Specialist at Novo Nordisk

I have worked for almost 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, holding different positions within Novo Nordisk. I hope to give some insights to a young student and be able to answer questions in relation to a big pharma company. I also hope to get some inspiration back when seeing things through young eyes. Technology evolves so fast, so insights from the newest in the university world would also be interesting.

Jeanett Karsø

Data Management Specialist at Novo Nordisk

20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, holding different positions within Novo Nordisk. Hopes to give some insights to a young student and be able to answer questions in relation to...

Niels-Kristian Gleerup

Position: Principal Planning Consultant at Danske Bank

Niels-Kristian has many years of experience working in the IT sector. He has an engineering background, working with various aspects of IT in a large IT organization with intensive international collaboration. During his career, he has taken on both technical as well as more managerial roles, and during the last 8 years, he has worked primarily with talent development, thriving to help new graduates getting a successful start in their professional career. Niels-Kristian is responsible for building and operating the talent pipeline for his current IT organization end-to-end. His approach to a mentor role is to help you reflect and support you in deciding your journey.

MOTIVATION

Students today have extremely high expectations of themselves. At the same time, it can be hard to find out what to focus on and what to opt-out. By providing his own experiences and open questions, Niels-Kristan can help to obtain more clarity on one’s preferences and ambitions, whether that is becoming a specialist, manager or a good all-rounder.

Niels-Kristian Gleerup

Principal Planning Consultant at Danske Bank

Niels-Kristian has many years of experience working in the IT sector. He has an engineering background, working with various aspects of IT in a large IT organization with intensive international...

Neil MacDougall

Position: Senior Fleet Operations Engineer at Ørsted

Neil has 6+ years of experience in offshore & onshore wind energy, with a background in mechanical engineering. He acts as a wind turbine subject matter expert in an agile interdisciplinary team of data scientists and data engineers with end-to-end responsibility for the development and operation of condition-based monitoring models to optimise offshore wind farm minor correctives work. Previous to this he has worked as a drivetrain consulatant and for another wind energy developer, where he spent time climbing and inspecting wind turbines.

Motivation

Somehow time has quickly passed, and Neil has realised he has gone from being a new graduate in offshore wind, to someone who has actually been around in this young industry for quite a while. His role is currently developing to have more of a people focus – inspiring others to solve novel issues, and working with them towards a solution – rather than working alone. Neil is very much a people-focused engineer, and truly believes teamwork and trusting relationships are what bring results. He has an unusual background – being an engineer with bachelors including Ancient History – and likes to show diverse experience and background (whatever form it may take) is an asset. He would like to work with those seeking to solve real-world-problems, move from specialist to generalist, or have doubts about their own abilities. For him, it is a great opportunity to begin to be involved in something outside his day-to-day, and to grow his own mentoring and leadership skills.

Neil MacDougall

Senior Fleet Operations Engineer at Ørsted

6+ years of experience in offshore and onshore wind energy, with a background in mechanical engineering. Currently leading the development of predictive maintenance models to detect faults on Ørsted's operational...

Michael Caspersen

Position: Manager at KPMG Denmark

Michael is an experienced professional from the intersection of energy technology, digitalisation and infrastructure landscape. In his work, he combines technical know-how and applying a holistic view of established and trending energy technologies (production, conversion & storage), helping organisations explore possibilities in wind, solar, batteries, biogas and, not least, hydrogen to build the bankable business case.

Besides this, he is a digital asset management specialist: For asset-intensive organizations looking to digitalize and optimize performance and (re)investment profiles, he helps set the strategic direction for becoming a data-driven organisation working towards best practice, based on internationally recognized frameworks, incl. ISO55000.

Motivation

Having had a mentor himself from his time in Siemens, Michael found it to be valuable to discuss his profile and get some of those insights that can only get from someone more experienced. If he can inspire/help a student in any way and ‘give back’, that would make him happy (:
Also, it is interesting to see what is at the forefront now some years after his own graduation. For the best match, Michael believes a profile that has an interest in both the technical and commercial/business side of things, is the best match.

Michael Caspersen

Manager at KPMG Denmark

Experienced professional from the intersection of energy technology, digitalisation and infrastructure landscape. In his work, he combines technical know-how and applying a holistic view of established and trending energy technologies.

Marcos Fuentes

Position: Software Developer Engineer II at Amazon

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

Motivation

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

Marcos Fuentes

Software Developer Engineer II at Amazon

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

Kostas Vavatsoulas

Position: Senior Transport Engineer at Jacobs

Kostas has 10+ years of combined experience in transportation, traffic, highways and surveying with sound knowledge of planning, design and auditing, including project management and consultation skills. He has led and managed multi-disciplinary design teams on a range of active travel projects, from scheme feasibility and appraisal, preliminary and detailed design through to site supervision during construction. Kostas has worked for central and local government bodies, as well as charity organisations in the UK, Ireland and Greece, delivering high quality infrastructure design, in addition to stakeholder, community engagement and STEM events.

Motivation

As an active member with the CIHT Scotland Committee, Kostas has undertaken various roles in the past, including the Young Professionals Chair and Recruitment Officer. He is also a trained STEM Ambassador and along with his CIHT experience, he has been engaging with members of the public and schools, promoting engineering, transport planning, active travel, inclusion and diversity, providing mentoring to fellow professionals and students. He is keen to be challenged with new ideas and provide smart solutions tailored to individuals and projects, helping people exceed their expectations and fulfil their ambitions.

 

Kostas Vavatsoulas

Senior Transport Engineer at Jacobs

10+ years of combined experience in transportation, traffic, highways and surveying with sound knowledge of planning, design and auditing, including project management and consultation skills.

Jon Nielsen

Position: Project manager at Haldor Topsoe

Jon has 10+ years of experience as a mechanical engineer in large companies, with responsibilities and tasks covering design, calculation, inspection and supervision, as well as inspection and supervision outside Danish borders. On top of this comes 10 years of experience as Project Manager for projects with basic and detailed engineering, and also hardware supply. Jon has also been PM for R&D projects. Currently, he is leading an internal project for digitalization of engineering processes – going towards industry 4.0.

Motivation

Jon feels like he has a lot of experience to pass on, and would like to have the experience of helping a student to grow and finding his/her place in their professional life.

Jon Nielsen

Project manager at Haldor Topsoe

20+ years experience as mechanical engineer in large companies. Covering design, calculation, inspection and supervision. Currently leading internal project for digitalization of processes - going towards industry 4.0.

Jevgenijs Martjanovs

Position: Systems Engineer at Rovsing A/S

Following his dream, Jevgenijs works in the Space Industry. Though his career is at a relatively early stage, he has already been working on major missions such as Artemis (NASA/ESA moon programme), PLATO (ESA upcoming space telescope), JUICE (ESA mission to Jupiter) and others. His role as a systems engineer is to be the technical authority on our projects, ensure that the system is built according to requirements and high standards. The role requires versatility and good interpersonal skills as well as technical expertise.

Motivation

Jevgenijs wants to help students to stay disciplined, motivated, and inspired so that they can achieve what they want to achieve. He would like to help them to maximise their benefits of being a student personally and academically, based on his experience and experience of his (former) fellow students. As an international himself, he would like to help them in adapting to the Danish lifestyle and society. He also wants to improve on his leadership skills, as they are important for future carrier advancement. Jevgenijs believes it could be a win-win case.

Jevgenijs Martjanovs

Systems Engineer at Rovsing A/S

Following his dream, Jevgenijs works in the Space Industry. Has been working on major missions such as Artemis (NASA/ESA moon programme), PLATO (ESA upcoming space telescope), JUICE (ESA mission to...

Ernst Jan de Place Hansen

Position: Senior Researcher at Aalborg University

Ernst has 25+ years of experience with building research from a research institute and from universities. His research areas include building physics in general, specifically moisture in the building envelope and internal insulation of historic buildings. Further research areas include building regulations, building defects and service life of materials and constructions. Projects involve all kinds of building professionals including building authorities. Ernst has several years of teaching experience in building regulations and building physics.

Motivation

Ernst wants to involve with students and get a bigger network among students, guide them, become inspired to new research projects, to exchange knowledge and – maybe – to identify future new colleagues.

 

Ernst Jan de Place Hansen

Senior Researcher at Aalborg University

25+ years of experience with building research from a research institute and from universities. Research areas include building physics in general, specifically in historic buildings.

Agnieszka Bochynska

Position: R&D Scientist at Coloplast

Agnieszka is a Chemical and Process Engineer with a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials. She has 8+ years of multicultural professional experience from 3 European countries (Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland). Currently, Agnieszka works in Global R&D in Coloplast, where they develop medical devices for people with healthcare needs. What motivates her to come every day to work is that she contributes, with her work, to make life better for thousands of people every day. Agnieszka is passionate about combining science with engineering and the impact it has on our culture and our future.

Motivation

Agnieszka’s motivation to be a mentor is twofold: She wants to develop her personal leadership skills, but most of all she would like to help students finding their motivation and their path, help to see opportunities and strategies on how to achieve their goals. She thinks that by sharing her story – with both successes and failures, changing countries of residence, and starting several times from the scratch – she can inspire and help young and talented engineers.

 

Agnieszka Bochynska

R&D Scientist at Coloplast

I am a Chemical and Process Engineer with a PhD in Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials. I have 8+ years of multicultural professional experience from 3 European countries (Denmark, the Netherlands...

Karl Erik Traberg

Position: Director, Global Communications and PR at Hikvision

Karl has 25+ years of experience within the high-tech B2B industry and a strong track record with global market leaders in AI technology, enterprise software, operations support systems, public safety solutions and communications infrastructure. He has worked in companies such as Milestone Systems, Anritsu, Alcatel and NKT.

– Communications, marketing and strategy professional with extensive international, B2B high-tech experience
– Excellent in engagement with customers, media/analysts and employees
– Purpose driven and highly rated manager and leader
– Always focused on achieving business goals
– Good combination of market savviness, analytical skills and business tools
– Solid track record with global market leaders in AI technology, public safety solutions, enterprise software, and communications infrastructure

Motivation

It would be an interesting challenge sharing experience, and ideas while coaching and helping young engineers with their future career and life.

Karl Erik Traberg

Director, Global Communications and PR at Hikvision

25+ years of experience within the high-tech B2B industry and a strong track record with global market leaders in AI technology, enterprise software, operations support systems, public safety solutions and...

Emil Ferent

Position: Technical Sales IoT - 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

Technical Sales IoT - 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: Vice President / Afdelingschef at COWI

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

Vice President / Afdelingschef at COWI

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...

Jason Pountney

Position: Product Owner at A.P. Møller Maersk

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

Motivation

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

Jason Pountney

Product Owner at A.P. Møller Maersk

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

Torsten Kolind

Position: Co-Founder & CEO at YouNoodle

A bioinformatics engineer by training, Torsten co-founded YouNoodle in San Francisco, a technology platform to source, select, and engage the most promising startups in the world. He has judged startup programs at Stanford University, MIT, and Imperial College, and has written opinion pieces for both Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur Magazine. Torsten is an advisor to a number of startups, and an investor in two venture funds. He is a frequent speaker on corporate innovation, and on how governments can spur ecosystem growth through global startup engagement.

Motivation

Torsten knows how valuable it can be to have experienced people around when making big life decisions. If he can give back to the DTU community in this way, he would be happy to. Torsten has experience in strategy, operations, international expansion, fundraising, particularly for students planning to starting a new company.

Torsten Kolind

Co-Founder & CEO at YouNoodle

Bioinformatics engineer by training, co-founder of YouNoodle in San Francisco, a technology platform to source, select & engage most promising startups in the world.

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.

Nanna Lillelund

Position: User Researcher at Airtame

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

MOTIVATION

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

Nanna Lillelund

User Researcher at Airtame

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

Matej Simurda

Position: Team Lead at Ørsted

Matej has 8+ 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. He works today at Ørsted, where he has become the leader of 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 leadership/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

Team Lead at Ørsted

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

Mariona Bertran

Position: Senior Process Systems 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 Process Systems 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.

Kim Overgaard

Position: Manager at Venzo

Background in innovation, entrepreneurship and business development. With emphasis on sustainable innovation, innovation management, business models and corporate social responsibility.

Currently I have specialized in organizational change management with focus on stakeholder management, communication and training. I have vast experience within different sectors of life science (Product Supply, Regulatory Operation, Corporate IT) and within different technologies (Microsoft applications, MES systems and Mobile Device Management).

I have a proven track record within all phases of IT project execution that involves IT enabled business transformation.

Motivation

I’ve always had a deep interest in developing people, which is highlighted in my career path as well. E.g. been a teacher for many years. Now I develop consultants to achieve their goals and progress in their career and life in general. I would like to be a mentor to expand outside of my own job.

Kim Overgaard

Manager at Venzo

Background in innovation, entrepreneurship & business. Emphasis on sustainable innovation, innovation management, business models & corporate social responsibility.

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.

Tanja Thorskov Bladt

Position: Team Leder at Novo Nordisk

Tanja has 10+ years of experience working both in research and as a specialist, as well as in management, in pharmaceuticals. Her Ph.D. research revolved around working with the discovery of bioactive natural products targeting chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The bioactivity was pursued through a combined approach of LC-UV-MS-based dereplication, explorative-solid phase extraction (E-SPE), and a co-culture platform of CLL and stromal cells. Tanja has currently transitioned into a more generalist role at her position as Team Leader at Novo Nordisk, where she is motivated by creating success with her team, who are working with biopharma Quality Assurance for Quality Control.

MOTIVATION

Tanja had a mentor who helped her in the transition between education and work life. It was a great help to her, and she would like to help a young person with some of the experiences she has had herself.

Tanja Thorskov Bladt

Team Leder at Novo Nordisk

10+ years of experience working both in research and as a specialist, as well as in management, in pharmaceuticals. Motivated by creating success with her team in biopharma Quality Assurance...

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.

Rima Assaf

Position: R&D Chemical Engineer at Hempel

Rima has 4+ years of experience and is currently working within R&D, specifically with chemical processes and materials. She is responsible for the testing and approval of new alternative raw materials, and in addition to the practical work in the laboratory, she is constantly developing her knowledge of organic chemistry, including the polymer area and within inorganic chemistry. Rima’s job gives her an overview of the HSE issues related to the use and transport of different chemicals.

MOTIVATION

Rima wants to help a student in kick-starting their career, both in terms of student positions during studies and as a full-time employee after graduation.

Rima Assaf

R&D Chemical Engineer at Hempel

4+ years of experience and is currently working within R&D, specifically with chemical processes & materials. Responsible for the testing & approval of new alternative raw materials.

Rasmus Sørensen

Position: Projektleder at Picca Automation

Rasmus has 8 years of experience as a project manager, programmer, and generalist with extensive experience in industrial automation. He is passionate about leadership, business development, and sales, and combining this with his technical skillset from his studies, which is also currently his primary areas of work as a project manager at Picca Automation. Throughout his career, Rasmus has been living all over the world, working with local contractors, some being Malaysia and China where he managed big construction teams. Now he leads highly skilled programs to high-end automation solutions for customers in Denmark.

MOTIVATION

Rasmus himself wished that he had the opportunity to get a mentor while he was studying.  His primary goal as a mentor is therefore to help a student through whatever challenges they may have during their studies, and ultimately help and guide them in making the right decisions towards their future career.

Rasmus Sørensen

Projektleder at Picca Automation

8+ years of experience as a project manager, programmer and generalist with extensive experience in industrial automation and interests in sales.

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.

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.

Panagiotis Vavatsikos

Position: Control Engineer at Siemens

Panagiotis has 5+ years of experience working as a Control Engineer in Denmark. After his studies, he joined Danfoss Drives, working extensively with Matlab and Simulink creating algorithms for motor and drives applications. In his current position as Control Engineer in Siemens Gamesa, Panagiotis is developing control algorithms for wind turbines and therefore has a strong background in power energy systems and electrical machines. In his work and during his studies, he has gained experience with mathematical modeling and optimization, control of a wide range of dynamical systems, and establishing effective data collection and measurement systems.

MOTIVATION

Panagiotis would like to become a mentor because he believes this could be useful both for him and a student. Personally, he thinks it is a good opportunity for him to further develop his communication skills and keep a connection to academia. He would be able to possibly help a mentee find a good and meaningful job in Denmark, making use of his insight into the Danish labor market. Moreover, Panagiotis can share his experiences from being a student and employee in Denmark, and if possible, use his network to open doors for the student.

Panagiotis Vavatsikos

Control Engineer at Siemens

4+ years as Control Engineer in DK. After his studies, he joined Danfoss Drives, working extensively with Matlab & Simulink creating algorithms for motor applications.

Mohammad Mohadjer

Position: Project Manager at KeyCore P/S

Mohammad has 10+ years of experience as a project manager with broad experience in product development and customer projects. Currently, he is hired as a project manager at KeyCore, managing customer projects integrating AWS (Amazon Web Services) solutions for customers. Mohammad has worked with the introduction and execution of agile software development, startup and execution of customer projects, customer interaction & support, and optimizing the quality control of project models. His goal is to grow even more within project management and people management – and Mohammad describes himself as a dedicated and hardworking team player/leader, used to working on multiple tasks in parallel with tight deadlines and in stressful environments.

MOTIVATION

Mohammad has previously been a DTU Alumni mentor for foreign students finalizing their Master’s Degree at DTU, and who needed help to integrate into the Danish work culture and society. It was just as motivating and educational for him as for the mentee, and that adds value for both parties.
That is the reason Mohammad wants to become a mentor, in addition, to be able to help others in any way and grow his professional network.

Mohammad Mohadjer

Project Manager at KeyCore P/S

10+ years as project manager with experience in product development & customer projects. Currently managing customer projects integrating Amazon Web Services solutions.

Mikkel Mohr Poulsen

Position: Kommerciel chef at Kemp & Lauritzen

Mikkel has 15+ years of experience within leadership & executive management, business development and transformation with a starting point in customer’s needs and wishes in both tech and textile companies. In these roles, he has particularly worked with the responsibility for customer relation management, department management and sales, previously at YouSee as VP, one of the largest providers of television, internet, and phone subscription plans, but now as commerical officer at Kemp & Lauritzen. Throughout his career, Mikkel is able to document solid results within develop and operations of production, distribution, service, and sales. All with full budget responsibility. Mikkel describes himself as a leader close to his employees, which is why his workdays include being near production, customer service or sales people, something that is always an integrated part of his leadership form. He believes this is one of the most important reasons for his success.

MOTIVATION

Mikkel wants to become a mentor because he feels that he is in the stage in his life where he has the experience and energy surplus to help out a student. Specifically, students making their way into their professional careers, as well as teams in the student environment looking for sparring when it comes to commercializing products and solutions.

Mikkel Mohr Poulsen

Kommerciel chef at Kemp & Lauritzen

15+ years of experience within leadership & executive management, business development & transformation, starting point in customer's needs and wishes in both tech and textile companies.

Mihaela Hozmache

Position: Agile People Consultant at Danske Bank

Mihaela has 3 years of experience with Project Management, agile ways of working, training and facilitation. She describes herself as a generalist by heart, and has previously worked as a Project Controls Consultant, supporting large capex projects in the pharma industry with cost control and project management training. Mihaela is currently part of an agile transformation unit in a large bank, supporting agile teams in becoming high performing through facilitating workshops and driving the communication strategy around the transformation.

MOTIVATION

Being a student, Mihaela had many great mentors that has helped her develop her career. She now wants to become a mentor to pay it forward. Mihaela wants to help students finding the right career path and transitioning from being a student to working full time.

Mihaela Hozmache

Agile People Consultant at Danske Bank

3 years of experience with Project Management, agile ways of working, training and facilitation. She describes herself as a generalist by heart.

Michael Lee-Pedersen

Position: API Production Specialist at Xellia Pharmaceuticals

Michael has 5+ years of experience within academia and the pharmaceutical industry. He started out his career as an (industrial) Ph.D. student and researcher, and then later transitioned into a process chemist and production engineer in some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Denmark, including Lundbeck, Novo Nordisk, and currently Xellia Pharmaceuticals. Michael has a broad background in GMP manufacturing, and specialization within equipments, reactor design, process design, and maintenance. He has also worked with project management for API process validation and lead equipment SME who has coordinated over 20 projects. Michael describes himself as passionate about cross-functional collaboration in an interdisciplinary project, with a proven ability to lead, communicate and work with various teams and people from different backgrounds.

MOTIVATION

Michael finds it highly rewarding to support and help others in achieving their goals and unlocking the unknown potential to succeed. He has been a mentor for a couple of years both a DTU and IDA, and he sees it as a good practice for his own aspiration as well within people management and network building. Michael is looking for a mentee who is ambitious and willing to learn more about themselves in order to develop and grow.

Michael Lee-Pedersen

API Production Specialist at Xellia Pharmaceuticals

5+ years of experience in academia & pharma, started out as (industrial) Ph.D. student and researcher, then transitioned into a process chemist and production engineer.

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: Team Lead at Ørsted

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 been for the past 2,5 years, 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.

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

Team Lead at Ørsted

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

Michael Thulstrup

Position: Projektchef at MT Højgaard

Michael is a civil engineer with 30+ years of work experience, both on national and international projects. His work has primarily been with Civil Contractors on large-scale international sites, with emphasis on heavy civil structures, including tunnels and bridges. He has been part of the estimation phase, the design, and the planning phase and the execution of the job. Currently, he is managing larger projects at Per Aarsleff A/S, where is direct contact with clients, negotiations and contract management with different stakeholders of building projects.

MOTIVATION

Michael wants to become a mentor because he finds it interesting to be able to help young students with direction – maybe/possible by sharing his own professional way. Michael has for many years had students at work for their 6 months intern period and has many times been impressed by their technical level and high level of enthusiasm.

Michael Thulstrup

Projektchef at MT Højgaard

30+ years of work experience, both on national and international projects. His work has primarily been with Civil Contractors on large-scale international sites.

Maria Peris

Position: Technical Sales Engineer at Texas Instruments

Maria has 8+ years of work experience in the semiconductor business, combining her technical knowledge with sales. Her career has the main focus of selling technological components to Industrial and Personal Electronics companies in Denmark. Maria has extensive knowledge of electrical engineering, the knowledge that she uses to understand how electronic components work and which ones are a good fit for customers. In parallel, she has expertise in building professional relationships and developing an engagement strategy, through her engagement in the Board of European Students of Technology, and having a thorough understanding of the semiconductor industry.

MOTIVATION

For Maria’s personal development, being a mentor would be able to improve her soft skills. In particular, her management and motivational skills for future work progress. During her studies, Maria sometimes found challenging which path to choose after university. After more than 8 years of work experience, she is now able to see multiple ways to find a satisfactory career. That is why she wants to help those who are a bit “lost”, to find their own professional “voice” and achieve success. Maria would prefer mentees who are in search of their professional path and want to know how to build professional relationships.

Maria Peris

Technical Sales Engineer at Texas Instruments

7+ years in the semiconductor business, combining her technical knowledge with sales. Focus of selling technological components to Industrial and Personal Electronics companies.

Lars Graversen

Position: Head 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

Head 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.

Louise Kjer Nemming

Position: SAP Business Analyst at Novo Nordisk

Louise has 3+ years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry with production but have currently switched to working with IT implementation (in the pharmaceutical industry). Louise’s work revolves around how to make the greatest impact on the world, and that passion led her to become environmental engineer. As a generalist at heart, it was an active choice for her to become an engineer. She is currently pursuing this ambition as a within IT and Supply Chain at Novo Nordisk and have previously worked as a production engineer at Xellia Pharmaceuticals, and previously in the role as process supporter at AJ Vaccines.

MOTIVATION

Louise wants to become a mentor to help out a student and develop herself and improve her communication skills at the same time.

Louise Kjer Nemming

SAP Business Analyst at Novo Nordisk

3+ years experience working in pharmaceutical industry with production. Louise's work revolves around how to make the greatest impact on the world, leading her to environmental sciences.

Lindita Kellezi

Position: Engineering Director at GEO

25+ years of experience with research, project management and as a specialist in geotechnical engineering, including innovative offshore and onshore foundation designs such as: shallow and deep foundations for civil & industrial buildings, bridges, jackup rigs & vessels, wind turbines, substations, jacket structures, seabed remediation, railway, tunnels etc. Her customers include some of the largest engineering consultancies in Denmark. Next to her position as Engineering Director at GEO, Lindita is an external examiner at Aalborg University, publisher of articles and has an international profile, having lived, worked and studied in Albania, Australia, Japan and, for the past many years, Denmark.

Lindita Kellezi

Engineering Director at GEO

25+ years of experience with research, project management and as a specialist in geotechnical engineering, including innovative offshore and onshore foundation designs

Lasse Hylleberg Mølleskov

Position: Project Manager at ProInvent

Lasse has 5+ years of experience in the industry. He is 32 years old and currently works as a Mechanical Engineer in the medical device industry. He lives in Nørrebro in Copenhagen and spends his spare time playing video games, board games, music, doing various sorts of exercise and enjoys socializing with friends. Lasse describes himself as curious by nature and always aspiring to learn new competencies and develop his set of skills within engineering, product development and project management. His main focus in an engineering setting is to conduct structured and systematic product development, with tools from a robust design, six sigma and prototyping for X. Lasse has been a supervisor for several master thesis students during the past years.

MOTIVATION

Lasse wants to be a mentor because he thinks this it’s a great opportunity to learn from some bright young students and hopefully help them, the same way as he has been helped himself during his studies. He is able to help with trying to figure out what to focus on during your studies and how to navigate when entering the industry.

Lasse Hylleberg Mølleskov

Project Manager at ProInvent

5+ years of experience in the industry, currently 32 years old and works as a Mechanical Engineer in the medical device industry.