ABOUT ME

Hmmm . . . what do I say now?

 

Well, I was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, got my PhD in biotechnology and MBA in business economy there as well - and started a 25-year long executive career in international biotech companies.

 

As part of that, I moved with my family to Florida in 1989 on a 2-year contract . . . and stayed for 26 years before we moved to Phoenix/Arizona in 2013.

 

I've been a freelance journalist for the leading business daily in Denmark for more than two decades, contributing every week with articles and interviews about management, economy, finance, health care, and biotechnology, as well as book reviews. Interviewees included top international personalities within economy, education, politics, and humanitarian issues. For a number of years, I appeared regularly in radio and TV  based on my articles or speeches. 

 

In between, I finished the libretto to a full-production rock musical about Galileo, drafted a screen play about Beowulf, and wrote the lyrics to two issued CDs. 

 

What else? Yes, on the side I founded the Center for Humanism and co-founded Culture in the City, both in Miami. In Phoenix, I started , Big Ideas Forum and MindQuest, both debate and lecture fora. I'm a fellow of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence and an honorary board member of the International Institute for Human Understanding. 

 

I served as a Goodwill Ambassador for Copenhagen/Denmark for 16 years and am the past president of the Danish-American Chamber of Commerce in Arizona.

I guess that's it  . . .  in a nutshell!

Some say that qualifies for being a "Renaissance Man."