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Leadership and Strategy

AARHUS SYMPOSIUM 2014


The role of leadership in global turmoil

Aarhus Symposium 2014 took a forward-looking perspective on global challenges, as a wide range of leaders of today shared their insights and knowledge regarding leadership and strategy. The focus was on how to efficiently manage the risks and opportunities that arise from navigating on the global scene and how leadership and strategy can be effective drivers in the effort of overcoming global challenges.

 

Global and local issues are constantly challenging the leaders of today. Difficult times call for talented and determined leaders who know which decisions to make – and when. Therefore, leadership skills and an effective well-implemented strategy are some of the most important keys to success and progress. But how do you, as a leader, succeed in developing a fruitful strategy?

Speakers at Aarhus Symposium 2014


BIRGER STEEN

CEO at Parallels

PEDER TUBORGH

CEO at Arla Foods

METTE LYKKE

Co-founder & CEO at

Endomondo

MORTEN STRUNGE

Founder & CEO at

Mofibo

MALOU AAMUND

Director of Marketing and Operations at Microsoft



JEFF GRAVENHORST

Group CEO at ISS A/S

ANDERS ELDRUP

Professional Board Member, Chairman

GENERAL PETER BARTRAM

Danish Chief of Defence

KARINA SCHMITT LUND

Founder & CEO at

Winterspring

THOMAS F. BORGEN

Group CEO at Danske Bank


BATTLE OF THE ECONOMISTS 2014

The superior Nordic strategy

Speakers at Battle of the Economists 2014

OTTO BRØNS-PETERSEN

Head of Research at CEPOS

TORBEN M. ANDERSEN

Professor of Economics at

Aarhus University, Aarhus BSS

ERIK BJØRSTED

Chief Analyst at AE-rådet

Debate moderated by:

THOMAS BERNT HENRIKSEN

Economics editor at Børsen


In 2014, the theme was “The Superior Nordic Strategy”. The theme aimed to discuss the differences and similarities between Denmark and Sweden.

 

The debate closed with a final poll on what the students saw as the most important challenges that Denmark needs to address. The results showed clearly that education, productivity, and reforms of the public sector were believed to be the three most important components of the economic strategy that would put Denmark in the lead.


AARHUS SYMPOSIUM CHALLENGE 2014

Speakers participating in

Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2014

GENERAL PETER BARTRAM

Danish Chief of Defence

PEDER TUBORGH

CEO at Arla Foods

THOMAS F. BORGEN

Group CEO at Danske Bank

In 2014, the three challenge topics were put forward by General Peter Bartram, Danish Chief of Defence; Thomas F. Borgen, Group CEO Danske Bank; and Peder Tuborgh, CEO Arla Foods.

 

Each of these leaders of today encouraged the students, and leaders of tomorrow, to write a challenge essay addressing a specific topic within the theme “Leadership and Strategy”.

 

General Peter Bartram: Abilities of a Modern Leader

Thomas F. Borgen: Transformation through Leadership

Peder Tuborgh: Communication Strategy on a Global Stage

 

With his inspiring essay contribution to Aarhus Symposium Challenge and a personal debate with General Peter Bartram in Leaders’ Forum, Moma Vujisic won the Aarhus Symposium Award 2014. You can read the interview with Moma or read his inspiring essay.

Right before the meeting, it really hit me that I was about to sit in front of the Danish Chief of Defence and elaborate my thoughts on leadership – something that he works with every single day. So, I was pretty nervous. But then we sat down and started talking, and I realised that he is just a person. He was there to listen to us and he was genuinely interested in our perspectives on leadership.

– Moma Vujisic, winner of Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2014

Thank you to all the partners who helped us make Aarhus Symposium 2014 possible



Meet the organisers of Aarhus Symposium 2014

STEERING COMMITTEE

Michael Lund Andersen linkedin2

Peter S. Andersen linkedin2

 

MARKETING

Stefanie Kerstin Krüger Petersen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Anna Hermansen linkedin2

Jakob Lohmann linkedin2

Janne Christensen linkedin2

Sacha Villemoes linkedin2

FINANCE

Johan Stax Jakobsen linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Heino Frimann Pust linkedin2

 

PROGRAMME

Ann Christina Pedersen linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Thor Høgenhaug linkedin2

(Co-Head of Group)

Christian Stubkjær linkedin2

Ebbe Faurschou linkedin2

Johanne Ørndrup linkedin2

Lasse Leipziger linkedin2

BUSINESS RELATIONS

Alexander Mørch Valsted linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Jacob Saugstrup Andersen linkedin2

Jonas Friis Vesterby linkedin2

Kristoffer Lundquist linkedin2

 

SUPPORT CREW

Christian Elmkjær Andersen linkedin2

Kristian Asbjørn Iversen linkedin2

Kristina Taylor linkedin2

Line Møgelvang Villadsen linkedin2

ESSENTIALS & IT

Rune Lysdahl  linkedin2

(Head of Group)

Camilla Sommer Thomsen linkedin2

Mathias Barløse linkedin2

Mathias Frederik von Appen Schrøder linkedin2

Michael Kjær Vilstrup Thomsen linkedin2