DGE Group Appoints Former Carlsberg Chairman as New Chairman of the Board


DGE Group, a consultancy firm specializing in sustainable environmental advisory, is pleased to announce that, at an extraordinary general meeting held on October 1, 2023, Flemming Besenbacher has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board of the company. With his impressive career in the fields of science and business, Flemming Besenbacher brings unique expertise and leadership skills to DGE Group.

Poul Erik Jensen, CEO, and owner of DGE Group, commented on the appointment, saying, “This decision marks a pivotal step in our pursuit of strengthening our position as a leading player in sustainability and environmental advisory. Flemming Besenbacher is an outstanding figure who has made remarkable contributions in both the realms of science and business, demonstrating the necessary competencies to navigate complex business environments and promote sustainability initiatives on a global scale. I am confident that Flemming Besenbacher’s vision and expertise will guide us in the right direction.”

Flemming Besenbacher previously served as the Chairman of the Board for Carlsberg Group and Foundation from 2012 to 2022. Additionally, he holds the position of Professor Emeritus in Nanoscience at Aarhus University and has a remarkable background as the founder and former director of the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) from 2002 to 2012. He is internationally recognized as a leading researcher in the field of nanoscience, with over 760 scientific articles published in international journals. With approximately 56,900 citations and an H-index of 119, he ranks as one of the most cited Danish researchers.

Flemming Besenbacher has played significant roles in sustainability and circular economy, including serving as the Chairman of the Government’s Advisory Board for Circular Economy, appointed by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. He was honored with the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership by The Circulars at the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos in 2019.

Presently, Flemming Besenbacher holds positions such as Chairman of Aarhus Vand and UNLEASH.org, as well as Vice Chairman of Water Valley Denmark.

Regarding his new chairmanship at DGE Group, Flemming Besenbacher expressed, “I am highly impressed by the exceptional level of expertise among DGE’s staff, who work tirelessly every day to transform the green transition into tangible solutions for both the private and public sectors. I look forward to contributing to elevating DGE to the next level as one of the leading environmental advisors in the Nordic and Baltic regions.”

DGE Group is convinced that Flemming Besenbacher’s visionary leadership and extensive expertise will positively contribute to the company’s future development and commitment to driving innovation and sustainability in environmental advisory.

The DGE Group is an environmental consultancy based in the Nordic and Baltic countries. 

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