Central Denmark EU Office

Members of Staff

Here, you can read about the CDEU employees in Brussels and Central Denmark. We have very diverse backgrounds, which gives us a unique ability to represent the many areas of priority.

Lars Holte Nielsen
Director
Lars is the Director of Central Denmark EU Office and leader of the office in Brussels. His primary responsibilities are leadership, coordination, strategy, administration and contact to the board and owners.
Lars holds an MD in Political Science and has previously worked in the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs as well as the European Commission.
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Birgitte Karnøe Frederiksen
Deputy Head of Office and EU chief advisor
Birgitte is in charge of the green area and foods. She is responsible for the following areas: energy, environment, bio- and circular economy, climate and transport. She is also responsible for CDEU’s participation in the 'Coast t
Birgitte holds an MD in Political Science and Spanish from Aarhus University and has worked with international projects in Brussels for many years, including the European Commission. She has also worked at the Danish NATO representation in Brussels and taught International Politics at the Royal Danish Defence College. From 2007-2010, Birgitte worked at the Aalborg representation office in Beijing.
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Thomas Steen Hansen
EU special advisor
Thomas is responsible within our area of business and innovation.
Thomas holds an MD in Business Adminitration and a BA in Civil Enigneering. He has previously worked at the municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern as a Development Advisor in the growth and business development areas.
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Lina Christensen
EU special advisor
Lina works with research and education for Aarhus University. She is also responsible for the area of education at CDEU.
Lina holds an MD in Business Communication and has written an extended thesis on Political Rhetorics. She has previously worked at TDC in Denmark and in Brussels for the company Intel and the NGO Eurogroup for Animals. Lina has also worked at the Danish Permanent EU Representation and Embassy in Brussels.
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Xenia Ramirez Lauritsen
EU Special Adviser
Xenia works as part of our team in the area of Health
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Maria Heilskou Pedersen
EU Special Advisor
Maria works within the health area.
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Elena Nielsen
EU adviser
Elena works within education and is responsible for the cooperation with VIA University College. Furthermore, she is part of our business team.
Elena holds an MA in International and Global History from Aarhus University and holds a BA in History and European Studies from Aarhus and Leipzig University.
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Tarik Kehli
EU advisor
Tarik works within the area of Business
Tarik holds an MD in International Studies from Aarhus University and a BA in English and European Studies.
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Julie Sand Jørgensen
EU Advisor
Julie works with culture, education, tourism and the European regional initiative Gateway to Europe. She is also responsible for arranging events and study visits.
Julie holds an MD in Art History from Aarhus University with studies of Marketing from University of Leicester in England, as well as Tourism Management from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. She has previously worked at the Aarhus 2017 project 'Rethink' and Dokk1. Julie has also worked at Kunsthal Aarhus and Biennale of Sydney.
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Signe Waltoft Madsen
EU advisor
Signe works within our green team at CDEU.
Signe holds an MD in Environmental Planning from Roskilde University. She has previously worked with policy in the energy and food areas at WWF and Novozymes.
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Louise Godt
EU Culture Advisor
Louise works from Central Denmark as part of our culture team
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Jesper Bracht
EU consultant
Jesper works as an EU consultant for VIA University College, the R&I-area as well as within the Green area.
Jesper has a degree within History and Sports. After having worked four months at CDEU as a project assistant in the spring of 2022, he has taken up a position as an EU-consultant, and he now works with VIA University College, the research area and the green area.
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Mathilde Dam
EU adviser
Mathilde works as part of our teams for green transition and research
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Anita Holten Carlson
Communications Manager
Anita works as Communications Manager at CDEU.
Anita has been with CDEU since 2015. She is responsible for our internal as well as our external communication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Southern Denmark and has worked at the regional TV station TV2EAST In Denmark. In 2010, she moved first to the US and then to Brussels, where she worked as a correspondent at the Danish Permanent Representation.
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Maria Helene Louwrier
EU adviser and Office Manager
Maria Helene works as part of our green team and also takes care of administrative tasks.
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Thomas Kirk Skov
Project assistant
thomas works as a project assistant within our green team
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Andreas Ibsen
Stagiaire
Andreas is an stagiaire at CDEU and works as part of our Education Team
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Jonas Harding Petersen
Stagiaire
Jonas is a stagiare at CDEU and works as part of the green team
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Mikal Jensen
Stagiaire
Mikal is an stagiaire at CDEU and works within the area of research
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Alexander Leander Knudsen
Stagiaire
Alexander is an stagiaire at CDEU and works within the area of health
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