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Department of Business and Management

AAU Business Mentor Board

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The Department of Business and Management at AAU is running a mentoring programme matching newly enrolled master students with business executives from the North Denmark Region, who become their mentors. Mentee spots are offered to the master students enrolled at the following programmes: International Marketing, International Business Economics, Organisation and Strategy, Innovation Management, and Management Accounting.

Currently, the programme has capacity to include 25 students. The programme is offered to both Danish and International students (the focus is, however, primarily on internationals, as they experience more difficulties integrating into the Danish working culture and extending their network). Participation in the programme is application-based. The main selection criteria is students’ motivation to start their career in Denmark after graduation and willingness to get insights into the local business culture.

The overall purpose of this programme is two-fold: we help students fit into the Danish working culture context, to extend their professional network in the region, and to become more employable; at the same time, we strive to provide local businesses with new, well-qualified employees.

AAU International Business Mentor Board’s mission is to facilitate knowledge and experience sharing between successful mentors and business mentees in order to educate, equip, and inspire students, as well as help them achieve their potential, broaden network, clarify career goals, and become more employable in Denmark. The programme has a special focus on cross-cultural transition and integration of international students in Denmark. The programme duration is 8 months (November-June). The working language is English.

For more information, please see our brochure.

How to apply (mentees).

Contact

For further information please contact:

Valeria Gulieva
Tlf.: +45 9940 2756
Email: vgl@business.aau.dk

BENEFITS OF MENTORING FOR MENTEES:

  • Improving academic performance
  • Professional skill development
  • Networking
  • Increased employability
  • Increased productivity
  • Professional confidence and identity development
  • Cultural understanding development
  • Building business relations                        

BENEFITS OF MENTORING FOR MENTORS:

  • Leadership skills development
  • Personal and Company PR
  • Recruiting opportunities – spotting talents
  • Networking and knowledge sharing
  • Reputation for university talent development
  • Cultural understanding
  • Socialising with like-minded people at mentor board meetings 

Our mentors

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    Mentors 2017

    Our mentors are business executives in the North Denmark Region. The main criteria for mentor recruiting for this programme are broad network, industry experience and business knowledge. Our final goal is to provide the students with employment opportunities and help them broaden their professional network in Denmark, we see mentors as people who will help us guiding them through this process. Being a mentor is a noble and generous unpaid mission. Therefore we would like everybody to know who is investing time and effort into our initiative and helps our students to start their professional career in Denmark.
     

    Uffe KochUffe Koch
    Title: Founder & CEO

    Organization: PRE.DO - Innovation for everyone
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    Randi IbRandi Ib
    Title: CEO


    Organization: BOARD GOVERNANCE A/S
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    Christine LundeChristine Lunde
    Title: CEO

    Organization: MARCOD – Maritime Center for Operations
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    Gunnar KlugGunnar Klug
    Title: Professional Board Member
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    Mette Kjul PedersenMette Kjul Pedersen
    Title: Head of Innovation

    Organization: NORDJYSKE Medier
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    Palle BirkPalle Birk
    Title: Production Manager

    Organization: Liftup A/S
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    Brian EnevoldsenBrian Enevoldsen
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    Dorte Stigaard Dorte Stigaard 
    Title: Innovation Director

    Organization: REGION NORDJYLLAND
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    Per DamPer Dam
    Title: CEO/Managing Director

    Organization: Fårup Sommerland
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    Peter SperlingPeter Sperling
    Title: Program Officer - Innobooster

    Organization: Innovation Fund Denmark
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    Johannes PalssonJohannes Palsson
    Title: CEO

    Organization: FF Skagen
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    Peter Ulrik JensenPeter Ulrik Jensen
    Title: Interim Consultancy & Strategic Advisor

    Organization: Mariendal Electrics
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    Nicolaj HolmNicolaj Holm
    Title: CEO

    Organization: Aalborg Kongres & Kultur Center 
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    Michael VajhøjMichael Vajhøj
    Title: Bank Advisor

    Organization: Jyske Bank
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    Lars Henrik HejlesenLars Henrik Hejlesen
    Title: Senior Manager, Head of Propulsion, MAN PrimeServ Four-stroke (SEAFP)

    Organization: MAN Diesel & Turbo
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    Lars Juhl HansenLars Juhl Hansen
    Title: Director of Global Sales and Business Development

    Organization: LinkAiders
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    Jens-Ole HeselJens-Ole Hesel
    Title: Financial Manager

    Organization: Airmaster A/S
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    Peter FreieslebenPeter Freiesleben
    Title: CEO

    Organization: System Cleaners A/S 
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    Peter HomannPeter Homann
    Title: CEO

    Organization: HOMANN Consult
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    Niki Nicolas GrigoriouNiki Nicolas Grigoriou
    Title: CEO & Software Architect

    Organization: Intelligent Systems
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    AnneMette BøjstrupAnneMette Bøjstrup
    Title: HR Partner

    Organization: Neas Energy
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    Mikael LarsenMikael Larsen
    Title: Operations Director

    Organization: TeeJet Technologies Denmark ApS
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    Lasse Frimand JensenLasse Frimand Jensen
    Title: Project leader, Byrådsmedlem

    Organization: International House North Denmark, Aalborg Kommune
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    Mentors 2018


    Dan SkovgaardDan Skovgaard

    Title: Erhvervschef

    Organisation: Erhverv Væksthimmerland



    Flemming JensenFlemming Jensen

    Title: Erhvervskonsulent

    Organisation: Vækst Jammerbugt



    Henrik DamHenrik Dam

    Title: Business Consultant

    Organisation: Hjørring Erhvervscenter


     


    John RefsgaardJohn Refsgaard

    Title: Direktør

    Organisation: Spar Nord Nørresundby


     

    Kristin AssadKristin Assad

    Title: Owner & Business Lawyer

    Organisation: LegalUp ApS

     

     


    Lasse Ellebæk ThomsenLasse Ellebæk Thomsen

    Title: Vækstkonsulent

    Organisation: Erhvervshus Nordjylland

     



    Mona Borksted NielsenMona Borksted Nielsen

    Title: Area Sales Manager

    Organisation: Tasklet Factory ApS

     

     

    Niclas D. ChristensenNiclas D. Christensen

    Title: Assistant Director, Business Development

    Organisation: EY

     



    Puk Cao Thanh HaPuk Cao Thanh Ha

    Title: Area Export Manager

    Organisation: Carmo Food Internationa


     

    Thomas KampmannThomas Kampmann

    Title: Specialkonsulent, IKT

    Organisation: Region Nordjylland

     




    Tom BueTom Bue

    Title: Brugerredaktør

    Organisation: NORDJYSKE Medier

     

     

     

    Torben NørgaardTorben Nørgaard

    Title: Director Production

    Organisation: Cubic

     

     



    Edin HajderEdin Hajder

    Title: Business- and sportscoach

    Organisation: Plus Consult

     

     


     

    Frederik Holm Bonde ChristiansenFrederik Holm Bonde Christiansen

    Title: Direktionsassistent og business developer

    Organisation: Keflico A/S

     


    Ib Neustrup SimonsenIb Neustrup Simonsen

     

     

     

     

     


     

    Kjeld LisbyKjeld Lisby

    Title: Innovationschef

    Organisation: Region Nordjylland

     

     


    Lasse MadsenLasse Madsen

    Title: Project Manager SAP

    Organisation: Riantics A/S



    Mike DejworekMike Dejworek

    Title: CEO

    Organisation: Rejsespejder ApS

     

     

    Morten ElbroMorten Elbro

    Title: Insightments

    Organisation: Insightments

     



     

    Peer MørkPeer Mørk

    Title: CEO

    Organisation: Idoc




    Sheilla Madeleine Vestergaard De Siqueira Sheilla Madeleine Vestergaard De Siqueira 

    Title: Market Manager 

    Organisation: Inelco Grinders A/S



    Thomas AagaardThomas Aagaard

    Title: Headhunter

    Organisation: Insightments

     



     

    Tommy BredalTommy Bredal

    Title: CEO

    Organisation: Staring Maskinfabrik

     

     

     

    Maria Sørensen Maria Sørensen 

    Title: Fuldmægtig 

    Organisation: Skatteankestyrelsen 

     


     


    Walter AriesenWalter Ariesen

    Title: Export Director

    Organisation: Venue Manager

     

     

Our mentees

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    Mentees 2017

    In September 2017 we recruited 25 IBE and IM students to become our international mentees. They are coming from 10 different countries and have different backgrounds. Below you can learn more about them.
     

    Martin Bobula Martin Bobula 

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Beáta Dobsa Beáta Dobsa 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Hungary

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    Claudia Fernanda Dovalina García Claudia Fernanda Dovalina García 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Mexico

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    Leonardo BinLeonardo Bin

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Italy

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    Federica EspositoFederica Esposito 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Italy

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    Dumitru Sircu Dumitru Sircu 

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Moldova/Romania

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    Tomasz Jakub PawliszakTomasz Jakub Pawliszak

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Poland

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    Diana KlarováDiana Klarová

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Czech Republic

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    Robert Krzykawski Robert Krzykawski 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Sebastian JornaSebastian Jorna

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Silvia MihalíkováSilvia Mihalíková

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Tamás VárosTamás Város

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Hungary

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    Eileen Winterholt Eileen Winterholt 

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Your country of origin: Germany

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    Chiara AmadoriChiara Amadori

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Italy

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    Tomas MarcinTomas Marcin

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Denise Luchin Denise Luchin 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Italy

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    Laura Karina MarkowskiLaura Karina Markowski

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Dusan PetrovicDusan Petrovic

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Martina Strbava Martina Strbava 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Alexandra Mihaela Doroftei Alexandra Mihaela Doroftei 

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Romania

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    Gabriel Hopkinson  Gabriel Hopkinson  

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: UK

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    Bálint Magyar Bálint Magyar 

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Hungary

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    Barbora CintaváBarbora Cintavá

    Study programme: MSc International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Anton Kukucka Anton Kukucka 

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Slovakia

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    Sandra Cristina Marques Lopes Guiomar Sandra Cristina Marques Lopes Guiomar 

    Study programme: MSc International Marketing

    Country of origin: Portugal

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    Mentees 2018

     

    Andrei Apolozan AlexandruAndrei Apolozan Alexandru

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Romania

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    Bálint András RegőciBálint András Regőci

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Hungary

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    Christian KoudalChristian Koudal

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: USA

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    Doan Huong Anh NguyenDoan Huong Anh Nguyen

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Vietnam

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    Hemn MehryarHemn Mehryar

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Iran

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    Juline HilschJuline Hilsch

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Khaldoun Ahmad Adel AjekKhaldoun Ahmad Adel Ajek

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Syria

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    Marco NissenMarco Nissen

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Germany/Denmark

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    Martin Norup JensenMartin Norup Jensen

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Denmark

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    Olga SitinskaOlga Sitinska

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Latvia

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    Randa MachharawiRanda Machharawi

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Denmark

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    Sergiu RopotaSergiu Ropota

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Romania

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    Victor Dimitrie MesterVictor Dimitrie Mester

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Romania

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    Annika LauerAnnika Lauer

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Bartosz LeszkoBartosz Leszko

    Study programme: MIKE

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    Daniela-Cristina DumitrasDaniela-Cristina Dumitras

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Romania

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    Dorottya HrabovszkiDorottya Hrabovszki

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Hungary

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    Joaquín MorenoJoaquín Moreno

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Uruguay

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    Kathrin EichenauerKathrin Eichenauer

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Kristyna KuncovaKristyna Kuncova

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Czech Republic

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    Marie KotaskovaMarie Kotaskova

    Study programme: International Business Economics

    Country of origin: Czech Republic

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    Michelle BastholmMichelle Bastholm

    Study programme: International Marketing

    Country of origin: Kenya

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    Patrick JordanPatrick Jordan

    Study programme: Operations and Innovation Management

    Country of origin: Germany

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    Rebecca Overgaard JensenRebecca Overgaard Jensen

    Study programme: Organisation og Strategi

    Country of origin: Denamrk

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    Valentin GehringValentin Gehring

    Study programme: MIKE

    Country of origin: Germany

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