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Business Mentor Programme

Aalborg University Business School

Aalborg University Business School is running a mentoring programme involving business professionals from all over Denmark as mentors for master students. The study programmes participating in the Business Mentor Programme are: Marketing and Sales, International Business, Management Accounting, Finance, Business Data Science, Entrepreneurial Engineering, and Organisation and Strategy.

At Aalborg University Business School, we believe in a combination of academic skills and practical experience, so the students do not only have the theoretical knowledge, but also possess professional soft skills such as social intelligence, creativity, curiosity, agility, ability to innovate and, most importantly, to network.

With the mentoring programme, we are aiming to build personal relationships between our students and individuals from various companies and organisations in Denmark. Mentoring creates synergy, it is about supporting growth and development through meaningful conversations. It is a learning partnership between two people with different levels of experience, where both can achieve new learning, new insights, and professional growth to benefits. By building mentoring relationships, we hope to contribute to creating synergy between the university and business.

How to apply for a business mentor & how to become a business mentor

Meet our mentors

FLORA FOLDI

HR Process Owner, Vestas

Key competencies:
- Job search in Denmark as an international
- Human resources (HR) at global companies
- Work-life balance
- Personal growth, self development

JEPPE JACOBSEN

CEO, Fonden Sæby Svømmebad

Key competencies:
- Advisory board and strategy
- Occupational Psychology – people’s development
- Strong communication skills
- Problem solving
- Sustainable leadership

JOHN REFSGAARD

Director, Spar Nord Nørresundby

Key competencies:
- Strategy
- Business development
- Financial matters
- Liquidity management
- Negotiation
- Sales management
- Management of change
- Loan
- Leasing
- Optimization

MARIE MUNK ANDERSEN

Head of business enablement, Stiesdal

Key competencies:
- HR
- Communication
- Leadership
- Strategy
- Business development

NANNA VICTORIA ELIASEN

Data Protection Officer and IT Security Coordinator, UCN

Key competencies:
- Digital transformation
- Business development
- Governance, risk and compliance programs (data protection and information security)
- Public sector consulting

NICOLA MCRAE-BØGESKOV

Partner Marketing Manager, MapsPeople

Key competencies:
Supporting international students during their arrival and integration into Denmark and Aalborg University. As a former international student at Aalborg University, I have first-hand experience of the processes and journey of studying and living in a new country. Now working in the Danish job market I can share my knowledge of applying and working in Denmark as an international citizen.

NIKOLAJ MARK ANDERSEN

Manager, Sales & Products, BLUESTAR PLM

Key competences:
- Financial Measures, Value and Cost Drivers, P&L
- Product Lifecycle Management
- Corporate Strategy and Firm Scope
- Business-to-business Marketing
- SaaS, Software Solution Selling

REX ARCHARD CLAUSAGER

CEO, TimePlan Software A/S

Key competencies:
- Extensive Leadership Experience
- Well-versed in Strategy Creation and Execution
- Intense Focus on Customers and Services
- Solid Financial Overview and Understanding
- Strong Communication Skills
- Innovation and Forward-Thinking Ability

SALMAN JAVED

Finance Business Partner, VELUX

Key competencies:
- Finance Business Partnering
- Financial Controlling and Analysis
- Financial planning and Performance Management
- Stakeholder Management
- Commercial and Corporate Finance
- People's Development

SØREN TRADS

Head of Sales - Own Brand, Sjørring Maskinfabrik A/S

Key competencies:
- Culture understanding: personal and business
- International business working in a Danish company
- Business development - export markets
- Marketing in B2B

THOMAS AAGAARD

Founding Partner & Headhunter, TNR

Key competencies:
- Leadership – organizational growth
- Recruiting
- Sales excellence
- Supply Chain

TOM BUE

Editor in chief, Vigeur, Det Nordjyske Mediehus

Key competencies:
- Media & Communication
- Innovation, Data- and customer insigths
- Creative conceptualization

ZOLTÁN KURUNCZI

Global Supply Chain Specialist, Vestas

Key competencies:
- Supply chain and logistics
- People’s development
- Problem solving
- Knowledge exchange, business culture

KENNETH JENSEN

Manager & entrepreneur, ISS and Startups

Key competencies/areas of expertise:
- Strategy
- Startups
- Business models
- Marketing
- Growth
- Business development

Contact

Programme coordinator

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