Who are we

As of May 2014, the club board members include: 

 Ann Mariager (Photo: Ulrik Jantzen)

Co-President Ann Mariager, '79, The Graduate School of Journalism:

Ann Mariager is a Danish writer, journalist and public speaker. She is self-employed and has an office on Town Hall square in central Copenhagen. 

Following her graduation from the Columbia University Gradudate School of Journalism in New York in 1979, Ann established herself as a freelance correspondent and worked as a press attaché at the Consulate General of Denmark in New York. She returned to Denmark and has since prolifically written for theater, television, radio and print. She is a popular public speaker on humor, women’s issues and recently, about life as a single over 40, and about the adventurous life of another Columbia journalism graduate, Inga Arvad. Ann also writes an occasional column in magazines and newspapers.

Ann is on the board of the National Press Club of Denmark. She has served on the board of WIFT Denmark (Women in Film & TV) and The Danish Dramatists and Playwrights Guild.

Read more: http://annmariager.dk/index.php?page=english-summary


Co-President Jasmina Nielsen, '02, The Graduate School of Journalism: 

Jasmina Nielsen is an American-Danish journalist, photo editor and photographer. Since graduating from Columbia University in 2002, she has worked as a correspondent and producer/editor in New York City, and as a correspondent and photo editor in Copenhagen. 

She divides her time between baking too many cakes and taking too many photos, while also being very enthusiastic about connecting people at every opportunity - hence her involvement in the Columbia Alumni Club of Denmark. 

Read more: www.jasminanielsen.com

Lone Kuhlmann 

Board Member: Lone Kühlmann, '71, The Graduate School of Journalism: 

Lone Kühlmann is a writer, columnist and very popular public speaker. She is the author of 14 books on various subjects, among them the huge bestsellers Lev Selv (Live you own life) 1994 and Vi bliver ikke yngre – fat det! (We are not getting any younger – face it!) 2008. Her first book in 1981 was a school text book on the armaments race, her latest is I medgang og medgang (For better and better) a memoir published by Gyldendal November 2013.

She is a frequent columnist and radio/tv commentator.

She is a graduate of the Danish School of Journalism and The Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University in New York. She worked for 18 years for Danish Broadcasting tv-news as a reporter, foreign news correspondent, editor and anchor. She later served five years as chairman of the board of the second national tv-company TV2/DK. She serves on several boards, among them Danish PEN, and Copenhagen Opera Festival.

Lone Kühlmann is the mother of three grown sons and lives with her husband in Humlebæk north 
of Copenhagen.

Read more: http://lone-kuhlmann.dk/index.php?page=english-summary

Peter Svarre 

Board Member: Peter Svarre, '98, The School of International and Public Affairs: 

Peter is Director of User Experience and Social at the Copenhagen and New York based web agency In2media. He has been working with digital media and digital strategies since 1996 – most of the time in digital agencies, but also for media companies such as Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten in Denmark and theglobe.com in New York. As a digital strategy consultant Peter has worked for companies such as Carlsberg, Nike, UBS, JP Morgan and Novo Nordisk.

Before joining In2Media Peter worked two and a half years as a freelance consultant and before that he was partner and Director of User Experience for four years with Hello Group.

In 2011 Peter started work on the book “Den perfekte storm” which was published by Gyldendal Business in February 2012. The book takes a strategic perspective on the use of social media in businesses and was on the Danish bestseller list for business books in the spring of 2012. As of 2014 the book is still the most sold book on digital and social media strategy in Denmark.

Based on the book and his extensive experience, Peter is also a widely used public speaker on subjects such as social media and digital strategy.

Read more: www.petersvarre.dk  and  www.denperfektestorm.dk


 Jacob Schall Holberg

Board Member: Jacob Schall Holberg, '10, Columbia Law School:

Jacob Schall Holberg specialises in general public law, including administrative law, the liability of public authorities, EU law, as well as human rights law and international law. 

Jacob renders advice to public authorities, both the government and municipalities. He is more-over experienced in handling complex negotiations for public authorities and private businesses. He has extensive experience in procedural rules and legal proceedings before the district courts and the high courts as well as before arbitration tribunals.

Furthermore, Jacob is an expert on trade barrier matters concerning EU and WTO, the implementation of EU law and EU Treaty issues as well as other international law issues for instance via UN institutions, such as The Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee in Geneva. 

Jacob is admitted to the New York Bar, and he is an external lecturer in EU law at the University of Copenhagen.

Read more: http://www.bechbruun.com/en/Employees/JSH

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