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Strategy- & Innovation governance

Summary and CV:


Executive advisor with strategic and operational experience, including international posting and projects, in multinational blue chip companies


I challenge, inspire and extract the execution of innovation and product strategies, with particular focus on and expertise of

  • product and project portfolio management
  • structure, clarity and substantiated objectives of the accumulated activities
  • innovation governance model
  • inclusion of regulatory, patent and volunteer labeling landscapes
  • scalable technology platforms for complex brand- and channel-strategy
  • B2B: multi-national food manufactures, building contractors
  • B2C: large scale outlets, franchise- and own storeshave
  • integration and organization of innovation capabilities, global/ local
  • precise and energetic handovers between functions, departments and people
  • idea to market performance


Means: Secures well-founded and communicated goals and performance measures, recruits employees with consideration for talent, diversity and potential. Acknowledges the contributions from any employee and function.


2017-… Balstrup Review – Lean Innovation and scalable technology platforms

CEO and founder

Certified Benelizer® Navigator


Consultancy specialized in tuning strategies & innovation and technology platforms for growth in a dynamic business environment. Particular expertise with in-house product development in manufacturing companies


2014 – 2017 Flügger A/S, Denmark

CTO, Category & Innovation

Product strategy, Business processes, Cost & complexity reduction, R&D consolidation, Innovation strategy, Regulatory Affairs


2007-2014 Chr. Hansen A/S, Denmark

Director, Project Management Office and Food 2010-2014

Project Manager, Corporate QM 2008-2010

Director, Flavour Creation Centre 2007-2008

2003-2007 DuPont Health & Nutrition, Denmark

Director, Business Development and Knowledge Management


2001– 2003 DuPont Health & Nutrition, UK

Director of Innovation, Flavours 2001-2003

Product Manager, Flavours 2001-2002


1985-2001 DuPont Health & Nutrition, Denmark

Director, Application Dairy, Soups & Sauces 1998-2001

Director, Application and Development, Emulsifier Division 1995-1998

Coordinator of Production, Emulsifier 1993-1995

Product Development manager, Emulsifier 1990-1993

Research Scientist, Emulsifier 1985-1990



1985 Chemical Engineer, BSc, graduate from Denmark’s Technical University/ DIA-K


'Keep it simple and start by using the knowledge you have in the company' is my motto


I bring experience and methods to loosen the knots in an organization and remove barriers to accelerate change with a few simple models and an exceptional method that results in a significant increase in ROI. I have particularly great expertise in R&D/ Innovation strategy and maximization of output accordingly.


I have for decades created value on the bottom line for 'tomorrow' in blue chip companies: DuPont H&N, Chr. Hansen A/S and recently Flügger A/S.


My personality and behavior:

  • I am loyal & cooperate
  • I am self-employed, socially gifted and can say 'no' in a diplomatic way
  • I am spreading energy and have a big drive
  • I am calm, trustworthy and stable
  • I meet people as they are, am impartial and objective
  • I communicate in an understandable way through the right channels
  • I coach people to meet expectations with pleasure
  • I am persistent
  • I behave appropriately in all conditions
  • I handle difficult situations calmly and focus on solutions


My way of working:

  • I establish data to support decisions
  • I achieve agreement and influence others to action
  • I utilize people's talent and temperament according to the case and situation
  • I provide clear guidelines
  • I challenge the case for alternatives and pitfalls
  • I review the case from multiple angles

Innovation management/

Innovations ledelse

CVR no 32137830

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