Karen Ellemann

Aaja Chemnitz

Aaja is the chairman of Arctic Parliamentarians and a member of the Danish Parliament for Inuit Ataqatigiit since 2015. She is a former member of Inatsisartut, Spokesperson for Children, director of Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq and an Associate Expert at the United Nations in New York.

Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann

Aviaja Lyberth Hauptmann (she/her, West Greenland Inuit) is an assistant professor at Ilisimatusarfik – The University of Greenland, and the University of Copenhagen. Aviaja works to understand the microbiological, cultural, and societal importance of Indigenous foods in Greenland and is leading the process to develop Greenland’s first university education within the natural sciences: SILA bachelor in biology.

Aqqalu Jerimiassen

Chairman of Atassut and Member of Inatsisartut.

Britta Keldsen

Britta Keldsen is a lawyer and partner in Arctic Law, where she deals primarily with business law matters in Greenland for both Greenlandic and international clients. Britta has been self-employed in Greenland since 2012, and has been a lawyer since 2010. Britta is involved in the Greenlandic business community as a board member in several Greenlandic companies and is also the spokesperson for the Greenland Equality Council, which works with gender equality in Greenland.

Christian Keldsen

Director of Greenland Business Association since 1 November 2020. Former commercial director of Air Greenland. Co-founder of the consulting company Visiobox Consulting in Nuuk, which works with management and strategy development in the public and private sector.

Christian Keldsen has a master’s degree in law. and is Honorary Consul for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Christian Vintergaard

Christian Vintergaard is CEO of the Foundation for Entrepreneurship and board member of the Foundation for Entrepreneurship Kalaallit. He is part of several boards and advisory committees for private organisations, NGOs and public institutions. His career has been dedicated to bringing together diverse professionals in entrepreneurship, new technology, business strategy, economic growth and policy in both private and public organizations. With extensive international experience, especially from the USA, he has a large network and is recognized as an expert in entrepreneurship and technology for young people, both nationally and internationally.

Elna Heilmann

Elna has been chairwoman for IMAK (the Greenlandic Teacher’s Union) since 1 January 2022.

She was born and raised in Maniitsoq and became a teacher in 1996. She has also been head teacher at Atuarfik Kilaaseeraq in Maniitsoq for 15 years.

Emile Hertling Péronard

Emile Hertling Péronard is a Greenlandic film producer at Ánorâk Film and Polarama Greenland and an Academy Award Nominee. He has produced and distributed Greenlandic films on international festivals such as Cannes, Venice, the Berlinale and Sundance. For more than a decade, he has worked hard towards impoving the condiions for the Greenlandic film industry and he is on the board of Arctic Indigenous Film Fund and ARTEF – The Anti-Racism Taskforce for European Film.

Emma Kate Hopkins

Emma has been the British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark since 2020. She was previously Ambassador in Bulgaria and has a long-standing career in the British government at senior level. She holds a legal degree and has worked on immigration and asylum, human rights, EU justice and home affairs, international criminal law, organised crime, as well as violence against women to name just a few.

Eva Skeel Nolsø

Eva Skeel Nolsø is an experienced leader specializing in sustainability, marketing, and organizational development. Currently serving as the CMO at Føroya Tele, she draws upon her background in heading product development, marketing, and HR to drive organizational success. Eva holds an M.Sc. in Business Administration and Psychology from Copenhagen Business School and brings background in banking, providing a blend of academic expertise and practical experience to her leadership role.

Frederikke Antonie Schmidt

Frederikke Antonie Schmidt has founded roccamore with a mission to make more women stand strong and take their place in the world. Roccamore makes beautiful high heels, with insoles that shape the feet to walk as anatomically correct as possible. Handmade in Italy and scientifically tested by Hvidovre Hospital.

Frederikke also sits on ByFounders Collective, the Board of Representatives for Kolding Design School and was Chairman of the government’s Restart Team for Fashion & Textile in 2021.

Hanne Danielsen

Director of Siu-Tsiu.

Former CEO of the Social Economic Enterprise Grennessminde.

Worked many years in the media industry as a journalist and later CEO.

Professional board member and MBA.

Inooraq Brandt

Director of Rambøll Greenland

Jacob Nitter Sørensen

CEO of Air Greenland

Jens Frederik Nielsen

Chairman of Demokraatit and Member of Inatsisartut

Jens Heinrich

Jens Heinrich, Head of the Greenland Representation in Copenhagen. Graduated from Ilisimatusarfik, MA and Ph.D. (dissertation on Eske Brun and the making of modern Greenland).

Jess G. Berthelsen

Jess G. Berthelsen has been Chairman of SIK for 33 years. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of, among others, Pension fund SISA, Sulisartut Højskoleat in Qaqortoq and member of, among others, Greenland’s Tax Council, Greenland’s Economic Council and the National Business and Labor Market Council.

Kalistat Lund

Kalistat Lund is Minister of Agriculture, Self-sufficiency, Energy and Environment.

He has held various political leadership positions in Greenland alongside his career as a helicopter pilot.

Kalistat has held several political posts throughout his career, including serving as the Mayor of Narsaq Municipality from 1997 to 2001, and as a Member of Greenland’s Parliament from 2013 to 2017. He also served as a deputy in Parliament from 2004 to 2006, and as the Chairman of the Self-Determination Committee during the same period.

Krissie Berthelsen Winberg

Krissie has been Chairman of the Greenland Business Association since May 2023. She is also co-owner and CEO of Pascucci & Esmeralda in Nuuk.

Krissie grew up in Qeqertarsuaq and Denmark and has been self-employed since 2001. She is a trained psychotherapist and coach and studied sociology at the University of Copenhagen.

Lee Lipton

Having led network strategy, route planning, and business development for airlines and airports in Canada, the U.S. and Europe for 25 years, Lee is currently Senior Vice President, Aviation Strategy at ASM, the global consulting arm of the Aviation Week Network.

His airline experience includes leading network planning and flight scheduling functions at WestJet, Aer Lingus, and Southwest Airlines. Lee has also been on the airport side of the table and was responsible for air service development for the Vancouver-based Vantage Airport Group’s network of 10 airports in Europe, the UK, and the Americas.

Today Lee works with airports, airlines, infrastructure investors, governments, and other industry clients in airline planning, route development, airport transactions, and aviation-related economic development. He is also a guest lecturer on airline network planning at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business

Louise Lynge Berthelsen

Serial entrepreneur, author and designer.

Nominated for the Nordic Council of Ministers’ environmental award 2022.

Board member and shop owner in Nuuk.

Mads Qvist Frederiksen

Director, Arctic Economic Council

Maja Motzfeldt-Haahr

Compere.

Owner of the consultancy TUC Greenland, which works with employee and management development.

Previously worked at Air Greenland and Kalaallit Forsikring.

Merete Lindstrøm

Compere.

Merete Lindstrøm is Head of Communications at Royal Greenland.

She has previously worked as a journalist for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, KNR and most recently she was web editor at Sermitsiaq.AG.

Merete also has a past in sales and marketing.

Mie S. Winding

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Mininnguaq Kleist

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Independence

Múte B. Egede

Chairman of Naalakkersuisut since 23 April 2021. Chairman of the Inuit Ataqatigiit party since 2018. Member of Inatsisartut since 2015.

Mute Bourup Egede studied cultural and social history at Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland.

Naaja H. Nathanielsen

Minister for Business, Trade, Minerals, Justice and Equality.

Member of Inatsisartut for Inuit Ataqatigiit 2009-2016.

aaja Hjelholt Nathanielsen has a master’s degree in psychology and former director of the Correctional Service in Greenland.

Palle Christiansen

CEO, Anori A/S

Pernille Louise Klausen

Chief Advisor, Rambøll

Pernille Lohmann

Managing Director, DLR Kredit

Peter Christian Kjærgaard Vesborg

Peter Vesborg is a professor at DTU Physics, where he researches catalytic conversion and storage of energy as well as solar cells, and storage of solar energy.

As a child, Peter built his first electric solar panel and as a PhD project he made photocatalytic energy storage (artificial photosynthesis). After a postdoc at Stanford, Peter founded a start-up company based on a unique technology for large-scale solar installations. Alongside his professorship, Peter is today also scientific director of The VILLUM Power-to-X accelerator (VPX), which supports power-to-x spinouts in spe.

Pilu Samuelsen

Head of Secretariat at Siu-Tsiu. Former Head Teacher at Nuuk International School and head of department at the Institute of Learning.

Tommy Ahlers

Entrepreneur.

Former Minister for Education and Research and former member of Danish Parliament for Venstre.

Torben M. Andersen

Professor, Department of Economics, Aarhus University. Chairman of the Economic Council in Greenland. Former chairman of the Welfare Commission and the Economic Council of Denmark. Torben M. Andersen has an M.Sc. at the London School of Economics and lic.oecon. at Aarhus University.

Victoria Qutuuq Buschman

Environment and Climate Advisor, ICC Greenland

Karen Ellemann

Karen Ellemann is a politician and the current Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, where she took office on January 1, 2023. Karen Ellemann has served as a minister in several Danish governments, including twice as Minister for Nordic Co-operation (2010 and 2017), twice as Minister for Social Affairs and the Interior (2009 and 2015), and Minister for Fisheries (2017), Gender Equality (2016) and the Environment (2010). She was most recently a member of the Danish Parliament for Venstre, the Liberal Party of Denmark.