Flemming Besenbacher

Chairman, Carlsberg Group and Carlsberg Foundation

Flemming Besenbacher is chairman of the Carlsberg Group, the Carlsberg Foundation, the Danish government’s Advisory Board for Circular Economy, member of the Danish government’s Digital Growth Panel and Danish Ministry of Taxation’s advisory panel for succession planning in commercial foundations. He is also a professor of nanoscience at Aarhus University, deputy chairman of Innovation Fund Denmark and board member of Unisense A/S.

Besenbacher sits on several advisory boards related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and he is chairman of the non-profit organization UNLEASH.

Besenbacher is an international leading scientist within the field of nanoscience, and he has published more than 700 scientific articles in international journals such as Science and Nature. He is one of the most cited Danish scientists with 36, 000 citations and an H-factor of 98.

Speaking at the following WCEF2019 sessions:

Tuesday 4 June at 11.00-12.30: Plastics and a circular bioeconomy

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