About Greater Copenhagen

Together for economic growth and development

 

Greater Copenhagen is a collaborative organisation promoting growth and development in the largest Nordic metropolitan region, encompassing 4.3 million citizens in Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark. Through alliances and pilot projects we are building the foundation for future growth and welfare. Our goal is clear: Greater Copenhagen will be a global hub for growth, sustainable solutions and innovation.

Our work to achieve this goal is anchored in partnerships, which we see as the key to development and innovation in Greater Copenhagen’s 85 municipalities and 4 regions. We promote cooperation between our members and create alliances at both the regional and international levels, connecting knowledge hubs, businesses and public institutions.

Climate change, pandemics and global economic crises pose a serious threat to growth and welfare in any metropolis. However, at Greater Copenhagen we also see opportunity in these challenges, because the region has huge potential for growth and development by embracing sustainability and green solutions.

Some challenges we solve independently through pilot projects intended to pave the way for innovation and new development opportunities. Other tasks are tackled through alliances and cooperation with external partners from the business and public sectors.

Greater Copenhagen’s efforts are directed at 5 key areas, which are essential to the framework for our future growth and welfare:

Green Transition

Labour market

Infrastructure

Digitalisation

Life Science

Greater Copenhagen was founded in 2015 and includes Region Skåne, Region Halland, Region Hovedstaden, Region Sjælland and all 85 Danish and Swedish municipalities in the region.

Greater Copenhagen’s Board

Greater Copenhagen’s activities are led by the organisation’s political Board, The Greater Copenhagen Committee, with 18 representatives for the organisation’s 89 member organisations.

The Committee is led by:

Heino Knudsen

President of
the Regional Council
Region Sjælland

Chairman

Mikaela Waltersson

President of
the Regional Council
Region Halland

Vice Chairman

Carl Johan Sonesson

President of
the Regional Council
Region Skåne

Vice Chairman

The other members of the Board are:

Sophie Hæstrup

President of
the Regional Council
Region Hovedstaden

Henrik Fritzon

Member of
the Regional Council
Region Skåne

Martin Geertsen

Member of
the Regional Council
Region Hovedstaden

Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh

Mayor
Malmö

Evan Lynnerup

Member of
the Regional Council
Region Sjælland

Steen Christiansen

Mayor
Albertslund

Peter Danielsson

Mayor
Helsingborg

Niels Hörup

Mayor
Solrød

Pierre Månsson

Mayor
Kristianstad

Karsten Søndergaard

Mayor
Egedal

Carsten Rasmussen

Mayor
Lejre

Patric Åberg

Mayor
Östra Göinge

Philip Sandberg

Mayor
Lund

Torkild Strandberg

Mayor
Landskrona

*Membership of Greater Copenhagen’s Committee rotates in Skåne between the municipalities Landskrona, Trelleborg and Hässleholm.

Greater Copenhagen’s Secretariat

Greater Copenhagen’s Secretariat develops, coordinates and implements the organisation’s initiatives. The Secretariat is located in Inner Copenhagen and led by Managing Director Tue David Bak.

Tue David Bak

Managing Director

Phone: +45 23 30 25 35

Jens Thomsen

Head of Communication

Phone: +45 21 28 65 60

Martin Frost-Knudsen

Finance & Project Officer

Phone: +45 40 15 65 64

Matilda Sommelius

Senior Advisor

Phone: +45 30 66 38 68

Signe Rubenhagen

Senior Advisor

Phone: +45 30 56 73 65

Phillip Siomka

Senior Advisor

Phone: +45 31 19 65 64

Nikoline Egerod Leth

Junior Analyst

Phone: +45 53 89 65 64

Ylva Hansson

Communication Assistant

Phone: +45 31 34 57 84