Flemming Besenbacher, Chair (since 2012)

Nationality: Danish
Year of birth: 1952

Flemming Besenbacher was the founding director of the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, from 2002 to 2012. He has extensive experience of, and is consulted within, managing large knowledge-based organisations and has strong competences relating to innovation, research, CSR and sustainable development.

Flemming Besenbacher has received several distinctions in Denmark and abroad for his research, for instance “The Chinese Government Highest International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award” of the People’s Republic of China.


Board Chair: The Carlsberg Foundation; Carlsberg Laboratory; Aarhus Vand A/S; UNLEASH; ONE\THIRD and DANIAS.
Board Member: Property companies affiliated to the Carlsberg Foundation; Unisense Holding 2 A/S and two of its subsidiaries.
Other positions: Honorary Doctor at 16 Chinese universities; foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Academician).