Year of birth: 1955
Søren-Peter Fuchs Olesen is CEO of the Danish National Research Foundation, and he was director of the Center for Cardiac Arrhythmia at the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital from 2005-2015. He has been involved in starting up and developing several pharma and device companies as cofounder, CEO, scientific director and board member. He is member of the Board of Directors of the Carlsberg Foundation, property companies affiliated to the Carlsberg Foundation and Carlsberg Laboratory. He is Chair of the evaluation committees for visiting scientists at Danmarks Nationalbank and the Nordea Foundation.
Søren-Peter Olesen has substantial experience of managing knowledge organisations, turning basic science into new products, innovation and planning, and extensive experience of funding, investor relations and CSR.