About NOCA

Henrik Ryberg - NOCA

Henrik Ryberg, Head of the Danish Defence Academy

Chairman of the board

Henrik is Head of the Defense Academy, and is a trained officer in the defense and a commander in the Navy. He has an HD in Organization and a Master in Public Administration. Henrik has a long career in defense with experience from the Navy as Ship Manager and Chief positions in the Defense Command, the Armed Forces Staff Service and the Defense Academy.

Mads Junget Madsen

Mads Junget Madsen, VP of HR, Carlsberg

Vice chairman

Mads has had a long career in the military, and previously worked as a consultant. He now works as the VP of HR at Carlsberg, which he has done for a number of years. Mads became part of NOCA’s board in 2018.

Anne Lindholm Behnk

Anne Lindholm Behnk, Head of HR at Aarhus University

Board member

Anne is a member of NOCA’s Board of Directors and Head of HR at Aarhus University. Anne joined Aarhus University in December 2012, after being Senior Director Talent Management / Corporate HR at Arla Foods, where she took the role of Head of Organizational Development. In November 2015, Anne became Head of HR at Aarhus University.

Louise Sylvest, People (HR) Director, Bestseller

Board member

Louise is People (HR) Director of BESTSELLER. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Aarhus University and has worked for the last 8 years at BESTSELLER, where she has previously been responsible for Academy and Talent Development. Throughout her career, Louise has also worked in the consulting industry.

Pia Irene Andreasen - NOCA

Pia Irene Andreasen, HR Director/ Chief People Officer at PFA Pension

Board member

Pia Irene is a member of NOCA’s Board of Directors and HR Director / CHRO at PFA Pension. Pia has previously been in Bl.a. Danish bank.

Pia Bramming - NOCAs bestyrelse

Pia Bramming, Department Head, Aarhus University

Board member

Pia is a member of NOCA’s board and also Associate Professor and Department Head at Aarhus University. In addition, she has previously been responsible for the HRM programs at CBS and is it currently at AU. Throughout her career, Pia has also worked on a number of research projects in collaboration with large organizations in Denmark.

Mariane Therkelsen

Mariane Therkelsen, Director – Improvement, Quality and Communication, Region Nordjylland

Board member

For a number of years, Mariane has worked with management and as a leader in the public sector. Earlier as an experienced process consultant with a systemic approach to leadership development, group processes, change management, organizational development, coaching etc.

Alice Larsen

Alice Larsen, CVP Human Resources, Chr. Hansen

Board member

Alice Larsen is the CHRO at Chr. Hansen. Alice has previously been the owner of the consulting company New Day Company – a company with a focus on organizational-, management- and employee development.

Jacob Rye - NOCA

Jacob Rye, Director of People & Organisation Development, FLSmidth


For many years Jacob has worked as Head of Supply Chain Management at Telenor and Metro Cash and Carry. Since then, he has worked as Global Capability Manager at FLSmidth, where he is now Director of People & Organization Development.

Pierre Berkmann

Pierre Berkmann, SVP Group HR, GN Store Nord


Pierre Berkmann is SVP for Group HR at GN Store North. Before Pierre came to GN Store North, he had a long career at AP Møller Mærsk, where he was Regional HR Manager for North Asia at Mærsk Line.

Thomas Molin

Thomas Molin, VP of HR, University of Copenhagen


Thomas is Vicepresident of HR at University of Copenhagen. Thomas has many years of experience with HR development and leadership in the public sector. Thomas has previously been Sekretariatschef at Ledelseskommisionen and Head of Office at Moderniseringsstyrelsen.

Bård Grande

Bård Grande, SVP HR, ATP


Bård has more than 20 years of experience within the field of HR. Bård is SVP HR at ATP, and has previously had a long career as part of Novo Nordisk HR.

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