About NOCA

Henrik Ryberg

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


Mads har haft en længere karriere inden for forsvaret, og tidligere arbejdet som konsulent. Han arbejder nu for Carlsberg, som han har gjort i en længere årrække. Mads blev en del af NOCA’s bestyrelse i 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


Louise er medlem af NOCAs bestyrelse og PEOPLE (HR) Director i BESTSELLER. Louise er uddannet med en master i Business Administration and Management fra Aarhus Universitet og har arbejdet de sidste 8 år i BESTSELLER, hvor hun tidligere har været ansvarlig for Academy og Talent Development. Louise har igennem sin karriere også arbejdet inden for konsulentbranchen.


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 Universitet


Pia er medlem af NOCAs bestyrelse og desuden lektor og Department Head på Aarhus Universitet. Herudover har hun tidligere været ansvarlig for HRM-uddannelserne på CBS og er det nuværende på AU. Pia har igennem sin karriere også arbejdet med en række forskningsprojekter i samarbejde med store organisationer i Danmark.

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


Alice Larsen er CHRO hos Chr. Hansen. Alice har tidligere været ejer af konsulentvirksomheden New Day Company – en virksomhed med fokus på organisation-, ledelse- og medarbejderudvikling. 

Jacob Rye - NOCA

Jacob Rye, Director of People & Organisation Development, FLSmidth


Jacob har i en lang årrække arbejdet som Head of Supply Chain Management hos hhv. Telenor og Metro Cash and Carry. Sidenhen har han arbejdet som Global Capability Manager hos FLSmidth, hvor han nu er Director of People & Organisation 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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    Anne Bisbjerg Lee, Novozymes

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