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An advisory network that takes part in making a change

The advisory network is composed of a group of experienced leaders who advise and assist Plastic Change.

Steen Riisgaard

Strategy, Fundraising, Solutions

For more than 20 years, Steen was CEO of Novozymes, a listed Danish company delivering sustainable enzymatic solutions to industrial problems across industries all over the world. Steen currently holds more than 10 board positions, including as chairman of the Danish chapter of the World Wildlife Foundation.

Margrete Auken

Regulatory, Media

Margrete is a member of the European Parliament and a former member of the Danish Parliament. Margrete has held several roles in the area of environmental protection in the public service arena and served on the board of directors of Plastic Change in the first year of our existence.

Anne-Marie Skov

Media, Fundraising, Solutions

Anne-Marie is currently Director of the Tuborg Foundation, a charity under the Carlsberg Foundation. Anne-Marie has been head of communications and CSR at Carlsberg and Novozymes / Novo Nordisk.

Marcus Eriksen

Scientific Documentation, NGO, Information, Education

Marcus is a co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute, a California-based organization focusing on plastic pollution in the oceans. Marcus has written probably the most comprehensive scientific article on marine plastic pollution partly based on his own expeditions.

Francois Galgani

Scientific Documentation, Industry, Authorities

Francois is Chairman of the Technical Group on marine litter advising the EU Commission regarding the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Francois has a long track record for scientific documentation of marine pollution, also based on his own expeditions in the Mediterranean Sea.

Morten Ugelvig Andersen

Competitions, business development, project management

Morten is National Manager of project organization Venture Cup, which works with entrepreneurship both nationally and internationally. The organization has 16 years of experience organizing competitions and today runs a wide variety of entrepreneurial projects. Morten has extensive experience in competitive concept development, business development and project implementation.

Martin Petersen

Industry, Solutions

Martin is CEO of ecoXpac A/S, a Danish company which develops and manufactures products made of recycled natural fiber, including the Green Fiber Bottle developed in collaboration with Carlsberg, which is the world’s first 100% biodegradable wood fiber bottle for drinks. Throughout his career, Martin has believed in innovation as a crucial aspect of creating a more sustainable future.

Pia Glavind

Partnerships & Fundraising

Pia Glavind supports the fundraising and partner profile of Plastic Change by utilizing her extensive network in investment forums.

Pia has the resources to ensure operational foundation for the organization as well as financial support for projects. Together we are passionate about making a difference to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans and natural environments. 

Kristian Syberg

Kristian holds a Master of Science and a PhD, and is lector of environmental risk at the Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change at Roskilde University. Kristian is involved in a number of projects to increase awareness of the negative environmental impacts of microplastic and also to study the prevalence of marine microplastic litter. In addition Kristian is involved in efforts to analyse regulatory changes with regard to plastic pollution – in Denmark as well as in the European Union.