Meet the secretariat

Use our knowledge and experience

Access2innovation is organized in a secretariat with highly experienced and specialised employees. 

We are seated in Aalborg, Aarhus and Copenhagen and have representation in East Africa.

We have many years of practical and research-based knowledge and experience with innovation, business developing, funding and creating partnerships – in Denmark and in African countries.

Jacob Ravn

Jacob Ravn

CEO & Ph.d

Jacob has been the project manager of Access2innovation since 2007 and brings a wealth of experience to the team, having successfully launched numerous spin-off ventures through applied network-based innovation.

Through 5 years previous work at the Danish Red Cross, Jacob possesses in-depth knowledge of the Danish and international NGO sector.

Jacob holds a PhD in network based business model innovation aimed at aid and relief work from Aalborg University.

 

  jr@access2innovation.com

  +45 2770 2318

Henrik Anker-Ladefoged

Henrik Anker-Ladefoged

Program manager

Henrik has been working with agricultural projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, East Asia and Middle East since 1985.

His experience covers project-planning and implementation including preparation of production- and business plans, market surveys and marketing, financial analysis and staff administration.

He has been working as a consultant for both the private as well as the public sector, and as an investor he has hand-on experience and an extensive network in Denmark and East Africa.

 

  hal@access2innovation.com

  +45 2361 1035

Ole Stein

Ole Stein

Program manager

Ole has practical hands-on experience with developemnet and funding renewable anergy projects in East European and African countries. 

The main focus is on analyzing, develop and build profitable business, with a focus on project mangagement, administration and technical knowhow.

He mangage every aspect of site surveys, technical matters, communication with locals, as well as negotiation and contracts. 

 

  os@access2innovation.com

  +45 2660 4701

Anders Anker-Ladefoged

Anders Anker-Ladefoged

Program coordinator

Anders has gained international experience in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through different companies and projects.

Anders works with value chain analyses, market analyses and financial analyses. He has also published an article based on his work in East Africa.

  aal@access2innovation.com

  +45 6024 4035

Morten Penthin Svendsen

Morten Penthin Svendsen

Program coordinator

Morten has strong focus on developing the secretariats impact investing and partnerships financing initiatives.

After years of working with policy-making and management consulting at both Confederation of Danish Industries and ICF Consulting Group in Brussels, Belgium.

Morten is now working on a Ph.d. in collaboration with WWF – Denmark and Danish Red Cross with a focus on impact investing and impact management. 

  mps@access2innovation.com

  +45 6126 0147

Thomas Augustinus

Thomas Augustinus

Program manager

Thomas Augustinus has worked for more than 10 years with international development assistance and business development.

He has a broad background with experience in natural resource management, large infrastructure projects (hydro-power) as well as development of small and medium size enterprises in the context of developing countries.

Thomas also brings along experience as a member of the Board of Directors of a charity foundation, CARE-Denmark as well as several Danish companies. 

  ta@access2innovation.com

  +45 2096 1460