Meet the secretariat
Use our knowledge and experience
Access2innovation is organized in a secretariat with highly experienced and specialised employees.
We have an office in Copenhagen, Aalborg, and Kampala, Uganda.
Experts at your service
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.
Karin Elisabeth Lind
Karin Elisabeth Lind has more than 20 years of experience in building and facilitating partnerships and consortia, most recently from Folkekirkens Nødhjælp. Here and elsewhere, she has completed large projects together with such diverse partners as NGOs, companies, public institutions and networks.
Karin Elisabeth Lind also has extensive experience in raising funding for partnerships, which benefits the entire network.
Henrik has been working with agricultural projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, East Asia and Middle East since 1985.
His experience covers project-planning andimplementation, 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.
Olav Jull Sørensen
Senior Research Coordinator
Olav Jull Sørensen has an educational background in business economics and marketing from Aarhus School of Business and the University of Wisconsin, USA. He established the Cand.Merc. degree in International Business in 1984 under the auspices of Aalborg University and was head of the research group International Business Administration from 1984 to 2014.
PR and Communications
Marianne is an expert in PR and communication with over 17 years of experience from Danish and international business. She ensures that our messages reach all relevant target groups through media such as the press, social media, newsletters and the website.
Marianne runs the PR agency CSRPR.dk, which focuses on NGOs, FN’s Sustainble Development Goals (SDGs), ESG (Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance) plus greentech and cleantech.
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.
A2i representative, East Africa
John has over 40 years’ experience across Africa in both private sector and development, supporting both agriculture, agro-processing, alternative energy and agricultural finance.
He brings a wide database of contacts and practical solutions to regional market entry and engagement, recognising the needs of developing and competitive markets.
Project coordinator, East Africa
At A2i, Yango is responsible for providing technical and administrative leadership for the program team in East Africa. Prior to this role, he worked with the Eastern Africa Farmers Federation(Nairobi) and the Madhvani Group, providing leadership through an inclusive systems approach to enterprise development, agribusiness incubation/acceleration, skills development, youth and women job creation, access to finance, value chain development, capacity/institution building, investment facilitation, and policy reforms.
External adviser, energy
Ole Stein has worked with Access2innovation for many years. He is an expert in building business in Africa, especially in the energy sector. He also knows all about the financial management of projects.
Contact Henrik Anker-Ladefoged to get in contact with Ole Stein.