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 og projektleder

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

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

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

Anders Anker-Ladefoged

Anders Anker-Ladefoged

Program coordinator

Anders has gained international experience in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, and in 2016 he worked for 4 months for a Danish company in Dar es Salaam during an internship.

Anders has mainly been working with value chain analysis, market analysis and strategic planning, primarily within agribusiness. 

  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

Marianne Andersen

Marianne Andersen

Communication

  Ma@access2innovation.com

  +45 6130 7304