Board of Directors SVC

The Board of Directors at Silicon Vikings Copenhagen Chapter works very closely with the rest of our team.

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Navid Ostadian-Binai
Founder and Executive Chairman

Navid founded the Copenhagen chapter of Silicon Vikings, motivated by his love for Silicon Valley and technology as well as his desire to make a difference for individuals, businesses and society. His first experience of the valley was as an exchange student at UC Berkeley. Later, he has worked closely with Silicon Valley eco-system through his position as Sales Engineering Manager at IPtronics, and now as Business Development Executive for Cogniance, a software development and design outsourcing partner for venture-backed startups and corporate innovation labs in the world's tech hubs. Navid generally operates within technology, business and creativity.

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Martin Ferro-Thomsen
Board Member & Vice President, Strategic Projects

Martin is the Founder and CEO of Conferize, a global startup to reinvent conferences for the 21st century. He is also Co-Founder of Issuu, a Time.com Best Website and one of the most successful international startups to come out of Denmark. Martin holds an MA and generally operates within culture and technology, innovation and design.

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Michael Reibel Boesen
Board Member & Vice President, Operations

Michael is the co-founder and CTO of Biomicore - a company aiming to commercialize Michael's patent on a technology that enables electronic chips to self-repair in case of faults. Michael is a scientist turned entrepreneur, he has a PhD and IT engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark and has worked at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He's also the founder and project manager of the AppGarage DTU a hackerspace for students looking to commercialize apps. He's also involved in establishing a new tech startup epicenter in Copenhagen a project called CphQ.

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Jakob Bundgaard
Board Member

Jakob acts as the Managing Director of CORIT Advisory. He advises broadly on tax law matters and possesses a special expertise within the field of company and group taxation, international tax law, including EU-law, financial instruments, corporate finance and private equity. Furthermore, Jakob is engaged in cleantech-companies and climate regulation. Concurrently with his counseling activities, he is active in academia and has been a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School. Jakob is appointed honorary professor of international tax law at the University of Aarhus.

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Magnus Eriksson
Board Member & Co-Founder of Silicon Vikings

Magnus was the Executive Director of the Swedish Office of Science and Technology in Silicon Valley in 1996-98 where he was one of the three co-founders of Silicon Vikings. He now serves as Group Vice President at Gartner, responsible for Global Practices and head of Consulting Nordics. With his home in Sweden and the office in Stamford, CT he is a frequent commuter across the Atlantic and connects the IT communities between the countries.