An energetic, ambitious and outspoken editor
I am a Danish media entrepreneur and the owner of the niche media OLFI covering Danish defence and security politics. In 2015 I established OLFI and launched the site in February 2016. Since then OLFI has become the most important media about the defence forces in Denmark raising a wide, open and fairly outspoken debate about this subject.
Before establishing OLFI I worked for 1,5 years as a communications consultant with the Director of Public Prosecutions in Copenhagen (anklagemyndigheden). I have a background as a journalist from The University of Southern Denmark in Odense and worked for eight years at the National Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, where I among other areas covered crime, health and the defense forces – and the wars in Afghanistan and Libya.
In 2008 I received the “Digger Prize” by the Danish Association of Investigative Journalists (FUJ) for the best example of investigative journalism in the newspaper category. I am the author of the book “Soldier for Denmark” published in 2006 about a Danish sergeant serving in the Army throughout the years of the development of the Danish activist foreign policy.
In the 1990’ies I was an active officer of the reserve with the Royal Life Guard and I spent almost six years in the Danish Army. In 1993 I served the Danish forces as a squad leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Sarajevo) and in 2004-2005 I was the head press- and information officer for the Danish contingent in Iraq (Basra) consisting of more than 500 soldiers and employees. I have educated African and Eastern European officers in UN military duty participating and leading exercises in Zimbabwe (1998) and in Czech Republic (1997).
In 2010 I received a Marshall Memorial Fellowship with The German Marshall Fund of The United States (GMF), and since 2013 I have served as the GMF City Coordinator in Copenhagen.
I am also a keen sailor and used to sing in different choirs as a boy and an adult. I have crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a 43 ft. sailing yacht from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia in the Caribbean (2003), worked in the French Alps for three full winter seasons and as a jackaroo on a farm in Australia (2003). All in all I have lived several years abroad in countries like France, Turkey and New Zealand.