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CBS Talks w. Michael Rasmussen

  • Copenhagen Business School Porcelænshaven Frederiksberg, 2000 Denmark (map)

Michael Rasmussen – Leadership in Change

We are proud to announce our first Talk of 2015 with the CEO of Nykredit Michael Rasmussen! The event will take place at Porcelænshaven, and Nykredit will be at the networking event to answer all questions that you might have. 

The registration will open on the 4th of March!

15.30-16.00 - Registration
16.00-17.00 - Talk by Michael Rasmussen
17.00-17.30 - Q&A
17.30-18.30 - Networking

Michael Rasmussen talks about his leadership journey as head of Nykredit – the largest lender in Denmark, and one of the largest private bond issuers in Europe. Since Michael Rasmussen joined Nykredit in September 2013, neither he nor the company has stopped moving forward. His ambitions are high and the changes profound. Michael Rasmussen will give an honest talk about his personal leadership journey; about the importance of strategy and leadership values, and not least about the journey to reposition the Nykredit Group to the changed market conditions.

Michael Rasmussen (1964), Group Chief Executive of Nykredit since September 2013. 

Michael Rasmussen started his career in finance in 1986 when he joined Nordea's Treasury area. In 1990, he graduated as MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. He then worked his way to become a top executive of Nordea. In 2000, he was appointed member of the Executive Management of Nordea Bank Denmark. In 2008, he became a member of the Group Executive Management of Nordea, and in 2011 he could add Country Senior Executive of Nordea Denmark and Head of Retail Banking to his CV. 

In September 2013, he joined Nykredit as Group Chief Executive. At the same time, he became chair of the Association of Danish Mortgage Banks. 

Nykredit is a customer-driven financial mutual, founded by its customers and existing for its customers. That has been the case for more than 150 years. But, as Michael Rasmussen points out, "sometimes you need to change to stay the same". 

Since his very first day in charge of Nykredit, Michael Rasmussen has set an agenda of profound change: "We have embarked on a long journey that calls for courage. We must aspire every day because our customers, the Danish homeowners, deserve a company that constantly improves and truly takes care of them, their families and their finances". 

Michael Rasmussen has named Nykredit's strategy "Winning the Double", and the sports reference is not a coincidence. Michael Rasmussen loves football, tennis, running and cycling. Furthermore, he prioritises spending time with his family, his wife Kamilla, and their two children, Emilia (2004) and Selma (2008).

Earlier Event: December 10
CBS Talks w. Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Later Event: April 29
CBS Talks w. Lars Tvede