Curriculum vitae

Niels Højberg

d.o.b. 24.2.1954

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Educational background

1986

Master of Philosophy(MPhil) in Social Science, University of Glasgow

1984

MSc (Political Science), University of Aarhus

1979

Subsidiary subject in Philosophy ( exam.art ), University of Aarhus

Work experience

2006-

Managing Director, Region Syddanmark

2002-06

Chief County Executive, County of Funen

1998-2002

Chief County Executive, County of Viborg

1993-98

Director of School and Social Affairs, County of Ringkjøbing

1989-93

Town Clerk, Ringkøbing Municipality

1987-89

Head of Secretariat, Department of Social Services, County of Ringkjøbing

1986-87

Head of Section, Budget Division, Ministry of Finance

Other appointments

1995

Part-time lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus

1985

Assistant lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Aarhus

1980-84

Student teacher, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus

Managerial development (extract)

2006

Management seminar at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

2005

Executive seminar, Forum for Top Executive Management: Management Excellence in the Knowledge Society, North Carolina State University

2004

Visiting scholar, SCANCOR, Stanford University and Business School, California

1999-2003

Development course for county directors

Representative positions (extract)

2007-

Member of the Board, Odense Zoo

2006-

Member of the Board, Væksthus for Ledelse

2006-

Member of the Committee of Representatives, Fionia Bank

2005-

Chair of the Board, H.C. Vestergaard ApS

2005-

Chair of the Board, TCM Denmark Contracting A/S

2005-

Member of the Board, Science Ventures Denmark A/S, University of Southern Denmark

2004-

Chair of the Steering Committee, TCM Denmark (Traditional Complementary Medicine)

2004-05

Chair of the working group for codex work regarding relationship between politicians and executive management, Forum for Top Executive Management

2004-07

Member of the Board, RoboCluster, University of Southern Denmark

2003-07

Member of the Board, KnowledgeLab Denmark, University of Southern Denmark

2001-04

External Member of the Faculty Council of Social Sciences, University of Aarhus

1997-

Member of the Board, Vejle Fjord Foundation

1996-98

Chair of the Board, Information Centre for Social Work, Counties of Ribe, Ringkjøbing and Vejle

1992-

External examiner, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, University of Copenhagen and University of Southern Denmark

1991-93

Chair of the Town Clerk Association, County of Ringkjøbing

Publications (extract)

2005

Co-author of Den offentlige leder og en demokratisk bundlinie – discussion paper from the think tank, Public Governance, SAS Institute

2004

Co-author of Dynamik & dilemma – et privat udspil om god offentlig topledelse – discussion paper from the think tank, Public Governance, SAS Institute