The DIS Board of Directors Appoints Charlotte Mark as Chairperson

The DIS Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Charlotte Mark, Managing Director at Microsoft Development Copenhagen, has been appointed Chair at the Board’s annual meeting on April 26, 2021. The Board also reappointed Ian Samuel Terkildsen as Vice Chair.

Charlotte Mark joined the DIS Board in 2014 and has passionately contributed to the development of DIS with her vast experience in leadership, innovation, business strategy, and change management. Charlotte is a strong advocate for international education and talent mobility which she executes through a wide range of advisory and governing boards in the private and public sector. Charlotte has also been directly engaged with DIS students, through the Visiting Host program and welcoming our communication and business students on very popular field study visits to Microsoft, semester after semester.

Charlotte writes:
“I am excited and humbled to be trusted the Chair position at DIS. I have a strong veneration for international education and the value it brings to the individual and to society. I am impressed with the dedication and capabilities of the DIS team, as well as our distinguished North American partner colleges and universities. Covid-19 has imposed turbulent times on the entire educational sector, but DIS is managing extraordinarily well and will continue to deliver life-changing experiences for students.”

The change in Chair comes after Leif Beck Fallesen decided to step down from the DIS Board after many years of service as board member and Chair. Leif has been instrumental in supporting DIS through many significant transitions and strategic initiatives that have put DIS in the strong position it is in today. The DIS Board and management had the opportunity at the annual meeting to thank Leif for his contributions and long dedication to DIS.

The DIS Board is delighted that Charlotte has agreed to accept the responsibility as Chair. It is clear that Charlotte’s leadership will allow the DIS Board to support and develop DIS as we move forward.

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