Arctic Consensus has an operational steering committee that acts as a link for stronger cooperation between the private and public sectors as well as relevant knowledge institutions. The steering group is composed with a focus on creating synergy across traditional, professional and organizational barriers.
The steering group consists of decision-making leaders in both the private and public sectors. The capabilities of the steering committee have considerable experience with international relations, networking and extensive knowledge of the Arctic region.
Phone: 99 30 15 01
Claus Holstein holds a Master’s in Business with a specialization in Organization and Strategy from Aalborg University, and has been the CEO of Port of Aalborg A/S since 2007. The Greenlandic harbor in Aalborg is the main port for ship traffic between Greenland, Denmark, and the EU. Claus Holstein has a wealth of business experience from the Arctic and the North Atlantic. As a member of the steering committee, he is focusing on logistics and business cooperation between actors in the Arctic and Denmark.
Head of Department
Phone: 97 64 82 65
Henning Christensen holds a Master’s of Science in Public Administration. He is currently the head of regional development in the North Denmark Region and the executive secretary of the North Sea Commission. Henning Christensen has a substantive background in international relations and has been involved with regional political affairs for over 22 years. He has a network that includes contacts in the EU, and he is focusing on the business perspective of the collaboration between Greenland and the North Denmark Region.
Phone: 99 40 91 38
Henrik Halkier is dean of the Faculty of Humanities at Aalborg University. Previously Halkier has been tourism researcher and professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University. With this role, he has established a stronger research focus on the Arctic regions. Furthermore, is Halkier behind the initiative AAU Arctic, which is a platform, which bring together Arctic focused activities.