New Danish Partners

21 August 2019

Friisberg & Partners International are proud to announce that Susanne Becker Mikkelsen and Birgitte Olrik are joining Friisberg & Partners International in Denmark as Managing Partner and Partner respectively. Susanne and Birgitte Olrik both have exceptional search backgrounds and expertise and will be adding a great deal of knowledge and value to Friisberg’s clients in the Nordics, and across the globe.

Susanne Becker Mikkelsen re-joins Friisberg & Partners, where she started her Executive Search career in Copenhagen in 2004. Now she will be leading Friisberg & Partners International in the Danish executive and board search markets, where she has more than 15 years of experience recruiting CEO’s, executives, senior advisors, chairmen and board members. Her particular expertise is within the areas of finance, IT, professional services, retail, and in governance advisory. She holds a master’s degree in business from Copenhagen Business School, is an alumnus of the Wharton executive leadership programme and has 12 years’ experience of the financial sector, from i.a. Tryg, RD and has many more years of specialist experience in the IT, Telecoms & Media sectors.

Birgitte Olrik has previous professional experience in the Consumer Goods sector. She is a fluent French speaker and has enjoyed a professional career with various global French groups, working initially with strong global brands including l’Oreal & Danone as, respectively, Marketing Director and Country Manager. She was also Nordics Country Manager for the large French industrial group, Pechiney. In 2006, after completing an Executive MBA at the AVT Business school in Copenhagen, she began her career in executive search, initially with Korn/Ferry and then with Stanton Chase as a Partner. She now has 12 years executive search experience with a primary focus on serving clients within the Consumer Goods and Medical Device sector.

Friisberg & Partners International is proud to be a 50% female led firm. With Susanne and Birgitte as the latest additions to the Friisberg partnership that balance is maintained. Susanne and Birgitte in particular. and Friisberg in general. are dedicated to and focused on working to enhance diversity and inclusion, enjoying success in targeting highly qualified female executives for senior management and board positions.