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Svend Hardenberg

Svend Hardenberg

Permanent Secretary

Government of Greenland

Permanent Secretary at Government of Greenland





Government of Greenland

Permanent Secretary

Qaasuitsup Kommunia


Greenland Invest


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Blue Advice


Blue Advice offer CEO consultation on a one-to-one basis. And as interim CEO, for companies in times of transition or as the result of the sudden departure of the company's previous CEO.


LinKS Advice


We are LinKS. A top executive business network that provides leadership programs and strategy advice for decisionmakers across private and public sectors.

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Greenland Ambassador


The LinKS approach is threefolded:
ACADEMIA – that offers Executive Leadership Development
ADVICE – that offers Collaborative Consulting
ALLIANCES – that orchastrates Global Partnerships

LinKS ignites strategic relations across agendas and businesses and convert them into challenges, solution opportunities and new business creation. We create synergies across businesses and organizations to improve of business results.

In other words, LinKS offers:


The National Court in Greenland

Assistant judge


Projektkoordinator - Folketingsvalget 2011

Greenland Self Rule

Chairman of the Negotiation committee

Chairman of the Negotiation Committee on behalf of the Cabinet on the Aluminium Project with Alcoa

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Has made a big reorganization in NUKISSIORFIIT, with a 25%reduction of the number of employees in the main administration. At the same time boosting the company's overall efficiency with internal efficiency projects. In additional to this ordered 3 new hydro power projects, and other minor development projects in the production and destribution.
Changed many of the internal procedures and policies to support the overall goal on efficiency and customer service. The company had in 2009 a turnover on 709 mio. DKK (in 2008 669 mio. DKK).
Since 2006 we have focused on pushing the boundaries for the company´s sustainable energyproduction from 40% based on hydro, of the total energy produced, to 60% in 2010, and it will be 70% in 2013.


TELE Greenland A/S

Member of the Board

Greenland Development

Chairman of the Board

Greenland Development is the Greenland Self Rule project company servicing the Self Rule Government with the project development, on the Alcoa Aluminum Project.

Air Greenland Inc

Director, General Office & Human Resources

Has been a key figure in the turn around of the company started in 2000, with the result of positive and growing revenues in the consecutive years after. In the first year alone we turned the result from a deficit on 30 mio. DKK to a surplus on 30 mio. DKK. As an example negotiated a zero-result on all collective agreements in their first year in the collective bargains. Has made several internal reorganization projects to cut costs. Has been the chief liaison person to the Greenland Home Rule Government on a broad area, and responsible for the company's concessions, route permits, pension agreements and the aircraft- and other insurances. And responsible for the strategy on and handling of all legal matter. For example a major lawsuit, filed by the competitive authorities in Greenland, which was won by Air Greenland Inc. Has been the secretary for the board of directors and assistant to the CEO of the company.

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Air Greenland Inc

Head Clerk

Has been a central resource and coordinator in Air Greenlands Inc.´s rationalization in 2000, which resulted in 53 layoffs and a shift from 10 years deficit to historic positive turnovers and profits.


Air Greenland Inc


Wharton Business School

LinKS@Wharton, The Upside of Economic Crisis - Risk perspectives and leading opportunity at the same time.

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

LinKS@Wharton, Crisis & Constructive Governance

PIL 30, Center for Ledelse

Business Partner Programme, SAS

Aalborg Universitet

Master of Science, Economics and Business Administration

Birkerød Gymnasium

Gentofte Studenter Kursus