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LYNDSAY JENSEN

Editor & Founder

Lyndsay has over twenty years of experience in the advertising and publishing industry and holds

degrees in Business, Marketing

and Desktop Publishing.

Born in the UK and brought up in

South Africa, she can understand

and connect with different cultures

and is passionate about networking

and helping internationals. She is a

wife  and mother of two boys aged 25

and 19, as well as an avid campaigner

for special needs rights in Denmark.

She loves to travel, photography,

art and singing rock and blues with

her best friends and partner.

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KENNETH MACALPINE

Managing Director & Partner

Kenneth is a Nordic Financial Manager

in the Transport industry. His degree

in Finance and business was obtained

in the UK. Born in Norway, he moved

to Denmark at the age of 22.

He has Danish-Scottish ancestry

and lives with his large multi-national family in southern Denmark, 

consisting of Danish, Irish and

Brazilian heritage. He is always

interested in new challenges and

loves to live life to the fullest.

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CONRAD EGBERT

Consulting Editor

Conrad is a journalist and editor with

over 20 years of experience across

Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

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MICHAELA MEDVEDOVÁ 

Copy Whisperer

Michaela is from Slovakia and moved to Denmark 3 years ago to study for her Master's degree. She says living in Odense is the perfect city because it's not too large to be intimidating but still exciting! She works at Umbraco as a Magical Copy Whisperer and started a podcast with her friends - @humans.of.sdu. She loves watching and talking about movies, Harry Potter, karaoke nights (even though she can't sing to save her life), and pub quizzes (winning them, to be specific).

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JANE ELGÅRD PETERSEN

Cultural Detective

Jane is a local and grew up in Denmark, apart from a few long-term stays abroad whilst travelling extensively. For the last ten years, her business has supported relocating internationals to Denmark and helping businesses onboard their employees. She loves a challenge and feels there are many different expectations of moving to Denmark, depending on who you are and where you come from.

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SARA ROSE NEWELL

Clinical Laboratory Scientist, MSc

Sara is originally from Canada and

has worked and studied in Iceland

and Denmark. She is a disability rights activist and active member of #enmillionstemmer, and has masters degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Technological Business Development from Aarhus University. Sara has lived

in Denmark since 2003 and lives in Skanderborg with her husband and their three children. She hopes to contribute and share insights

with others who have

children with disabilities.

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OPHELIA WU

Fashion consultant

& Business Owner

Like her hometown Hong Kong, Ophelia has a diverse background and upbringing. She moved to Copenhagen

in 2019. Her fashion and journalism career began in 2007 at ELLE Hong

Kong magazine and later on as an

online stylist at Net-A-Porter.com in

the UK; she has worked with all sorts of creatives, brands and celebrities globally.

She now works on everything fashion

and communication-related. With her love of travelling and the places her work brought her to, people she met from all walks of life inspired her to start her own business M for Minimal: a place to raise the awareness of going back to basics through conscious consumption

and mindfulness with a touch of spirituality- something she has been practising since her teenage years. 

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MARIANO
ANTHONY DAVIES

President & CEO
Oxford Business Services 

Mariano has over 30 years of global experience as a business executive.

He spent ten years with KPMG,

and twenty-five years with the British

Chambers of Commerce (while also running his own companies) and now Oxford Business Services. He is a British citizen, who grew up in Kent, went to boarding school in Sussex and has a British university education. He has been married to a Dane for over 43 years and has held over 100 official anti-Brexit speeches. He both speaks and

writes Danish without difficulty.

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VANESSA PETERSEN

Jewelry Designer - 
Owner Of StyleFreed

Dubbed the 'Jill Of All Trades', Vanessa hails from the sunshine state of Florida. After visiting Copenhagen several times as

a former International Flight Attendant, she permanently

settled in Denmark in 2017 with

her husband. Currently, Vanessa owns the hand-crafted jewellery brand the Style Freed. She creates personalised jewellery centred around healing crystals worldwide. Being a creative "mompreneur'

has also allowed Vanessa to

focus on her son's developmental journey with autism in Denmark.

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LUKE HANNON

Senior Talent 
Acquisition Partner

Luke is a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner at SYBO Games, the company behind the smash-hit game Subway Surfers. Based in Copenhagen (by way of London)!,

he has been working to make

SYBO grow. He spends his time finding the best talent that the games community has to offer! 
He is always keen to build relationships by bringing passion and enthusiasm to the recruitment process. An advocate of Employer Branding, Luke works with the talented people at SYBO to let

the world know how great a place

it is to work. When he's not hiring awesome talents for SYBO or cycling (he does live in Copenhagen, after all!), he's busy reading his favourite books and channelling his inner Hemingway as a writer!

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NANNA HAUCH

Expat Counselor 
& Couple therapist, MPF

Nanna Hauch is a Danish four-time former expat, mother of three Third Culture Kids, licensed couple and family therapist, MPF specialised in

the psychological aspects of expat life, global transitions and intercultural organisational dynamics. She is a warm and analytical therapist and an experienced speaker and workshop facilitator and additionally holds a

M.Sc. in Intercultural Management.
Nanna founded Expat Hero in 2018

to support internationals and their families to adjust to transitional life

and increase mental health

when living globally mobile lives. 

You can read more on www.expathero.dk and connect

with Nanna at +45 40110459 or

email: welcome@expathero.dk

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MONIKA PEDERSEN

International
School Educator

Monika is an international educator who has worked in the UK, Germany, and is now based in Copenhagen, in the bilingual, international school system. Married to a Dane, she enjoys her time, jogging, walking, and cooking.

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ALEXANDRA BECK

Personal Trainer & 
Nutrition Coach

Alex is a Swiss/Brit mom and

wife who has lived in Copenhagen since 2009. She switched from corporate life in communications

to the independent life of an outdoor personal and group fitness trainer. She coaches people of all ages

and fitness levels to find fun and consistency in movement through individual and group workouts. Delivering entertainment and spreading group fitness magic is

her superpower. Alex encourages you to high-five her if you see

her in the capital!

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NATASHA LIVIERO

Pastry Chef

Natasha is a recently qualified pastry chef who is South African

by birth and Croatian by blood.

She spent many years working

for a wellness publication but

did an about-turn at the beginning

of 2020 when she joined a culinary school to fulfil a lifelong dream to study patisserie. She’s passionate about European patisserie and

loves spending time in the kitchen experimenting with recipes (while quibbling with her feline friends),

and is always on the hunt for interesting new cookbooks.

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Social Media

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SHIVANGI SINGH

Head of Social Media

Shivangi is originally from India and is now living in Aalborg, Denmark. Before coming to Denmark, she was working as a dentist in India. Now that her Husband has got a job in Denmark they decided to make the big move. Shivangi has volunteered for a variety of social causes and NGO's in India and wants to continue that here. Moreover she is very socially active and loves meeting new people. 

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ANE-SOPHIE CUSTURA

SoMe Ambassador
for Copenhagen

Ane-Sophie Custura comes from Romania and moved to Denmark in 2016 for her masters. After living in Aarhus until recently, she decided to move to Copenhagen to explore more job opportunities. She loves both cities and looks forward to continuing to discover what Copenhagen has to offer with fresh eyes. 

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MICHAELA MEDVEDOVÁ 

Ambassador for Odense

Michaela came from Slovakia and moved to Denmark 3 years ago to study for her Master's degree. She says living in Odense is the perfect city for her because it's not too large to be intimidating, but still exciting! She works at Umbraco as a Magical Copy Whisperer and started a podcast with her friends - @humans.of.sdu. She loves watching and talking about movies, Harry Potter, karaoke nights (even though she can't sing to save her life), and pub quizzes (winning them, to be specific).

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LESLIE NOYGUES

Ambassador for Horsens

Leslie is a French women living in Horsens, Jutland, since October 2020. 

She moved with her French husband for a new job adventure . She is working as the Customer Service Team Leader for a Danish e-shop selling men's accessories.

She also enjoys meeting new people, broadening her ways of thinking, discovering new places and travelling.

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SHELLY PANDEY

Ambassador 
for Copenhagen

Shelly is from India and has been living in Denmark CPH since 2019. She moved with her husband and little daughter. She holds a post graduation diploma in Business Administration, a bachelors degree in Accounting & Finance along with a diploma in Software Engineering. Additionally, she has more than four years of experience as a Customer Service Analyst for clients like Colgate, National Australia Bank and Vodafone. Currently she is working as an Operations Supervisor at a Germany based start up.

Shelly is also fitness enthusiast and has done training in nutrition. She is a hobbyist photographer and an avid traveler which helped her in realizing her passion for digital content creation. Furthermore, she loves to cook and spend time with her family outdoors.

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    TERUMI MASCARENHAS

    Ambassador for Roskilde

    Terumi is from Brazil (with Japanese and Portuguese roots) and has lived in Mexico, the USA and Egypt. In 2019 she moved to Roskilde together with her Danish husband, 3 children and an Egyptian cat. She has an engineering background but has also worked with NGOs and non-profit organisations. She loves everything creative and is passionate about photography, reading and learning about other cultures. She currently works full time for a non-profit company in Roskilde and has a small photography business on the side.

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    RITIKA JAIN

    Ambassador 
    for Copenhagen

    Born and raised in India, Ritika moved here with her husband in December 2019. She currently works as an SAP EXpert in NTT Data Solutions. Ritika loves exploring new places and vegetarian food along with her husband. She has visited 15 countries so far and plans to visit more. She loves painting with oils and dancing along to Bollywood beats and is an avid nature lover.

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    SAKIB AKHTER

    Ambassador 
    for Copenhagen

    Sakib comes from India and moved to Denmark in 2016. He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and 12-year-old daughter. He works as Software Developer for a Danish IT firm.

    He loves travelling, food and meeting people, has a strong passion for street photography and has been very active in creating and publishing content for the Copenhagen area. Apart from his love of photography, he enjoys cooking and shares his culinary skills with his friends and family.

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    RASHMI JADHAV

    Ambassador 
    for Copenhagen

    Hobby photographer Rashmi comes from India and calls Copenhagen her new home now. After completing her studies in Finance, she turned her attention to becoming a social media influencer in India, where she worked for big brands like FIFA World Cup, Nestle and eBay. She worked as a vendor management associate in Nets. And last but not least is a huge Bollywood fan.

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    PAVLOS TSIAKOUMIS

    Ambassador 
    for Copenhagen

    Pavlos is from Greece and moved to Copenhagen in 2016. He holds a Master's degree in pure Mathematics and works as a Data Scientist in a software company. In his free time, Pavlos is a volunteer in the Greek Scouts, where he is part of the International team representing his organisation in international fora and conferences. He is interested in shooting photos of urban attractions and capturing the most amazing images. He is enthusiastic about Instagram and blogging, and Pavlos never misses the chance to explore and travel around Europe.

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    SHAEEMA ZAMAN

    Ambassador for Aarhus

    Shaeema is from Northeast India and first came to Denmark in 2017 as a PhD student in physics at Aarhus University. After her PhD, Shaeema started her own startup - Science Melting Pot. Her company is a melting pot of services in science outreach, equity and diversity to build an inclusive community in the physical sciences. Shaeema is happily living in Aarhus with her Danish husband and is working towards building her startup to greater heights. She spends her free time playing board games, painting pottery, volunteering for community science outreach events and trying out extreme sports - bungee jumping being the most recent.

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    LAURA IOANA V

    Photographer & Architect

    Laura is a young Transylvanian creative, working with different artistic expressions, from architecture, to design, illustration and photography. With a background in architecture, she  made the move from Romania to Denmark to work in architecture but later understood that a multidisciplinary approach was a better fit, so she decided to move from the classic office job to a more independent and creative path: freelance photography with an occasional dip in other fields. She now specialices in travel photography with her own little business, Copenhagen Photo Experience, that combines photography with tour guiding, offering a unique experience to visitors. And it goes further beyond, Laura enjoys being a concert photographer, food photographer and she’s a novice in analog photography. She is a wild creative soul eager to explore any part of her creator self!

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    TERUMI MASCARENHAS

    Photographer &
    Owner Fjord Foto

    Terumi is from Brazil (with Japanese and Portuguese roots) and has lived in Mexico, the USA and Egypt. In 2019 she moved to Roskilde together with her Danish husband, 3 children and an Egyptian cat. She has an engineering background but has also worked with NGOs and non-profit organisations. She loves everything creative and is passionate about photography, reading and learning about other cultures. She currently works full time for a non-profit company in Roskilde and has a small photography business on the side.

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    ALEX FLUTUR

    Photographer 

    Coming soon.

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