Søren Skafte Overgaard
PARTNER AND BOARD MEMBER IN THE COMMUNICATION AGENCY FRIDAY & PARTNERS

Søren Skafte Overgaard is a partner and board member in the communication agency FRIDAY & Partners, which provides advice about strategic communication, branding and PR at the intersection of management, organisation and marketing. The client list includes a wide range of Denmark’s biggest companies, organisations and foundations as well as design brands and food companies. FRIDAY was founded in 2014 and has been one of Denmark’s fastest growing communication agencies ever since.

Søren Skafte Overgaard was a partner and CEO in the branding and design agency e-Types in 2002–2014 and worked as an independent branding consultant in 2014–16. In 2007–2009 he was chairman of the Danish Design Association, and in 2013–2014 he was a member of the Design Committee of the Confederation of Danish Industry. Søren Skafte Overgaard has experience from numerous branding and design projects.

Søren Skafte Overgaard is a member of the advisory board for the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at CBS (Copenhagen Business School), a former chairman of the Danish Design Association and a former external examiner and MA supervisor in the branding components of CBS’ MBA and Master of Corporate Communications programmes. He acted as a company supervisor on Denmark’s first-ever Industrial PhD thesis written by a designer and was involved as a case person and guest lecturer in connection with a case study on e-Types and its business models at Harvard Business School. Søren Skafte Overgaard has an MA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and the University of California, Berkeley. Additional training in Strategic Management and Innovation and in Design, Innovation & Strategy, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Thomas Madsen-Mygdal CEO & Co-founder, TwentyThree
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
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Rikke Ullersted Partner & creative director, Makers and Explorers
Rikke Ullersted
Rikke Ullersted Partner & creative director, Makers and Explorers
Mark Wee Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
Mark Wee
Mark Wee Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council
Mads Quistgaard Founder and partner, Urgent.Agency
Mads Quistgaard
Mads Quistgaard Founder and partner, Urgent.Agency
Lene Dammand Rector, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Lene Dammand
Lene Dammand Rector, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Lars Thøgersen CEO, CPH ID
Lars Thøgersen
Lars Thøgersen CEO, CPH ID
Lars Ploug-Sørensen senior project director at Danfoss Drives
Lars Ploug-Sørensen
Lars Ploug-Sørensen senior project director at Danfoss Drives
Joel Towers EXECUTIVE DEAN, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Joel Towers
Joel Towers EXECUTIVE DEAN, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Bettina Maisch Dr., Senior Key Expert consultant, Siemens Corporate Technology
Bettina Maisch
Bettina Maisch Dr., Senior Key Expert consultant, Siemens Corporate Technology
Erik Balch Sørensen Investment Director, Vækstfonden Venture
Erik Balch Sørensen
Erik Balch Sørensen Investment Director, Vækstfonden Venture
Christina Halskov Co-founder of Halskov & Dalsgaard Design
Christina Halskov
Christina Halskov Co-founder of Halskov & Dalsgaard Design
Anne-Louise Sommer Museum Director, adj. professor
Anne-Louise Sommer
Anne-Louise Sommer Museum Director, adj. professor