Christel has been working with entrepreneurs, start-up companies and strategic business development for most of her professional career.
Before joining PreSeed Ventures, Christel spent several years working at executive level in various companies. She was the CEO of Pharmavie for 12 years, an Innovation and Venture Capital Company which focused on developing new business areas, products and concepts in the Life Science Industry. During this period Christel took part in successfully building and exiting several companies in Scandinavia.
Christel was then appointed Director of PWC’s department for strategic business development, focusing on the SME segment, developing and integrating new strategies and business models in many companies within different industries.
Christel is a strong believer in board work that creates value and has been a member of more than 25 boards throughout Scandinavia. With extensive financial, M&A and business development knowledge, Christel has served as a valued board member, including in the role of Chair, of many companies.
Christel is a skilled presenter and has been a keynote speaker on a range of topics relating to strategic business development in start-ups, as well as on value-adding board work more generally. She is an external examiner and teacher at the board programme at Aarhus BSS - Aarhus University.
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