New rector at Aarhus School of Business

2004.09.30

Chairman of the University Board, Erik Højsholt, informs

University Board has arrived at a decision concerning a new rector at ASB.

We have chosen Professor, Dr.Oecon, Børge Obel, who today acts as section leader at the Section for Strategic Organizational Design at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Southern Denmark</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>.

Børge Obel knows the city of <st1:City w:st="on">Aarhus</st1:City>, seeing that he received his education and has been employed at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Aarhus</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>. As responsible for the ITKO and MITKO programmes at ASB and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Southern Denmark Børge Obel</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> has a good knowledge of our institution. Furthermore, it has been decisive for me as Chairman of the University Board that Børge Obel has very close relations to the corporate world - among other things through a number of posts in Danish boards.

Børge Obel has extensive leader experience from the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Southern Denmark</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> where he has acted as dean and as member of the University Council and chairman of the Faculty Council. In addition he has been an active researcher and teacher at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Southern Denmark</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>.

Børge Obel takes up the rector post on 1 November 2004.

You can read more about Børge Obel at www.sam.sdu.dk/staff/boe.

On 8 October 2004 at 8.30 am in Plug Inn, Børge Obel and I will participate in a morning meeting for all employees.

We are looking forward to a good and constructive working relationship with Børge Obel.

Yours sincerely,

Erik Højsholt

Chairman of the University Board.