On this page you can see the organizational structure of Cross Cultures, and who is sitting in our Board as well as in our head quarter in Copenhagen.

Organizational structure


, Ulrik Andreas

Senior Advisor to the Haldor Topsoe Company
Associate Dean, Aarhus University,
Former ambassador to the United States
Former State Secretary, The Prime Minister`s Office
Former State Secretary, The Foreign Ministry

The Board


Berggren, Finn

Special envoy, Gerlev Sports Academy.



Hedegaard, Connie

Former Minister for the environment
EU Commissioner for climate change
Chairman of the Board, University of Aarhus and Berlingske Media
Chairman at the Danish think tank CONCITO & KR Foundation,
Member of Volkswagen Sustainability Board


Nygaard, Niels

Vice President of the European Olympic Committee
President of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark.


Bach, Thomas

Vice President of the National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark


Hansen, Allan

Former President of the Danish Football Association
Former member of the UEFA Executive Committee
Former member of the UEFA Finance Committee
Former Chairman of the UEFA Hattrick Committee
Former member of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee


Clausen, Bent

Vice President of the Danish Football Association (DBU)
President of the Danish Football Association Jylland


Åberg Darell, Annika

Sweden’s Football Federation


Christensen, Jens

Former State Secretary for Foreign Economic Affaires


Skytte Christoffersen, Poul

Former Ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU
Chairman at the Danish think tank EUROPA and European Policy Center


Ersbøll, Niels

Former Secretary General of the EU Council of Ministers


Riskær, Sven

Former Managing Director of Danish International Investment Fund
Managing Director of Pluribus Aps


Fazlinovic, Goran

Community worker and SSP-consultant.


Hvidemose, Jørgen

Former coach of the Danish National Women's Football team and Danish municipal politician.

Staff at the headquarter in Denmark

Anders Levinsen, Founder and Managing Director

Anders served UNHCR in Iraq (1991-92) and former Yugoslavia (1992 - 94). Among other things, Anders set up and led the UN's emergency operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Federation Area 1992-93, which also included negotiations of several local ceasefires. Moreover, Anders has a background in football as both player and youth coach playing amongst other football in the premiere and secondary leagues in Denmark and training several youth elite teams (B93, AB Copenhagen and Lyngby).




Stina Wahl, Financial Manager



Hanne Lund Madsen, Global Programme Director

Hanne is the Global Programme Director at Cross Cultures and she is also the focal point for social responsibility and safeguarding children in sport. Before joining Cross Cultures Hanne served as Head of Global Programmes at The Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy during eight years.  She has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a trusted advisor to the UN, NGOs and business with working experience from 35 countries globally. By training, she holds a Masters in International Development and in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and she is certified conflict mediator.



Poul Gilling, Head of education and development



Poul is former head of education and development department in the Danish Football Association and associated professor at Copenhagen Business Academy




Jette Nordam, Special advisor.

Sofie Paxevanos, Intern. Responsible for web-page  and the Cross Cultures Podcast



Sofie is a student at Roskilde Universitycenter studying communication and inter-cultural relations.




Ole Bisp Rasmussen, Intern. Programme assistant

Ole is a student at Roskilde Universitycenter studying Psychology and Business. Ole is moreover a former football player playing for Vejle in the Danish championship as well as for the Danish National team U16, U17, U18 and U19.