Our People

Poul Lykkesfeldt

Managing partner, senior adviser

Poul Lykkesfeldt has over 35 years of Danish and international experience within the areas of transactions (IPOs, ECM and M&A), financial PR, media relations, investor relations, crisis communications, corporate finance, equity research, stakeholder communication, ESG communications and C-level counseling. Poul holds a master’s degree in economics from CBS (the Copenhagen Business School), and a PED from IMD, Lausanne. Poul founded Reliance A/S in 2005.

Contact:
+45 20 21 71 30
pl@reliance.dk

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Poul Lykkesfeldt’s professional experience includes:

2005- Reliance A/S, Managing Partner and Senior Adviser
2000-2005 Alfred Berg ABN AMRO, Senior Pharma and Biotech Analyst
1999-2000 KPMG, Director, KPMG Corporate Finance
1992-1999 Novo Nordisk, Director, Head of Investor Relations, and acting Deputy Head of Group Communications (1992-1993: Manager, Corporate Development)
1990-1992 Gudme Raaschou, Vice President, Corporate Finance
1987-1990 S.G. Warburg (now UBS Investment Bank) (London), Associate, Corporate Finance
1984-1987 Stockbroker Erik Møllers Eftf., Head of Equities Research

Poul is a former member of the board of directors of DIRF (the Danish Investor Relations Association). Further, he is the author of ’Investor relations – a book on stock market relations’.

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We are a team of more than 60 dedicated people providing our services. Meet some of our experts:

Anthon A. Nødskov

Principal, senior adviser

Anthon A. Nødskov is a public affairs expert with almost ten years of professional experience. He has advised a significant number of Denmark’s largest corporations and political organizations within stakeholder management, political communication, public opinion analysis and organizational strategy. In this capacity, Anthon has developed and executed political strategies to influence decision-making at the municipal, regional and national political levels. Anthon also teaches business professionals and government officials in political communication and strategy. He has previously been employed by the Ministry of Children and Education. Anthon holds a master’s degree (political sciences) from the University of Copenhagen. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 28 99 22 88

Christian Løye

Principal, senior adviser

Christian Løye is a senior digital specialist and project manager with more than ten years of professional experience as a web adviser. He is specialized in open source CMS systems with a focus on e.g. Drupal, and has advised more than 250 clients, where he has developed creative solutions, workshops and websites for them. Christian has experience with the development of newsletters with an integration to social media, digital media publications and responsive user interfaces. Further, he has significant experience with digital design for CMS systems (both frontend and backend), as well as concept development and implementation of web solutions for CMS systems with a focus on usability and SEO. Christian holds a master’s degree (digital design and communication) from the IT University of Copenhagen. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 46 47 58 01

Eva Olhoff

Principal, senior adviser

Eva Olhoff is a senior expert in public affairs, media relations, crises and issues management with around twenty years of professional experience. She has for almost a decade specialized in e.g. the healthcare sector. Eva manages Danish, Nordic and international projects aimed at realizing key business objectives through a wide array of communication efforts. Eva is a strong strategist and executor. She works with product-specific and overall agendas by means of digital communications & stakeholder influencing, PR & campaigning, and public affairs. Furthermore, she is a sought-after adviser when it comes to issues management. Eva’s previous employments include several leading agencies; the global Novo Nordisk initiative, the Oxford Health Alliance; as well as the Danish Ministry of Health. Eva holds a master’s degree (political sciences) from the University of Copenhagen. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 25 61 25 91

Janus Bengtsson

Principal, senior adviser

Janus Bengtsson has almost 20 years of professional experience as a senior communication adviser, and is an expert on corporate reporting, both annual reporting and ESG reporting. He has advised a large number of listed and unlisted Danish companies and organizations on optimizing around 50 annual and ESG reports, offering counsel on reporting structure and messaging, as well as project managed the graphical production and quality assurance of the reports. Further, Janus is a seasoned interviewer and writer. Janus is a member, and an active committee member, of the Danish Investor Relations Society (DIRF). He has previously been employed by Bysted A/S. Janus holds a master’s degree (business, language and culture) from CBS (the Copenhagen Business School). Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 31 54 80 84

Louise Stenstrup

Principal, senior adviser

Louise Stenstrup has more than 15 years of professional experience and is a seasoned communicator with significant expertise in public affairs, public relations, media training, crisis communication, issues management, agenda-setting, strategy and management. She oversees complex professional issues, identify key challenges and provides key messaging, while balancing professional considerations with media and political considerations. Louise has previously held senior managerial and senior communications-related positions with e.g. Danish Theatre (industry and employee association), Justitia (legal think tank), CEPOS (liberal think tank), the Danish Ministry of Food and Agriculture, and the Danish Ministry of Family and Consumer Affairs. She is a censor at Danish universities (business and communication), and the Danish School of Media and Journalism (management, communication and media). Louise holds a diploma (strategic communications) from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and a master’s degree (anthropology) from the University of Copenhagen. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 26 70 37 74

Mette Wraae Nielsen

Principal, senior adviser

Mette Nielsen is senior adviser and graphic designer with almost 15 years of experience in the area of visual communication. Mette has assisted a large number of companies and organizations developing visual concepts and products, particularly within the areas of visual identity, campaign identity, report and publication design. She also specializes in producing illustrations and infographics. Mette has previously held positions as graphic designer with both Identity People and Henning Larsen Architects. Mette holds a bachelor’s degree (visual communications) from the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 26 98 72 28

Sascha Maria Dupont

Principal, senior adviser

Sascha Maria Dupont is a senior expert with more than ten years of experience within social media, digital communication and media relations in both corporate businesses, political parties, public authorities, and business organizations. She specializes in content development, paid media, content and dialogue marketing, digital public affairs and crisis communications. Earlier in her carrier, she worked in parliament with the Danish Social Democratic Party as a digital consultant within social media and web management for former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and as digital adviser for the party’s MPs, leveraging the MPs and the party on social media. In addition, Sascha’s professional career includes employments with e.g. the Trade Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Sascha holds a master’s degree (communication and media) from the University of Copenhagen. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 26 44 77 34