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, Senior Adviser and Founder
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).

In August 2022, Poul’s book ‘Investor Relations and ESG Reporting in a Regulatory Perspective’, of which he is a co-author, was published internationally by Palgrave Macmillan (a subsidiary of Springer Nature). Learn more »

Further, he is the sole author of ’Investor relations – a book on stock market relations’ which was published in Denmark (in Danish) in 2006.

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

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

John Pedersen

Principal, senior adviser

John Pedersen has more than 25 years of professional experience as a senior communication adviser. He is an expert in strategic and political counselling, development and implementation of communications campaigns, media training and crises communication. John has worked with the communications of ESG-issues for a number of years, including advising companies and organizations in the preparation of both annual and ESG reports. Previously, he has worked for the Danish Ministry of Environment and the Egmont Group. Further, John is a former member of DI’s (Danish Industry) Executive Committee, DI’s board of Knowledge Advisors, and Danidas’ Disclosure Committee. Moreover, he has been an external lecturer at the University of Copenhagen. John holds a master’s degree in communication from the University of Aalborg. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate, of which he is a founder.

Contact:
+45 26 16 80 29

Jonas Ravn

Principal, senior adviser

Jonas has more than ten years of professional experience with strategic communication in a political context. He is an expert within digital and social media, including their interaction with traditional media. Jonas advises clients about the use of data and social media within public affairs, public relations and digital agenda setting. He has advised many private companies and organizations in the strategic use of digital media and data. Further, Jonas has significant experience facilitating processes that integrate strategy, analysis and execution. He har previously been Lead with DI’s (Danish Industry) with the responsibility for social media and digital representation of interests. Jonas also for former deputy head of the media and communications department of the Danish political party, Liberal Alliance, at Christiansborg. Jonas has a master’s degree in communication from the University of Roskilde. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 31 15 87 05

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

Morten Arleth Skov

Principal, senior adviser

Morten Arleth Skov is an expert within strategic communication, corporate branding, and stakeholder relations. He advises businesses and organizations on how to navigate the complex interaction with society and the responsibility that is expected in the stakeholder capitalism environment of the 21st century. Morten has a passion for strong narratives that capture the core of a client’s business helping to realize the potential of the corporate brand. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in facilitating processes with many actors and stakeholders. In addition, Morten has comprehensive experience regarding the development and project management of ESG reports. He was earlier in this career a senior consultant of the think tank, DEA. Morten holds a bachelor’s degree in film and media sciences from the University of Copenhagen. Formally employed by Reliance’s strategic collaboration partner, Operate.

Contact:
+45 61 14 60 87