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CURRICULUM VITAE

Christian S. Nissen
Born 26.07.1945.

  • MA in social science 1972, University of Copenhagen and in political science 1975 from University of Aarhus.
  • Assistant professor in international politics, Inst. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen 1972. Associate professor 1976.
  • Head of section with the Danish Ministry of the Environment 1977, and with the Danish Ministry of Finance 1981.
  • Director of Finance (CFO) of the Danish National Museum of History 1985.
  • Managing Director (CEO) of Danish National University Hospital 1991.
  • Director General (CEO) of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) 1994 - 2004.
  • Author, independent advisor on media and management and board-member 2004 - 
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  • 'Visiting Researcher', Center for Civil Society Studies, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) 2016 -
  • Adjunct professor, Copenhagen Business School, Centre for Business Development and Management 2006 - 2016.
  • Received the emma award 2012 "- in Recognition of a Lifetime's Commitment to Media Management and Education" (see >> here)
  • Member of the editorial Board for reporting on media development in Denmark, Danish Agency for Culture, 2013 -
  • Member of the Minister of Culture's Public Service Committee 2015-2017.
  • Chairman of the Board, CARE Denmark 2013 - (Boardmember since 2005, Vice Chairman 2007-13)
  • Member of Board of Directors, CARE International (Geneva), 2008 -
  • Member of the Editorial Commission, "Mapping Digital Media - Journalism, Democracy and Values" (Open Society/Soros Foundation) 2009 - 2014 (See >> here)
  • Member of the Council of Europe "Ad hoc Advisory Group on Public Service Media Governance"  2009 - 2011
  • Chairman of the Board of Governors Roskilde University 2008 - 2014.
  • Research Associate, the Media Management and Transformation Centre, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden 2008 - 2011
  • Member of the board, The Danish Filminstitute 2006 - 2013
  • Chairman of the Digital Strategy Group (European Broadcasting Union) 1999-2003.
  • Author/editor of >> articles and books on international politics, public administration and media.