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Mr. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen

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Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +27 *********
Email: m***@***.com
Local Address: Rivonia, South Africa
Vestergaard Frandsen Inc
2300 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 603,
Arlington , Virginia 22201
United States

Company Description: Vestergaard Frandsen develops innovative products that prevent the transmission of waterborne and vector-borne diseases in developing countries. We are especially...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Henley Management College
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Our Board - The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy (GHD), 3 Mar 2015 [cached]
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen is CEO and owner of Vestergaard Frandsen, a European company focused on achieving the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals. The company operates under its own "Humanitarian Entrepreneurship" business model that has turned corporate social responsibility into its core business of creating life-saving products for the developing world. In 2009 Mikkel was appointed an economic advisor to the prime minister of his native Denmark. Vestergaard Frandsen received the 2010 Financial Times Just Means Social Innovation Award for Most Innovative Small For-Profit Company. In 2010 Mikkel was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Interview with Dr Chris Hentschel, former CEO of Medicines for Malaria Venture, 3 Feb 2015 [cached]
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, CEO of Vestergaard Frandsen S.A. has just accepted the Economist's Social and Economic Innovation Award for developing low-cost health devices for the world's poor at an Awards Ceremony in London.
[RBM leadership interview conducted by Boriana Savova, Communications Officer, Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat, October 2009]
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen.jpg Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen
Q: What motivated you to pursue the path of humanitarian entrepreneurship? Why did you choose to focus on malaria, among other diseases?
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: I started out as an entrepreneur in Africa, where at the age of 19 I opened my first company in Lagos.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: It is positive feedback and recognition that we have found a plausible way for a company to prosper by helping save people's lives and improving their health.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: As individual organizations we are often like race cars driving at top speed towards our individual objectives. RBM's role is to ensure that we all drive in the same direction.
Q: Can you point to an example of a successful partnership effort in which you have participated?
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: I will point to two recent examples, both generating far-reaching benefits.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: The fact that large parts of the private sector delegation at RBM are my competitors keeps me on my toes (laughs).
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: A razor-sharp focus on the 2010 targets will lead many countries to universal coverage of bed nets for all people at risk, marking one of the major public health achievements of our time.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: In malaria prevention the partnership went to scale with a "one size fits all" approach.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: It is refreshing that some companies have started seeing a bottom line beyond the making of money.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen: Hard work and focus but also an ability to anticipate change and prepare for it through analysis and strategy.
Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen
Malaria and AIDS Communities Call for Joint Programming, 3 Feb 2015 [cached]
"There is a massive potential for cost savings," said Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, Board member of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, representing the private sector constituency.
"And it enables a growing population ..., 15 Oct 2014 [cached]
"And it enables a growing population of socially minded consumers to make an impact and become an active part of an important solution," said Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen, CEO and owner of Vestergaard.
Vestergaard Frandsen emphasized that "transparency is critical to the ongoing success of the LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program. Consumers can literally 'follow the liters' as we'll be showing the progress of the program in real time," he explained.
- Gram Power, 15 June 2014 [cached]
Mr. Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen | Investor
Mikkel helped Gram Power launch in India through an angel investment. He is the CEO of Vestergaard Frandsen, a leading innovator, manufacturer and exporter of emergency response and disease-control textiles. Working in tandem with the world's leading non-governmental organizations, UN organizations, government ministries and academia, Vestergaard Frandsen has grown from a small family owned business founded in 1957 to a global social enterprise with headquarters in Switzerland and 14 offices in 11 countries. Vestergaard Frandsen's products include PermaNet® and LifeStraw®, which have been honored for their revolutionary design and have won numerous awards. Mikkel plays an active advisory role in helping Gram Power formulate it's expansion strategies and is enabling the company expand its services to Africa.
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