IOC member, President Badminton World Federation (BWF)


Masters in Personal Analysis (2003), Master Management A/S;
Merconom in International Marketing, North Copenhagen Business School



Chairman of Association for New Danish Citizens; Candidate for European Parliament; Member of City Council

Sports practised

Badminton, cycling, running, golf

Sports career

Gold Medallist at the European Championships (1992, 1994 & 1996); Gold Medallist at the All England Championships (1995 & 1996); Gold Medallist at the Atlanta Olympic Games (1996)

Sports administration

Board Member of the Danish Players’ Organisation (1989-1996); Board Member of the International Players’ Organisation (1991-1997); Deputy Chairman of Badminton Denmark (2005-2010); Board Member of the Danish Olympic Committee (2005-); President of the Badminton Europe Confederation (2010-2013); President of the Badminton World Federation (2013-)

Awards and distinctions

Danish Sports Hall of Fame (2010)

Next Games: Kansai 2021