Empowering Female Executives

With Countess Alexandra from Denmark and Dr. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff

DCCC (the Danish Chamber) has invited the FBCS members to join a breakfast forum focusing on Empowering Female Executives with Countess Alexandra and Dr. Claudia Suessmuth Dyckerhoff. Two distinguished female leaders and members of board of directors in global pharmaceutical companies. The speakers will share their perspectives on gender equality in the workplace.


  • 09:00-09:30 Registration & breakfast
  • 09:30-09:40 Welcome and introduction from Mr. Jan Peutzfeldt, CEO Ferring China
  • 09:40-10:50 Countess Alexandra in conversation with Dr. Dyckerhoff on How to get the gender balance right?
  • 10:50-11:00 Close of forum

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PRICE: Participation Fee for this event is free for Members. (Members only event.)

REGISTRATION: Registration is required to confirm a seat. You may register by sending a message to fbcs@fbcs.fi until Friday, September 27, 2019 or as long as there are seats available. Registration is binding and no-shows will be charged RMB 200 unless cancelled before the end-of-day of the final registration date.

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  • Countess Alexandra (A former Princess of Denmark)

    Countess Alexandra

    A former Princess of Denmark

    Countess Alexandre is currently living in Copenhagen with her two sons Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. She has held numerous positions in relation to corporate -and philanthropic pursuits. In 2017-2018 the Countess was named Poling Chair of Business and Government at Kelley Business School, University of Indiana. She's a co-author of the books "The Sincerity Edge" (2017) and "My Happy Country" (2018). 
    Countess Alexandra is a former patron of UNICEF Denmark, which during the time she travelled to Thailand where she among others visited HIV/AIDS patients. The Countess is currently a patron for the Danish Association for the Blind and for the Danish Parkinson Association. Since 2007 the Countess has been a non-executive member of the Ferring Pharmaceutical board where she holds the position of Chairperson of the Ethics and Compliance Board Committee.

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  • Dr. Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff (Board member of Hoffmann-La Roche)

    Dr. Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff

    Board member of Hoffmann-La Roche

    Dr. Claudia Süssmuth Dyckerhoff has been with McKinsey for 21 years, became a Board member of Hoffmann-La Roche in May 2016, a Board member of Clariant in April 2016 and a Board Member of Ramsay Health Care (international hospital operator) in November 2018. At Hoffmann-La Roche she is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance and Sustainability Committee, at Clariant she is a member of the Compensation Committee and at Ramsay Health Care she is a member of the Risk Committee. For McKinsey, she remains in the role of a Senior Advisor. She also supports 3 start-ups, and in September 2017 joined the board of Cyrcadia, a med tech start-up.

    Initially trained as a banker at Deutsche Bank, she joined McKinsey & Company in Switzerland 1995 with a transfer to the US focusing her work on supporting Healthcare companies - pharmaceutical/medical device companies, payor, provider and health systems in Europe and the US. In January 2006, she and her family transferred to China where she supported the buildup of the Healthcare sector – supporting Pharma and Med Tech companies in strategic as well as operative topics. As a Senior Partner, she took on the leadership of McKinsey’s Asia wide Health Systems and Services Sector serving healthcare companies as well as governments.

    Most of her recent work focuses on market entry or market growth strategies, business development, assessment of potential privatization assets in the health services arena, commercial excellence, organizational redesign and capability building, and operational performance improvement in hospitals.

    Claudia studied Business Administration at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland as well as at ESADE, Barcelona where she graduated with an MBA. She also holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen/University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

    She is married and mother of 5 children (four boys and 1 little daughter) aged between 19 and 5 years old.

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Pudong Shangri-La, Meeting room Beijing, River Wing, Level 2, East Shanghai (Address: 33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong, Shanghai), 上海浦东香格里拉大酒店浦江楼2楼北京厅(地址:中国上海浦东富城路33号)

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