ONE\THIRD’s board consist of recognized leaders and agenda setters across a broad area of expertise. They represent both the academia, the voluntary organizations and the business world and they contribute significant amounts of their time, talent, and energy to further the work of the think tank.


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Professor, Dr. Scient. Flemming Besenbacher is Chairman of the Board of Carlsberg Group and the Carlsberg Foundation and Deputy Chairman of Innovation Fund Denmark. He is a recognized and highly cited scientist associated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) at Aarhus University.

All though Denmark is a small country, we have proven that we provide intelligent and efficient solutions to the world’s global challenges. We are leading within circular economy, but now, my ambition is, that we must also take the lead when it comes to food waste and food loss. Researchers have concluded, that as an individual, the greatest contribution one can make is to reduce ones food waste, and the UN has identified it as one of the 17 sustainable development goals, so the potential is enormous. We must embrace this challenge and utilize our ability to work across sectors and think innovatively in order to contribute with solutions, which can prevent food waste and food loss and make progress that will benefit the entire world.

Flemming Besenbacher
Chairman of the Board
Selina Juul

Selina Juul is one of the world’s leading experts on food waste and Chairman of the Board and Founder of Stop Wasting Food movement in Denmark (Stop Spild Af Mad), which she founded in 2008. Selina Juul is one of the global Champions 12.3, Member of the European Commission’s EU Platform on Food Losses and Food Waste, Partner of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)’s SAVE FOOD initiative, Partner of the European Commission’s EU FUSIONS project on food losses and food waste, Partner of the FAO/UNEP Think.Eat.Save campaign, Member of Prime Minister of Denmark's Climate Partnerships for the Food and Agriculture Sector the Trade Sector. Selina Juul has contributed to over 40 national and international books and publications against food waste and has published an award winning food waste cookbook “Food With Respect” co-authored with Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark - and also contributed to the Vatican’s book on food waste. 

Selina Juul did over 300 talks on food waste - from TED to the Vatican and she also wrote 230+ opinion editorials on food waste in Danish and international media. Selina Juul has 117.000+ followers on combined social media and appeared in national and international media and TV over 9.000 times - from The New York Times to BBC and CNN. A BBC TV documentary about Selina Juul's work went viral on Facebook and for over 30 million views. Selina Juul received many Danish and international awards and acknowledgments, among them are Reader's Digest European of the Year Award 2020, European Young Leader 2018, Dane of the Year 2014 and Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize 2013. Selina Juul is an originator of a concept of a think tank on the prevention of food waste.

Selina Juul
Member of the board

Birgitte is Secretary General of DanChurchAid, one of Denmark's largest independent humanitarian organizations working to alleviate poverty in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. 

In DanChurchAid we are working on two levels to prevent and reduce food waste: Internationally through our work on enhancing small farmers’ access to markets and strengthen ethical trade in global supplier networks from some of the world’s poorest countries in Africa and Asia. In Denmark we contribute through our three Wefood stores, by cooperation with suppliers and business partners, with our knowledge regarding concrete steps for reducing food waste, specifically against Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 about reduction of food waste, and we offer Danish customers the option to shop sustainably.

With my involvement in this think tank I want to further the synergy between Danish and international agendas. I can draw on my own and DanChurchAid’s experience and link to the achievements gained by local and Danish business’, authorities and civil society organisations in the world, e.g. through P4G and World Food Summit.

Birgitte Qvist-Sørensen
Member of the Board
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Annemarie Meisling is the Sustainability Director at Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. Chr. Hansen was awarded the prestigious title of The World’s Most Sustainable Corporation 2019 in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index.

If food waste was a country it would be the 3rd biggest emitter of CO2 [FAO]. This number reminds me of the big responsibility we have to reduce food waste. But I like to turn challenges into opportunities, and I believe that Danish companies have been excellent in finding innovative solutions to reduce food waste. From making food stay fresh with good bacteria, to establishing an infrastructure, where food that is too good to go, can be picked up and enjoyed by others, to producing pasta sauce with ugly vegetables. I believe in the power of innovation and I believe in partnerships and I believe in clear commitments. It is a privilege to be part of ONE/THIRD, where these elements are combined and we can help push the agenda forward.

Annemarie Meisling
Member of the board

Thomas is Founding Partner of Sidekicker, a giant leap agency bringing temporary savviness to global brands, public sector, and international NGOs. Areas of expertise are business innovation, strategy, product development, organizational transformation, and execution power.

Minimizing food waste and food loss is a significant and tangible action with direct impact on large global agendas such as an explosive population growth and hunger, as well as turbulent climate changes; responsible production and consumption are crucial to our common future as human beings. ONE\THIRD has the potential to lead both palpable and systemic changes that can showcase as practical examples for Danes and other nations to follow.

Thomas Prehn
Member of the Board
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Christine is Head of Department, National Food Institute, DTU, a trained human biologist, Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen and MBA from DTU Business. The institute's tasks are lifted in an interdisciplinary collaboration between the disciplines nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology and technology.

One of the three vision statements at the National Food Institute, DTU, is to produce sustainable technological solutions within food production. Unfortunately, food production has an impact on climate and we need to do better. The solutions to these challenges are also needed to make it possible to feed the growing population and promote food safety and healthy food.

The possibilities for the think tank are great as we have experience in Denmark with solutions across disciplines and across different sectors. Together governmental agencies, industries and universities have had successes and been able to solve societal challenges in the past. Food waste and food loss are global challenges. Hopefully, we will be able to show initiatives that can inspire other countries and sectors as well.    


Christine Nellemann
Member of the Board

Tejs is our observatory member from the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food. He is Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Department Food, Fisheries and International Affairs.

The reduction of food loss and food waste possess a challenge for all stakeholders. Ensuring that efforts are solidly founded on specialist knowledge is a key to the solution. The Danish Ministry of Environment and Food will be following the work of the think tank with great interest.

Tejs Binderup
Observatory member of the board

The members of ONE\THIRD is the strength of the Think Tank.

They represent the entire food chain from ‘farm to fork’, voluntary organizations, public authorities and the research community and they bring expertise and unique know-how into the project.

International Advisory Panel on Prevention of Food Loss and Food Waste 2019

Our international panel of experts provides access to a diverse network of valuable knowledge. 


  • Give advice to the Danish Government and offer new recommendations
  • Deliver inputs and support to recommend a more scientific approach
  • Collect and share knowledge, data and best practices between authorities
  • Cooperate with national and international actors as well as organizations and countries
  • Explore possibilities with funding 
to new projects
  • Initiate new projects
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ONE\THIRD is driving a voluntary agreement that brings together business and organizations across the value chain to reduce food waste in accordance with SDG 12.3: By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food loses along preoduction and supply chains, including post-harvest losses.

Many of the largest Danish food business and organizations has already pledged to measure and reduce their food waste and loss.  

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