At the beginning of 2008, Flemming Getreuer Christiansen and Bjørn Kaare Jensen will take up their positions as vice directors of GEUS.
Flemming Getreuer Christiansen
The 54 years old Flemming Getreuer Christiansen comes from positions within GEUS: Since 1992, he was head of the oil geological department in the then Geological Survey of Greenland (GGU) and later became head of the stratigraphic department at GEUS. He graduated in geology from the University of Aarhus where he also held a scholarship.
Over the years, Flemming Getreuer Christiansen has been responsible for GEUS' oil geological work in Greenland and GEUS' cooperation with the authorities. He has spent many summers in the field in Greenland and his knowledge of the international oil industry is profound. In recent years, the work with delineation of the continental shelf around Greenland and the Faroes has been part of this responsibility.
He will take up his position as vice director of GEUS on 1 January 2008 and his areas of responsibility will be coordination of the work with energy and mineral resources.
Bjørn Kaare Jensen
The 56 years old Bjørn Kaare Jensen comes from a position as international manager of Obicon. He is a graduate in microbiology from the University of Copenhagen and has extended experience in the soil and ground water areas.
He has worked 10 years as a researcher at the Technical University of Denmark and after that he was head of research at the Vandkvalitetsinstituttet (VKI - institute for water quality) and later the Dansk Hydraulisk Institut (DHI - Danish hydraulic institute) for 12 years. Part of that period, he was a member of VKI's board of directors. Bjørn Kaare Jensen has participated in the development of companies within the water resource area, and in 2004-2006 he worked with the construction of the environmental area in the Deloitte company. He has also participated on research and management level in many international projects as well as in EU's research committee and evaluation work, in among other functions as chairman of the Marie Curie programme.
Bjørn Kaare Jensen will take up his position as vice director of GEUS on 1 February 2008 and his areas of responsibility will be coordination of the work with water resources and nature and climate.
Managing Director Johnny Fredericia, GEUS
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