Our People


All of us in gHRow bring different insights and skills to our clients. You can find a brief introduction to each of us below. But we also share some characteristics between us, in that we all bring real world experience and rich expertise with us. Having led HR functions and the people agenda across industries ourselves, we have witnessed the business impact, when the people agenda is led well.

Jesper Madsen

Founder & Director

jesper@ghrow.dk

Profile highlights:

  • 20+ years of global business and HR leadership
  • Masters in Political Science. Education from Harvard, IMD and Stanford
  • Certified coach
  • Transformation, on a functional, cultural and company-wide level
  • Developing high performing executive teams
  • Advisor and coach to CEOs and senior leaders
  • Building strategic people functions
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Jesper founded gHRow to build a company which is uniquely professional and deeply human at the same time… And with the purpose of helping businesses win with people.

 

Jesper draws on a wealth of experience as a business leader in the energy and transportation sectors having been CHRO for several major global companies within the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group. In these roles Jesper has led many aspects of building businesses as they relate to developing executive teams, developing company culture & capabilities and transforming HR functions. He also has been involved in numerous organizational restructurings as they relate to divestments, mergers and IPOs. And this not least in the capacity of being an advisor to CEOs and senior executives.

 

It is the combination of these experience and a deep personal insight in and engagement with people, which allows Jesper to support CEOs, senior teams and companies to openly engage with challenging situations and come out stronger through them.

 

Jesper lives in a country house outside Dragør with his wife Tinna and their daughters Mille and Luna, plus too many animals to mention. This keeps him busy, along with his passions for golf, Brøndby IF, and exercise. He holds an international outlook on life after living, studying and working in North America, Thailand and China.

Mallika Nehra

Profile highlights:

  • 16+ years of experience, across HR consulting and corporate HR
  • Post-Graduate in Business Management & HR; Bachelors in Statistics
  • Facilitating & implementing organisation design & staffing
  • Building culture and developing teams
  • Designing HR solutions & processes to enable employee experience
  • Project & change management
  • Enabling people-led transformation
  • HR function leadership for small to medium businesses
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Mallika is passionate about transforming organisations through people, by designing and implementing creative solutions for complex change in different strategic contexts. She endeavours to bring out the best in teams and individuals, with the purpose of elevating the ‘human’ in HR. 

 

Having worked within HR functions in global organisations such as Vodafone and Maersk Oil, as well as in Ernst & Young’s HR consulting practice, Mallika brings diverse experience of supporting leaders and teams across many industries and geographies.

 

Mallika leads the solution design for gHRow and partners with different clients to conceptualise and drive their change agenda, in areas such as organisational design, team development, and people processes. She builds trusting partnerships with her clients, which serve as the foundation to co-create, collaborate and drive sustainable change in any organisation.  

 

Mallika was born and raised in India, and now lives in Copenhagen with her husband Shaurya and their son Anveer. She has been a professional singer and musician, loves being creative in aspects of life, and enjoys astronomy.

Louise Bøje Jensen

Senior Consultant

louise@ghrow.dk

Profile highlights:

  • 20+ years of HR experience in businesses
  • Master in English Studies, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
  • Hogan certified
  • HR business partnering and recruitment
  • Talent management and development
  • Facilitation and execution of organisational change
  • Advisory and coaching to senior leaders
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With 20+ years in large corporate organizations, Louise comes with extensive experience within HR business partnering, talent management, performance management and recruitment. She has been working with many different leadership teams and enjoys supporting senior leaders on their people and organisational agenda and strategy realisation. Alongside, Louise has participated in numerous organisational projects ranging from growth journeys to downsizing initiatives and company mergers.

 

Building relationships is close to Louise’s heart and she naturally takes on the role as sparring partner and trusted advisor when engaging with other people. She is experienced in helping leaders and talents grow through individual development talks and coaching, and she truly enjoys being part of a team where she can create value and enable performance.

 

Louise lives in Gentofte with her husband Bjørn, their two sons Anton and Oskar and a small dog. The entire family is passionate about football and Louise is a board member of the local football club. She likes literature, music and wine and recently added Spain to her list of interests after acquiring a holiday home in Marbella.

Stine Krag Stubbe

Senior Associate Consultant 

stine.stubbe@ghrow.dk

Profile highlights:

  • 15+ years of experience as HR business partner in global international businesses
  • Masters in International Business Communication, Copenhagen Business School
  • Coaching
  • HR business partnering
  • Strategic support to senior leaders on the people / organisational agenda
  • Facilitating change
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Stine carries many years of HR experience from A.P. Moller-Maersk and Widex, and therefore has extensive and broad knowledge within almost all aspects of HR, with particular focus on the HR Business Partner discipline. This covers anything from annual HR activities to organizational change and transformation, to supporting leaders with personal and professional growth.


Stine is empathic and cares deeply about the people around her – whether it be family, friends or colleagues. She is a great relationship builder and enjoys solving issues in collaboration with others. Stine naturally creates a confidential space with the people she is surrounded by.


Stine is married to John and together they live in Allerød with their sons Daniel (2009) and Benjamin (2013).

Mads Leonhardt Thomsen

Senior Associate Consultant 

mads@ghrow.dk

Profile highlights:

  • 15+ years of experience as HR business partner and from different HR leadership positions in global international businesses
  • Master in History, minor in Psychology, Aalborg University
  • Certified Coach from Animas Centre of Coaching, London
  • Supporting teams and leaders managing change
  • Designing and implementing talent management processes and concepts
  • Design and facilitation of leadership training

 

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Mads carries many years of HR experience from A.P. Moller-Maersk, Carlsberg and Nordea and has extensive knowledge within almost all aspects of HR, with particular focus on the HR Business Partner discipline and Leadership development/Talent Management. Mads has in recent years build deep expertise in business coaching, training and facilitation and works across multiple geographies and industries in Denmark and Europe. 

 

Mads is passionate about supporting individuals and organisations during change and has an inclusive and collaborative approach which creates strong and trusting relationships.

 

Mads lives at Frederiksberg and spends his time outside work with friends and family. History is still a big passion/hobby and to keep connected with this, Mads offers guided historical walking tours through the old streets of Copenhagen.

René Bomholt

Senior Associate Consultant 

rene.bomholt@ghrow.dk

  • 20+ years of international leadership experience
  • 15+ years of change management, transformation, and implementation of strategies, processes and tools
  • Master of Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School
  • Prosci (ADKAR) certified Change Practitioner
  • Certified Change Management ProfessionalTM (CCMPTM)
  • Change Management; design, facilitate, execute, and anchor change initiatives
  • Project Management; value realization, stakeholder management, progress
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René has turned many years of international leadership experience from A.P. Moller-Maersk into a solid base and passion for change management – the craft of moving people from a present to a future state, with least possible friction. These skills he has since sharpened in Netcompany (Danish IT developer) and Sofigate (Finland based Business Technology consultancy).

 

With an eye for making the complex digestible, enabling people to take ownership, and constructively engaging stakeholders, René ensures that focus remains on realizing the intended value from a change. With a smile.

 

Peeking into his tool-box you will find plenty of colourful markers, and an uncanny ability to ask those questions that needs to be answered (also when the answer is unpleasant). His thoughts about change management and change betterment you can find on LinkedIn under #ReneReflects.

 

René is married to Melissa whom he met in Singapore long ago. They live in Dragør with their three children Karl (born in Beijing, 2007), Mia and Jens (born in Kuala Lumpur, 2008).

Hanne Bruhn Madsen

Senior Associate Consultant 

hanne@ghrow.dk

  • 20+ years of experience from a variety of roles: Commercial, Project Management and HR Business Partnering in global businesses, including experience from living and working abroad (Far East)
  • 10+ years of program and change management experience from both corporate and affiliate positions, during up and downturns in different industries and markets
  • Corporate careers with Maersk and GN
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration – Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen Business School

 

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From her broad professional background, Hanne naturally takes an outset in the overall purpose and direction of the business, as she humbly but firmly engages with people around her. Known for excellence in building relationships and trust at all levels of an organisation, she is passionate about supporting clients to unlock potential sustainably, especially in developing or transforming organisations.


Hanne takes a strategic and analytical approach in any assignment. Having hands-on experience from different functional areas as well as cultural settings, her awareness of what may engage and motivate stakeholders at various levels and roles brings valuable insights, be it whilst clients are in design / conceptualizing, planning or execution mode. Holistic planning and facilitation are some of the other ingredients in the toolbox. Strong insights into Commercial and HR functions provide the background.


Hanne lives in Birkerød with her two children Oliver and Elisabeth, and a little dog Felix.

Stuart Worker

Senior Associate Consultant 

stuart@ghrow.dk

  • 20+ years’ experience in progressive HR roles across the UK & Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD)
  • Advisor and coach to Senior Leaders and HR teams
  • Professional Coach and active member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • Project management and key stakeholder engagement
  • Navigating change and uncertainty with purpose
  • Shaping conscious organisation culture
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Stuart has many years of experience in HR covering different contexts, countries and companies. He has previously worked for BP, Mobil, A.P. Moller-Maersk and Total, living and working in the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has extensive and broad knowledge within almost all aspects of HR – with recent focus on organization culture, M&A, team dynamics and change management. He loves to understand what holds individuals and teams back from reaching their true potential; what can really make a sustainable difference; and then partnering collaboratively to bring that to life. Stuart is both strategic and hands on; purposeful and pragmatic; and always with a positive mindset.

 

Stuart’s depth and breadth of business and HR experience, alongside his structured project management and natural partnering skills have shaped and contributed to significant strategic projects across different industries and geographies. He is a perceptive person who easily adapts to new people, work environments, and contexts.

 

Stuart lives just outside London with his wife Lola, and their two boys, Ben and Jack. He’s a keen martial artist and a practicing martial arts instructor. He loves nature and actively supports Bumblebee conservation.

Karina Danielsen

Senior Associate Consultant 

karina@ghrow.dk

  • 15+ years of experience from a variety of roles within HR: Talent management, Leadership development. Talent acquisition, HR business partnering, HR manager building and architecting HR departments
  • 10+ years working as a manager in both the public sector and private market
  • Corporate careers with PwC, Lyreco and Milestone
  • Diploma in management and a Master degree in psychology



From her broad professional HR background, Karina naturally takes the responsibility and creates an overview and translates business needs into actions. Karina is very driven and goal oriented but understands the importance of the process and how to ensure that all are working towards the same goal.

 

Karina is energetic and takes great pride in contributing to the community that she is a part of. Karina is known for building relationships and trust at all levels of the organization. Karina is very passionate about unlocking potential and to develop and transform organizations through the people she work with. She is known for her positivity, energy and some would say “good sense of humor”.

 

Karina takes a strategic approach in any assignment. Having hands on experience from various different functional areas in HR, Karina knows what engages and how to create an overview for all to understand.

 

Karina lives in Solrød Strand with her three children Oliver, Amanda and Melina and her husband Kasper.

Christoffer Bjørk Petersen

Senior Associate Consultant 

christoffer@ghrow.dk

  • 15+ years of experience HR business partner and different HR leadership positions in global international businesses
  • Line business management experience as Marketing Communication Manager
  • Double Master in Business Administration and Psychology, Roskilde University
  • Certified Process Consultant, Business Coach and Change Management
  • HR Business Partnering
  • Facilitate team building via profiling tools
  • Support leaders to drive and manage change
  • Conceptualizing, building and implementation global projects and programs

 

Christoffer holds many years of HR experience from Nykredit, DSB, Ambu and Marel and has extensive knowledge within almost all aspects of HR, with particular focus on the HRBP discipline and HR program development. Christoffer has corporate experience from working in Denmark, UK, Canada and Australia in both HQ and frontline entities. He has extensive experience in both growth and consolidation parts of business cycles. Christoffer has in recent years also build up deep expertise in legal matters, implementing collective agreements.

 

Christoffer is passionate about connecting employees with the business. He has a collaborative approach leading to trusting relationships, and he is as comfortable in the board room as he is on the factory floor. Christoffer is a skilled process consultant, who enjoys conceptualizing as well as the delivery part of being alongside clients.  

 

Christoffer lives in Roskilde and spends his time outside work with friends and family. Christoffer likes to be active and enjoys sports like running, CrossFit and skiing.

Lene Maelum

Associate Consultant 

lene@ghrow.dk

  • 20+ years of experience in HR and finance 
  • Expertise within HR administration, HR processes, finance, customer & sales support, and project management
  • Certified PRINCE2® and project lead for numerous cross-functional projects
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration at Copenhagen Business School, specializing in Human Resource Management 
  • Bachelor of Commerce (HA) from Copenhagen Business School 




Lene’s diverse experience in HR and finance, and her desire to meet people ‘at eye level’ enables her to quickly find her footing in new organizations and projects. She has a a talent for understanding the greater scope of a business challenge and apply her knowledge across areas in HR administration and project management, among others. 

She engages herself in the organization and projects where she works, with sincerity as well as with good humour. She takes great pride in being a good colleague. She brings experience from across a range of prestigious organisations such as Maersk Oil & Gas, TheoBrandsResolva and The Mind at Work.

Lene lives with her husband Arun and their two sons William (13) and Sebastian (10). She enjoys being with my ​​friends, listening to classical and popular music, reading books about Italy, and traveling as much as possible with her family. 

René Sorensen

Senior Associate Consultant 

rene.sorensen@ghrow.dk

  • 20+ years of experience in senior leadership, OD and HRBP roles
  • Officer education, Danish Army
  • Large scale change and transformation
  • Organization development
  • Building effective HR organizations
  • Develop and drive core people processes
  • HR Business Partnering – advisor to CXOs and sr. leadership teams

 

 

Bringing many years of HR experience from A.P. Moller-Maersk, NKT, and TDC NET, René applies a strategic and hands-on approach to drive positive change enabling the business. He is passionate about unleashing organizational potential, and his knowledge and experience spans large-scale transformation projects and interventions within organization development such as talent management, leadership development, culture, and performance management etc.

 

René brings a collaborative and inclusive spirit to every project. With a structured approach, he swiftly delivers results even in “dynamic” environments. He has a proven track record of navigating complex HR landscapes, achieving notable milestones in organizational development projects and operational efficiency. 

 

René lives in Solrød Strand with his wife Henriette, their three children Laura, Frederik and Anna – and a small dog. He is passionate about good food, wine and exercise. René is engaged in a non-profit organization as a mentor where he helps veterans through the transition from a military to a corporate career.