by/ Søren Niebuhr

  • Current Investment Portfolio:
    • Pure Algae Denmark ApS. Industrialization of circular, land-based algae manufacturing. Impact driven, Green Transition. Board Chairman, investor.
    • FASTSewn, Automating the sewing industry by developing the next generation of fully automated sewing and cutting systems.
    • Kasparium, Modularized & Moveable Warehouse Automation.


– ENTREPRENEURSHIP: – Company Start-up – Business Plan development – Go-to-market strategy – Exit Management

– OPERATIONS: – Manufacturing Strategy, Optimisation and Development – Supply Chain Setup and Development

– PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: – International Business Development and Globalization – Risk Management – Cultural Management

– BOARD MANAGEMENT: – Professional Board Advisory – Funding Strategy and Execution – Corporate Governance – Competence Planning

Previous Work Experience

  • Portfolio Manager / BOREAN Innovation / Mar, 2018 – Dec, 2022

    BOREAN Innovation was an innovation environment that created, developed and invested in knowledge-based entrepreneurs, helping to create tomorrow’s growth companies. Borean completed more than 100+ investments in 10 years. The last 3 years we managed to close the fund after exiting the entire portfolio of 50 investments – .

  • Partner / BC Invest / May, 2014 – present

    CONSULTING: tomorrows organizations are thriving on interim- and project based management. Specialties: – Asia Strategy & Globalization – Succession Planning and M&A – Operations & Manufacturing – Board Development & Corporate Governance – Wind Power Industry

  • Partner / MICTORY Management Ltd. / Dec, 2016 – present

    Inter-Cultural Performance Management consultancy, specialised in optimising your business in China. Personal credentials: – 17 years experience in Chinese business. – 4 years living in China, setting up manufacturing site from green field. – Extensive experience in management, sourcing, manufacturing and business development. – Strong analytical, communications-, and cultural management skills – M.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering and MBA.

  • COO, Managing Director / Niebuhr Gears / Jan, 2007 – Nov, 2013

    Co-owner and Director of Manufacturing, Production & Logistics. Responsible for general management with special projects such as: – Complete setup of manufacturing plant in China – Developing team leader organization in the production – Implementing new ERP system in Finance and Operations – Supplier Development and globalization of supply chain – Developing globalization strategy

  • Operations & Supplier Development / NOKIA/ Apr, 2000 – Jan, 2007

    Global responsibility for management and development of major plastics supplier to mobile phones projects. Responsibility for contract negotiations, cost-, quality-, and technology management, factory audit in 8 different countries. Operations responsibility in mobile phones development projects from Design for Manufacturing stage through prototype building to serial production and capacity management. Managing a project team with Design for Board Assembly, Design for Final Assembly, Design for Production Test, Design for Packaging, prototype manufacturing and factory serial production.


> Henley Business School, 2011 – 2014 , MBA, Business Administration

> Aalborg University, 1993 – 1998 , Master of Science (M.Sc.), Manufacturing Engineering

> The University of Queensland, 1997, M.Sc. semester, Manufacturing Engineering