I have some exciting news to share.
As of today, I have been appointed Chairman of the Danish Tax Scientific Association (Dansk Skattevidenskabelig Forening), which is also the Danish Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Prior to this, I have served on the Board for 6 years and attended the meetings for some 23 years now.
The Association is pivotal for the tax community and serve as a forum for debate and knowledge creation and sharing. As such, no other institution has linked public and private, academics and practitioners together for more than 5 decades. I sincerely hope that we can ensure this remarkable position in the future and will definitely work hard for this.
I follow in some very big footsteps, since the departing chair is no less than the doyen of Danish tax lawyers Hans Severin Hansen and before him my old mentor and first boss Søren Rasmussen. I sincerely express my gratitude to Hans for the trust shown over the years and for rendering the leadership of this old and very well-respected association in the hands of me and my fellow Board members. The association is handed over in good shape, with some remarkable achievements under the leadership of Hans. Most notably, the global IFA conference was held in Copenhagen in 2013, which required an immense load of work for a small association such as ours.
I really look forward to continue working with the association in my new capacity. My main goal is to ensure a continued broad interest on tax matters and to facilitate debate among the peers in the tax profession.
I welcome any ideas, suggestions and proposals to improve our dear association and to maintain relevance and to inspire also the coming generations. You can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone: +45 40422284.