Asia House Team

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup

Executive Director

Wide experience from multilateral negotiations in UN, World Bank, EU, NATO, OSCE and other fora. Profound practice in multi-stakeholder partnership collaboration and bridge-building between public, private, and social sectors, and close cooperation with Danish business sector in export markets. Deputy Head of Denmark’s Embassy in China 2003-2007 and Ambassador to Mexico and the Caribbean 2010-2014.

Peter Johansen

Project Manager

Author to the book Fragments of Modern India (original: Brudstykker af det moderne Indien) and owner of the website: External lecturer on South Asian affairs at University of Aarhus, Folkeuniversitet, Grundtvigs Højskole and a number of high schools. Extensive experience as external consultant and project manager in IT sector involved in end-to-end implementations and global roll-outs of HRM systems.

Simone von Burgwald

Events & Communications Manager

Has worked with written and visual communications including journalism, multimedia design, visual identity and branding in various international settings. Nearly 10 years experience in Japan working with event coordination and developing and maintaining business relationships with international partners. Holds a master’s degree in Modern Culture and Communication from University of Copenhagen.

Dorte Boel-Kjær


Experienced administrator with an extensive background in human resource management and accounting. Has comprehensive knowledge of accountancy from years of working in auditing firms, as well as broad experience as executive assistant to numerous CEOs; well-versed in office management, recruiting, logistics, and HR policies.

Tine Walravens

Project manager

PhD in Asian Studies and Political Sociology with a focus on Japan’s food and agricultural sector; published widely on the topic. Speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, having lived and worked in Japan and China for over 5 years. Extensive experience as freelance translator and consultant on Northeast Asia, food & agriculture, and qualitative research projects. Lecturer at Copenhagen Business School on Japanese and Korean politics and state-business interactions.

Salma Nawaz

Senior Event Assistant

International experience in resource management, specifically in water, environment, and climate sector. An enthusiastic and committed team player with a passion for exceeding expectations.

Mira Gaarde Topp

Student Assistant

Student of China Studies at University of Copenhagen with an interest in cross-cultural relations and communications. Has a can-do attitude and a major interest in learning more about Denmark-Asia relations.