DTU Biosustain consists of six organisational pillars and is lead by an EMT composed of the heads of each pillar together with the CEO. The EMT is supported in strategic matters by the DTU Provost and two external advisory bodies.

Provost & The Steering Committee
The Steering Committee consists of the DTU Provost (Chair), the Centre’s CEO as well as two external members. The Committee oversees that the Centre acts in accordance with the grant conditions stated in the Grant Agreement and that our operations are in alignment with DTU’s overall values, mission and goals. The Steering Committee meets three times per year.

The Executive Management Team
The CEO is responsible for the execution of the Centre’s mission and mainly addresses topics at a strategic level. The Executive Management Team (EMT), consisting of the CSO, CTO, CIO, CCO, COO and CPO, undertakes the day-to-day management of their respective organisational pillars, and all members report to the CEO.

Scientific Advisory Board
The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) consists of seven external advisors appointed by the Steering Committee. The SAB assists the CSO and CTO on a number of topics:
1) reviewing Group Leaders’ performance;
2) conducting a pre-review of DTU Biosustain's overall performance, ahead of external DTU Biosustain reviews;
3) reviewing the established technology platforms and infrastructures;
4) advising on new emerging technologies and opportunities within the footprint of DTU Biosustain;
5) serving as ambassadors for DTU Biosustain. A new SAB will be appointed in 2022.

Executive Management Team

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operational Officer

Bo Skjold Larsen

Bo Skjold Larsen


Bo Skjold Larsen acts as both CEO and COO (Chief Operations Officer)


The CEO defines and leads the execution of the overall strategy. The COO is responsible for the day-to-day management and has the final decision regarding DTU compliance and integration. He acts as a liaison to DTU and NNF regarding operations and reports to external stakeholders on the Center's performance and operations. Furthermore, he coordinates and evaluates all management tasks.


Bo S.Larsen has served as COO since Feb. 2011 and took on the role as CEO in August 2022.

Chief Technology Officer

Lars Keld Nielsen

Lars K. Nielsen


The CTO manages the Center's technical platforms, including the Biofoundry. The CTO is responsible for delivering the data generated into the Informatics Platform, monitors technological advances and makes decisions about equipment purchases and implementation of workflows. Lars K. Nielsen is former CSO (2019-2020) and took on the role as CTO in April 2020.



Chief Commercial Officer

Andreas Worberg

Andreas Worberg


The CCO is responsible for the Pre-Pilot Plant – i.e. overseeing the bioprocesses and strain design for the production of chemicals – for product commercialisation as well as for the establishment of collaborations and partnerships with industry and academia. Andreas Worberg joined the EMT in Aug. 2018 and has acted as CCO from April 2020.



Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Partnership Officer

Dina Petranovic Nielsen

Dina P. Nielsen 


The CSO coordinates all basic research activities; defines scientific and technological priorities; is an ambassador for CFB in scientific and technological communities; identifies large funding opportunities; and provides scientific mentoring to support spin-outs resulting from our research. Jens Nielsen and Lars K. Nielsen are former CSOs.

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