Ingelise Bogason (b. 1949) holds an MA in social studies and history from University of Copenhagen awarded in 1975. After working several years as a grammar school teacher and careers adviser she changed tack, taking up a position in Dansk Data Elektronik. In 1995, Ingelise Bogason was made sales and marketing director in CSC Denmark. After working seven years in various positions, including as HR manager and country manager, she was, in 2002, made managing director of CSC Denmark. From 2005 to 2011 Ingelise Bogason was managing director of the engineering company ALECTIA, formerly named Birch & Krogboe.
In addition to the chairmanship of Aarhus School of Architecture, Ingelise Bogason has held numerous directorships, including a vice-chairmanship of the board of BankInvest and memberships of the board of CARE Denmark, Grundfos Holding, and other companies.
Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
The Order of the Dannebrog, also known as ‘The Knight’s Cross’ is a Danish order of chivalry instituted by Christian V of Denmark. The order was later changed and expanded. The order is formally based on Frederik VI of Denmark’s open letter dating from 1808, supplemented by later ordinances. Some provisions of the statutes of the order from 1693 are still in force. The ruling monarch of Denmark is master of the order. Appointments to the order are, as a rule, based on recommendations handled by a ministry. Women have been eligible for the order since 1951.