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Leadership Vestergaard

Michael Joos – CEO

Michael joined Vestergaard with 25 years of experience in Med-Tech and Bio-Tech where he developed a track-record of building high impact teams in start-up, growth-stage…

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Nicolas Schornoz – CFO / COO

Nicolas Schornoz is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Vestergaard. Nicolas has over 25 years of experience in global finance gained in Big Four…

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Caroline Desrousseaux – Director of Sales Public Health

Caroline Desrousseaux is the Director of Sales for Public Health working as the direct counterpart to global donors and procurement agencies for the supply of…

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Allan Mortensen – Managing Director Food Security

Allan Mortensen is the Managing Director for Vestergaard’s Food Security organization which seeks to increase the income of small and medium holder farmers in developing…

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Leadership LifeStraw

  • Alison Hill


  • Dan Luipersbeck


  • Tara Lundy

    Head of Brand


We are driven by passionate people that work hard to make the world a better place. The DNA of who we are is founded in the DNA of every member of our team and their dedication to improving the health and quality of lives all over the globe.

Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen

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Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen is the owner and board member of Vestergaard and LifeStraw. He has structured the company around a humanitarian entrepreneurship business model that…

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Board Members

Bill Burns

Bill Burns is the Chairman of our Board. Bill has spent his entire career in the healthcare sector, working for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and then with…

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Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen

Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen is an entrepreneur that has built companies around a humanitarian entrepreneurship business model in which doing good is good for business. Mikkel…

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Michael Francis

Michael Francis is a seasoned corporate executive, entrepreneur, business adviser, investor and marketing and communications expert. He is the founder and CEO of Farview Associates;…

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Ido Leffler

Ido Leffler is an entrepreneur, investor, and advisor. He is the co-founder of successful companies developed with a social mission, including Yoobi, Yes To Inc.,…

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Ambassador Josette Sheeran

Ambassador Josette Sheeran is a global economic and humanitarian diplomat and leader. Currently she serves as President and CEO of Asia Society and is the…

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Peter Piot

Peter Piot, MD, PhD, is a microbiologist known for his research into Ebola and AIDS. He helped discover the Ebola virus in 1976 and led…

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