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Transatlantic Company of the Year 2017: Nominations are open!

Transatlantic Company of the Year 2017: Nominations are open!

AmCham Denmark and American-Danish Business Council are pleased to announce the 2017 Transatlantic Company of the Year. The Transatlantic Company of the Year recognizes the important contributions and positive impact of Danish companies investing in the United States. The award is presented annually in order to highlight the importance of the economic ties between the United States and Denmark and to celebrate business excellence by a Danish company in arguably the most competitive market in the world.

The Transatlantic Company of the Year is awarded to a registered Danish company invested in the U.S. that has demonstrated significant achievements within the United States, in one or more of the following areas:

Growth: Relative growth in turnover, employees or profitability in USA

Investment: Significant investments in R&D, new facilities or acquisitions in USA

Partnerships: Strategic partnerships in USA, with organizations, companies or government agencies

Innovation: Development/implementation of an innovative solution in USA

CSR/Sustainability: CSR programs in the USA & how they increase overall sustainability

Previous winners include: Sitecore (2016) Gehl Architects (2015) Lundbeck (2014) Terma (2013) Novozymes (2012) Grundfos (2011)

The Jury

In order to ensure complete impartiality in the selection process, AmCham’s board of directors has appointed an independent jury of distinguished business leaders to evaluate the applications and select the winner. Jury members include:

  • Jørgen Bardenfleth, Chairman, Arkitema Architects, etc.
  • Karsten Dybvad, Director, Confederation of Danish Industry
  • Majken Schultz, Professor, Copenhagen Business School


Nomination Process

  1. Pre – Nomination:

Submit a ½ page statement on why your company should win this award (by February 1, 2017) to Therese Oliver at
This should include some basic facts, such as turnover and number of employees in the U.S./Globally

  1. Finalists:

If selected to be a finalist, you will be notified by February 6, 2016. You will then be given a final detailed nomination form to complete.

The winner of the 2017 Transatlantic Company of the Year will be announced at the 2017 Transatlantic Business Summit in late March.