Mette has been part of Executive Management team since 1998. In 2003, she was appointed CEO with responsibility for the company’s operational and financial development. In her day-to-day work, Mette focuses on cultivating the company’s development potential and facilitating employees’ professional development. During her tenure as CEO, Henning Larsen has doubled its staff and opened offices in 7 countries. Mette’s strong focus on positioning the firm internationally has created a company with solid partnerships and clients around the world. Henning Larsen’s latest international foray is the company’s studio in New York.
Mette’s leadership skills can be seen in the balance she has helped establish between sound business operations, professionalism and continuous creative development at Henning Larsen. She also played a key role in selecting the team behind the company’s work on Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center in Reykjavik. Mette was instrumental in establishing and maintaining close and strong contact with the developer. The Harpa project proved quite exceptional, as it was executed in the midst of the crippling financial crisis that shook Iceland. The project went on to win the Mies van der Rohe Award in 2013. Harpa now stands as a shining example of the commercial value and visionary identity a building can give to a society in crisis.
In recognition of her ability to combine elite leadership skills with insight into creative and international business development, Mette has been invited to join the board of many leading Danish organizations. These posts include Chair of the DI Federation of Danish Professional Service Firms; General Board Member of DI – The Confederation of Danish Industry; Deputy Chair of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts - Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation; and Board Member of Realdania.
Henning Larsen, 1993
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, 1987
MBA, Copenhagen Business School, 2004