Dorethe Nielsen

VP Environmental Strategy
Novo Nordisk

Dorethe is Vice President of Corporate Environmental Strategy and overall responsible for Novo Nordisk environmental footprint. She leads Novo Nordisk new ambition of zero environmental impact “Circular for Zero” that she developed and got approved in 2018.

Dorethe joined the Novo Group in 2000 and has held several managerial positions within the company, including a 3 year assignment in Shanghai, China. In 2013 she returned to Denmark as head of EHS for Novo Nordisk Production sites. Later she moved to a corporate function with the task to develop Novo Nordisk new environmental strategy.

Dorethe has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School of Global Strategic Management and the CISL’s Business and Sustainability Program in Cambridge.