CEO of Vækstfonden
Rolf Kjærgaard is the Chief Executive Officer of Vækstfonden, the Danish state’s investment fund.
Working in close collaboration with banks as well as domestic and international investors, Vækstfonden discovers and develops the companies that Denmark cannot afford to miss out on. Since 1992, Vækstfonden has contributed more than DKK 33,8 billion to help develop and grow more than 9.200 companies. Vækstfonden has a strong focus on startups and SME’s working within green transition, responsibility and impact, and is part of Green Future Fund Denmark. The initiative was launched in September 2020 and supports the ambitious goal that Denmark must reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent by 2030.
Before joining Vækstfonden in 2002, Rolf Kjærgaard held the positions as National Expert in the European Commission and special consultant in the Ministry of Business and Growth. Rolf Kjærgaard holds a Master of Science in Economics from University of Copenhagen and Berkeley University in California.