We are driven by the same passion:

Enabling you to make a visible and significant difference.

 

We passionately believe that operating an airport should be simple and efficient. BETTER AIRPORT® brings clarity and confidence to plans, data, and complex decision-making, empowering you and your business to better predict, operate, and optimize. We create value together and ensure mutual success through partnership, trust, and determination.

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Anders Dohn
CEO
Tel. +45 29 72 49 72

Anders has a strong theoretical background and significant experience from industrial application of operations research. Anders has a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Operations Research and is the lead on technical development and product innovation. While having a strong theoretical background, Anders’ former role as Head of Staff Planning at Copenhagen Airports, a job with many practical day-to-day challenges, has given him important experience in terms of both human resource management and application of optimization.

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Kasper Hounsgaard
CEO
Tel. +45 51 34 10 69

Kasper has a M.Sc. in Economics and has for years been the main driver in business development in Maersk, CPH Airport and Copenhagen Optimization. Kasper is a natural in identifying new areas of interest and has extensive experience in developing and implementing solutions with proven results. With responsibility for Consultancy and Business Development, Kasper excels in quickly understanding your challenges and adapting our ideas and experience to identify ways of overcoming the challenges.

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Heide Granberg
Director, People & Culture
Tel. +45 26 46 12 25

Heide comes with a background in banking and operations management, and has a broad experience within finance, controlling and event planning. She finds great pleasure in getting things running and is a firm believer in the fact, that a good plan makes a great experience. Heide operates our People and Culture activities from ensuring that everything at the office runs smoothly to people development and that every colleagues is happy and well looked after.

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Tor Fog Justesen
Chief Product Officer
Tel. +45 23 24 62 47

Tor joined Copenhagen Optimization in May 2015 to pursue his passion for creating state-of-the-art capacity and demand analysis products that enable companies to both optimize their daily operations and prepare for future growth. Tor also has a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Technical University of Denmark and will be leading the software development together with Anders.

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Rasmus Kaster
Chief Growth Officer

Rasmus holds an MA in International Studies from Durham University. Before joining Copenhagen Optimization, he has worked as a military linguist (Persian) for the Danish Armed Forces and with strategy and controlling for the police. He is a firm believer that data, and the optimal visualization thereof, is the foundation for good governance and decision making on all levels of an organization.

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Sam McCrimmon
Director, North America
Tel. +1 (617) 201-3921

Sam joined Copenhagen Optimization in May 2022 to open and grow our first office outside of Denmark, located in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam has over 15 years’ experience in airport planning and operations in the UK, Europe, The United Arab Emirates and the United States. Sam’s focus on facility development and optimization, operational data acquisition, and passenger tracking technology means he understands the importance and value of data and information to make the best choices and seeks to encourage collaboration that fosters success in airport operations. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Air Transport Management from Loughborough university in the UK.

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Sarah Frances Procter
Chief Commercial Officer
Tel. +45 30 91 46 79

Sarah holds a BA Hons. Degree in Business Economics from Kingston University, UK, and an HD.2. in International Business from CBS. She started her career in Sales with PepsiCo in and since relocated to Denmark in 2006, joining Copenhagen Airports A/S. Having held a variety of roles, including Route Development, Airport Operation Management, and Director Real Estate, Sarah joined Copenhagen Optimization in 2017.

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Tina Bendix
Marketing Manager

Tina holds an M.Sc. in economics and marketing from CBS. She started her career in Copenhagen Airports A/S and has more than 10 years’ experience from the aviation industry doing aviation marketing and event planning.  She is a firm believer that a personalized and excellent customer experience is the foundation of a solid and long-term partnership. Tina joined Copenhagen Optimization in August 2020.

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Jessica van Zeijderveld
Business Development Manager

Jessica holds an M.Sc. in Airport Planning & Management from Cranfield University. She is currently finishing up a second M.Sc. in International Marketing & Brand Management. As the Sales Representative, Jessica aims to connect airports from all corners of the globe to Copenhagen Optimization. She is passionate about optimization software conducive to improved passenger experience and fit for Airport 4.0.

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Sigridur Johnson
Chief Client Officer

Sigridur holds an M.Sc.in Engineering Management with a specialization in Management and Analysis of Operations. She has 2.5 years of experience from the consulting business, with a focus on procurement and supply chain management for global companies, before joining Copenhagen Optimization in October 2015.

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Emanuele Di Matteo
Director, Consultancy

Emanuele holds an M.Sc.in Engineering Management with a focus on Operations Research. He has 4 years of experience as a strategy consultant for global companies. In June 2019 he joined Copenhagen Optimization to combine the educational and professional backgrounds and feed his passion for data-heavy environments.

 

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Martí Navines-Ferrer
Senior Consultant

Marti holds a Double M.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace. He started his career in Airbus before joining Edinburgh Airport (EDI) as a capacity analyst. He had been responsible for developing the Airport Capacity Masterplan and improving the Operational capabilities of EDI. Before joining Copenhagen Optimization, Marti lead the transformation of the Airport Control room closing the gap between the planning and the operational worlds. Marti brings to the company a good balance between Airport Operations experience and a strong analytical background.”

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Emilie Knutz
Senior Consultant

Emilie joined Copenhagen Optimization in August 2017. She holds an M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Computation from the Technical University of Denmark, with a specialization in Operations Research and Data Analysis. She enjoys combining and modifying data analytical tools to identify areas of improvement.

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Andreas Melton Axelsen
Consultant

Andreas joined Copenhagen Optimization in July 2019. He holds an M.Sc.in Engineering Management with specialization in Transportation and Business Logistics from the Technical University of Denmark. Prior to joining Copenhagen Optimization Andreas has worked with optimization problems and analytics within sectors covering healthcare to land logistics.

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Lene Thorsen Gøbel
Senior Consultant

Lene has an MSc in Business Administration and Mathematical Business Economics from Copenhagen Business School with a focus on operations research and mathematical modeling. Since graduating in 2017, Lene has worked with data analysis and planning and developed a strong skill set supporting the aviation and healthcare industry with problem-solving and better use of data.

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Josephine Byskov Cornaby
Consultant

Josephine has a M.Sc. in Transport and Logistic from the Technical University of Denmark, where she focused primarily on Operations Research. Prior to joining Copenhagen Optimization, she has worked in shipping, building software solutions and working with large datasets. Josephine is passionate about using data to build great solutions and improve efficiency for all passengers.

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Astrid Skovhus
Consultant

Astrid holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Denmark with a focus on operations research and data analysis. Prior to joining Copenhagen Optimization in September 2022, she has worked as a data analyst and consultant. Astrid enjoys using her quantitative and analytical skills to make a difference for clients and to solve problems.

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Joakim Buschardt Møller
Chief Technology Officer

Joined Copenhagen Optimization in 2015 as the primary driver of front end development. With an educational background combining computer science and business management, he has since 2008 been working in the rapidly evolving web development industry keeping up with the latest technologies. He loves creating business value through great usability and user experience.

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Steffen Kjøller
Director, Software

Joined Copenhagen Optimization September 2015 coming from a Software company specialized in Airport Management Systems and Airport Operational Databases. Steffen holds a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and has more than 8 years of software development experience before joining Copenhagen Optimization. He enjoys delivering high-quality code using the newest technologies without compromising the pragmatic view on usability. Making use of good practices and new technologies while keeping business value in focus. Steffen thrives in finding the best technical solution for a long term durable system.

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Marcus Calverley
Software Engineer

Marcus is a software engineer with five years of experience in software security. He holds a cand. polyt, in software from Aalborg University and worked in internet banking since 2012 before joining Copenhagen Optimization in April 2017. He enjoys writing high-quality software and keeping up with the latest technology trends.

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Jakob Dyrby
Software Engineer

Jakob has worked with software development since 2000, where he graduated with a diploma in electrical engineering. Since graduating, he has worked with software, supporting telephone systems, supporting software for marketing and as a backend developer on websites for Danish Municipalities and other larger companies. Furthermore, he has worked as the primary backend developer for DOT (Your public transport) webshop. Jakob joined Copenhagen Optimization in April 2017 and is passionate about finding the best solution to meet the end-users desires while at the same time making the product scalable and maintainable.

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Jonas Ehlers Nilsson
Software Engineer

Jonas holds an M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Computation from the Technical University of Denmark, with a specialization in Operations Research. He joined Copenhagen Optimization in June 2017. He is passionate about creating software that improves the daily life of its users.

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Mikkel Bundgaard
Software Engineer

Mikkel joined Copenhagen Optimization in March 2019. He holds M.Sc in computer science and a Ph.D. in theoretical computer science from the IT University of Copenhagen. He has worked nine years on portfolio management within life and pension before joining Copenhagen Optimization. Mikkel takes pleasure in learning and in providing value for the customers.

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Ida Kirstine Poulsen
Software Engineer

Ida holds an M.Sc. in Mathematical Modelling and Computation from the Technical University of Denmark, with a specialization in Operations Research. She joined Copenhagen Optimization in September 2021 after having worked with software development for a year and a half. Her interest in optimization came early in her studies, and she has since then had the desire of using her skills to help improve user experiences in different ways. She enjoys using her mixed experience within mathematics and software to create simple and easy to understand solutions to various problems.

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Thomas Lindquist Thisted
Software Engineer

Thomas has a B.Sc. in software development from IT University of Copenhagen, and 6 years of experience with fullstack development. He has a big passion for solving puzzles, and uses this passion when writing clean and robust code. Having spent some years working with media-streaming, he joined Copenhagen Optimization in January 2020.

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Joachim Faucon Andersen
Software Engineer

Joachim joined Copenhagen Optimization in 2022. He holds an M.Sc. in Physics and Technology but after working as a development engineer for a year at the Danish Defence Research Establishment he switched to working as a software developer in 2005. Joachim is a Full Stack developer with a focus on the backend and during the last 7 years he has been building software for the Pharma industry. Earlier in his career he worked as a backend developer on websites for Danish Municipalities and as a Lead developer on Kino.dk and other large websites.

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Anton Skou Møller
Student Assistant

Anton is studying Design & Innovation at DTU and working to become the ultimate interdisciplinary engineer. His studies reflects his tasks at Copenhagen Optimization. Assisting Tor, he takes on anything that is thrown at him, from product development to testing.

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Aleksa Durdevic
Student Assistant

Aleks is studying Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen and will finish his masters degree this year. Aleks has already had a scientific paper published in the Journal of the Serbian Medical Society.

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Christian Krogh Nielsen
Student Assistant

Christian is studying Business Economics and Information Technology at Copenhagen Business School and is the primary maintainer of a very popular Discord bot.

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Gabriel Stanculescu
Student Assistant

Gabriel is studying Data Science at ITU on his first year and although Gabriel is our youngest employee he has been programming for 7 out of his 18 years.

Background

Copenhagen Optimization (CopOpt) was founded in 2014 by Kasper Hounsgaard and Anders Dohn after spending more than 13 years amongst them in airport operations. CopOpt is a joint software and consultancy company specializing in improving airport operations. We are a highly skilled team of airport professionals, pragmatic analysts, and cutting-edge software developers. We have practical experience from some of the world’s biggest airports, combined with background and experience within mathematical optimization and machine learning.

 

All of this is encapsulated in our software solution BETTER AIRPORT which enables airport operators to plan and execute their entire airport operation – before day of operation and in real-time and from curb to gate and back.

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