Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

Partner and Area Director
Master of Laws.


Phone: 22 42 18 11

Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen

AB focuses on culture, inclusion management, gender equality, DEI and corporate social responsibility as well as general management consulting and participatory strategy development. She is a seasoned senior executive with over 30 years of experience from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN, civil society and private foundations. In her work, she combines her practical management experience with research in her focus areas.

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Work experience

2022 - Director and independent consultant, ABA Global Action, Kolding, Denmark.

2021 - 2022 CEO, LEGO Foundation, Billund

2015 - 2021 CEO, Plan International, London, United Kingdom

2012 - 2015 Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), New York, USA

2009 - 2012 Head of Center, Resource Center (RES), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen.

2007 - 2009 Head of Office, Humanitarian Activities and NGO Cooperation (HUM), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen.

2006 - 2007 Chief Consultant, Quality Assurance (KVA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen.

2004 - 2006 Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Turkey.


Board experience

  • Board Chairwoman, BetterChoice, 2023 - 2023
  • Board Chairwoman, CAMFED, 2023 - 2023
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Global Institute for Women's Leadership, Kings College London, 2020 -
  • Board Chair, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), 2017- 2021
  • Board Chairwoman, International Civil Society Centre (ICSC), 2019-2020
  • Board member, The LEGO Foundation, 2020-2021
  • Member of the Global Leadership Council, Generation Unlimited, 2018 - 2021
  • Board member, Poul Due Jensen Foundation, 2017-2018
  • Board member, UN System Staff College, 2013-2015