Bjarne Hastrup (M. Sc. Econ.) is the President of the International Federation on Ageing and Chief Executive Officer and founder of the DaneAge Association. Under his leadership, DaneAge has grown to over 700,000 members, which is nearly 13% of the entire population of Denmark.
Mr. Hastrup is very active in the debate on social welfare in Denmark and is a prolific writer, publishing many books and articles on ageing issues. He is a Professor at the University of Copenhagen where he teaches Social Policies and The Danish Welfare Model to national and international audiences.
Mr. Hastrup was awarded one of the Danish Royal family’s most esteemed orders for civilians: the Knight’s Cross 1st Class of the Order of Danneborg in 2014 and is placed among the top 100 opinion leaders in Denmark.
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Knight’s Cross 1st Class of the Order of Danneborg in 2014 (professional)
One of the Danish Royal Family's highest civilian honours
Copenhagen University: Cand polit., Economics 1969