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Rune Bech

Rune Bech

- Serial digital entrepreneur (Copenhagen & London)
Advisor for hire (digital innovation and strategic communications)
Journalist & former broadcast executive
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azz aficionado, and arts lover & critic

Welcome to the digital home of Rune Bech - one of Europe's "dotcom front-runners" back in 1998 as co-founder of the independent health information portal NetDoctor.com. Latest co-founder of the award-winning digital coaching company Liva Healthcare. Since 2010 also driving force behind Copenhagen's legendary live jazz venue Jazzhus Montmartre. And more.


- 1998: Co-founder, NetDoctor.com (independent health information portal - acquired by Apax Partners in 2001).
- 2002: Co-founder, E-Doktor (digital lifestyle management - acquired by Aller Media in 2008).
- 2006: Co-founder, SundhedsDoktor (occupational health services - acquired by Falck Healthcare in 2016).
- 2015: Co-founder, Liva Healthcare (disease and lifestyle coaching platform - offices in Copenhagen and London).

Corporate Roles

- 2001-07: Chief Digital Officer, TV 2 Denmark (Denmark's national public service broadcaster).
- 2012-15: Executive Vice President, Saxo Bank (global investment bank - Chief Digital Officer / Global Communications Director).

Board Positions (Non-Executive Director)

- Since 2019: Board Member, ISCENE.dk (theatre & performing arts portal).
- 2008-2018: Chairman, Nianet (B2B fiber broadband provider, acquired by EQT in 2018).
- 2007-2010: Chairman, Waoo (B2C triple play provider).
- 2008-2010: Board Member, Boozt.com (fashion e-commerce, IPO in 2017).
- 2003-2006: Board Member, JobZonen (e-classifieds)
- 1998-2001: Chairman, NetDoktor (health information portal)

Media Roles

- 2007-2009: Columnist for Børsen (the Danish business daily).
- 1997-1998: Foreign reporter, TV 2 Nyhederne (foreign news desk of Denmark's leading broadcaster).
- 1989-1997: Foreign correspondent, Politiken (Eastern Europe and London).
- 1986-1989: Journalist trainee at Jyllands-Posten (foreign desk) and The United Nations Cronicle (New York).

Arts and Culture Engagements

- Since 2010: Founder and CEO, Jazzhus Montmartre (Copenhagen's legendary live venue for world class jazz with 200+ annual concerts). Read that story here.
- Since 2012: Advisory Board Member, Film Fyn (regional film council).
- 2014-2016: Committee Member, Danish Ministry of Culture's Public Service Media Committee (appointed by the minister of culture / chaired by ex-EU commissioner Connie Hedegaard).
- Since 2019: Critic and Board Member, iScene.dk (Danish performing arts magazine).


- Danish School of Journalism, University of Aarhus, University of Sussex, London School of Economics (LSE), and INSEAD.


Rune Bech

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Rune Bech
Email: rune@bechmedia.dk
Tel. Int. +4520289666 / DK: 20 28 96 66

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