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Rune Bech

Rune Bech

- Serial digital entrepreneur (Copenhagen & London)
-
Advisor (digital innovation, strategy and communications)
- Fmr. j
ournalist & media executive (+ jazz aficionado)

Welcome to the digital home of Rune Bech, one of Europe's "dotcom front-runners" as the co-founder in 1998 of NetDoctor.com, a leading European health portal. Also the driving force behind Copenhagen's legendary live jazz venue Jazzhus Montmartre since 2010. And more.

Entrepreneurship



- 1998: Co-founder, NetDoctor.com (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 (digital disease management platform - offices in Copenhagen and London).


Corporate Roles



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


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).
- 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: Board Member, iScene.dk (theatre & performing arts portal).


Education


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

 

Rune Bech

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Contact

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

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