André S. Eriksen

Founder & CEO
Asetek Group

André founded Asetek in 2000 and he is one out of a very few founders that has literally taken a company from the basement to the stock exchange. From being an expert in running a small team he has grown to be the leader of a publicly listed company with global operations.

André founded the company in Denmark but has lived the last 7 years in Silicon Valley where he founded the US operations to get closer to the big OEM customers.

Prior to founding Asetek, André was employed at Danfoss in its management trainee program. André has a practical education as a tool maker, and holds a mechanical engineering degree from Aalborg University. As such he is tech savvy and is the main- as well as co-inventor on several patents within the field of liquid cooling for computers and data centers. In addition he has completed several executive MBA-level programs at Stanford, MIT and Wharton within management, finance, strategy and entrepreneurship.