The Danish Home of Chicago’s President/CEO Scott L. Swanson and The Danish Home Foundation’s Development Manager Linda Steffensen recently hosted the new Chicago Danish Consul General Frank Hansen and his wife, Jane, for a delicious luncheon of Danish open-faced sandwiches and a tour of The Danish Home to meet the residents and to see the remodeling improvements and building expansion plans.

Frank Hansen started his official posting as the new Danish Consul General in Chicago and Head of the Energy Team in North America on Aug. 1.

He brings great experience from the manufacturing industry and wind energy sector. His previous positions include Managing Director at Danfoss IXA, CEO at Nadiro A/S, and CEO at CT OFFSHORE.

The new Danish Consul General in Chicago has an international background in the maritime segment within sales and service. For 15 years, Frank worked at MAN Diesel & Turbo in various positions as Service Manager in Singapore, General Manager in Los Angeles, Managing Director in Copenhagen.

Frank Hansen holds a bachelor’s degree in technology management and marine engineering from Svendborg Marine Engineering Academy, Denmark. Frank has studied general management at UCLA, marketing management at Macquarie University of Management in Singapore, and graduated from MAN Diesel & Turbo with various leadership programs at Saïd Business School, Oxford, and INSEAD, Paris.

The Danish Home of Chicago and The Danish Home Foundation welcome Frank and Jane Hansen, and their family, to Chicago!