Henrik Bo Nielsen, CEO of the Danish Film Institute for the last 10 years, today notified the Board that he is resigning to assume a new post as CEO of the museum group ROMU.
Henrik Bo Nielsen says,
"It has been an incredible 10 years. A great number of results have been achieved, both for the Film Institute and for Danish film. I am proud to have had the opportunity to lead the Film Institute during a period of great change from the analogue to the digital reality. We have gone from a relatively few subsidy schemes to covering almost the full range of visual narratives. The DFI's activities in education, research, museum-work and digital storage have likewise seen great change.
"A number of conditions regarding the operating economy, the organisation and a major project of digitising the film heritage are now well underway, and so it is with a fairly easy conscience that I let myself be tempted by new assignments as museum director of ROMU. These are 10 exciting museums and exhibition venues with strong, warm engagement from three municipalities – I look forward to taking it on."
Anders Kronborg, Chairperson of the Danish Film Institute's Board, says,
"It is with regret that I received the notice that Henrik Bo Nielsen is resigning as CEO. The Danish Film Institute, both as a cultural institution and a management authority, has to say goodbye to a very competent executive. Danish film is constantly evolving – artistically, technologically, audience-wise and business-wise – and Henrik Bo Nielsen has delivered an impressive performance in a time of significant challenges. A new film agreement needs to be worked out over the next year or so, and we will be missing Henrik's perspective and experience. But the process is securely underway, and I look forward to working with the Board, the Management, the Film Institute, the industry and others to create the best possible framework for Danish film culture and visual narratives going forward."
Henrik Bo Nielsen is leaving his position in the early fall. The Board has named VP Claus Ladegaard as interim CEO until a more permanent solution is found.