Lene Halvor Petersen, 46, arrives from national broadcaster DR as editor of new media. Her focus has been on strategy, coordination, idea development and large sections of DR's website dr.dk.
Director of the Danish Film Institute Henrik Bo Nielsen is pleased with the selection:
"Lene Halvor Petersen's profile has just what we were looking for, namely great insight into communication on digital platforms. And she's really enthusiastic about using her background in film studies and experience from DR to bring the film heritage to life here at the DFI."
"It will be terrific to take over a position where I can combine my original education in film studies with the experience and knowledge from my subsequent work. The future of cinema is digital, and there are countless opportunities to share all the material gathered through the years with more users. With the opportunities come a range of challenges, and I look forward to working with both at the DFI."
Lene Halvor Petersen will succeed Dan Nissen on 1 June at the latest.