Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK)
25 Jan 2021
24 Feb 2021

The Role as CEO

Since Global Fashion Agenda’s incumbent CEO, Eva Kruse, will leave the organisation to pursue new external opportunities, the Board has initiated a search for her successor under the leadership of its Nomination Committee (Niels Eskildsen, Cristiana Falcone, Thomas Tochtermann).

The overall goal for the role is to develop and implement GFA´s strategy and at the same time ensure a strong performing organisation. The role has currently four direct reports (Chief Sustainability Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Communications Director and Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff).

The CEO is responsible for driving the strategy and digital transformation, partner and stakeholder management, ensure a strong performing organisation. The main responsibilities of the CEO include:

Strategy and Business leadership

Develop high-quality business strategies and plans within sustainability in fashion and high-performance business leadership enabling content development, policy input, knowledge/innovation sharing and engagement facilitation for the foundations overall mission.

Digital Transformation

Accelerating the organization into a digital leader.

Strategic Partner & Stakeholder Management

Build and maintain trusting relations with key partners and important stakeholders.

Strong Performing Organisation

Attract and develop high calibre talent to the organisation. Ensure a high performing managerial team and encourage employee engagement across the organisation.

Financial sustainability

Secure long-term financial sustainability of foundation based on several independent revenue streams.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate should match the following experiences and personal competencies:


  • Proven insight, high credibility, and a global network with sustainability and fashion
  • Demonstrated skills in collaborating and balancing the needs of different stakeholders
  • Successfully communicating purpose driven topics
  • Previous experience in successfully leading a purpose-driven small to mid-sized team or organisation with P&L responsibility
  • Track record of attracting and developing talent and bringing an organisation to the next level
  • Have demonstrated use of digital technologies and innovation in business transformation
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial (or scale-up) environment

Business Insight & Strategic Mindset

Drives vison & purpose and Communicates Effectively

Takes Initiative and Drives Results

Installs Trust, Collaborates and Build Networks

Attracts and Develops Talent and Teams

The CEO will receive competitive salary and benefits. The position will be based in Copenhagen, Denmark


Global Fashion Agenda is an equal opportunity employer. Our values are empowerment, fellowship and ingenuity. These values are used as guiding pillars for our work projects and are brought to life in our internal culture and work ethic. GFA is an international team based in Copenhagen, with English as the office language. We embrace and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all applicants regardless of age, race, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, sex and gender identity, religion or political affiliation to apply for vacancies.