Jesper Fisker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Danish Cancer Society (DCS) since 2018.
The DCS aims to ensure that as few people as possible get cancer, that as many as possible survive cancer, and that life with and after cancer is as good as possible for patients and their relatives alike. Until 2025, the DCS will focus its efforts on three indicators to achieve its mission, namely: (i) one step ahead of cancer, (ii) reduce cancer inequality and (iii) no-one should be alone with cancer.
Prior to joining the DCS, Jesper was Permanent Secretary of State in the Ministry of Children, Education and Gender Equality from 2011-2018.
Jesper is a Board Member of the Nordic Cancer Union (NCU) and acted as NCU’s Chair from 2018-20. He is the Chairman of the Board of the LIFE Foundation since 2020 and of the Board of the University College Copenhagen since 2018. He is also a Member of the European Fair Pricing Network (EFPN) Steering Committee Board since 2019.
He holds a Master of Science and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen.