Eric Christian Pedersen
Head of Responsible Investments at Nordea Asset Management
Eric is 55 years old and holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen. Having completed his Master’s thesis on Economic Reform in India, he began his professional career at the United Nations, being employed as a junior economist by UNDP in Mali, West Africa.
After joining Unibank of Denmark (the Danish predecessor bank of Nordea) in 1996, he has worked in various roles in the Asset Management area, including Head of Product Development, Head of Retail Products, Head of Strategy for Nordea’s Asset Management and Life business, and Branch Manager of Nordea Bank S.A., Singapore Branch. His latest previous position was as Deputy CEO of Nordea Funds, where he oversaw the move to focus Nordea’s fund business on ESG, and was instrumental in introducing sustainability as a criterion in Nordea Bank’s customer due diligence and investment advice processes.
Eric has served on the Danish Corporate Governance Committee and the Finance Denmark Forum for Sustainable Finance. In 2021, Eric joined the Advisory Board of Boston University’s Impact Measurement and Allocation Program.