Nina Kovsted Helk

Director of Philanthropy, Realdania

Nina Kovsted Helk is the philanthropic director (CPO) of Realdania, a private member based philanthropic association in Denmark which supports philanthropic projects in the realms of a sustainability in the built environment. Realdania was founded in 2000 and has to date been involved in more than 4.500 projects contributing with more than EUR 2.9 billion. Realdania has more than 175.000 members.

Realdanias philanthropic focus is on addressing some of society’s major problems through agenda setting initiatives. Realdania works problem driven and its mission is to improve the quality of life and benefit the common good through the built environment.

Nina Kovsted Helk received a Masters of Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, in Copenhagen in 2002.

Before joining Realdania in 2018, Nina Kovsted Helk was CEO of JJW ARKTEKTER A/S from 2017-2018, Managing Director of JJW ARKITEKTER A/S from 2016-2017, Real Estate Director of Hvidovre Kommune from 2013-2016 and Real Estate Developer of Freja Ejendomme A/S from 2009-2013.

Nina Kovsted Helk is member of the board of Realdania By & Byg, Bolius (chairman), UIA 2023 Copenhagen, Miljøteknologisk Udviklings- og Demonstrationsprogram (MUDP), Creative Denmark, and DAC [Danish Architecture Center].

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