Professor Møllgaard, dean of UM School of Business and Economics, knighted in Denmark

On August 6, the Queen of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Margareth II, bestowed upon Professor Peter Møllgaard the honour of ‘Ridder af Dannebrog’ or ‘Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog (the name of the Danish flag)’ for his services to the Danish society. The Queen received Professor Møllgaard in audience at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen.

Contributions to Danish society
On April 1, 2018, Peter Møllgaard (Denmark, 1964), was appointed dean of the Maastricht University School of Business and Economics.  He came from Copenhagen Business School, where he was Professor of Industrial Organization and Dean of Research. Professor Møllgaard received the honour for his contributions to the university sector (research, education, leadership), to the development of competition policy (legislation and implementation), and the integration of renewable energy into the electricity system (research, policy advice, membership of the board of Energinet, the Danish Transmissions System Operator for electricity and gas). Peter Møllgaard: “I am very happy with this recognition of long scholarly and practical efforts to improve society along a number of dimensions. At the audience of the Queen, I addressed the future of Europe and how the special project Maastricht: Working on Europe, a joint initiative of Maastricht University, the Municipality of Maastricht and the Province of Limburg, may result in a better interaction between policy makers and European citizens.”

Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog
The Order of the Dannebrog is a Danish order of chivalry instituted in 1671 by Christian V. Until 1808, membership in the order was limited to fifty members of noble or royal rank. The statute of the Order was amended in 1951 by a Royal Ordinance so that both men and women could be members of the Order. Today, the Order of the Dannebrog is a means of honouring and rewarding the faithful servants of the modern Danish state for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life or for those working for Danish interests.

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