Kim Højgaard Rasmussen was born on 9th March 1957 and grew up in Denmark. From 1991 to 2012 he lived and worked in Africa in business sectors as different as procurement for aid financed projects, telecommunication, printing equipment, dairy business, the health sector and the agricultural sector in Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ghana.

Key Competences

- Managing international profit-oriented organisations in the private sector in Africa

- Sales and marketing of fast moving consumer goods as well as sales to the public sector

- Human resources management. Recruitment, development and motivation of people


​Danish - Mother tongue

English - Excellent (spoken and written)

French - Excellent (spoken), Good (written)

​Since mid 2017:

​Business consultant and author

​Mid 2016 – mid 2017:

Business support to Fan Milk Nigeria

January 2015 – mid 2016:

Managing Director of Fan Milk Côte d’Ivoire

September 2014:

Hjælp! Jeg skal til Afrika (Forretningsmandens Afrikamanual) udgivet på Skriveforlaget (på dansk) den 18. september 2014.

January 2014:

The Picture is Hanging Askew in Africa (Humorous Anecdotes and Useful Business Advice) published in English through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon. Available on

Oktober 2013:

Billedet hænger skævt (122 gode råd til forretningsmanden i Afrika)udgivet på Skriveforlaget (på dansk).

Since June 2012:

Consultant specialised in advising Danish companies interested in developing their business in West and Central Africa.

Several business development assignments carried out for Fan Milk International in Côte d'Ivoire between October 2012 and April 2013.

2011 - 2012:

Regional Director (Africa) for Vestergaard Frandsen based in Ghana. Introduction and development of a new business segment within the agricultural sector.

2006 - 2011:

Regional Director for Vestergaard Frandsen based in Nigeria.

Opened offices in Lagos (2006) and Abuja (2007). Responsible for sales of the company's products to the public health sector in Nigeria and 8 West and Central African countries.

1998 - 2006:

Managing Director for the dairy company Fan Milk in Nigeria.

1995 - 1998:

Managing Director for The Old East African Trading Company in Tanzania, a subsidiary of The East Asiatic Company.

Procurement agent for Danida, dealers of Motorola and Codan radios, representatives of Heidelberg printing machines.

1991 - 1995:

Danish Trade Officer in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Assistance to Danish companies with export to the country and follow-up on projects financed by The African Development Bank.

1988 - 1991:

Export Manager (Africa) for Co-Ro Food.


B.Com (International Trade), Copenhagen Business School


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CVR: 34955069