Meet the 5 team

A little about who we are, what we all do, and how to reach us.

Executive director

Mie Dahlquist Read more +

Mie leads 5 on its mission to engage people in creating a better future. She’s responsible for developing and implementing 5’s strategy, and overseeing all operations.

Based in Copenhagen, Mie has spent most of her career in brand marketing and digital development roles at Danish media organisations. In the last few years she has also worked for two different fintech startups.

She’s passionate about empowering a community to create change, and seeing talent develop.

But don’t ask her to sing – she is, by her own admission, completely tone deaf.

Mie says the 5 value that resonates most with her is Lead Lovingly

“To truly understand what drives people is the first step in creating a change for the better.”

Watch Mie’s ‘Meet The Team’ video

VP, Business Development - US

David De Vere Read more +

David is bringing 5 Media to the United States.

Before joining 5 he worked for 25 years in training and certification at some of the leading tech companies in Silicon Valley, most recently Amazon Web Services.

For David, joining 5 is a new challenge and a voyage of discovery.

Based in California, he loves reading, travelling and spending time with family. He’s also obsessed with ’80s music and can name pretty much any song from the era – especially the one-hit wonders.

David says the 5 value that resonates most with him is… Stay curious

“It’s why I joined the 5 team.”

Watch David’s ‘Meet The Team’ video

Chief Operating Officer

Fleur Engels Read more +

Based in Amsterdam, Fleur oversees all of 5’s day-to-day operations, including HR and events.

She has worked for many years as an HR, recruitment and business development adviser, mostly in the legal field.

Fleur loves watching documentaries, and makes a killer lasagne.

Fleur says the 5 value that resonates most with her is Live Generously.

“I admire generosity in others, I always try to give time, love, attention, resources, without expecting anything in return.”

Watch Fleur’s ‘Meet The Team’ video

Chief financial officer

Anne Dorthe Hermansen Read more +

Anne Dorthe is responsible for finance and other operational matters at 5. Based in Copenhagen, she has experience working in startups, government ministries and as a business angel.

She is passionate about startups, friends and cold water swimming, and she tries to live by Pippi Longstocking’s mantra: “I’ve never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do that.”

Anne Dorthe says the 5 value that resonates most with her is Be Courageous.

“You have to be brave to move yourself and the world forward.”

Watch Anne Dorthe’s ‘Meet The Team’ video

Senior journalist

Anne-Marie Hoeve Read more +

Anne-Marie is 5’s senior journalist based in Amsterdam, working with the team to devise, create and curate compelling content.

She has extensive experience as a writer and editor, including many years as a freelancer. She has always been passionate about the power of stories.

Among other achievements, Anne-Marie once won a hitchhiking race by such a big margin that she got to the end before the organisers.

Anne-Marie says the 5 value that resonates most with her is Stay Curious.

“Children are born curious – we all need to hold on to that curiosity.”

Watch Anne-Marie’s ‘Meet The Team’ Video

Visual director

Marta Julia Johansen Read more +

Marta makes sure all 5’s great content has big visual impact.

Based in Copenhagen, she has worked as a graphic designer in the theatre and fashion industry, and most recently for a sustainable vanilla company.

Marta is determined to drive change and inclusivity, and fight for intersectional values in everything she does. She does it by creating new ways of seeing the world.

She’s a team player who can be stubborn when she needs to be – ideal for a visual director.

Marta is passionate about family, friends, music, and great food and wine. 

She once ran a half marathon in 35-degree heat in Bethlehem, Palestine (which is in the mountains). And she forgot to wear a cap. Let’s just say she didn’t freeze. 

Marta says the 5 value that resonates most with her is Live Generously.

“To live generously is to take care of each other – that nobody should stand alone – and that we are all in this together.”

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Chief Technology Officer

Kees Jan Koster Read more +

Kees Jan is responsible for all things technical at 5.

He is passionate about building understanding and helping others find their way to solutions. He loves to learn new things, which is part of what drew him to 5.

In the past he has worked on systems design and programming for websites, video conferencing systems, electric yachts and cow-milking machines.

Kees Jan lives in Delft in the Netherlands, with his family, and loves playing board games.

Kees Jan says: “5 endeavours to change the world by connecting thinkers and doers. Being one of the doers, the people at 5 give me a place to work with thinkers.”

Business Development Director - US

David Lambert Read more +

David fosters strategic partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises that operate in the areas 5 focuses on.

Based in California, David brings an in-depth knowledge of environmental issues, having graduated with a BA in environmental studies. He also has a Masters in nutrition and worked as a personal trainer for 13 years.

David is passionate about creating deep and sustainable impact, and he loves working with people and building relationships.

In his spare time, he races a four wheeler.

David says:

“The idea of conscious capitalism really resonates with me. I am a firm believer that we can change the world based on what we buy and don’t buy. I love being outside and I believe it’s my generation’s responsibility to do as much as we can to protect and preserve this beautiful environment.”

Senior journalist

Robert Langkjær-Bain Read more +

Robert is 5’s senior journalist based in Copenhagen, working with the team to produce a constant stream of fresh, exciting content for 5.

He previously worked as a writer and editor for various UK publications, and spent several years as a freelancer.

He loves trying to understand opposing viewpoints to spot what people can learn from each other.

Robert listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of tea, and sings in a choir.

Robert says the 5 value that resonates most with him is Live Generously.

“We may not all live up to these every minute of every day, but we have to try.”

Watch Robert’s “Meet The Team” Video

Marketing Manager

Abi Olusanya Read more +

Abi looks after 5’s marketing campaigns and paid advertising activity, as well as overseeing other projects.

Based in Copenhagen, Abi has worked in marketing and growth roles at various organisations, most recently as head of growth at a startup.

She loves obsessing over data, and she’s also passionate about hair and beauty.

Her real first name is Omokehinde (the name given to all second-born twins in Nigeria). But you can call her Abi.

Abi says the 5 value that resonates most with her is Value Change

“Only through long-lasting change can we truly make a difference to the world. A change in our attitudes, a change in our actions and an appreciation of that change.”

Watch Abi’s ‘Meet The Team’ Video

Partnerships Manager

Sofia Redford Read more +

Sofia looks after 5’s partnerships with social businesses and other initiatives we support. She builds and manages relationships, and is always on the lookout for new partners.

Before joining 5 Sofia has worked on partnerships for a global health research organisation, and a social enterprise based in Colombia. She also spent a year working at a healthy snack food startup.

Based in the Netherlands, Sofia is passionate about making the world a better place, and about bringing people together to achieve more.
She loves learning local sayings and idioms, and doodles a lot.

Sofia says the 5 value that resonates most with her is… Value change.

Sofia says: “Change is scary but also full of potential. Learning, growing, working together to bring about change is what motivates me.”

Watch Sofia’s ‘Meet The Team’ video

Graphic and web designer

Rutger Roland Read more +

Rutger works on graphic and web design for 5’s content platform, newsletter and social media activity. He sees himself as the team’s vliegende keep (that’s a rush goalie to English speakers) who does what is needed to get the job done.

Rutger previously worked as an independent graphic and web designer. He’s based near Amsterdam and loves cooking, wine, travel, board games and cheese.

Rutger says the 5 value that resonates most with him is Live Generously.

“Only when you share do you realise how much you’ve got.”