Meet the 5 team

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

Social media coordinator

Daiana Contini

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Daiana works on 5’s social media activity, generating content, engaging with our audience and sharing all the great work we do.

Originally from Italy and based in Copenhagen, she has previously worked for a think tank focusing on community development in Brazil, and in internal communications for the United Nations in Denmark.

Most recently Daiana worked on social media and other content for the Why Foundation, which makes documentary films.

She enjoys taking photos and trying her hand at baking – which isn’t always successful, but she can make tiramisù.

Daiana says the 5 value that resonates most with her is… Stay curious.

“Curiosity is what inspires me to never take things for granted, to perceive the world openly and to look for the story behind things.

Executive director

Mie Dahlquist

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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 values that resonate most with her are… Lead lovingly and Stay curious. 

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

HR manager

Fleur Engels

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Fleur handles everything related to people at 5, and various other projects. She’s the one in the team who knows a little bit about everything.

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.”

Chief financial officer

Anne Dorthe Hermansen

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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 values that resonate most with her are… Be courageous and Stay curious.

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

Senior journalist

Anne-Marie Hoeve

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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.”

Senior journalist

Robert Langkjær-Bain

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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 values that resonate most with him are… Live generously and Stay curious.

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

Communications specialist

Abi Olusanya

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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… Stay curious

“I’m always interested in what’s happening around the world and most importantly, why.”

Graphic and web designer

Rutger Schuijff

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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 his dog.

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

“Curiosity is what brought me to 5!”

Visual editor

Kenneth Schultz

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Kenneth is 5’s visual director, based in Copenhagen. He’s passionate about telling stories with text and images, and finding the best solution to every challenge.

He also has his own studio, designing books and magazines, and working on other cultural projects.

Kenneth has a huge collection of old books, magazines and comics, which he only lets people touch if they’re very careful.

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

“I try to never stop learning new things or meeting new people.”

Office and project coordinator

Stephanie Versteeg

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Based in Amsterdam, Stephanie is the ‘fixer’ who takes care of the 5 team and solves problems behind the scenes. Whenever something looks effortlessly, it’s because Stephanie worked very hard on it.

Stephanie has previously worked as an event coordinator and personal assistant.

She loves exploring the world in her camper van, and occasionally singing in public.

Stephanie says the 5 values that resonate most with her are…  Stay curious and Live passionately

“I live in the moment and I’m always open to learning new things.”

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