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Jeppe Hedaa


About the Abrahamic consensus: The Abrahamic Consensus is a Danish organization devoted to cooperation between scholars of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The Abrahamic Consensus, which serves as a vehicle of communication between the three Abrahamic traditions. The organization’s purpose is to show people that mutual respect and love for your neighbor and building a society for all based on peace and justice are central values for all three traditions.


Nomination in Brief

Jeppe Heeda, CEO of the computer consultancy company 7N, is founder of the Abrahamic Consensus, a Danish organization devoted to cooperation between scholars of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In his own company, non-discrimination in areas of faith and gender has been key in establishing successful teams across cultural boundaries in various country offices.

Read Jeppe Hedaa 2018 Nomination form (Word Doc)


Bio

Having taken over 7N in 1998 Jeppe Heeda began developing the small company with 12 employees into a major computer consultancy company. Through a freelance consultancy model, Heeda overlooked the company expanding to employ 800 experienced IT professionals in 9 different countries. Heeda remains a majority share holder of the company, and in 2015 7N delivered more than 1.2 million consultant hours, and had a revenue of 84.8 mill. € and a profit of 3.7 mill.€. Heeda has been engaged in a number of faith based NGOs and their work, nationally and internationally.


More Detail

Having founded 7N – a computer consultancy firm with 800 employees and offices in 9 countries – Jeppe Heeda took leave from his position as CEO of the company in 2012-2013 to research similarities between Abrahamic faiths and to build relationships with researchers and scholars nationally and internationally. This engagement resulted in founding the Abrahamic Consensus, a Danish organization devoted to cooperation between scholars of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In his own company, non-discrimination in areas of faith and gender has been key areas in establishing successful teams across cultural boundaries in various country offices. This, we believe, could serve as an example of how a conscious focus on freedom of religion and belief enhances business by promoting professionalism, service and respect across gender and religious belief.

Partnering with Jeppe Heeda, the Danish Mission Council has worked to promote freedom of religion and belief in foreign policy and foreign development policy in Denmark for the past four years.


Nominated by:

  • Jonas Adelin Jørgensen
  • Secretary General
  • Danish Mission Council