Esben Danielsen has been CEO of the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities since 2015. Since the early 1990’s Esben has been involved in grassroot organizations of the music industry. Esben has been the Art Director of the regional music venue Gimle in Roskilde, Denmark for eight years. In 2010 Esben became Head of Development for the Roskilde Festival where his work consisted of “city planning of a temporary city for 130,000 inhabitants”. As Head of Innovation of the special unit ‚Roskilde Festival Orange Innovation‘ he developed new experiences, events and products for the whole Roskilde Festival group. In May 2018, the IAKS Nordic General Assembly elected Esben for president.