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Per Wagner Nielsen

Economist and software developer

I'm currently developing an application that connects shoppers with shops. I am married to Shan Lu and together we have two children, one boy and one girl. Both children attend school or kindergarten in Hong Kong.


  • November 2016 - present

    Active Founders Capital Ltd.

    Founder and developer

    Find the products on sale near you. We connect shoppers with shops.

  • August 2016 - October 2016


    Senior Development Specialist (Contract)

    I migrated a server monitoring tool from node.js to Java.

  • September 2015 - August 2016

    StarTech Limited/CompareGlobalGroup

    Software Development Manager

    I lead the global Retention team with developers in Hong Kong and the Phillipines.

  • July 2013 - September 2015

    FunctionEight Limited


    I managed a team of 3 in-house web and software developers in Hong Kong and Singapore and 5 contractors/freelancers in Hong Kong, Singapore and in the Phillipines. Our primary products were web sites and web applications for small and medium sized companies. I did technical sales, requirement elicitation and development.

  • February 2014 - October 2015

    Hong Kong Computer Kids Ltd.

    Founder, manager and teacher

    I founded HK Computer Kids at the beginning of 2014. I teach kids computer programming using the MIT developed Scratch programming language (for younger kids) and Python (for older kids).

  • June 2009 - March 2012

    European Commission, Economic and Financial Affairs Department

    Economic Analyst, Permanent Official

    As part of the team dealing with the Northen European countries, I performed economic analysis of primarily the Danish economy. I also represented the Commission at meetings with national authorities and international organization like IMF and OECD.

  • October 2008 - June 2009

    Association of Local Banks in Denmark (LOPI)


    As an economist in LOPI I developed and maintained the organization's statistical credit risk model and advised the organization's members on economic and regulatory issues.

  • August 2007 - August 2008

    Saxo Bank, Denmark

    Senior Officer

    My team worked closely with the IT department's business intelligence team in order to produce and deliver data and reports to the entire bank.

  • August 2006 - August 2007

    Ernst & Young, Denmark

    Consultant, Analytics Team

    I worked in Ernst & Young's analytics team where we developed Excel/VBA and Access tools used by clients and internally by auditors and conducted data analysis and data mining for clients.

  • January 2004 - January 2006

    University of Southern Denmark

    Teaching Assistant, Mathematics and Econometrics

    I taught econometrics and mathematics to business and economics undergraduates.


  • 2012 - present

    Hong Kong Open University

    Bachelor of Science, Computing

    Specializing in software engineering
    Currently studing a part-time bachelor degree in computing.

  • 2004 - 2008

    University of Southern Denmark

    Master of Science, Economics

    Specialized in micro econometrics discrete choice modelling
    A three year degree program focused on model developement, micro and macro economics, econometrics and mathematics. I specialized in micro-econometrics and discrete choice modelling and my master thesis was an econometrics merger study of the German Auto market.

  • 2001 - 2004

    University of Southern Denmark

    Bachelor of Science, Economics

    Specialized in european economics and economic modelling
    My bachelor project examined the European Monetary Union in light of the theory ofOptimum Currency Areas.

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