It’s a Match: Jesper Jensen and Fowler’s Syndrome UK

December 18, 2023

Jesper Jensen works as an Associate in private markets at BlackRock. He was keen to take the skills and capabilities developed in the corporate sector and use them to make a positive impact on society by supporting a small charity. 

Through our skilled volunteering network, we matched Jesper with Fowler’s Syndrome UK (FSUK), a charity raising awareness of the debilitating bladder condition, Fowler’s Syndrome. 

Although FSUK already had a strong group of trustees, they recognised there were gaps and were looking to expand their board to bring in commercial, corporate and governance expertise. Jesper joined FSUK’s board as secretary and has been advising and overseeing the completion of trustee reports and supporting with general governance. Through his network, Jesper was also able to onboard one of the largest global law firms as a permanent pro bono legal advisor to the charity.

“Coming from a corporate background, I have been able to help oversee the use of the charity’s resources to maximise value creation while contributing to sound governance processes.   

I have been delighted to join and learn from such a competent, ambitious, and diverse ecosystem. I am consistently inspired by the dedicated individuals I have encountered throughout the process and look forward to continuing the journey to support FSUK in achieving its objectives to drive lasting change.” – Jesper Jensen, BlackRock

“The experience has been great! It’s been a big adjustment for FSUK but a positive one and has helped set us up for huge growth in the next few years. Jesper has brought robust governance and structure to FSUK which will be instrumental in laying the foundations for us to change the clinical landscape for women with Fowler’s Syndrome.” – Dani Coombe, Founder and CEO of FSUK

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