John Riis Mortensen has previously held a number of positions within Dandy, which was sold to Cadbury-Schweppes Plc in 2002 where he continued to work until he joined Vecata in 2004. 

Among these positions, John Riis Mo.rtensen worked as Head of Treasury and Finance, and as Project Director responsible for all issues related to funding, tax and project finance when Dandy invested in the set up of a DKK 700 million chewing gum factory in Russia

Before joining Dandy in 1997 John Riis Mortensen worked as a Business Development Consultant for The Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) assisting Danish companies with establishing businesses abroad, primarily in developing countries.

 John Riis Mortensen holds a number of board positions within the portfolio of Vecata and has extensive international experience within the establishment of new companies, mergers/acquisitions and financing. John Riis Mortensen holds a Master of Science in Economics (Cand. Oecon) from the University of Aarhus.