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Cecilia Nordenkull Jorgensen

Co-founder and general manger of Icons of Europe

Cecilia Nordenkull Jorgensen is co-founder and general manager of the culture-enterprise Icons of Europe, Brussels.

Having discovered her direct lineage to Charles XII of Sweden's sister and Peter the Great of Russia, Cecilia’s work has in recent years focused mainly on the investigation of Charles's campaigns, death and legacy (she is therefore also a distant relative of Sigismund III Vasa of Poland and even Chopin).  A former McKinsey management consultant has edited the book KARL.XII: Kungamord (Charles.XII: Regicide).

In her creative and investigative role in culture and history, Cecilia Nordenkull Jorgensen draws on her international business experience.  Following her work in Stockholm, New York and London, she took an MBA at Boston University.  She became a vice president at J.P..Morgan in Brussels.  In parallel, she managed an art gallery as an agent for Christie's Contemporary Art.  She speaks five languages.



Cecilia Nordenkull-Jorgensen, co-founder and chief of research, Icons of Europe, Brussels.
A direct descendant of Karl XII's sister
Cecilia in Svenska Dagbladet 2018 and 2019

The author Cecilia Nordenkull, Icons of Europe will present her new book "KARL XII: Kungamord" at BOKMÄSSAN Göteborg Book Fair, September 2018.

Charles XII of Sweden (1682-1718):  the mystery of his death now resolved by Icons of Europe. Unknown artist.

 News release | Pressmeddelande


Cecilia established her own IT company and founded Internet Society Belgium in 1995.  The company became Marketeer-of-the-Year finalist of the American Chamber of Commerce.

Icons of Europe was inaugurated in 2002 under the auspices of the secretary-general of the Council of Europe.  Cecilia has authored several investigations of Fryderyk Chopin’s life and musik.  Her research material was used in BBC Four’s TV documentary Chopin: The Women Behind The Music (2010).  She co-produced Icons of Europe's Chopin's Dream: Jenny Lind Gala Concert in Christ Church, Malvern, England.

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