Since 2010 Bent Madsen has filled the chair as CEO of BL – Danish Social Housing, the national federation of social housing organizations in Denmark.
Bent holds the Presidency of Housing Europe (the European Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social housing), and is Chairman of NBO - Housing Nordic (the Nordic association of co-operative social housing).
He serves as member of the boards of the Danish Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Council of the Labour Movement, The Social Network, the Danish Disability Council, and the association 'Hjem-til-Alle' (A Home for Everybody). Among his prior positions is membership of the Danish Competition Council. Bent holds a Master of Economics from the University of Copenhagen