Chairperson, Denmark Mette Hvid Brockmann has a master’s degree in public administration, her dissertation being on culture economy. She worked as a producer and CEO of a theater for 15 years and has since shifted to the environmental sector where she specialized in facilitating multi-expert teams. Before devoting herself to Nordic Bildung, she worked at Chora Connection developing sustainable solutions for society based on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Vice chair, Sweden Erika Tanos is an innovation anthropologist and the founder and owner of Curiosity Shop AB. Her work focuses on integrating an anthropocentric perspective with society and cultural analysis in multidisciplinary projects. In recent years, she has participated in and also directed a number of international projects combining innovation, complex and creative problemsolving, infotainment design, and futurism. Her toolbox contains design and systems thinking and she is currently working as a workshop leader at the innovation platform Openlab in Stockholm, Sweden.
Treasurer, Denmark Lene Rachel Andersen has a BA in business economy and studied theology 1993- 97. From 1993 to 2001, she wrote comedy and entertainment for Danish media and went to the US a number of times; she went there a Dane and returned as a European. Since 2005, she has worked as an independent futurist, author, philosopher, and publisher. For her books, she has received the Ebbe Kløvedal-Reich Democracy Baton (2007) and the Danish librarians’ Døssing Prize (2012); among her titles are Democracy Handbook (2010), Globalt gearskift (2014), Testosteroned Child. Sad. (2017), and The Nordic Secret (2017).
Board member, Denmark Kim Escherich has a master’s degree in economics and is an executive innovation architect at IBM, Denmark. His fields are technology driven innovation, digitization and new technologies in general and he works as a leader, consultant, thinker and provocateur par excellence. Kim is deeply concerned about societal, organizational, existential and personal consequences of extreme digitization. This concern has already prompted him to initiate the think-and-do-tank Danmark 5.0 and he is also the chairperson of Fremvirke.
Board member, Norway & Florida Tom Ingvoldstad has worked as a change consultant in the corporate business world for years. He describes himself as an explorer, a self-discoverer and a game-changer and he has developed techniques for unlocking the inner resources of organizations, unleashing their full power.