Menu
Search

Christian Bason

CEO
Phone
+45 4050 3206
Christian Bason
Agnete Schlichtkrull
Download image

Christian Bason is CEO of the Danish Design Centre. His role is to set the strategic direction for the organisation, and to govern the most demanding initiatives and activities. From 2007 to 2014, he was Director of MindLab, the Danish government's innovation team. From 1998 to 2006, he was a consultant and business manager with the international advisory group Rambøll Management, heading the organisation and management practice.

Christian is a leading international authority on design, innovation and leadership in business and government. He is the author of seven books, most recently Leading Public Design (2017), Form Fremtiden (Shape the future; 2016), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010). He is also a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines, including Harvard Business ReviewStanford Social Innovation Review and the Danish weekly business and political magazine Mandag Morgen. Christian is a lecturer at several executive educations, including Oxford Saïd Business School, the European School of Administration, the Henley MBA, and Copenhagen Business School.

Christian is a member of the board for the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK), a member of The Rockwool Foundation’s Intervention Committee, board member of the Centre for Leadership, and a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Agile Governance [LINK: Global Future on Agile Governance Council]. He is former Chair of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Public Sector Innovation, the Danish government's challenge panel on public innovation and digitization, of the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge Selection Committee, and a former member of the European Design Leadership Board. Christian holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from Aarhus University and a Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School, CBS, co-advised by Stanford University, Oxford Business School and the Weatherhead School of Management.

Christian is in high demand as a speaker and inspires and advises business leaders and policy makers in Denmark and abroad. He is part of the Danish Design Centre’s teaching faculty Design Academy.

Latest

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to integrate with our video provider and for anonymized website traffic statistics.
Cookies are small text files stored on your device, which let's a vendor know not who you are, but that your visit across different pages in the website is from the same browser on that device, and hence probably from the same visitor.

If you at some point logged in or identified yourself on our site or at one of the third party services below, your personal data may have been associated with some of these cookies.

You may opt out of all non strictly necessary cookies.

Read moreRead less

Social media cookies allows us to integrate with well known social media platforms with the purpose of a mixture of marketing, statistics and social interactions on the third party platform.
Neccesary to display Vimeo videos
Statistics cookies are used to create anonymous statistics of visitors interaction with the website.
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Is used for UI states