Christian Bason is the new CEO at Danish Design Centre

The board of Danish Design Centre has named Christian Bason, M.Sc. in Political Science, as the new CEO for the design centre. Christian Bason joins the organization November 1, 2014.

Lars Mikkelgaard-Jensen, Chairman of the board of Danish Design Centre says:

“I am very pleased that we have Christian Bason on board as the new CEO at Danish Design Centre (DDC). Christian brings broad and valuable experience in design, innovation and management and I am convinced that Christian, together with the employees at DDC, will be able to develop DDC and promote Danish design as an important contribution for the progression of the Danish business community.”

The new CEO at Danish Design Centre, Christian Bason says:

“I am very much looking forward to working as CEO at Danish Design Centre. Danish design has an impressive history, which has resulted in Denmark being acknowledged as one of the leading design nations in the world today. However, we also have to build on our strong design tradition. New types of design – with a focus on strategy, business models and services with the user in mind – have a great potential for creating increased economic growth, more jobs and more prosperity.”

Christian Bason (42) comes from a position as Head of Innovation at the development unit MindLab from where he, in the last eight years, has worked on developing and conveying design methods in the public sector in Denmark and internationally. Prior to this he was a leader in the consultancy Rambøll Management, for several years. Christian Bason is the author of four books and a long list of columns and articles about design, innovation and management in the private and
public sector.

Christian Bason holds a Master in Political Science and lives in Sorgenfri with his wife and three children.

You can read more about Christian at LinkedIn


Danish Design Centre was established in 1978 by Danish Design Council, with the purpose of strengthening the competitiveness of the industry through design investments. Since 2000, Danish Design Centre has been located at H.C. Andersens Boulevard in the middle of Copenhagen, in a building drawn by professor and architect Henning Larsen.

Today Danish Design Centre (DDC) is an independent institution affiliated with the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth.

The purpose of Danish Design Centre is to promote the use of design in business and to brand Danish design nationally and internationally.

The Board of Danish Design Centre

The board of Danish Design Centre consists of representatives from business, organizations, design companies and the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth. The Minister of Business and Growth appoints the chairman.

Lars Mikkelgaard-Jensen (chairman), CEO, IBM Denmark
Martin Delfer, Executive Director, Designit
Rasmus Drucker Ibfelt, Creative Director and partner, e-Types
Charlotte Rønhof, Assistant Director, DI
Anne-Louise Sommer, Museum Director, Designmuseum Danmark
Jens Martin Skibsted, Creative Director, Skibsted Ideation
Michael Rasmussen, CEO, Velux
Jens Lundsgaard, Business Director, The Danish Ministry of Business and Growth