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Christian Bason

christian bason

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I’m a Ph.D. and the CEO of DDC – Danish Design Center. My role entails setting direction for our strategic initiatives for mission-oriented innovation methodology, redesigning organizations, and capacity for driving societal transitions by design. I’m a frequent keynote speaker and presenter on design as a method and mindset for sustainable change at home and abroad.

Previously, I was the Director of MindLab, the Danish government’s innovation team, and Business Manager with Ramboll Management Consulting. I’m the author of nine books on innovation, design, and leadership, including Expand: Stretching the Future by Design (2022) and The Organization was set free, and the Leadership Had to be Rediscovered (2023, in Danish).

I’ve published in, amongst others, Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review and have taught executives at Oxford Saïd Business School, Henley MBA, the European School of Administration, and Copenhagen Business School. I’m M.Sc. in political science from Aarhus University and Ph.D. in design, leadership, and governance from CBS.

Contact me if you want to learn more about DDC and how design can drive meaningful change for business, society, and our planet.

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Design School Kolding
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