CEO of the Danish Design Centre
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 holds a Ph.D. in design leadership from Copenhagen Business School, an M.Sc. in political science from Aarhus University, and executive education from Wharton and from Harvard Business School. Christian is a leading international authority on design, innovation and leadership in business and government. In 2018, Christian was officially named "Creative Bureaucrat" by German daily Tagesspiegel. He is the author of seven books on design and management – most recently Leading Public Design (2017), Form Fremtiden, and Design for Policy (2014) – and a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines, including Harvard Business Review, Stanford 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 and a member of a range of Boards and institutions.