1st year college, Georgia, US on Rotary International Scholarship
Certified Executive Coach, Coaching Institute
Selected Honorary, Trustee and Board positions
Chairman of the Board of Betty Nansen Theatre
Board member of the Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix Foundation
Co-chairperson of Women for Sustainable Growth (W4SG) Scandinavian - Arab foundation bridging between Scandinavia and the Gulf Region
Former board member of INDEX: Design to Improve Life – Worlds largest Design prize, www.indexawards.dk
Member of the committee of Olav Baden Powel - www.wagggsworld.org
Scandinavian Trustee for Dr. Shaikha Al Maskari – Al Maskari Holding, UAE Board and presidium positions within service, architecture and humanitarian organisation
Ministry of Finance, DK
Ernst & Young Management Consulting, Practice Leader, Senior manager
Bernhard says about Mette
Mette embodies the business savvy, relational flair, global outlook, intellectual curiosity, and challenging creativity which all are critical for continuously developing a successful top management network. From her very beginning as the founder of LinKS she saw and unleashed the powerful potential in bringing generous and receptive minds together; across borders, whether private vs. public as well as national, cultural, industrial, or ideological. Mette has an exceptional ability in designing and conducting activities that make managers develop new insight, tools, and capabilities needed to take on greater business challenges and opportunities.
Ulrik possesses the ultimate tools to help our executives experience personal growth and gain ambitious business results. The learning curve is steep and Ulrik is himself the foremost example of pushing new learning loops based on global perspectives from his many travels and seminars. When it comes to energy and focus Ulrik has his own recipe which many people including the LinKS Team have gained new mental models from. Ulrik is pushing us all hard in our learning processes whether they are personal or part of a LinKS executive program or project. Be ready for the fact that Ulrik will ask you the hardest questions you have ever HAD and when the clue stands clear it is all suddenly very simple.
Our controller is extraordinarily well qualified for the job and a tremendous negotiator. In LinKS we cherish support processes that work! Jørgen is really Mr Fix-it in LinKS when complex budgets or partner contracts needs to be solved as a win-win alliance.
Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
Executive Vice President Administration & Support at SAS Group, Stockholm, Sweden
Chairman of Sariba AS, Norway (present)
Torben says about Bernhard
As a former member of the SAS corporate executive team for more than a decade, Bernhard has made a tremendous impact on Scandinavian executive leadership practices. As a true leader endowed with strategic foresight and an outspoken ability to cunningly reflect, Bernhard holds not only strong leadership experience but also a clear potential to liftnext in line executives in their striving to combat C-level challenges.
MA in International Relations, University of Limerick, Ireland
Director of The Trade Council of Denmark,Taipei, Taiwan
Head of Research Centre, Business Globalization at VIA University College
Chairwoman of Choice Foundation
Head of Globalization and CSR, The Confederation of Danish Enterprise
Head of the Trade Department, The Royal Danish Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Head of Section, The Trade Council, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Mette says about Linda
I have known Linda Jakobsen for more than a decade as a powerful, global personality. Linda acts with intelligence and insight always based on respect for the individual challenges and cultural context. Being responsible for our market development in LinKS, Linda is building our company and opportunities for our customers at a new scale.
LinKS creates unique arenas for exceptional insights to inspire, challenge and redefine the top executives’ strategic agenda. And share it globally.