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Christian Bason

CEO, Danish Design Centre

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  • Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Christian has recently been appointed CEO of the Danish Design Centre, having previously been head of MindLab since 2007.

Prior to joining MindLab, he led the public organisation and management practice of Ramboll, a consultancy. Christian is passionate about transforming the public sector’s ability to better meet the needs of citizens and society. He has presented to and advised a wide range of governments around the world on innovation in the public sector, and is a member of a number of advisory bords in Denmark and internationally.

He is a regular columnist and blogger and the author of four books on leadership, innovation and change in the public sector, most recently Leading Public Sector Innovation: Co-creating for a Better Society. Christian holds an M.Sc. in political science from Aarhus University, executive education from Harvard Business School and the Wharton School, and is currently writing a Ph.D. thesis on public managers as designers.