Christian Bason

Christian Bason
Christian Bason
Chief Executive
Tel. +45 5357 9313
Christian Bason is chief executive of the Danish Design Centre. From 2007 to 2014 he was head of MindLab, a cross-governmental innovation unit, where he helped promote the use of design as a method for policy and service innovation in the public sector.

From 1998 to 2006, he was a consultant and business manager at Rambøll Management, in charge of consultancy on organisation and management issues. He has also held several appointed positions, including as chair of the European Commission’s Expert Committee on Public Innovation and a member of the European Design Leadership Board.

Christian is an external examiner at the design education programmes, and as a visiting associate professor has taught at a number of institutions, including Oxford Saïd School of Business, Weatherhead School of Management and the European Commission’s top management training programmes. He is in high demand as a speaker and inspires and advises business executives and governments in Denmark and abroad.

Christian is a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines, including Harvard Business Review and Monday Morning, and the author of five books on design, innovation and management, most recently Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010). Christian holds an MS in Political Science from Aarhus University and is a PhD fellow at Copenhagen Business School.

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