CHRISTIAN BASON

CEO

Danish Design Centre & The Centre’s parent foundation, Design Society

From 2007 to 2014, he was Director of MindLab, the Danish governments innovation team. From 1998 to 2006, he was a consultant, chief consultant and business manager with the international advisory group Rambøll Management, heading the organisation and management practice. 

Christian is the author of seven books on design, innovation and leadership, including Leading Public Design(2017), Form Fremtiden (Shape the future; 2016), Design for Policy (2014) and Leading Public Sector Innovation (2010, 2018). Christian is highly experienced public speaker and is a visiting associate professor at Oxford Saïd Business School and the European School of Administration. He is also a prolific contributor to blogs and magazines such as Harvard Business Review and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a member of a range of boards and advisory bodies, including the Danish Royal Academy of Design, Architecture and Conservation, the SIRI Commission on artificial intelligence, and the World Economic Forum Future Council on Agile Governance. Christian holds an M.Sc. in Political Science from Aarhus University and a Ph.D. from Copenhagen Business School.

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