I am, Mette Laursen, the CEO and Founder of LinKS, www.linkslabs.com the leading educational network for top influencers in the Nordics. In the heart of LinKS, we have educated society as a whole for almost two decades. We think of LinKS as an alliance. Our home is at Copenhagen BLOXHUB www.bloxhub.org, and I have been appointed the Global Ambassador for this new innovation and growth hub of architecture, design, construction and urbanisation.
I believe that when working with visions and making sense of your future, you need to increase your peripheral vision. On LinKS programs we all sit on a school bench together to create a common language for the greater visions. Reaching out to connect.
Through education and design of strategies we draw connecting lines from our politically elected ministers across the democratically elected government, state administration, presidents of our courts, top executives of private corporates, owner managed companies, and NGOs.
Representing the Wharton school in the Nordic countries and collaborating with other leading business schools in the world, we design and deliver exclusive concepts, programs on Leadership, Governance, Strategy and Innovation. Hereby we have the opportunity of developing professionals across boarders, industries, disciplines, organisations and gender. And we fight for that diversity leading to a solid representation of top influential woman.
As LinKS ranges far in network, so does my personal portfolio. I am educated in fine arts as well as in econometric modeling. Throughout my life I have been a global knowledge nomad and studies across the Nordics, in the UK and the US. I started my professional life in The Ministry of Finance, Denmark. I have served as top executive in EY international consulting within the strategy field and I now serve as professional chair for various organisations within private corporates, design, architecture, governmental and cultural.
I am culturally permanently curious and consider my close ties to the UAE family. I have found soulmates within society, business and friendships here that makes up my identity embraced as both Nordic and Emirati.
Selected board positions:
Global ambassador of BLOXHUB
Board member of the Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix Foundation www.kongehuset.dk (The Royal house, Kingdom of Denmark)
Chairperson The Betty Nansen Theatre, a leading fine arts lighthouse for classical theatre in CPH www.bettynansen.dk
Chairperson www.truelinked.com a global, classical artist network
Co-chairperson of Women for Sustainable Growth (W4SG) Scandinavian – Arab foundation bridging between Scandinavia and the Gulf Region www.w4sg.com
Member of the committee of Olav Baden Powel – www.wagggsworld.org (World Girl Scouts)
Former Board positions within service, architecture and humanitarian organizations includes Arkitema and INDEX: Design to Improve Life – worlds’ largest Design Price given out of Copenhagen.