Uffe Elbaek

Member of the Danish Parliament; Former Danish Minister of Culture; Founder & Political Spokesperson, "The Alternative"; Founder & Special Advisor, "The KaosPilots" "Senior Troublemaker and Solution Finder", Copenhagen, Denmark

Uffe Elbæk is founder and former principal of The KaosPilots - International School of New Business Design & Social Innovation. Today he serves as special advisor for the new leadership team at the school. Uffe was elected to the City Council of Århus for the Danish Social Liberal Party, a position he stepped down from when he was hired by the City of Copenhagen as the CEO of the World Outgames (2009). He served as minister for culture until 2013 and founded a party called 'The Alternative.' Uffe is on the board of several Danish and international organizations, and has over the years received numerous honors and awards, ranging from his appointment as ambassador for the local premiere league football club AGF to Knight of the Dannebrog. He has given himself the title: senior troublemaker and solution finder. He is a Fellow of Session 538, Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators, in 2014, and Session 554, Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators II, in 2015.