Jens Rottbøll is a Partner and Chief Consultant at LIVING INSTITUTE, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg: he holds a Diploma in Leadership in the Knowledge Society at INSEAD and Wharton Business School, he’s an MBA facilitator (Strategy and Core Values), and he’s a Candidate of the Rhythmic Music Conservatory of Copenhagen (he actually had his first management job within the music business). Jens is also a certified Strategy Execution Expert and has been certified by the International Coach Federation. He is also one of ten certified LEGO® Serious Play® trainers of facilitators worldwide. Not to mention he created the concert venue VEGA in Copenhagen, which was recognized as one of the top three best concert venues in Europe. Jens is also a board member of Jazz Denmark and vice chair of Østre Gasværk Theater.
As a white middle-aged man, Jens may not have the first profile you think of in the area of inclusion and diversity. Nevertheless, he is the consummate feminist whose passion lies in gender equality, cultural intelligence and creating inclusive company cultures. Over the years he has had many achievements in this regard, helping to synchronize executive teams worldwide to commit to a D&I agenda and find their voice. This is probably because he knows how to create a space suffused with psychological safety and trust.
Previously, Jens worked as Director of Human Resources at Bang & Olufsen, where he handled the development and global roll out of their corporate core values and mission statement. Jens has since often played this role in other large global organizations.
Since 2001 Jens has delivered end-user workshop and programs on executive level in large companies globally. His areas of expertise are strategy & corporate values, company culture transformation, diversity intelligence, and enhancing gender balance. Jens strives to focus on solving real problems, in the real world and in real time using designs based on the LEGO® Serious Play® Methodology.
At LIVING INSTITUTE, Jens manages projects and conducts training and workshops on enhancing diversity intelligence in organizations as well as improving strategy and leadership. He’s also responsible for LIVING INSTITUTE’S leadership programs, including modules in MBA programs worldwide.
Jens has managed projects with management groups from all over Europe, India, China, Asia and South America, dealing with diversity management and cross-cultural management after mergers and acquisitions.
This work has primarily taken place in the USA, Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Slovenia, Thailand, China, Scandinavia, the UK and Spain, involving companies like Walmart, eBay, CPALL, Siemens, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Denmark, Chr. Hansen, BASF, LEGO, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk, Züblin, BMI Group, DONG Energy (Orsted), IC Company, Pandora, Maersk Logistics and many more.