Kasper Jelsbech Knudsen is a Partner and Chief Consultant, Diversity Strategist and Keynote Speaker with a PhD in Anthropology.
Kasper’s passion lies in promoting cultures of inclusion, particularly through inclusive leadership, advancing gender parity, unconscious bias mitigation and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaborations. In his PhD dissertation, Kasper expounded on the concept of culture and how applying cultural intelligence can enhance collaboration and bridge national and cultural differences.
Kasper himself has applied cultural intelligence in working with a wide range of people, businesses, organizations, and institutions. Moreover, Kasper is an experienced educator and communicator who regularly lectures on business culture at Copenhagen Business School. He is also a certified LEGO Serious Play® Facilitator and a certified provider of the Intercultural Readiness Check, an assessment of an individual’s current capacity to engage and communicate with people from other cultures.
As a Chief Consultant, Kasper draws from his extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of promoting cultural diversity at workplaces by facilitating counselling sessions, workshops and training. Kasper is also a brilliant and entertaining keynote speaker. He has successfully enhanced organizational diversity intelligence at dozens of institutions, such as Energinet, DNV, Alfa Laval, Genmab, Ørsted, Engie, Mazars, Siemens, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gorissen & Federspiel, SBM Offshore, PFA, Systematic, Cowi, Aalborg University, Aarhus University, Copenhagen Business School, Coloplast, Chr. Hansen, L’Oreal, Novo Nordisk, NNE and many more.
Though based in Denmark, Kasper has lived, worked, and studied in various countries, including Ghana, USA, Cuba, and Nepal. Kasper is fluent in English, Danish and Spanish.