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Uffe Elbaek

Chairman and Founder, The KaosPilots International Board


Uffe Elbæk, founder and former principal of The KaosPilots – International School of New Business Design & Social Innovation, was born in 1954 and has, as he says, already managed to live several lives since. Personally as well as professionally. From 1991 to 2006 he was the principal of The KaosPilots in Denmark, and is today Special Advisor for the new leadership-team at the school. In November 2001 and again in 2005 Uffe Elbæk was elected to the City Council of Århus (Denmark’s second largest city) for the Danish Social-Liberal Party. He stepped down as city counselor in Århus, when he was hired by the City of Copenhagen to be the CEO of the World Outgames 2009, a position he held from 2007 to 2009. In the spring of 2010 Uffe Elbæk accepted to run for the Danish Social-Liberal Party in the coming national election for the Danish Parliament. Uffe Elbæk is also 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. Today he lives with his partner Jens in a big old apartment in the heart of Copenhagen. In July 2010, Uffe Elbæk founded the consulting company Change the game with the focus on leadership training, political campaigning and social innovation concepts. Besides being the CEO of Change the game, Uffe Elbæk has given himself the title: Senior Troublemaker and Solution Finder. Because that is his job these days.