Anne Lise Kjaer

Anne Lise Kjaer

A renowned futurist, entrepreneur and holds the honorary title of Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador.

Born in Denmark, she was recently appointed by Singapore’s Urban Development Authority’s (URA) as member of the IPE (International Panel of Experts) 2018-2021.

In 1988 she founded Kjaer Global, a Trend Management & Ideas consultancy providing organisations with insights to understand the future, drive innovation and strategy work. Built on a holistic framework for balancing People , Planet and Purpose with Profit , her 4P vision and toolkit guides work with clients including Amazon, BBC, Dell, E&Y, Huawei, IKEA, KMPG, UNICEF, Volvo and Wired.

As well as contributing to numerous academic papers and publications, Anne Lise is a regular media commentator on trends and has featured on BBC, CNN and Aljazeera. Huffington Post have featured her among their predictions for the next decade in technology.

Anne Lise has built a reputation as an inspirational speaker, media commentator and as the author of The Trend Management Toolkit – A Practical Guide to the Future. Kjaer’s design background provides a unique perspective on trends and she has delivered talks, workshops and seminars to over 50,000 people across the world over the past two decades. She speaks regularly at TEDx, The Economist and The European Union conferences, and lectures at Cambridge university, LSE and MIT .

Kjaer says:
“The future is not just somewhere we go – we create the future.”

“Things no longer change over a generation or a decade, but from year to year, even month to month, creating new arenas for disruptive ideas and innovation to emerge… Inevitably, this leads us to reconsider the future and our place within it.”

“Purpose is a parameter impacting our lives around the clock, and we now expect it from our work, our social encounters, and our personal lives, as well as from the brands we interact with.”

“It is time for fresh thinking and new models to drive more sustainable economic growth. Organisations and businesses already working with trends and scenario planning know that seeing the future in a new light is the only way to discover viable solutions and recognise untapped opportunities.”

“Our choices shape tomorrow’s world and as consumers we have the power to change outcomes by making better decisions today. In short: we vote with our purses”

What people say about Anne Lise Kjaer

“This has been one of the most interesting projects I have ever worked on mainly as you worked so hard and passionately.”


“Her research and insight into trends leads to a very interesting presentation which she delivers with energy and enthusiasm.”


“She was very dynamic, interesting, stimulating and confident. Handled the audience and the situation well and she engaged personally.”


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