The Authors


Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe is Chairman of the board of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S (DK) and Chairman of the supervisory board of Siemens AG (D). He is Vice Chairman of Allianz SE (D) and a member of the Board of Trustees at World Economic Forum. Jim has developed his career through 24 years of service in the IT industry. Throughout his career Jim has had leadership roles at SAP and IBM, leading global consulting, sales and product development organizations. He was appointed member of the executive board member of SAP in 2008 responsible for Innovation and Product Development. In 2010 Jim Hagemann Snabe was appointed co-CEO alongside Bill McDermott.  Together they successfully reinvented the software giant SAP from 2010 to 2014. Through his involvement with the World Economic Forum Jim is actively engaged in efforts related to the Digital Transformation of business and society. Jim Hagemann Snabe has a M.Sc. (economics and business administration) from Aarhus University and is adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School, CBS.


Mikale Trolle


Mikael Trolle is the CEO of Volleyball Denmark and the head coach for the Danish men’s national volleyball team. He is the owner of the consulting company Trolle and Partners. Mikael’s career has spanned eight years as an international volleyball player followed by 20 years in head coaching positions at club and national level. He is affiliated with the High Performance Institute as a speaker, with Copenhagen Business School’s High Performance leadership programs, and with Copenhagen University as a lecturer and examiner. As a consultant and corporate adviser, he has worked with numerous Danish and international companies and organizations, such as Novo Nordisk, Lego, The Danish Government, The Royal Danish Theatre and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Mikael Trolle has a M.Sc. in biology and Sports Science from the University of Copenhagen.

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