Mr Lars Kolind

Officer, Chairman

Lars Kolind is Chairman of the Grundfos Group (, Chairman of the Unimerco Group ( and Adjunct-Professor of leadership at Aarhus University, Denmark. Kolind is a serial entrepreneur, having started more than 20 new businesses in the last 20 years.

He has worked with the Danish government and the EU Commission to promote Corporate Social Responsibility by founding the Danish Business Network for Social Responsibility and The Copenhagen Centre for Social Cohesion.

Kolind has written several books on leadership including The Second Cycle – Winning the War against Bureaucracy (Wharton School Publishing 2006), which has been published in 7 languages.

Kolind has been active in Scouting since he was nine. As a volunteer he has held many leadership positions at national and world level including chairman of the World Programme Committee and member of the World Scout Committee. Kolind has been member of the board of the World Scout Foundation since 1998 and he served as the Foundation’s Chairman 2007-2010.