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.

Mikael Trolle

Mikael Trolle is the CEO and Partner of the Dreams and Details Academy. For 28 years, he was CEO and Sports Director in Volleyball Denmark and for two periods, the head coach of the men’s national volleyball team. Mikael’s career has spanned eight years as an international volleyball player, followed by 21 years in head coaching positions at club and international level summing up 342 matches spearheading the men’s national team. He is a a lecturer and examiner at the University of Copenhagen and at Copenhagen Business Schools High Performance Leadership programs. Mikael is as well a speaker at the High Performance Institute. As a consultant and corporate advisor, he has worked with numerous Danish and International companies and organizations, such as Novo Nordisk, The Danish Government, The Royal Danish Theater and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation DR. Mikael holds an M.Sc. in Biology and Sports Science from the University of Copenhagen.