Nordic Business Forum Acquires a 40.4% Stake at Presidents Institute

Nordic Business Forum has confirmed a new strategic partnership with Presidents Institute

Nordic Business Forum acquired 40.4% of the shares in Presidents Institute from its CEO & Founder Christian Engelsen, making it the second largest shareholder in the company. This is a fantastic new partnership that comes after being in contact with Presidents Institute’s management during the past few years, exchanging experiences and thinking about a possible joint story in the future.

Presidents Institute is an international institution committed to setting a global leadership best practice through peer learning. It specializes in executive development for CEOs, senior executives, owners, and board members. The company is headquartered in Denmark, and is present in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium, with 3,000 CEOs, Business Owners and Senior Executives as members.

Presidents Institute also runs one of the leading European business conferences, The Presidents Summit, in Copenhagen on a bi-annual basis.

Nordic Business Forum CEO Hans-Peter Siefen: “We were really honored to join the magnificent story of Presidents Institute. We really admire what Christian and the whole team of Presidents Institute has been able to build during the past 12 years. We will strive to contribute to that story for an exciting future. There is a lot of synergies and knowledge share on which we can build.”

Presidents Institute Founder Christian Engelsen: “It has been a fantastic journey. I am very excited to see my company continue with Nordic Business Forum as a shareholder – it is in many ways a perfect match. My passion has always been to build new companies – and I look forward to starting from the beginning again.”

Newly appointed Presidents Institute CEO Lars Juhl: “It is a fantastic opportunity for Presidents Institute to join forces with a company that also strives to build leaders who can change the world. Nordic Business Forum will be able to help us develop and strengthen Presidents Summits – as they have significant experience from gathering more than 7,500 participants at their own conferences.”


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