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Kent Jonasen


Today, Kent Jonasen is Global CEO and co-founder of LPI and is mainly focused on managing large international clients and building the international business.


Up to 2008, when LPI was founded, Kent Jonasen was Deputy Head of Group Human Resources at A.P. Moller – Maersk (Fortune 200), responsible since 2003 for talent management, leadership development, executive development and executive compensation. Prior to his deputy position, Kent was Regional HR Manager for Europe Region from 2000 to 2003.


Kent has headed the hands-on implementation of a company-wide integrated leadership development initiative based on the Leadership Pipeline concept to impact more than 10,000 leaders in more than 100 countries. The project secured reliable executive succession plans and a 90% hit ratio on talents in the executive talent pool. Further, Kent has been leading the implementation of both a strategic recruitment practice and a leadership practice in A.P. Moller – Maersk that was acknowledged by both internal and external parties to be the significant competitive advantages for the overall business.


Over the past 10 years Kent has built a unique insight into how to design educational and developmental initiatives that are applicable to cultures across the world. This experience has been obtained by being responsible for Maersk International Shipping Education (MISE) since 1997. Over the past 10 years around 3,000 trainees from more than 85 different countries have been through this 2-year education.


Before joining Human Resources at A.P. Moller – Maersk in 1996 Kent was employed in the financial industry. Here he worked in retail banking for two years and in the capital market business for three years dealing with various interest-rate and currency derivatives.


Kent holds a Diploma degree in Finance and a Diploma degree in Human Resources from Copenhagen Business School. He has completed several BA courses in philosophy and pedagogy at the University of Copenhagen. During his time at A.P. Moller - Maersk he was active in the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR) and a member of the US Conference Board Council on Development, Education and Training.