Kjell A. Nordström

Kjell A. Nordström

Dr Kjell A. Nordström is the interpreter of the new business world. His dynamic style has made him a highly appreciated speaker, and he has given keynote presentations in over 100 countries.

He suggests that our time is unique. We are probably at the beginning – not even the middle – of the fastest business model transformation since the 1850s.

»He is not your typical business guru –
his revolutionary message is delivered
in a revolutionary way.«

Dr Nordström has 25 years’ experience working with multinational companies and has served as an adviser and consultant to several large multinationals around the world. He holds a doctoral degree in International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics. His research and consulting focus on the areas of corporate strategy, multinational corporations and globalization.

Kjell A. Nordström has published six books and numerous articles on the internationalization process of firms. His book Funky Business (co-authored with Jonas Ridderstråle) sold more than 300,000 copies and has been featured on CNN and CNBC, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers.

His latest book Momentum, (co-authored with Per Schlingmann), which is a sequel of the book Corona Express (2021), describes how the climate change, the pandemic and the war in Ukraine is changing our societies, our businesses and ourselves. In the book he describe new keys to success and introduce a model for seizing the opportunities and developing your leadership in our current paradigm shift. Last but not least, he show how these momentous, simultaneous events are spawning new frameworks for the world as we have known it. The book will soon be released in English.

In the international bestseller Urban Express, authors Kjell A. Nordström and Per Schlingmann identified expanding cities and women as the key agents of change in our time. But the pandemic has triggered an array of forces which will change the rules of the game for individuals, companies and society as a whole. Which of these changes will last and which will fade away as the pandemic recedes? And how can we make the most of the opportunities which arise?

Kjell A. Nordström is an extremely sought-after lecturer. He is not your typical business guru – his revolutionary message is delivered in a revolutionary way. He enjoys everything from keynote presentations to leading smaller workshops with senior executives.

Besides public speaking, Kjell A. Nordström is also active as an investor and entrepreneur and runs a prominent Shakespeare theatre.

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Mr. Nordströms speech was absolutely brilliant. We have received a huge amount of feedback, that was over and over enthusiastic. It has been the very inspiring highlight of the conference. «

Silvana Herold, Director Corporate Communications, Aareal Bank AG


»Your presentation received some fantastic feedback. Attendees described it as refreshing, entertaining and truly inspiring. It really out the emphasis of the conference on new thinking which was exactly what we wanted to achieve. We continue to get so many positive comments about your talk. It was excellent and helped people to think differently«

Sylvia DeVoge, HayGroup, London


»You have been a very nice Swedish surprise to us. It has been quite some time ago that I can remember that a lecture has been so inspiring, though provoking, personal, humorous and entertaining. Without any exception I have received similar feedback from my fellow partners, including our global team.«

Pieter J.A.M. Jongstra, AABS Managing Partner Central Europé, Ernst & Young ®


»It was incredibly powerful, immensely forward looking and visionary. We are also full of admiration for your superb and inspirational facilitation techniques.«

Rudolf H. Messinger, Chief, Career Management Section, UNICEF Headquarters

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