ASSOCIATES

S. SALMAN  AHMAD


Salman is the Founding Associate of the Cnergi project. He has a PhD in Psychology, consults with both large multinationals and smaller social and educational organizations, and teaches and supervises in Organizational Change and Development at Copenhagen Business School. Having lived and worked across South Asia, the Middle East and Europe, Salman brings his academic knowledge of Psychology and his practical experience of living in diverse cultures to his work with personal, organizational and community development.

ANUHITA BASAVARAJU


Anuhita received her self-designed Bachelor of Science (Nature, Nurture, and the Self) in 2018 from Duke University with highest distinction. Her studies drew upon psychology and neuroscience to better understand how our sense of identity and different forms of discrimination develop. Her honor’s thesis explored interpersonal interventions that can be used to effectively reduce unconscious bias. Anuhita has been central to Cnergi's intervention research and assessment. She also works as a strategy consultant at Ernst & Young in Boston.

INGRID ORTMANN


Ingrid is an authorised psychologist with extensive experience with both public service management and with individual and family therapy. She has worked as a Chief Psychologist in the Danish public system for 30 years and as a practicing psychologist for more than 40 years. Ingrid specialises in applications of meditation and mindfulness based practices in individual and organizational development. Ingrid brings her expertise in both clinical psychology and in public service to her work with Cnergi.

MIKKEL SEVERIN JENSEN


Mikkel has a Bachelors in International Studies from Roskilde University and has worked with supporting international startups. Before starting university, Mikkel traveled, worked, and lived in Australia for a year and has travelled extensively both within the EU and overseas. Mikkel is deeply interested in international collaboration and argues that a prerequisite to solving the transnational conflicts we see around us is fundamentally changing how we interact with each other and ourselves to create a more inclusive world.

JENS ROTTBOL


With a background in music and the performing arts, Jens brings a unique tool-set of competencies to the world of organizational and leadership development. He was formerly Partner at Bananrepublikken A/S, Educational Project Director at Art Lab, CEO at VEGA, and HR Director at Bang & Olufsen. Jens is a member of the Association of Master Trainers using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®. Holding a diploma in Leadership and certificates from INSEAD and Wharton Business School, Jens specialises in strategic alignment and business synchronisation.

We are a network of individuals from diverse backgrounds brought together by our shared interest in empowering individuals, deepening human relatedness, and furthering more inclusive organizations and communities. 

IVAN HAUSER


Ivan is a PhD in linguistics and a management consultant with expertise in the Psychology of Leadership and Organizational Development, Prevention of Stress in Organizations, Language and Culture, and Change Management. He is a certified stress coach and has vast consulting and training experience with government ministries, public institutions and private companies. Ivan is fluent in Danish, English and Russian and has also been a project manager for the EU and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia and Kazakhstan.

JOHN WATTERS


John brings with him extensive experience from both consulting and managerial roles across the private and public sectors. His work focuses on releasing the potential of the human spirit in work, community and wider society, and he specialises in facilitating breakthroughs on complex issues and finding common ground in stuck and conflicted situations. John is one of the leading authorities on the systems thinking of Barry Oshry having partnered with Barry for 20 years and introduced his work to organisations of every size and sector worldwide.

MAJA SBAHI BIEHL


Maja is an educational consultant with a Masters in Communication and Education. She has extensive knowledge of childcare and school systems around the world, and has for many years taught Sociology, Child Development and Cross-cultural communication. As a multilingual and global citizen, from schooling and working in the U.S., Turkey and Denmark, she brings intercultural insight and understanding and a passion for children's rights, global education, social entrepreneurship and community building to her work with Cnergi.  

NARAYA PIERANDREI


Naraya is the graphic designer of the Cnergi project. She studied Graphic Design in Italy where she worked at a Marketing and Web design agency in Milan. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Roskilde University and continues doing independent work as an artist and graphic designer. With a multicultural and multilingual backgrond, Naraya finds herself at ease in diverse social contexts and continues to engage in projects that promote a more just and inclusive world.  

OLIVER THOMSEN


Oliver took part in co-creating the Cnergi project together with Salman Ahmad during the early stages of the project's timeline. Next to his engagements with the Cnergi project, he was finishing his Bachelor's in Business and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School. Oliver has had experience studying, living and working in South Korea, Australia, France and Denmark. Oliver is currently doing his Master's at Emlyon Business School in France where he is also involved in developing a happiness app called Jours.

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