Curious big-picture thinker who pushes the edges of the possible to solve tough challenges.
Michael Mogensen is a creative leader providing strategic advice to organizations to help them solve complex problems and make better decisions.
He has led projects that combine human-centered research, strategy, design, futures thinking and innovation. His industry experience includes automotive & mobility, technology, finance, healthcare, international development, innovation and risk and security consultancy in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.
He was an entrepreneurship coach with MIT’s Middle Eastern Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow program in Jerusalem, where he taught human-centered design research techniques to young Palestinian and Israeli entrepreneurs. As an embedded researcher he worked alongside and wrote on youth involved in organized armed organizations world-wide.
Michael grew up in Alaska and has lived and worked in Sweden, the UK, Switzerland, Brazil, Colombia and Peru, in addition to other countries. He holds a Master’s in Interaction Design from Goldsmiths, University of London, a Master’s in Development Management from the American University and a Bachelor’s in Latin American Studies from New York University. He lives in Washington, DC with his husband Alex.