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Supertrends welcomes Dr. Daniel Fasnacht to the Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel Fasnacht will join our team as new board member to bring his 20 years of experience in innovation and technology to Supertrends.

Born in 1969, Daniel – a Swiss citizen – earned a PHD in Strategic Management and Innovation in 2005. In the course of his professional life over the last two decades, he has held numerous top management positions in the banking and insurance sector –  including at companies such as SAP, Accenture, Credit Suisse, Julius Bär inter alia – where he has demonstrated a set of high personal and professional competences ranging from trend and innovation management, business development and digital transformation to networking and relationship management, to name just a few.

In 2018, his interdisciplinary skills and researcher mindset led him to found Ecosystem Partner AG, a provider of leadership and innovation consulting services, where he currently serves as CEO, while continuing to pursue his career as a researcher and academic lecturer at the University of Zurich and the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in the departments of Banking and Finance and Business Psychology, respectively. He is also the author of several publications and books in the fields of innovation, management, disruptive technologies and leadership.


“Daniel is an outstanding addition to our team. His professionalism and experience in the Swiss and international ecosystem and market are exactly what we were looking for in this expansion phase, together with his personal qualities and his forward-looking mindset that perfectly reflect the conceptual core of Supertrends. We couldn’t have chosen a better person and we are honored that he has chosen to collaborate with us on this exciting journey.”

Supertrends COO, Kim Weis


With the invaluable help of Daniel, who embodies Switzerland’s spirit of advancement and leadership, Supertrends aims to become a reference point for entrepreneurs who understand that the key to the success of their businesses lies in innovation and in the ability to anticipate its impact on the future of their industries.

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Supertrends welcomes Claus Rothoff Brix as new CEO

Today we are happy to share that Claus Rothoff Brix, 48, has been selected as our new Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the new role on the 1st of January 2022.

Sharing his thoughts about joining Supertrends, Claus wrote:

“I am very proud and humbled to be part of Supertrends AG. For me, it is a unique opportunity to be able to help fulfil the great global ambitions that Supertrends has. Being able to give companies strategic insight into future innovations and technology-driven trends, through Supertrends’ unique solution, is a challenge that I really look forward to.” – Claus Rothoff Brix

Claus Rothoff Brix joins us with more than 20 years of experience in the media industry, having most recently served as the CCO for Ekstra Bladet with a special focus on digital transformation and commercial growth. Prior to that, he led Nordisk Film’s media business as the Nordic CEO, during which time he led the development of the new Nordisk Film subsidiary Airmagine, which manages all the advertising space at Copenhagen Airport. He also brings a profound knowledge of the cinema media, broadcast television and magazine industries, owing to, among other roles, over 10 years of experience at TV2 Denmark.

Claus will be taking over from our current CEO Kim Weis Hansen, who will transition into the new role of Chief Operating Officer at Supertrends and work together with Claus to ensure a seamless transition. In line with the company’s growth ambitions in Denmark and Switzerland, Claus will be positioned in Supertrends’ upcoming office in Copenhagen, while Kim will remain in Switzerland to focus on supporting the existing team based in Zug as well as leading the development of a brand new Supertrends studio in Thalwil, Zurich. We look forward to the opening of both offices in early 2022, which will also serve as the locations for our Supertrends Strategy Rooms services.

Commenting on the transition, Kim said:

“Claus possesses a unique combination of strategic insight into innovation in large companies as well as the steely ability and determination to realize ambitious commercial goals. That’s exactly the profile we need at this stage in our global growth journey, and I am very much looking forward to working with him. I am also personally grateful to now have more time to focus on what matters to me most: supporting and developing our talented team.” – Kim Weis Hansen

Kim steered the company through an important development phase. Under his leadership, Supertrends launched four innovative and bespoke future-as-a-service (FaaS) solutions, opened its first office in Denmark, delivered its first white-label products to clients, and added twelve full-time hires globally. And we are still growing. Check out our open roles on the Supertrends Linkedin page.

Supertrends and Active Owners Denmark Join Forces to Strengthen Danish Businesses

Today, we are very happy to share that Supertrends will be collaborating with the Danish investor trade association Active Owners Denmark (known in Denmark as Aktive Ejere) toward their mission of strengthening Danish businesses. 

With the world changing at an ever-faster rate, businesses and particularly institutional investors need to know the direction the world is moving in, in order to make optimal strategic decisions. Hence, the relevance of Supertrends to an organization like Active Owners Denmark. As the COO of Active Owners Denmark, Jonathan Schacht Hallin Nielsen, put it: ”The investment industry relies on strong partners and strong data. Working with Supertrends gives great access to both and as the primary business organization for Danish investment professionals, we appreciate the new collaboration and the opportunities it creates for our members.” 

The goal of the collaboration is thus to supply Active Owners Denmark and their extensive member network with Supertrends’ tools to navigate the future, such that they may select more effective strategies in light of what’s to come. Specifically, Supertrends’ highly customizable and constantly updated knowledge system will enable Active Owners Denmark and its members to track the most promising trends relevant for their sector, as they unfold. This offering, which we call future-as-a-service (FaaS), consequently helps to eliminate the “white noise” created by the bombardment of news services today by focusing only on the trends and innovations that will significantly impact the future.

A visualisation of Supertrends future-as-a-service product suite. Learn more at www.super.weiswiseapps.com/solutions
……………..A visualisation of Supertrends future-as-a-service product suite

A number of events have already been planned as part of the collaboration; the first of which is already taking place next week. Supertrends will be presenting at Active Owners Denmark’s 2021 Nordic Fundraising Summit taking place from the 5th to 6th of October, with plans to organize another event later in the year for members of Active Owners Denmark. The organization will also be granted access to the Supertrends Pro app so that they can stay abreast of relevant trends on-demand – in turn offering better value to their clients.

Looking ahead, Supertrends CEO Kim Weis wrote: “As our mission at Supertrends is to prepare business for the future, we feel very close to Active Owners Denmark’s mission of helping innovative companies get better. I am therefore personally really looking forward to sharing our hard work with Active Owners Denmark and their members, as well as to subsequently witness the effects our insights will bring about.”

About Active Owners Denmark

Active Owners Denmark is the trade association for a wide range of investors in Denmark, focusing on making Denmark an even more attractive place to invest, both nationally and globally. Their industry consists of everything from private investors and family offices to venture and private equity funds and large pension funds alongside all those advising them. Their 300+ members provide active ownership in the companies they invest in, and at the same time help to develop Denmark’s next generation of successful companies. 

Supertrends to Present About the Future at Upcoming Presidents Summit

We are delighted to share that Supertrends and Presidents Summit, Northern Europe’s leading business conference, have established a partnership in relation to the next Presidents Summit, which will take place on the 8th and 9th of November 2021 in Copenhagen.

At the Presidents Summit, Supertrends founder Lars Tvede will present the key super trends that are projected to transform the business landscape in the coming decades for an audience of more than 3,000 influential executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers. Furthermore, Supertrends will set up a booth at the summit to connect with participating executives.

Speaking about the collaboration, Supertrends CEO Kim Weis wrote: “Presidents Summit has in recent years evolved to become one of the leading business conferences in Europe. This is largely due to their ability to attract world-class speakers that inspire the Summit’s participants to innovate and grow their businesses. We are extremely humbled that Supertrends has been chosen to present in front of the Summit’s audience of top executives alongside some of the world’s leading management experts. This sign of recognition is a milestone in Supertrends’ development and is a testament to the quality of our insights into the trends shaping the future.”

Frederik Linderberg, CEO of Presidents Summit, added: “Now more than ever, it is imperative for business leaders to have a clear picture of what will happen in the future so that they can continue to lead with confidence. By using AI, text-mining, and crowdsourcing from experts, we believe Supertrends has established an effective method of gathering and displaying structured data about the future to the benefit of any decision-maker. We are therefore looking forward to welcoming Lars Tvede and the Supertrends team to our upcoming Summit, and we are curious to hear their take on the super trends that will shape the future.”

About Presidents Summit

Having started as a small conference a little over 10 years ago, Presidents Summit is now attended by more than 3,000 executives from 50+ countries and lists – among other prominent figures – Bill Clinton, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Wozniak, Margrethe Vestager, and Jack Welch as past speakers. Moreover, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Presidents Summit successfully launched a free weekly online Global Masterclass with participants from all over the world, which has grown to become one of Europe’s largest business webinar series. This year, however, they are looking forward to once again welcoming attendees in-person to what will be a star-studded Summit. In addition to Lars Tvede, this year’s list of speakers includes the founder of the Business Model Canvas Alexander Osterwalder, Global CEO of Bain & Company Manny Maceda, and the Chairwoman of Egon Zehnder (the world’s leading executive search) Jill Ader, among others.

If you want to learn more about our partners and what we are trying to achieve with them, visit our dedicated partners page.

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Supertrends and Presidents Institute Join Up to Create Awareness About Future Innovations

Supertrends and Nordic leadership development organization Presidents Institute have established a partnership for sharing expertise and predictions regarding trends and new developments that will affect the futures of both companies and their global networks. This collaboration will serve to improve their information basis for decisionmaking and cultivate an interest in innovation, based on the information and reports provided by Supertrends.

Presidents Institute, a society of Nordic business executives dedicated to leadership development and networking, is owned by Danish serial entrepreneur Mads Faurholt, who in 2017 co-wrote the bestselling book “Entrepreneur” with Supertrends co-founder Lars Tvede. In recent years, President Institute has managed to profitably increase its team size threefold and grow the membership base by 150% since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which put a hold on physical activities.

Supertrends CEO Kim Weis said: “As one of the most renowned executive management societies in the Nordics, Presidents Institute is an extremely interesting partner for Supertrends to work with. The members of Presidents Institute are executives who are passionate about change and creating the future through dedicated leadership. We are very grateful for the opportunity to partner with Presidents Institute, and we look forward to helping their members stay ahead of the curve when it comes to future innovation.”

Mathias Davidsen, the CEO of Presidents Institute, added: “We are excited about entering into this partnership with Supertrends. The quality of their content about trends and future innovation is second to none, and we are convinced that access to this valuable repository of expert knowledge will help the executives in our network improve their decision-making basis and gain a clearer perspective of which trends are expected to shape their business sectors in the coming years.”

About Presidents Institute
Presidents Institute is one of Northern Europe’s prime facilitators of leadership development programs with more than 1,200 active top executives as members. Presidents Institute’s vision is to be the preferred provider of executive development programs through highly curated physical and virtual meetings and peer-to-peer learning.

Read more about the Presidents Institute.

If you want to learn more about our partners and what we are trying to achieve with them, visit our dedicated partners page.

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Swiss Banker Alfred W. Moeckli Joins Supertrends as Chairman of the Board

We are delighted to announce that last Monday, Alfred W. Moeckli started in his new position as chairman of the board at Supertrends. He is taking over from the previous chairman, Lars Tvede, who will continue to fuel the growth of Supertrends as an active co-founder and member of the board. 

Alfred joins us with more than 20 years of international experience as a CEO, COO or as a Member of Boards of Directors of various banks and publicly listed companies. Most prominently, Alfred served as Group Chief Executive Officer of VP Bank Ltd. between 2013 and 2019, during which time he doubled the average yearly profit and share price of VP Bank. He also co-founded publicly listed Swissquote Group, and subsequently built up Swissquote Bank as CEO. He brings a profound knowledge of the financial industry and has comprehensive first-hand experience navigating through operational and strategic leadership challenges. 

Speaking about the new co-operation, Lars wrote the following: “Since 2019, Alfred has focused on identifying especially promising start-ups and then helping them to scale effectively. I had the pleasure of witnessing his work first-hand, as I previously introduced him as chairman to our portfolio company Coinify – to great effect. I am, therefore deeply honored that he now choose us.” Alfred himself added: “I am very excited to join Supertrends to help mankind map our common future”. 

Alfred joins Supertrends at a pivotal and exciting time, as the company recently opened a Danish office, launched four new services, and is now looking to establish their presence in the UK and the US as they continue to grow internationally. As such, he is expected to greatly support and propel the company during a period of rapid expansion.

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Supertrends opens office in Denmark

Supertrends is excited to announce the opening of a new office in Charlottenlund, Denmark, which will collaborate with our head office in Zug, Switzerland. Led by Henrik Radich Otkjær, this office will make up our sales unit, focusing on growing our core products and services. The move comes amid a period of rapid growth for the company, which has also recently expanded the team and partnered with the likes of Atlas Global Macro and Supertrends Institute, among others.

Courtesy of Henrik Radich

Founder of TeamExpert ApS, Henrik is an experienced change management and team development expert, having educated more than 10,000 professional teams over the last 12 years. He has worked with the likes of Deloitte, Mærsk, Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Mercedes. Speaking on behalf of Supertrends, Louise Trelles-tvede, growth associate stated: “Given his incredible background, we are confident that Henrik will be a major catalyst in the company’s development, and we think he is incredibly well-positioned to open our first office in Denmark”. Co-founder of Supertrends, Lars Tvede, has worked with Henrik for many years and had this to say: “I am so excited to work with Henrik again. I have previously worked with him on conferences for multinational companies, and I can trust him to always deliver, while simultaneously inspiring those around him.”

About Supertrends

Our mission is to revolutionize how people see the future and help them prepare for it. To that end, we aggregate research about the most influential and disruptive trends shaping the future – or what we call “super trends”. We deliver these insights through a suite of products our clients can choose from, namely: Supertrends Pro, Supertrends Lab, Dynamic Reports, and Supertrends White Label. We welcome you to write us or visit www.super.weiswiseapps.com to learn more about our services as well as the trends we follow.

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