Keld Jensen brings a unique blend of real-world experience and strategic problem solving to the global conversation on optimizing business transactions. Through his experience as CEO of several publicly traded Scandinavian companies, his participation in numerous start-ups, and as Founder and CEO of CENTER FOR NEGOTIATION, he advocates changing the culture of deal making organizations in order to impact the bottom line and increase shareholder value.
Jensen is a highly acclaimed and sought after speaker with over 25 years of experience on the podium where he has consistently achieved the highest audience rankings. He is regarded as a thought leader in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America and is one of the most influential authorities in the world today on negotiation as a leadership competency. Jensen is the originator of the concepts of NegoEconomics™, SMARTnership™ and Tru$t Currency™ – all of which have changed the vocabulary in the field. Jensen has acquired a global following as a result of his frequent speaking engagements at international conferences, his worldwide consultancy practice, his widely sought after media commentary, and his prolific book publishing. As a highly-regarded contributor to FORBES.COM, he has twice achieved the most highly viewed posting. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Aalborg University in Denmark, Baltic Management Institute in Lithuania and Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, USA. He is former chairman of the Board for Center for Negotiation at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
In both 2015 and 2016 Jensen was appointed to be among the Top Thought Global Leaders in Trust. An exclusive group of less than 100 people globally are being awarded this title. In 2018 he was awarded the Innovation award for hos SMARTnership collaboration concept by IACCM (International Organization of Commercial & Contract Management)