About me

2x bestselling author and a leading authority on developing human-centered organizations that shape the future.


Nicolai Chen Nielsen is a global leadership and transformation expert, and a leading authority on developing human-centered organizations that shape the future. He has worked with more than 30 Fortune 500 companies and government ministries across 5 continents globally. His work includes designing and delivering leadership development and culture change programs that have reached more than 1 million employees.

Nicolai is furthermore a Partner at Supertrends, where he focuses on the intersection of cutting-edge technology, global trends, and the implications they have on organizations and leaders. He is a former Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company in Dubai and New York, and an Alumni of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community. Both his books, Leadership At Scale (Hachette) and Return on Ambition (Fast Company Press), were global bestsellers.

Nicolai lives outside of Verona with his wife and their two adorable (but naughty) dogs.