Jens Martin Skibsted

Founder of Biomega, KiBiSi and Ogojiii

Designer and design thinker whose work has been collected by SFMOMA, MoMA, The Danish Museum of Art & Design and Le CNAP. He introduced a new path to urban sustainability by making bicycles that compete with combustion cars. Skibsted is the creator of the bike company Biomega, the African design magazine Ogojiii, and design studio KiBiSi, which he co-founded with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and designer Lars Larsen. He consults out of Skibsted Ideation. A Young Global Leader alumnus, he was Vice-Chair of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation and is now a member of their G.F.C. on The Future of Cities. He serves as the Chairman of the Danish Design Council and is currently also a Board Member of the Bitten and Mads Clausen (Danfoss) Foundation, and the Danish Design Centre. Skibsted has co-authored design strategy books and serves as an ad hoc expert blogger for the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company and other. He is recipient of multiple awards: Wallpaper Design Award; I.D. Consumer Design; Good Design Award; European 40 under 40, Red Dot Award. He graduated from the film school ESEC in Paris, from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied Project Management, and from Copenhagen University where he studied Philosophy and Cross Media Communication.