Birgitte Hagemann Snabe

Founder and CEO, MSc and PhD

Birgitte has extensive experience in and knowledge of innovation, international cooperation, and cross-sector partnerships. She has ten years of experience as a management consultant (Deloitte and IBM) and four years as a researcher in system dynamics and change management (Mannheim University). From 2007 to 2012 Birgitte was given the responsibility of building up the HRH Crown Princess Marys Foundation – a social foundation, which combats social isolation in Denmark. This task sparked her devotion towards making a difference for youth and society.

Birgitte has been associated with the international community and business scene throughout several years. Experiencing how responsible leadership can make tremendous changes in the world eventually inspired her to found Young Global Pioneers. By including her extensive network, she saw an opportunity to contribute to inspiring young global talents to become responsible leaders with global insights, intercultural understanding and aspiration to make their mark.

Birgitte has lived in USA, Sweden, and Germany and currently lives in Denmark together with her family.


Lise Lotte Rasmussen

Director, Business Development, MSc & Executive MBA

Lise Lotte has fifteen years of experience in the field of geology as project manager, university lecturer, and consulting manager. More recently, she has been active in a broad range of school boards and committees due to her strong interest in the education of children and young people. Lise Lotte has lived in Denmark and the Middle East – and has travelled extensively.

Anne Sofie (Fia) Brusendorff

Director of Youth Ambassadors & JOURNEY Mentor, MSc

Fia works on a voluntary basis at YGP. She is a graduate in business administration and economics with a minor in sustainable business from Copenhagen Business School. Fia comes from a very international background, and was Mentor on the learning JOURNEYs in China 2015 & Tanzania 2016.

Paula Amiama

Project Manager, master's student at Copenhagen Business School

Paula is a master’s student in Organizational Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School. She has experience in project management and marketing for impact-based startups and non-profits. Paula has extensive international experience and Denmark is the 5th country where she lives.

Johanne Brønden

Project Manager, master's student at Copenhagen University

Johanne is a master’s student in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. She has a profound interest in international relations and gaining knowledge on how to tackle global issues. Before studying, Johanne spent 4 months traveling the world, and has visited 5 of the worlds’ continents hoping to cover more ground in the future.