Mannaz increases its efforts in the fields of diversity and inclusive leadership

1. May 2021 - Share

With CEO, Marianne Egelund Siig at the helm, Mannaz has made a notable impact in the fields of diversity and inclusion. Now, the appointment of Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen will further strengthen this consulting/learning firm.

The psychologist Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen holds a PhD in Cross-cultural Diversity and has in-depth knowledge of the psychological mechanisms at the root of cognitive bias. She has a total of ten years’ research experience at Qatar University and Aarhus University and worked for four years as a management consultant. Now she joins Mannaz’s strong international diversity and inclusion team, which, led by Stuart Turnbull (Head of International Consulting) and, particularly, Marianne Egelund Siig (CEO), is in the process of setting new standards in the field.

Enhancement of the international team

About this impressive appointment, Marianne Egelund Siig (CEO) says:

“Christina’s background and expertise can bring valuable knowledge, experience and insight to the journey we’re on, helping companies ensure equality, diversity and inclusion.”

“For Mannaz, it’s ultimately about making a difference. About creating organisations and cultures, in which all talents have influence and all voices are heard. Where there is room to differ and space for everyone. Because it leads to better well-being and is the best strategy on all bottom lines. I really look forward to working with Christina and continuing to make a difference in the D & I field for Mannaz clients.

Diversity is also about strengthening decision-making skills

Together with the rest of the Mannaz team, Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen will be providing advice on diversity and inclusive leadership.

“Diversity is nothing without an inclusive mindset. It is about being curious and combining different perspectives to support better decision making. I am so glad that leaders around the world are beginning to focus on the potential in diverse teams” she explains.

Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen adds:

“I am passionate about the whole field of diversity, and I look forward to this unique opportunity to use my knowledge of inclusive leadership, cognitive bias and cultural diversity in collaboration with a strong team at Mannaz.”

Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen will join the Mannaz international team on 1 May.

About Christina Lundsgaard Ottsen

A cognitive psychologist, Christina holds a PhD in Cross-cultural Diversity. As a researcher, she studied diversity across Scandinavia and the Middle East, going on to become an expert in inclusive leadership, and specialising in the psychological mechanisms at the root of cognitive bias. She facilitates decision-making processes and sustainable development in organisations on the basis of increased cultural awareness of collaboration. During her time in the Middle East (from 2008 to 2010), she observed cross-cultural teams in the construction industry. It became clear that the inclusion of different perspectives was crucial for value creation. Since 2008, she has been working strategically in the areas of diversity and inclusive leadership with the aim of improving the quality of decision-making processes and boosting sustainable development