Kent Jonasen
Leadership Pipeline Institute
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Before becoming CEO of Leadership Pipeline Institute, Kent Jonasen was Deputy Head of Group Human Resources in A.P. Moller – Maersk since 2003 up to 2008 responsible for talent management, leadership development, executive development and executive compensation. Previously to his deputy position, Kent was Regional HR Manager for Europe Region from 2000 to 2003.


In A.P. Moller – Maersk Kent lead the implementation of a companywide integrated leadership development initiative based on the Leadership Pipeline concept to impact more than 10,000 leaders in more than 100 countries. The project secured reliable executive succession plans and a 90% hit ratio on talents in the executive talent pool. During his time in A.P. Moller - Maersk he was member of the US Conference Board Council on Development, Education and Training.


Since founding the Leadership Pipeline Institute Kent has lead the implementation of the Leadership Pipeline and Specialist Pipeline concept with regards to development, selection, and assessment in more than 25 different large international organizations.

Kent is author of the book “Specialist Pipeline – how to winning the war for specialist talent” and he is co-author the 3rd edition of the book “Leadership Pipeline – Developing leaders in the digital age”.

Before joining Human Resources in A.P. Moller – Maersk in 1996 Kent was employed in the financial industry. He worked in retail banking for two years and in the capital market business for three years dealing with various interest rate and currency derivatives.