Daria Krivonos
CEO & Futurist
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Daria (Dasha) Krivonos is CEO of the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies. She has a background in strategic risk management across multiple sectors. She firmly believes that managing short-term risks and looking beyond the immediate planning horizon are equally essential approaches to manoeuvring an organisation through the uncertainties of the future.

Dasha’s broad knowledge of both megatrends and societal development patterns, combined with her hands-on experience as Head of Enterprise Risk Management at the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group, demonstrates Dasha’s proficiency in applying research directly to concrete realities and the challenges that companies and organisations face.

Dasha co-wrote the report The New Age of Trade: Trends and Drivers Shaping the World Economy (2018) and presented its main conclusions at multiple members’ events hosted in Copenhagen, Oslo and Brussels.

Dasha's expertise lies primarily within Economy, Geopolitics, Trade, Risk Management, Climate and Environment.

Professional Summary

MA in Economics from the University of Copenhagen

Work experience before joining the Institute:
  • 2014-2018: Head of Enterprise Risk Management, A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group
  • 2009-2014: Economist, Chief Economist Office, A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group
  • 2008-2010: Maersk International Finance Programme

During her employment at the A.P. Møller-Mærsk Group, Dasha’s responsibilities covered macro-economic and geopolitical analysis as well as long-term forecasting. Her latest role was as Head of Enterprise Risk Management for the Group.

Dasha has worked broadly with economics of global trade, energy markets and strategic, operational and project-oriented risk management as well as long-term strategy and planning processes. She has also supported Mærsk management in their participation at the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos.

Fun Facts About Dasha

Dasha was born and raised in Soviet Russia and came to Denmark at the age of 12 in 1993. She has experienced Russia before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union. This exposure has endowed Dasha with a natural curiosity in geopolitics and a nuanced perspective of the interplay in international relations.

Dasha is a co-founder and organiser of the movement March for Science Denmark, which aims to underscore the importance of free and independent science for the development of society. With this in mind, Dasha hopes to contribute to raising the bar for societal debates and improving the extent to which these debates are anchored in facts.