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Henry Zinglersen

Henry Zinglersen

Copenhagen, Denmark

As a coach and facilitator for multinational organizations, Henry’s passion and dedication is to the successful collaboration, alignment, and performance of international leaders, leadership teams, and boards.

Already during his studies in Human Resource Management, Henry’s path became focused on adult development and leadership development, particularly within the context of global organizations, multinational teams, and international leadership. With 180+ travel days per year for 20+ years, his quest for developing global leaders for today’s complex and interconnected world continues.

Since 1997, Henry has supported projects in 90+ countries across all continents with international managers and multinational teams. He has managed teams in Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and in Asia/Pacific.

In parallel to serving numerous for-profit multinational corporations, Henry invests almost 50% of his time to non-profit organizations like Doctors without Borders, Save the Children, the UN, Amnesty, etc., bringing his expertise to their organizations pro bono. Henry is also engaged in mobilizing other volunteers to join existing impact projects or start new impact projects around the world.

Originally from Denmark, Henry has lived in the USA, in Spain, in the UK, in Hong Kong S.A.R. China, and in Dubai, U.A.E. After years abroad, his base is now again back in Copenhagen, Denmark. Henry holds a master’s degree in International Human Resource Management and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark; Cranfield University, UK; EM Lyon, France; ESADE, Spain; and University of Wisconsin, USA.

We first started working with Henry during the post-acquisition integration of Starwood and Marriott in Asia/Pacific. From the first day, the insights gained from working with Henry have been highly valuable to me and the other executives. His work was crucial to the success we had with integrating 2 large companies/cultures. This translated into higher guest satisfaction, market share, and financial performance.
Beyond the integration, Henry continues to support our executive team and many other leaders across the organization on strategic alignment, effective collaboration, and performance. He is a trusted advisor to me which allows me clear and concise feedback not only on my team’s performance – but on my own.
Throughout this whole process, what struck me was Henry's balance in challenging my/our views, in kind and constructive ways. In our roles, very few people will challenge and help us reflect like Henry continues to do. That is truly a remarkable skill.

Craig Smith, Group President, Asia Pacific (APAC), Marriott International