World Leading Expert on the future of business and CEO of Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies


Daria “Dasha” Krivonos is the CEO of Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS). An economist by training but a curious soul by nature, Dasha believes that staying abreast of current developments and looking beyond the immediate planning horizon is equally essential for manoeuvring an organization through uncertainties of the future. Having grown up behind the iron curtain, has endowed Dasha with a natural geopolitical curiosity and a nuanced perspective of the interplay in international relations. Prior to joining CIFS, Dasha’s experience includes working for the Chief Economist and heading up Enterprise Risk Management in Maersk. Dasha has worked broadly with economics of global trade, energy markets and strategic, operational and project-oriented risk management.She has also supported Mærsk management in their participation at the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos.

Dasha’s broad knowledge of both megatrends and societal development patterns, combined with professional experience demonstrate Dasha’s proficiency in applying research directly to concrete realities and the challenges that companies and organisations face. 

Dasha has coauthored a number of reports on topics such as geopolitics, future of global trade, transformation of trust and worked extensively with the topics of sustainability and climate change.

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