Rasmus Ankersen

Foothball executive and author
Rasmus Ankersen is a Danish entrepreneur with a big passion for cracking the secrets of high performance.

Why you should listen

Rasmus Ankersen travelled the globe to study, live and train within the best talent hotbeds on the planet -- and wrote a book about it.

This journey led him into professional football with the ambition to disrupt the industry through use of data and analytics. He led the spectacular rise of his childhood club in Denmark, FC Midtjylland, to qualify for the Champions League, the most prestigious football competition in the world. At the same time, he helped building Brentford FC, a tiny club in West London (often referred to as ("just a bus stop in Hounslow") to promote to the Premier League for the first time in 74 years.

Searching for the next challenge to impact the football industry he set up Sport Republic, a London based investment firm, in 2022 with the vision to create a network of football clubs around the world using the best technology, data and research to develop the next generation of football players and teams.

Over the past few years, Ankersen has been hired to share his research on high-performance cultures by brands like LEGO, Google, Boston Consulting Group, IKEA, Google, Facebook, Hitachi, Roche, Ernst and Young and many more.

Rasmus Ankersen’s TED talk