Speaker Detail

Allan Bennich Grønkjær

Board Member at the NIH
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Allan Bennich Grønkjær is a seasoned lecturer and researcher at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, with a deep-seated passion for sports, academia, and project management. His expansive career has seen him as an innovative leader and manager in various sports roles, challenging established norms and fostering new opportunities for knowledge and practices within the sports sector.
With a Master’s degree in history and communication from Aarhus University, Allan co-authored a seminal book on the history of Danish club football. His academic pursuits are underpinned by a rigorous approach to research, particularly in the management and leadership aspects of elite sports and their organizational contexts.

Allan’s career in sports management includes a noteworthy tenure as a high-performance director for Archery Denmark and as a team manager at the London 2012 Olympics. His achievements in sports management continued with the Bakken Bears basketball team, contributing to their championship win and participation in the Basketball Champions League.
In academia, Allan pushes for excellence and innovation, with research interests that examine the interplay of management and leadership against the backdrop of sports organization cultures. He has led studies on the operational and strategic experiences of high-performance directors and head coaches across various elite sports settings.

As a project management consultant with Igloo Innovation, Allan has demonstrated proficiency in handling complex projects, reflecting his skill in project coordination and stakeholder engagement. His dedication to creating and sharing knowledge transcends his work, impacting sports innovation on a broader scale.
A prominent figure in sports project management, Allan Bennich Grønkjær’s contributions to both practical and theoretical aspects of sports make him a distinguished authority in the field.