CANBERRA — Per Heggenes, CEO at the IKEA Foundation wants the humanitarian sector to think differently about how they engage, operate, and lead.
“Instead of sitting at home and designing the solutions, we are designing solutions with the beneficiaries. That is the first and most important part of humanitarian leadership.”— Per Heggenes, CEO at the IKEA Foundation
He also cautioned that the sector needs to respond to the shifting landscape — and looking inward he assessed his own leadership style. Devex caught up with Heggenes at the 2019 Asia Pacific Humanitarian Leadership Conference to discuss this messaging.