Christian Lanng is Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman at Tradeshift, the largest business commerce company in the world, that provides a global commerce platform connecting buyers and sellers. Tradeshift works with Fortune 5000 company leaders and has grown to over 800 people with offices in 13 countries.
Aged 19, Christian started his first technology company and was the youngest Head of Division in the Danish Government, National IT and Telecom Agency. Christian is a recognized thought leader and Fortune 500 advisor. Additionally, he was project manager for the NemHandel project which won the Danish digitalization award in 2009. Christian worked in Madrid as Strategic Consultant to a wireless service provider which was later sold to Telefonica and was Founder & CEO of Human Zoo A/S which was focussed on early mobile internet and e-commerce solutions.
Christian has won numerous awards for his work. In 2015 he won The Circulars Digital Disruptor award. He was selected to be a member of Neelie Kroes Young Digital Advisor group and was given the Innovation Award by Danish Industry. In 2010, Tradeshift was award Best Business Startup by Techcrunch and he was named as one of the top 100 talents under 30 in Denmark in 2005. A Member of the Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society at the World Economic Forum, Christian plays a role in determining how the next generation of enterprise and personal digital eco-systems will evolve. He is the co-author of publications including The Great Debate: Will Supplier Networks Thrive, Implode or Evolve?
A graduate of Copenhagen University, Christian holds a Master, Sociology of IT, Network Economics and a BA in Sociology from Aalborg University. He attended the Mannaz Leadership programme.