Uffe Elbæk was born in the Aarhus area in 1954 and has, as he says, already managed to live several lives since. Personally as well as professionally. He is a Danish social worker, author, entrepreneur, politician and political leader of the party, The Alternative.
From October 3, 2011 to December 2012 he served as the Danish Minister of Culture.
His passion for the power of creativity is obvious too; Uffe is the founder and former Principal of the KaosPilots International School of New Business Design and Social Innovation, located in Aarhus. The KaosPilots inspired the creation of another international school located in Switzerland. He was also one of the initiators for the cultural entrepreneur-milieu called Frontløberne.