Rasmus Ankersen is best known as the former Co-Director of Football at Brentford FC and Chairman of FC Midtjylland, both renowned for their ground-breaking use of big data to drive decision-making. Now a bestselling author on high performance and the Chief Executive Officer of Sport Republic, Rasmus is pioneering proprietary intelligence and data analytics to increase the potential of sports technology companies and football clubs. A highly respected authority in high performance, Rasmus is a popular speaker, transferring lessons learned from elite football teams to workplace environments.
Co-founding the Twenty First Group in 2013, Rasmus created an innovative sports intelligence service able to unlock commercial value and drive sporting success. He became Chairman of FC Midtjylland A/S in 2014, taking the team to its first championship win in his first year, followed by successive league titles in 2017,18,19 and 20. Alongside his role as Chairman of FC Midtjylland, Rasmus also served as Co-Director of Football and Director of the Board for Brentford Football Club. During his tenure with the football clubs, Rasmus used cutting-edge data-led decision-making technology to develop high-performance players, a science which he can apply to other sectors to create peak-performance teams.
An avid investor, Rasmus has an extensive investment portfolio, including an investment in the environmental services company Re-Match, which is the world’s first and most successful synthetic turf-recycling organisation. Rasmus is also an investor in GreenPark Sports, a gaming app for sports fans, and Tonsser, a football player app that empowers and unlocks player potential. The bestselling author of Hunger in Paradise and The Gold Mine Effect, Rasmus delves into organisational success and talent development in his publications.
Able to apply football analytics to create high-performance organisations, Rasmus is a highly sought-after speaker, boasting clients such as LEGO, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Astra Zeneca. Recently appearing on the TED Talk stage, Rasmus delivered a powerful presentation titled How to Outhink Your Competition, receiving over two million views online, in a short period. One of the most demanded high-performance speakers, Rasmus shares his profound insight in his speaking engagements, empowering audiences to make positive changes to achieve peak performance.
Rasmus Ankersen is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Rasmus was consistently rated as one of the best speakers to take the stage. Importantly, he was able to draw on wide range of experiences and stories that resonated with a particularly diverse audience.”
“Rasmus’ real-life examples on the issue of saving the success from failure made important contribution to the meeting as well as provided valuable insights to CCI’s leadership team.”
“Inspiring and thought-provoking session with lots of real-life examples. Our chatter page went abuzz with people sharing their comments, insights, and ideas.”
“Rasmus is an exciting and compelling speaker that creates impact. He had the ability to instantly motivate our senior leaders who came away feeling inspired.”
“Rasmus spent time with our senior management team and really provoked our thinking, causing us to ask ourselves new and better questions. The insights he shared really resonated as well as amused, it was relevant and real and most importantly was a catalyst for change.”