Claus Meyer

Culinary Entrepreneur  |  Partner, Think Hospitality

Claus Meyer
Culinary Entrepreneur

For more than 30 years Claus has been a culinary entrepreneur. Besides his countless companies employing more than 800 staff, Claus is an affiliated professor and distinguished alum at Copenhagen Business School and Social Impact Fellow at University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Additionally, believing in food as a driver for social change, Meyer has co-founded the Melting Pot Foundation, with the aim of improving the quality of life and provide new opportunities to vulnerable individuals in Denmark as well as in selected projects abroad. He has inspired a generation to rediscover local Nordic produce through his portfolio of businesses, cookbooks, TV shows, lectures and agenda-setting viewpoints. He continuously strives to push his dream of unfolding the potential of indigenous food cultures worldwide, exemplified by the co-founding and co-owning of celebrated restaurant noma, Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as restaurant GUSTU, La Paz (Bolivia). While the former has been a perennial World’s Best Restaurant, the latter was in September 2017 voted as the 28th best restaurant in Latin America after merely five years in service.

Michael Ingemann
Non-executive Chairman, Claus Meyer Holding – partner, Think Hospitality

Michael has deep and extensive experience leading and improving businesses across Europe. Working hands-on with investors and management teams in the food and hospitality sectors on developing ambitious but achievable strategies, and then getting all the business elements right for executing the plans and achieving the goals.
After completing his MBA from Dartmouth College in the US, he spent a number of years with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, as founder/CEO of technology firms in Scandinavia and the UK, and working with private equity firms across Europe.
He is the chairman, director or advisor of a number of restaurants (from casual to Michelin starred), food, tech and communications companies in the UK, Scandinavia, the US and South America, giving him unique perspectives on what works and what doesn’t – and a deep respect for the unique qualities and challenges of each individual business. Michael is the non-executive chairman of Claus Meyer & ko, chairman of THINK Hospitality, trustee and non-executive director of the Melting Pot Foundation, non-executive chairman of RSVP and advisory board member of Rockstart AgriFood Accelerator.