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James Breiding

"There was never a master plan for S8nations. It started as a grass roots movement in Denmark during my research on my book when the CEO of Novo Nordisk thought the story was compelling enough to justify a movement. Since then, S8nations somehow became combustible, attracting a growing number of talented and enthusiastic supporters across a wide spectrum of generations and nations."


Simon Gehrmann

"S8nations offers a new perspective contrary to the power and size-driven world of politics we are experiencing every day. The S8 countries provide an excellent basis for entrepreneurial activities and it is therefore very interesting and rewarding to work on financial products in this context."


Agnetha Pruim

"S8nations inspires me in so many different ways and gives me the opportunity to get insights in many different work fields."

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Meet the Team

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Matthias Daum

"Focusing on excellence, the S8 nations offer great learning opportunities for countries large and small, rich and poor. I am excited to work with James and the team to leverage this concept for our financial products."


Gabriel Borsuk

"You have to be aware, in order to care. S8nations is providing a platform to rise awareness of the most critical challenges our society is facing today. Fully believing in its idea and potential makes it easy for me to dedicate my time and effort to this young organisation.”

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Anders Nolting Magelund

"Being part of S8nations makes me believe in a better future where the often outstanding leadership of small nations can have a stronger presence and impact."


Jayashree Sadanandan

"I am a believer of continuous learning - S8nations provides an innovative platform for small nations to be exemplary with their past, present and future."


Patrick Held

"At S8nations creativity, intelligence and talent meet, which means: fun!"


Gijs Braakman

"I believe in the power and inventiveness of these small and smart nations. Moreover, I believe that this collective of countries can both be an example to others as well invite others to the table and facilitate knowledge sharing, learning from these countries in return."

S8 Inaugural Event Team


Greg Bernarda

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Rolf Sachs


Nicholas Berggruen


Joan Coloma

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