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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 provides a great opportunity to get insights in many different industries, governance models, best practises, all with global relevance."

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Meet the Team


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."

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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."


Haikal Afiq

"As a part of S8nations, I'm driven by the vision of a brighter future, where the impactful leadership of small nations can wield a stronger influence on the global stage."


Henri Heikkonen 

"S8nations sheds light on how innovative small countries creatively solve society's biggest issues. Being a part of S8nation provides me with valuable perspectives on policymaking."


Noa Gnaba

“S8nations is a catalyst for change in a global initiative reshaping the world. Being part of the team is an enriching opportunity for both my personal and professional growth.”


Ines Rocha

“Through S8nations, I've discovered the remarkable resilience and innovation of small nations. Their unique strengths inspire my work, highlighting the significant impact they can make globally. Being a part of S8nations has not only broadened my worldview but also deepened my commitment to fostering global connections that elevate these unique national narratives on the world stage” 

S8 Inaugural Event Team


Greg Bernarda

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Rolf Sachs


Nicholas Berggruen


Joan Coloma

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