Managing Director, Arbinger Scandanavia
Mette Villemoes Ponty serves as managing director of the Arbinger Institute Scandinavia with the responsibility for Arbinger clients in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. She has been working with Arbinger since 2008, first in Dubai with responsibility for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and later for Scandinavia. She helps implement outward mindset principles and tools in organizations of all sizes and industries, including public organizations and schools.
Mette has a background in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry as a sales and marketing manager for Marlow Foods, UK and Popz Popcorn, USA. She has also worked in the advertising industry, both on the client side and as a strategic director.
An experienced speaker, Mette has both presented Masterclasses for leaders in some of the largest companies in Denmark and spoken at open events for industry and human resources. Example include speeches at the ISS Facility Services Masterclass for leaders, Siemens Wind Power, the Danish Society of Engineers, and the Danish Prosecution Service annual conference.
Mette is Danish and lives in Aarhus, Denmark. She has authored her own book in Danish: Den Blinde Vinkel (The Blind Angle), published in 2017. She holds a business degree in marketing from the Aarhus School of Business and an MBA from Durham, UK. Mette’s business is partnering with the nonprofit organization the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation to offer leadership training for volunteers in this and other organizations. She also volunteers with the Red Cross to help homeless young people. She is married to a Frenchman and together they have 2 teenage sons.