Our History

Voluntas Advisory is born out of a clear mission: to be the most meaningful advisory firm in the world. By merging with JMW Consulting in January 2016 we have obtained a unique position as the Nordic consultancy with the greatest expertise on Africa and the Middle East together with the experience gathered through our own corporate careers.

 

Co-founded by philosopher and former CMO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Morten Albæk and the JMW founder Jakob Mathias Wichmann, we work from the virtue of establishing a professional intimacy with our clients and to enlighten and develop every human being we interact with on our journey to improve living standards and life quality through business as a force for good and through public actors as catalysts for distribution of opportunities and wealth creation.

By joining forces with JMW, we have the ability to offer clarity through proprietary research and analyses on developing and emerging markets, including conflict zones and fragile states. Our field of expertise is where the complex interplay of politics and the economy, business and state creates new challenges and opportunities to see ideas, companies, and societies thrive through advanced policymaking, knowledge transfer, enabled local initiatives and growth and market-entry support.

 

With JMW on board, we are able to focus our time and knowledge to advise a broader range of private clients while developing our service to public clients further. Our drive is to deliver a strong sense of purpose, meaning, and sustainable impact in all our work, across the globe.

 Our Team

Voluntas Team Members

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Alexander Kjaerum

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Angelique Wernli

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Carolina Fantini

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Charlotte Rasmussen

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Hannah Linnemann

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Jakob Wichmann

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Jeen Chun

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Josefine Bank Johansen

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Kairi Laiapea

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Mathias Esmann

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Matthias Trischler

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Mia Yoo Staunstrup

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Nicolai Ellemann Iversen

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Peter Nyitrai

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Rasmus Elm

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Ruoyang Zhang

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Steffen Bagger

Board of Directors

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Chairman of the board

Morten Albæk

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Managing Partner

Jakob Wichmann

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Member of the board

Bolette Christensen

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Member of the board

Simon Andersen

Our Principles

Meningfullness
Meaningfulness

Meaning is the key driver for motivation and productivity, which empowers a higher level of innovation and employee retention. We therefore strive to ensure a competitive advantage for ourselves and our clients by having a well-defined and aligned purpose in all of our engagements.

Diversity
Diversity

Organizations that succeed in diversity are more likely to have a better performance. In our company all individuals have an opportunity to flourish and succeed, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, and religion. At the same time, we encourage our clients to pursue similar directions and appreciate the benefit through the example of our work, produced as a result of a diverse and integrating culture.

Sustainability
Sustainability

We seek to have a positive and lasting impact beyond our engagement with clients by focusing on the sustainability of all aspects of our organization including culture, environment, and community. Sustainability in all aspects of our economics is a fundamental responsibility of all institutions and individuals. We represent it and direct our clients towards it too.

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62% wants to work for an organization
that makes a positive impact

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Companies that are actively managing and planning for climate change
secure an 18% higher return on equity than companies that are not

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Our News

January 20, 2017

Sahel-Maghreb Research and Policy platform launched with DIIS

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January 16, 2017

Co-founder Morten Albaek’s op-ed on the existential dimension in digital transformation

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January 6, 2017

We are conducting a baseline study for the UNDP’s Stabilization Facility

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December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas from Voluntas

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December 2, 2016

We are hiring

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November 29, 2016

State of the Syria Crisis Response has now been released

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October 17, 2016

See Morten Albæk presenting our work on a strategic narrative for Danske Commodities

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July 20, 2016

Launching study and survey on the crisis of the Middle East

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May 17, 2016

Transparency International publishes our report on asset recovery

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April 28, 2016

Interview with Morten Albæk on our work with the Vatican

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April 15, 2016

Participating in USAID co-creation workshop on solutions for Libya

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April 13, 2016

USAID publishes new blog on Libya with use of our research findings

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March 30, 2016

Transparency Int. publishes our flagship NIS Assessment on Libya

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January 27, 2016

Presented our research findings on Libya at the Atlantic Council

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January 25, 2016

In Washington Post on fear and the failure of Egypt’s revolution

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December 12, 2015

Morten Albaek and VA to advice the Vatican on digitalization

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27 October 2015

Won contract to implement asset recovery study in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen for Transparency International

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30 June 2015

Report with Rasmus Boserup titled Unstable Authoritarianism

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30 June 2015

Our new website is launched

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01 June 2015

We moved to a new office in Christianshavn

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30 January 2015

WFP releases our Assessment of the humanitarian crisis in Libya

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10 June 2015

UNDP launches our report “Women, Peace and Security in Libya”

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01 December 2014

DIIS and VA arranging conference on Engaging Arab World in Crisis

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01 August 2014

In Washington Post on election in Tunisia

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