STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek announced plans to expand the reach of his Brilliant Minds Foundation, even as the nonprofit’s signature annual event—a two-day Summit in Stockholm which has been postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns.
The foundation has hired a new CEO, Annastasia Seebohm, who previously served as CEO of global membership group Quintessentially Group. Annastasia Seebohm will replace Natalia Brzezinski who stepped down as CEO. The signature Summit has attracted attendees such as President Barack Obama, Pharrell Williams, Naomi Campbell, and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. The Summit which last took place in 2019, is expected to return in June 2022.
“We started Brilliant Minds because we thought that Sweden and its values of egalitarianism, sustainability, inclusivity, and creativity could play a role in finding solutions to the most significant issues of our time,” Ek says.