Mikkel Schøler

Fellow - The Nordics

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Mikkel Schøler is a Fellow at Polar Research and Policy Initiative, and the CEO and founder of Sikki, a consultancy focused on developing sustainable business models in the Arctic.

For a decade, Schøler has worked as a political advisor to the Social Democratic Parties in both Greenland and Denmark, and to the Nordic Council advising on a host of topics covering physical infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, resource extraction, labour laws, international relations, climate change, environment, tourism and fisheries.

Drawing upon his knowledge and experiences, Schøler now works with both governments and businesses through Sikki to develop more sustainable business models for long-term success that sees businesses as an integrated part of a local ecosystem of nature, climate and people.

Notably, Schøler has been a speaker at several international conferences on the Arctic including at COP21 and at the Arctic Circle Assembly.

Schøler holds a candidates degree in political science from the University of Southern Denmark, but he spent the majority of his childhood growing up at the then American Airbase in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland as well as in Nuuk, Greenland.

That experience has shaped Schøler’s understanding that the indigenous peoples of the Arctic need to be the main drivers of developing the future for the Arctic.

Drawing upon his detailed and intimate knowledge of Greenland, Schøler was a consultant for a movie made by National Geographic.

Today, Schøler lives in Aarhus, Denmark, according to his principles of sustainability spending his leisure time working his small hold farm for self-sufficiency.

Schøler comments and contributes on stories and articles relating to the politics and elections as well as strategic business development in the Nordic Countries including Greenland.