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Malene Rydahl

Director of Corporate Communications EAME, Hyatt and Author, "Heureux comme un danois"

BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background

Malene Rydahl is Danish, she has spent the last 19 years in Paris where she began as au pair when she was 18 years-old. She was born and raised in Aarhus in Denmark. She is currently Director of Corporate Communications at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in Europe, Middle-East and Africa. She is also associated with her brother in a new concept of healthy fast food . They have two restaurants in Copenhagen under the 42°Raw brand.

ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?

Surveys are clear: Denmark is the happiest country in the world. What, in their culture, in their education, their characters make them so capable of well-being? Malene Rydahl investigated and thought about this enigma. In the course of these ten commandments : I don’t fear others (confidence), I have a place in society (education), I am free of choosing my path (freedom, personal autonomy), I can become who I want to be ( gender equality), I feel better if you feel good ( solidarity and respect)”

LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?

The book is published in France and will be in Korea in 2015

IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?

Heureux comme un Danois should be an inspiration to learn how to be happy for each human-being.

QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you

« The greatest traveller is not the one who has made ten times the tour of the world but the one who has made even once the tour of himself” Gandhi