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David Mikkelsen Troensegaard

Founder, Refugees United

DAVID MIKKELSEN TROENSEGAARD, along with his brother David, are social entrepreneurs and founders of Refugees United, an organization with a mission to reconnect refugee families separated during escape from conflict. Working to implement a family-locating IT infrastructure between nongovernmental organizations assisting refugees on the ground, the brothers work to provide not only a powerful tool between agencies, but to harness the skills and capacities of oft-forgotten refugees themselves, and make them part of the reconnecting process. In pursuit of its mission, Refugees United has focused on the vast wealth of knowledge to be found in the private sector, partnering with corporations such as FedEx, SAP, Ericsson and Ketchum PR, marrying the passion of the NGO with the structure and expertise of the world of business to create a high-impact, low-cost model to solve an invisible global problem.