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Jonas Schwarz Lausten, Co-owner, Nordic Hotels, Denmark

With extensive experience in Nigeria, Jonas is one of Nigeria's leading hotel entrepreneurs. He runs and is co-owner of Nordic Hotels in Nigeria. The hotels have been several times been awarded with TripAdvisors' Travelers' Choice Award. Jonas Schwarz Lausten has created the #nordicfeeling whereby his hotels are more than just Scandinavian styled boutique hotels. He creates experiences with art, music, wine etc. for the hotels’ guests.
Jonas Schwarz Lausten, originally from Denmark, is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and passionate about the the “New Africa". Prior to his first arrival in Nigeria 10 years ago (where he built the first playground in Adamawa State), Jonas developed digital concepts for Danish and Nigerian companies and was the creator of the EU’s Europass’ digital strategy.
Jonas also writes about the rapid development in Nigeria and mentors a line of start-ups in Nigeria.