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M INC. › change the game helps sport leaders, nationally and internationally, turn good governance into a winning strategy for building trust, growth and performance into the future

Support Statements

  • Ronald Noble photoI commend Michael Pedersen on his strong leadership of the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and on HIM having successfully increased ACCEPTANCE in such a powerful and imaginative way AMONG BUSINESS LEADERS of the World Economic Forum’s global agenda for fighting corruption. I remain truly impressed by Mr Pedersen’s professionalism, thirst for knowledge, CONTINUED personal growth and EXCEPTIONAL business acumen.

    Secretary-General, INTERPOL

  • Jorge Hage photoI worked with Michael Pedersen during his leadership of the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. Mr Pedersen's professionalism, dedication and innovative ideas always stood out in his work to create partnerships between governments and the private sector to fight corruption. I am confident that the same will apply to his work in the context of M INC. Mr Pedersen's initiative is very timely. I am keen on seeing his new endeavour flourish and the good results it will bring to good governance in business and sport.

    Minister of State, Comptroller General of Brazil

  • Peter Solmssen photoWhen it comes to integrity and sustainability, Michael Pedersen is the right guide through the disparate worlds of business, government and civil society. The fact of the matter is that we – business, government and civil society – speak different languages; but to make progress in integrity and sustainability, we need to communicate and cooperate. Mr Pedersen is a consummate interlocutor among our parallel worlds.

    Managing Board Member and General Counsel, Siemens AG

  • Georg Kell photoMichael Pedersen combines highest levels of professionalism with a unique sense of dedication and integrity. Having followed his career over a decade, I have no doubt that M INC. will deliver on both counts – creating value with values.

    Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

  • Mark Pieth photoI worked with Michael Pedersen for several years, as he led the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. He is a serious, hard-working and committed professional. His idea to found M INC. is spot on at a time when sport governing bodies are finally waking up to realize their responsibility in governance. Sport is crucial in providing role models, especially in developing nations, and sport governing bodies are fundamental to the support of development. I wish Michael Pedersen the best of luck in the launch of his new initiative.

    Chair, FIFA Independent Governance Committee;
    Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions;
    Chairman of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance

  • Martin Kreutner photoI got to know Michael Pedersen in his former capacity as Head of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative and have worked with him since. He is a most dedicated and committed person with an extraordinary high level of integrity and professionalism. It raises hope and positivity that such a personality dedicates his future professional life to good governance and fairness in international sports. He has my full support.

    Dean & Executive Secretary, International Anti-Corruption Academy

  • Keith Darcy photoI have known Michael Pedersen for a number of years. He has long been committed to continuous improvement and the pursuit of unearthing individual and organizational potentiality through good governance and reputation management. As a citizen of the world, Mr Pedersen brings unique perspectives to the nuances of global organizations. He is a talented leader who motivates himself and others to ever-higher achievements.

    Executive Director, Ethics & Compliance Officers Association

  • David T. Seaton photoOver the course of three years, I had the pleasure of working with Michael Pedersen in his leadership capacity as Head of the World Economic Forum's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. During this time, he not only demonstrated a thorough knowledge of global corruption issues, but also the capacity to facilitate development of collective action strategies that are so central to winning the fight against corruption. Mr Pedersen well understands the linkages between personal values, organizational expectations and successful outcomes.

    Chairman and CEO, Fluor Corporation

  • Yury Fedotov photoI have cooperated with Michael Pedersen in his capacity as Head of the Partnering Against Corruption Initiative at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime appreciates Mr Pedersen’s willingness to emphasize the active engagement of the private sector in the fight against corruption. I am convinced that, under his leadership, this new and innovative initiative on good governance will become a truly successful venture.

    Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime



March 2017
Michael Pedersen speaks in panel about whistleblowing in the context of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Annual Symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more
Michael Pedersen facilitates a sport governance workshop in the context of the Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology, organized by International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more
February 2017
Michael Pedersen gives a lecture about good governance in sport at a sport management conference in the context of the 2017 Reykjavik International Games in Reykjavik, Iceland. Read more
January 2017
Michael Pedersen accepts an invitation to join two UNESCO expert working groups on sport integrity, contributing to the preparations for the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI). Read more


November 2016
Michael Pedersen facilitates governance workshop training for national sport organizations in St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, hosted by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee. Read more
Michael Pedersen gives the keynote speech on good governance in sport at Dubai 12th International Symposium for Sports Creativity in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Read more
Michael Pedersen participates in and gives a key note presentation on values and sport governance at the Olympic Values Education Program (OVEP) 2.0 Inaugural Training in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more
October 2016
Michael Pedersen initiates and supports parkour communities in Peru and Denmark coming together at the BGI Sports Academy close to Aarhus, Denmark. Read more
Michael Pedersen publicizes another sport governance series on iSportconnect, the world’s largest online community of sport business executives. Read more
September 2016
Michael Pedersen facilitates a workshop in the context of the European Commission’s flagship event on good governance in sport in Brussels, Belgium. Read more
June 2016
Michael Pedersen facilitates workshop training on good governance in sport for the Olympic Council of Malaysia and approx. 100 Malaysian national sport governing body leaders. Read more
May 2016
Michael Pedersen gives a lecture on engaging professional athletes in the fight against catastrophic climate change at the International Olympic Academy in Ancient Olympia, Greece. Read more
April 2016
Michael Pedersen shares perspectives on good governance in sport at the European Symposium on Ethics and Governance, taking place in the context of the annual OECD Integrity Week in Paris, France. Read more
Michael Pedersen supports the development and launch of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA). Read more
March 2016
Michael Pedersen speaks about good governance in sport as a prerequisite for sport to become an effective development tool in Africa at the 2016 Africa International Sports Convention (CISA) in Algiers, Algeria. Read more
February 2016
Michael Pedersen shares perspectives on evolving good governance practices in sport in Transparency International’s Global Corruption Report on Sport. Read more


December 2015
Michael Pedersen facilitates sport governance workshop in Manchester, United Kingdom in the context of the Master’s in Sport Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University. Read more
November 2015
As part of his volunteer work in support of projects evolving around sport, children, values and positive societal change, Michael Pedersen helps Sandboarding Peru integrate behavioral principles into its coaching framework. Read more
Michael Pedersen speaks at Securing Sport 2015 in New York City, USA. Convened by International Center for Sport Security, the event brings together approx. 250 sport leaders and sport stakeholders and experts from around the world. Prior to the event, Michael Pedersen attends an international expert gathering, calling for a sport integrity alliance to be established. Read more
October 2015
Michael Pedersen gives keynote speech on good governance in sport at the 21st Fair Play Congress in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more
September 2015
Michael Pedersen speaks at the international expert meeting on match-fixing, convened by UNESCO and ICSS in Doha, Qatar as part of the follow-up related to the 5th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS V) Read more
August 2015
Michael Pedersen speaks at 11th Asian Association of Sports Management Conference at Langkawi Island, Malaysia Read more
June 2015
Michael Pedersen speaks and facilitates discussions at Finnish sport community event about sport, society and sustainable development in Helsinki, Finland. Read more
Michael Pedersen speaks about integrity in sport at the Latin America Ethics Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more
April 2015
As part of his volunteer work, Michael Pedersen helps Parkour Peru in establishing parkour as a recognized sport in Peru. Read more
March 2015
Michael Pedersen facilitates two-day workshop on good governance for leaders of national sport governing bodies in Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. Read more


December 2014
Michael Pedersen convenes and facilitates a COP20 side event in the context of a project that aims at utilizing the unique power of sport to boost the fight against climate change. Read more
October 2014
Michael Pedersen gives key note speech and facilitates workshop on good governance in sport at the 2014 South African Sport and Recreation Conference, organized by the Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa. Read more
June 2014
Michael Pedersen helps teenage girls, who play football in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Lima, Peru, develop a common understanding of values in sport. Read more
March 2014
Michael Pedersen speaks at the XIV Ordinary Assembly of the American Sport Council (CADE) in Santiago, Chile. CADE brings together sport ministers and other senior government officials from across South and North American countries. Read more


November 2013
Michael Pedersen speaks at the University of Nuevo León (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico in the context of two combined congresses; the XXI International Congress of the Faculty of Sport Management at UANL and the I Congress of the Latin American Science Association of Sport, Physical Education and Dance. Read more
September 2013
Conference with Peruvian sport federation presidents and their key stakeholders marks the start of a project to raise governance standards in Peruvian sport to a best in practice, leadership level. Read more
July 2013
Michael Pedersen speaks at the 2013 Summer Academy, organized by International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna, Austria. Read more.
April 2013
Michael Pedersen’s first contribution to iSportconnect’s new expert column on sport governance, which is offered to the world's largest global private network of sport business executives, is now available online. Read more.
March 2013
LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS ON GOVERNANCE IN SPORT: First issue in this new series, focused on the business case for good governance in sport and the case of the Scottish Football Association on how to enable modernization of governance standards, is now available for free download. Download the issue.


November 2012
Michael Pedersen speaks at Peru’s 2012 annual anti-corruption conference in Lima, attended by 700 senior public officials and political leaders. Read the speech (PDF document 3.5 MB) or watch the speech on YouTube.