Play Magnus AS
November 2013 — Present
I'm the CEO of Play Magnus - the company behind the World Champion of Chess. Our goal is bringing chess to the world to make it a smarter place. For the past two years I have been working with a great team to build a global brand. We started with an app and chess sets and now we're moving into an ecosystem. We've been sponsored by companies like GE, SAS and G-Star Raw.
Chess player, I am not, but what I am is chess-passionate. Why? Because I'm motivated by bringing more good into this world. After gaining an understanding of the positive impact chess has on youth and the way they think, I would chalk chess up to be an extremely valuable tool when it comes to learning how to solve problems, think critically and improve concentration.