What was your earliest memory? Playing in the garden of our home north of Copenhagen on my own — carrying and lifting branches and other items too heavy for me to carry. It resulted in me being taken to hospital with a hernia.

Did you go through training/university or straight into work? I went to university for a year but didn’t thrive, so I switched to a polytechnic institute (British Columbia Institute of Technology) where I obtained a diploma in business administration — in half the time of a university degree — and went from there straight to work (in Hong Kong) at the age of 22.