René Tristan Lydiksen is the Managing Director of LEGO Education, Europe, based in Chester, UK. LEGO Education is a global company with a 35-year history in developing educational solutions to enable every child to succeed in education. LEGO Education is a division of The LEGO Group, based in Billund, Denmark.
René and his team oversee the company’s European strategic growth, with the goal of driving an innovative shift in the learning culture and opportunities for students throughout their education.
Appointed Managing Director in 2013, René has served in a variety of leadership roles over the past 15 years across international environments. Most recently, René was Group Sales and Marketing Director at VEKSØ Group, where he managed overall sales and marketing strategy. Prior to this, René held leadership positions at Grey, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Danish Ministry of Environment. He also chairs and participates on the boards of a number of entrepreneurial companies and organizations.
René holds a Ph.D. sponsored by the Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation from the University of Southern Denmark. He is passionate about utilizing technology to improve education opportunities and enabling students to develop the hands-on skills needed for a lifetime of creating, solving, and contributing to society. In his leisure time, René enjoys offshore racing, where his team participated in the world championship in sailing class X-35. His interests include diving, traveling internationally, and spending time with his family.