Capital of Children Company
Capital of Children Company was founded on January 1st 2012 by the LEGO Foundation and Billund Municipality.
With CEO Mette Thybo at the helm, the company will be responsible for bringing the vision and the many Capital of Children projects to fruition.
"As director of Capital of Children, I see it as my responsibility to attract companies, universities and other educational institutions to Billund, and to help create a new international powerhouse and center for knowledge about children, and to make Billund a unique center for children's play and learning." Mette Thybo, CEO of Capital of Children Company.
The project is a unique partnership between a local authority and a company which have a common desire to develop Billund into an outstanding place for children, play, learning and creativity, to benefit everyone who lives in Billund Municipality and children all over the world.
Independent public limited company
Capital of Children Company is an independent public limited company, in which the LEGO Foundation and Billund Municipality each own 50% of the shares. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Billund Municipality and the LEGO Foundation will each be investing DKK 6 million in the company.
The LEGO Foundation and Billund Municipality will continue to work separately on other projects and initiatives, the aim of which will be to promote their common vision to create Capital of Children.