Group Management

Mads Nipper

Mads Nipper

Group President, CEO

Born: 1966

Education: Master of Science in Business Administration in 1991.

Appointed CEO of Grundfos in 2014.

Before joining Grundfos he worked for LEGO Company for several years  (1991- 2014) latest as a member of the Management Board as Chief Marketing Officer.

Mikael Geday

Mikael Geday

Group Executive Vice President, CFO
Corporate Affairs and FAcility Management

Born: 1968

Education: Master of Laws 1989 and PhD from the  University of Aarhus in 1996. Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 1997.

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2014.

Before joining Grundfos, he has worked as an independent advisor (2011-2014), as CFO for the business areas Thermal Power/Wind Power at Ørsted (2007-2010), and for the Rockwool Group (1997-2007). He is originally trained as a lawyer with the law firm Kromann Reumert.

Poul Due Jensen

Poul Due Jensen

Group Executive Vice President, CSO
Sales, Marketing and Service

Born: 1971

Education: Business Administration and Marketing and Executive education from Stanford University, IMD and INSEAD.

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2015 with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Service.

Before joining Grundfos, he has worked as Sales Manager for Computerstore from 1995-2000.

The career track with Grundfos is: Marketing Manager, Denmark; Marketing Director, Grundfos Canada, Branding Director, Grundfos USA 2000-02; Regional Marketing Manager, Grundfos Pumps Corp.,  North America 2002-05; Segment Director, Danmark 2005-07; General Manager, Grundfos Singapore 2007-09; Area Managing Director, Grundfos Singapore 2009-10; Group Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Region 2010-14; Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Branding & Guest Services 2014-15.

Stéphane Simonetta

Stéphane Simonetta

Group Executive Vice President, COO
Operations

Born: 1972

Education: Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science (EIGIP), Valenciennes (France) in 1996

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2015 with Responsibility for Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Purchasing

From 2012 to 2015, worked in Honeywell Transportation Systems (Automotive Turbochargers) as Global Supply Chain Director, then Global Vice President Operations based in Rolle (Switzerland)
From 2005 to 2012, worked in Valeo as Supply Chain Director for Security systems and Interiors Control Branch (Automotive components); Plant Manager in Slovakia and finally Group China Supply Chain and Lean Manufacturing/VPS Director based in Shanghai
From 1996 to 2005, worked for THOMSON Multimedia Group (TV/VCR/DVD) in Thailand, France and Mexico.

Ulrik Gernow

Ulrik Gernow

Group Executive Vice President, CMO

Member of Group Management from 2019

Born: 1967

Education: M.Sc. Business Administration & Economics, Aarhus Business School, Denmark; Executive leadership programs at IMD, Switzerland and MIT, USA.

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2019 with responsibility for Global Segments, Marketing & Communication

Before joining Grundfos, Ulrik Gernow has worked for the LEGO Group (1994-2019) in various innovation and marketing leadership positions in Denmark, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Latest as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Transformation Officer.

 

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Thomas Lund

Interim CTO
Global Technology & Development

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Dennis Munk Bartholomæussen

Interim CHRO
Human Resources