Nilfisk appoints new CEO

Nilfisk's newly appointed CEO to take the reins from early August 2017.
Nilfisk CEO Hans Henrik Lund. Photo courtesy:
Nilfisk CEO Hans Henrik Lund. Photo courtesy:

Nilfisk has appointed Hans Henrik Lund as the company’s new CEO, effective early August 2017.

Until then, Lars Gjødsbøl, Nilfisk’s executive vice president and head of global operations, will commence the role of acting CEO.

Nilfisk chairman Jens Due Olsen, said: “With the appointment of Hans Henrik Lund as the new CEO of Nilfisk, we have the right profile to develop and grow Nilfisk, to lead the business as an independently listed company and to execute our overall strategy of further consolidating our position as a world leader in the professional cleaning equipment industry.”

Lund takes over from previous CEO Jonas Persson, who has held the role since January 2014.

[quote]“Jonas Persson has led the process of positioning Nilfisk for growth and has established a strong management team. I wish to thank Jonas for his contribution to Nilfisk and I wish him all the best in the future,” Olsen said.  [/quote]

Lund has held several leadership positions including 10 years with Danfoss, in the field of heating automation, and 10 years with leading the mobile accessory companies, Jabra and Nokia Gear. Most recently he was CEO of Finnish lighting company, Helvar.

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