|Company announcement No. 20/2021 April 23, 2021
Søren Krogh Knudsen Appointment as the new CEO of Columbus
Søren Krogh Knudsen will assume the position of President & CEO of Columbus. Søren occurs from a position as Partner and regional manager of PA advice group in the Nordic countries as well as Global Head of Sales to the PA advisory group. He is an experienced international leader within management consulting and has a very strong trace Recording.
The Columbus Board of Directors has appointed Søren Krogh Knudsen as President & CEO of Columbus. Søren Krogh Knudsen will succeed Hans Henrik Thrane in his role as interim CEO on August 27, 2020. Hans Henrik Thrane will continue in his role as Corporate CFO in Columbus.
“Søren Krogh Knudsen is a seasoned international leader in the management consulting industry with a very strong track record in changing and driving profitable growth. He is known for combining strong commercial references, management consulting and a committed, motivating leadership style. I’m really looking forward to working with Søren.
It has taken nearly a year to find the right CEO and during that time, as we can see from the results, the Columbus management team and people have put a remarkable effort into keeping Columbus on the right track throughout the year The first phases of Focus23 are very promising for future cooperation in Columbus ”, says Ib Kunøe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Columbus.
Søren Krogh Knudsen, the next CEO and President of Columbus, says:
“All businesses face the challenge of capitalizing on the opportunities that new technology offers to improve customer experiences, minimize the environmental impact of the services they provide, and maximize operational performance in order to win in the marketplace. As technology advances at a rapid pace, excellence in digital transformation relies equally on an organization’s ability to absorb, implement, and meaningfully use technology. This is a market in which Columbus has a market leading position combined with an inspiring goal, a strong customer base, a strong financial foundation and, last but not least, a talented and motivated global team.
I am very excited to join Columbus and contribute to the continued journey and success of the company. I have always sought to make a difference by creating work environments where people thrive and are able to develop and grow to their true passion and expertise. A big part of my motivation is also helping companies build sustainable, growing, and profitable businesses. I see a very strong correspondence between this trip and the next Columbus’ journey to become the preferred digital trust advisor for our clients. “
Søren Krogh Knudsen joined Columbus after 13 years at PA Consulting Group, most recently as Regional Head of Nordics and Global Head of Sales. Before joining PA Consulting Group, Søren worked for Verizon Communications in Zurich and Copenhagen for 10 years. During his time at PA Consulting, Søren advised several companies with a particular focus on digital transformation, design of operating models and strategy implementation. He holds an Academy Economist degree and an MBA.
The appointment will have no impact on Columbus’ financial outlook for 2021.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
For further information please contact:
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ib Kunøe, +45 70 20 50 00