Group Management

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Group Management

       

Jens Birgersson

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Member of the Registered Directors (in Danish: Direktionen) of ROCKWOOL International A/S
Member of Group Management: 9 February 2015
Born 3 March 1967
Nationality: Swedish

Education

2013: Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
1992: MSc, Engineering (Physics), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1992: BSc, Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Main points of career

2015 - : President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ROCKWOOL International A/S
2008 - 2015: Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit Network Management, ABB, Switzerland
2005 - 2008: Executive Vice President, Head of Performance Minerals and Pigments, Imerys, Belgium
2004 - 2005: Group Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, ABB, Switzerland 
2002 - 2004: Group Senior Vice President, High Voltage Products, ABB, Switzerland
2001 - 2002: Business Area Unit Manager, High Voltage Products, ABB, Sweden
1998 - 2001: Business Area Controller, T&D Management, ABB, Switzerland

 
       

Kim Junge Andersen

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Member of the Registered Directors (in Danish: Direktionen)
Member of Group Management: 2016
Born 26 November 1962
Nationality: Danish

Education

2014: Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD, Switzerland
1998: Executive programme at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA
1986: Cand. Merc. from Copenhagen Business School with major in Corporate Accounting and Strategic Development

Main points of career

2016- : Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
2006-2015 : EVP & CFO for Hempel A/S. Since 2010 member of the Executive Board in Hempel A/S
1987-2006: The East Asiatic Company Pte Ltd A/S, latest as CFO, EAC Nutrition and Group Finance Director


        

       

Volker Christmann

Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation Central Europe
Member of Group Management: 2015
Born 30 November 1957
Nationality: German

Education

2013: Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
2000: International Management Programme, De Ruwenberg, Netherlands
1983: Certified Economist of 'Business Sciences'

Main points of career

2015 - : Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation Central, Europe ROCKWOOL International A/S
2008–2015: Managing Director, ROCKWOOL Central Western Europe and legal Managing Director of the German ROCKWOOL companies
2001–2008: Technical Director, DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL
1993–2001: Logistics Manager, DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL
1990–1992: Investment Controlling Manager, DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL
1986–1989: Industrial Engineering Manager, DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL
1984-1986: Technical Controlling Manager, DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL
1983-1984: Technical Controlling  RUHRKOHLE AG

Other positions

Vice President, FMI Fachverband Mineralwolleindustrie e.V., Germany (association of mineral wool industry).
Member of the Board of FIW Forschungsinstitut für Wärmeschutz, Germany (research institute for thermal protection).


        

       

Henrik Frank Nielsen

Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation North East Europe
Member of Group Management: 2007
Born 25 August 1961
Nationality: Danish

Education

2003, 2010, 2013: Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
2002: Strategic Management, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
1992: Marketing Planning, Cranfield University, UK
1990: Marketing Strategy, INSEAD
1986 M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, Aarhus Business School, Denmark

Main points of career

2015 - : Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation North East Europe, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2012- 2015: Division Managing Director, Europe Division, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2007-2011: Division Managing Director, Systems Division, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2002-2007: Managing Director, ROCKFON Group
1999-2002: Managing Director, GRODAN A/S
1996-1999: Sales- and Marketing Director, GRODAN A/S
1994-1996: Export Manager Asia/Pacific, Kosan Teknova A/S
1994-1994: Sales Manager, BP Denmark A/S
1991-1993: Marketing and Business Development Manager, BP Oil Benelux B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
1986-1990: Business Analyst, BP Denmark A/S


         

Camilla Grönholm

Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources
Member of Group Management: 2012
Born 15 August 1964
Nationality: Finnish

Education
1990: MSc in Economics, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Finland

Main points of career
2015- : Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2013-2015: Senior Vice President, HR, Legal and Communication & PR, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2012-2013: Senior Vice President HR, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2006-2012: Executive Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Group Executive Committee, Pöyry PLC
2003-2006: Director Business HR, Nokia Mobile Phones Business Group
1999-2003: HR Manager/Compensation & Benefits Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones
1998-1999: Controller, Nordic Aluminium Oyj
1995-1998: Senior Adviser in department of public transport, Ministry of Transport, Finland

 
       

Thomas Kähler

Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division 
Member of Group Management: 2015
Born 2 November 1970
Nationality: Danish

Education

2008: MBA, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
1998: Business Diploma, 1st part, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
1993: Electrical / Mechanical Engineer, Technical University of Denmark

Main points of career

2015- : Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2009-2015 : Managing Director of ROCKWOOL Scandinavia
2004-2009 : Managing Director of RockDelta A/S
2001-2004: Sales Director at RFS Denmark A/S (Alcatel Group)
1998-2001: Regional Sales Manager at RFS Denmark A/S (Alcatel Group)
1996–1998: Regional Sales Manager at Howden Denmark A/S
1994-1996: Area Sales Manager at Ametek Denmark A/S

Other positions related to the company

Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Kähler Family Meeting

Other positions

Member of the Board of Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP), Denmark

 
       

Gilles Maria

Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation South West Europe and Insulation Asia
Member of Group Management: 2007
Born 15 January 1958
Nationality: French 

Education

1982: Master of Business and Administration, IAE, Paris
1981: Master of Science, ESB, Paris

Main points of career

2016- : Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation South West Europe and Insulation Asia, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2007-2015 : Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President Group Finance, Corporate Affairs and Procurement, ROCKWOOL International A/S.  2015 furthermore Division Managing Director, East Division (interim), ROCKWOOL International A/S
2003-2007: Group IT Managing Director, ROCKWOOL International A/S
1990-2003: Finance Director Latin Division, ROCKWOOL France

 

Bernard Plancade

Senior Vice President, Group Operations & Technology
Member of Group Management: 2015
Born 10 August 1962
Nationality: French 

Education

2013: Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
1989: Engineer, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

Main points of career

2015- : Senior Vice President, Group Operations & Technology
2007-2015: Managing Director ROCKWOOL LAT, France
2002-2007: Managing Director ROCKWOOL Adriatic, Italy
1999-2002: Technical Director ROCKWOOL Spain
1991-1999: IT Projects and Business Controller, ROCKWOOL France
1989-1991: IT Project Leader AEROSPATIALE, France
1984-1986: Contractors Management RENAULT, Mexico


        

       

Mirella Vitale

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs
Member of Group Management: 2016
Born 12 December 1970
Nationality: Italian

Education

2012 High Performance Leadership Program at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
1993 Foreign Languages and Literature, Bari University, Italy

Main points of career

2016 - : Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2012-2016: Vice President, Global Marketing and Market Intelligence at Vestas Wind systems, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009-2012: Senior Director Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs - Mediterranean at Vestas Mediterranean SBU head quarter, Madrid, Spain
2006-2009: Marketing, Communications and Forecasting Manager - Italy, Turkey, North Africa, Middle East at Vestas Italia, Rome, Italy
2003-2006: Business Analyst, Advisor and Personal Assistant to the President of Vestas Mediterranean East at Vestas Mediterranean East, Taranto, Italy