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Our management team

Our management team is composed of members that each have crucial competences and experiences within the cable industry. Together they represent a wide executive level of real life knowledge necessary to drive a NKT forward in delivering lifetime value to our customers, partners and employees.

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Alexander Kara

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Born 1961, joined NKT in 2019

Previous employment (amongst others): Various leadership positions in the ABB Group

Education: Master in Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Berlin

Line Andrea Fandrup

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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Born in 1979, joined NKT in 2020

Previous employment (amongst others): Group Finance VP in Rockwool, and finance positions in COWI, Novozymes and Maersk Line

Education: Cand.merc.mat (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

Axel Barnekow Widmark

Executive Vice President, Head of Service

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Born 1977, joined NKT in 2020

Previous employment (amongst others): Management Consultant at McKinsey and various leadership positions in the ABB Group

Education: M.Sc Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology

Fredrik Eskengren

Executive Vice President, Head of Accessories

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Born 1980, joined NKT in 2007

Previous employment (amongst others): Various strategical and leadership roles within NKT with a global footprint including Vice President Accessories, Lead of Operations China, Quality Director China, Strategy Consultant

Education: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (University of Kalmar, Sweden)

Will Hendrikx

Executive Vice President, Head of Applications and HV Solutions Cologne

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Born 1964, joined NKT in 2020

Previous employment (amongst others): Prysmian BeNeLux, Draka Kabel

Education: BSc. in Engineering and Management (HTS, Netherlands)

Michael C. Hjorth

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer HV Solutions

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Born 1966, was with NKT from 1995 - 2012 (first time) and then joined again in 2017

Previous employment (amongst others): Maersk Drilling, NKT Power Cables, NKT Flexibles, NOV SPS (Flexibles) 

Education: B. Sc. EE + Maersk Young Manager’s programme

Anders Jensen

Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

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Born 1964, was with NKT from 1993 - 2013 (first time) and joined NKT again in 2018

Previous employment (amongst others): Senior management position in Hellenic Cables Group and various senior positions in NKT.

Education: M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Technical University of Denmark), B.Sc. in Strategic Management and Business Development (Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen)

Lika Thiesen

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

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Born 1975, joined NKT in 2015

Previous employment (amongst others): Head of HR in various A.P. Moller-Maersk businesses, including Mærsk Line and Damco

Education: Master of Public Administration (University of Northern Illinois), Ph.D. Political Science (Northern Illinois University)

Claes Westerlind

Executive Vice President, Head of HV Solutions Karlskrona

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Born 1982, joined NKT in 2017, through ABB HV Cables acquisition

Previous employment (amongst others): SVP Commercial & Tendering NKT HV Solutions, Senior positions within the ABB Group and joined NKT with the ABB HV Cable acquisition

Education: M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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