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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.

Claes Westerlind

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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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

Line Andrea Fandrup

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)

Will Hendrikx

Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO

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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

Chief Commercial Officer

GLT member
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

Darren Fennell

Executive Vice President, Head of HV Solutions Karlskrona

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Born 1975, joined NKT in 2012, through ABB HV Cables acquisition
Previous employment: Management roles in Installation, Commercial & Tendering, and Project Execution within ABB and later NKT.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Construction Economics & Management

Lukas Sidler

Executive Vice President, Head of HV Solutions Cologne

GLT member
Born 1977, joined NKT in 2022
Previous employment (amongst others): Various senior management positions at ABB/Hitachi Energy focused on operations and plant management.
Education: Business Administration with major in Industry and International Production, ZHAW School of Management and Law              

Carlos Fernandez

Executive Vice President, Head of Applications

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Born: 1971, Joined NKT: 2021
Previous employment (amongst others): COO Central and Eastern Europe and Director of Plant Operation with Prysmian
Education: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (B.E.) (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Postgraduate in Business Administration  (IESE Business School)

Denis Schuler

Executive Vice President, Head of Accessories

GLT member
Born 1973, joined NKT in 2023
Previous employment (amongst others): Director Operations at Axetris AG, various management positions at Schneider Electric
Education: Executive Master of Business Administration, Zurich University of Applied Sciences 

Axel Barnekow Widmark

Executive Vice President, Head of Service

GLT member
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

Kira Johnson

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Born 1974, joined NKT in 2021
Previous employment (amongst others): CHRO and a member of the executive management team at Welltec, KPMG and Danish Chamber of Commerce
Education: M.Sc., Political Science & Government, University of Copenhagen

Anders Jensen

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)

Michael Yong

Chief Strategy Officer

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Born: 1974, Joined NKT: 2021
Previous employment (amongst others): management positions at SGB-SMIT Group, Prysmian Group, and Draka Holding
Education: Juris Doctor (George Washington Law School, USA), International MBA (IE Business School, Spain), B. Sc. Mechanical Engineering (University of Tennessee, USA)

Mark Skriver Nielsen

Chief Legal Officer

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Born: 1 February 1968, Joined NKT: 1 June 2019
Previous employment (amongst others): General Counsel at KMD A/S, General Counsel at Telenor Denmark A/S, General Counsel at CyberCity A/S, and attorney in various Law firms.
Education: Attorney and Master of Law (University of Copenhagen and Queen Mary University of London).