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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

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

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)

Will Hendrikx

Executive Vice President, Head of Applications

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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)

Kira Johnson

Executive Vice President, 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

Denis Schuler

Executive Vice President, Head of Accessories

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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 

Lukas Sidler

Executive Vice President, Head of HV Solutions Cologne

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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              

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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