Management and Board

FLSmidth is managed by top professionals with years of experience in the engineering and financial worlds, as well as in the cement and minerals industries.

FLSmidth management and board

Group Executive Management

FLSmidth's Group Executive Management consists of experienced business people, each with a background and practical experience that matches FLSmidth's needs, challenges and practical issues.

FLSmidth group executive management 2015

Pictured from left to right: Bjarne Moltke Hansen, Per Mejnert Kristensen, Virve Elisabeth Meesak, Lars Vestergaard, Thomas Schulz, Manfred Schaffer, Eric Thomas Poupier and Brian M. Day

Thomas Schulz, Group Chief Executive Officer

MSc (Engineering), PhD Mining Engineering (Dissertation in Mineral Mining and Quarrying), Group Chief Executive Officer, with FLSmidth since May 2013. Born 1965, German.

Formerly various managerial positions in Sandvik since 2001: Member of Group Executive Management (2011-2013), Chairman of SJL Shan Bao (2011- 2012), President of the Business Area Construction (2011-2012), President, Construction, and SVP, Mining and Construction (2005- 2011), Regional President Mining and Construction Central Europe (2001-2002). With Svedala, Germany (1998-2001). PhD from Technical University of Aachen (1999).

 

Lars Vestergaard, Group Executive Vice President & CFO

MSc (Economics and Management), Group Executive Vice President and CFO, with FLSmidth since April 2014. Born 1974, Danish.

Formerly with Carlsberg: Vice President and Chief Information Officer (2013-2014), Chief Financial Officer Carlsberg UK (2009-2013), Vice President, Treasury (2005-2009) and Director, Treasury (2004-2005). With ISS: Vice President, Treasury (2004) and Assistant Treasurer (2000- 2003). With Jyske Bank: Fixed Income Analyst (1997-2000).

 

Bjarne Moltke Hansen, Group Executive Vice President

BSc (Engineering), Group Executive Vice President, Product Companies Division since January 2015, with FLSmidth since 1984. Born 1961, Danish.

Formerly Group Executive Vice President, Customer Services Division, FLSmidth (2002-2015), CEO, Aalborg Portland Holding A/S (2000-2002), CEO, Cembrit Holding A/S (1992-2000), various managerial posts in Unicon A/S (1984-1995).

Executive posts in Denmark
Member of the Board of Directors of RMIG A/S

 

Virve Elisabeth Meesak, Group Executive Vice President

BSc (Psychology and Behaviourism), Group Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources, with FLSmidth since 2013. Born 1960, Swedish.

Formerly independent human resource consultant, since 2010, Human Resource Director, Alstom Power Services, North East Europe (2008-2010), Vice President, Human Resources Sandvik Mining and Construction AB (2005-2008). Before 2005 different positions within Sales, Marketing, and HR with Ericsson, Nokia, Electrolux, Philips, Perstorp.

Brian M. Day, Group Executive Vice President

BSc, Sales recruiting and training, Leadership and business management, Group Executive Vice President, Customer Services Division since 1 January 2015. Born 1956, American.

Formerly various managerial positions in FLSmidth in the period 2007-2015: Senior Vice President, Global Customer Services, Minerals (2012-2015), Vice President, Global Customer Services, Minerals (2007-2012). With GL&V-Dorr Oliver Eimco, Vice President Aftermarket (2002-2007), Baker Hughes Inc., Aftermarket Manager (1991-2002), EIMCO Process Equipment Company, Product Engineer / Process Engineer (1980-1991).

 

Manfred Schaffer, Group Executive Vice President

Mechanical Engineering degree, IFL Executive Education, IMD People Development and Business Strategy, Group Executive Vice President, Minerals Division since January 2015. Born 1958, Austrian.

Formerly Group Executive Vice President, Mineral Processing Division, FLSmidth (2014-2015). Various managerial positions in Sandvik in the period 2003- 2013: Most recently as President, Mining Systems (2012-2013) and President, Surface Mining (2006-2012). With Voest-Alpine in the period 1979-2003 in various managerial positions.

 

Per Mejnert Kristensen, Group Executive Vice President

MSc (Mechanical Engineering), Bachelor of Commerce degree, International Trade, Graduate Diploma (Bus. Admin.), International Trade, GMP, CEDEP (INSEAD), Group Executive Vice President, Cement Division since March 2012, with FLSmidth since 1992. Born 1967, Danish.

Formerly Vice President, Head of Project Division EMEA/APAC, FLSmidth (2009-2012), Vice President, Head of Project Division 1, FLSmidth (2005-2008), General Manager, FLSmidth China (2000-2005), Chief Representative, Thailand, FLSmidth (1996-1999).

 

Eric Thomas Poupier, Group Executive Vice President

MBA (Finance & Strategic Management) Specialised Master, (Supply Chain Management), Mechanical Engineer, Group Executive Vice President, Business Development, with FLSmidth since January 2014. Born 1976, French.

Formerly with Bain & Company: Strategy Consulting Manager (2011-2014), Strategy Consulting Consultant (2007-2011). With Bosch Group: Purchasing Manager, Bosch Rexroth, China (2005), Strategic Purchaser, Corporate Purchasing, Bosch Rexroth (2002-2005), Germany, Purchasing Rotational Program, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany (2000-2002).