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.


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Lars Vestergaard, Group Executive Vice President & CFO

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


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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.

Executive posts

Member of the Board of Directors of RMIG A/S.


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Virve Elisabeth Meesak, Group Executive Vice President

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


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Brian M. Day, Group Executive Vice President

Bachelor of Science degree, Sales recruiting and training, Leadership and busi-ness management, Group Executive Vice President, Customer Services Division since 1 January 2015. Born 1956, American.

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Manfred Schaffer, Group Executive Vice President

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

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Per Mejnert Kristensen, Group Executive Vice President

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


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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.


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