New CEO of GN Hearing appointed


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GN Store Nord has chosen Jakob Gudbrand as CEO of GN Hearing and member of GN Store Nord’s Executive Management. He will start on 18 February 2019. Gudbrand’s appointment follows the surprise resignation of Anders Hedegaard in October.

“It is an incredible honor for me to join GN Group and GN Hearing and serve a company with such a proud history of innovation. While the business has achieved great success, we now stand at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution. New cloud and software-based technologies will shape the industry in which we operate and the meaning of how customers use our solutions to make life sound better,” says Jakob Gudbrand.

“As we prepare for the next phase of growth of GN Store Nord, I am very pleased to welcome Jakob to GN as our new CEO for GN Hearing. We are at an inflection point with modern technology in the hearing aid space as well as new market dynamics – especially as it relates to the important US market. To move forward with a leader that has in-depth and hands-on experience from the US market as well as the “genes” of Denmark is unique and will serve GN well,” says Chairman Per Wold-Olsen.

Gudbrand has a proven track record in international management following more than 15 years of leadership experience during his diverse career at Thermo Fisher - a high technology science company. Today, Gudbrand is the leader for the Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry division of Thermo Fisher responsible for yearly revenues of around DKK 16 billion and 6,500 employees.

Following Jakob’s appointment, GN Store Nord’s Executive Management will consist of: Jakob Gudbrand, CEO of GN Hearing; René Svendsen-Tune, CEO of GN Audio; Marcus Desimoni, CFO of GN Store Nord and GN Hearing.

Source: GN Hearing