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VIKING Life-Saving Equipment announces new CEO Appointment for June 2024

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Henrik Helsinghof Appointed as New CEO of VIKING

Henrik Helsinghof is set to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer at VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S from June 1, 2024.

This decision follows the untimely passing of the former CEO, Henrik Uhd Christensen, in January.

Helsinghof, a figure already familiar with the company’s ethos and operations, has been chosen to ensure a smooth transition in leadership and the continuation of VIKING’s strategic direction.

Jens Lindholm, Chairman of the Board at VIKING A/S, shared his thoughts on the appointment: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Henrik to our leadership team as CEO.

“He is a dynamic leader with a proven track record and a passion for company development through people.

“He is also a true VIKING at heart. As such, he shares our values, culture and passion.

“With his past experience of VIKING and recent successes as a CEO, Henrik is the ideal person to take our company forward.

“He has the full backing of the Board and owner, the Claus Sørensen Foundation, and we look forward to working with Henrik as we build the VIKING of the future.”

Henrik Helsinghof’s Journey Back to VIKING

Henrik Helsinghof’s journey with VIKING began in 2006 as a student assistant.

He climbed the ranks within the company, culminating in his role as Managing Director of VIKING Nadiro.

His recent tenure as CEO at Bramidan A/S was marked by a period of continuous improvement and growth.

His return to VIKING is seen as a homecoming, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective.

Embracing New Strategies for Future Success

In his upcoming role, Helsinghof aims to further the company’s positive trajectory.

VIKING is in the process of defining a new strategy, BP28, which builds upon the success of the BP25 plan.

This strategy focuses on continuing VIKING’s legacy of growth, innovation, and industry leadership.

Helsinghof expressed his enthusiasm for his new role: “It is a great honor to lead VIKING and build upon the strong foundation of growth, innovation and industry leadership laid by my predecessor and leadership team.

“Together, with the talented leadership team at VIKING and our colleagues around the world, we will continue to innovate, serve our customers with excellence, and lead our company and industry forward.”

IFSJ Comment

The appointment of Henrik Helsinghof as CEO of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment marks a pivotal moment for the company.

This transition ensures continuity in leadership and adherence to the company’s core values and strategic goals.

Helsinghof’s return to VIKING brings not only a sense of familiarity but also the promise of fresh perspectives and continued commitment to excellence in the life-saving equipment industry.

As VIKING moves towards implementing its BP28 strategy, Helsinghof’s leadership will be instrumental in steering the company towards future successes, innovation, and industry leadership.

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