The Board of Directors appoints the President and CEO who together with the Executive Committee is responsible for the daily operations of the company.
President & CEO
Born: 1969. Employed since 2008. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.
Education: Shipping Broker, Transocean Shipping, Denmark.
Previous experience: Head of Scandic Denmark. Director of Sales & Marketing, Choice Hotels Scandinavia; CEO Fountain Scandinavia A/S and Head of Sales & Marketing, Avis Rent a Car.
Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Dansk Erhverv (Danish Chamber of Commerce).
Chief Financial Officer
Born: 1962. Employed and member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Previous experience: CFO Apoteket; CFO Nobia AB; CFO Eniro.
Other assignments: –
Chief Commercial Officer
Born: 1970. Employed 1998-2011 and since 2020. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2020.
Education: Bachelor's degree (Hons) in Hospitality Management from Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Franklin Covey - Habits of highly effective people & Great Leadership
Previous experience: Senior Vice President, Comfort Hotel Scandinavia and the Baltics; CEO At Six, Hobo, Tak and Yasuragi. General Manager within Scandic Hotels Group.
Other assignments: Mentoring and Lecturer within sustainable leadership.
Head of Denmark
Born: 1970. Employed since 2006. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2019.
Education: Currently attending MBA at Edinburgh Business School. Higher Commercial Examination Accounting and Finance.
Previous experience: District director Copenhagen & Denmark East, Scandic. Director of Food & Beverage Denmark and Southern Europe, Scandic. Regional director, Hard Rock International.
Other assignments: Member of the Board of Wonderful Copenhagen
Head of Sweden
Born: 1967. Employed 1995-2008 and since 2015. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016 as well as 2003-2008.
Education: Scandic Business School and Hilton.
Previous experience: VP Brand, Marketing & Communication Scandic Hotels, COO Scandic Sweden, CEO Rica Hotels Sweden.
Other assignments: – Member of the board of Visita; Member of the board of Svenskt Näringsliv.
Head of Finland
Born: 1968. Employed by the Group since 2012. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Management, Schiller International University, London.
Previous experience: Several senior positions with Procter & Gamble and Reckitt Benckiser; Commercial Director at Oy Hartwall and CEO at Palace Kämp Group.
Other assignments: Chairman of the Board of Finnish Hospitality Industry Association. Board member of Confederation of Finnish Industries. Deputy Board Member of Pension Insurance Company Elo
Head of Europe
Born: 1961. Employed by the Group since 2009. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since 2016.
Nationality: German and Swiss.
Education: Diploma from the Hotel Management School, Glion, Switzerland.
Previous experience: Several senior positions within Rezidor, such as Vice President HR and Regional Director Poland and Ireland.
Other assignments: –
Head of Norway
Born: 1968. Employed by the Group since 2001. Member of Scandic’s Executive Committee since January 2020.
Education: Norwegian School of Hotel Management.
Previous Experience: Member of the Board of Visit Bergen. General Manager Bergen Hotel Gruppen AS. General Manager Scandic Bergen City.
Other assignments: District Director West Norway, Scandic Hotels AS.