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  • Lysholt Allé 10, 7100 Vejle (HQ)
  • Lindvedvej 75, 5260 Odense S
  • Borupvang 3, 2750 Ballerup (Copenhagen)

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  +45 2288 1661   |      mfb@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 2007 Mikkel has been working with headhunting, onboarding and career advisory on a professional and international level. Over the years his network and many solved assignments has led to a strong executive experience within FMCG, Engineering, Energy, Industrial and Financial industries. He has a history as CEO, Sales Director and HR Manager and he has a very thoroughly understanding of the business agenda and organizational development often needed in executive search and consulting.

He has experience with Executive search, M/A, turn-arounds, talent aqusitions, coaching, mentoring, board governance, P/L responsible as CEO for +100 employees. Mikkel has worked in 18 countries and lived in 5 different countries.

Education:

Board Governance, INSEAD

MBA, Coventry University

Leisure:

Running

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Contact Information:

  +45 4079 6655   |      kt@birn-partners.com

 

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Kim is a dedicated headhunter and business consultant, and has been active in this industry since 2008. With great insight, and experience in various industries, he offers services within the fields of company boards, advisory boards, C-titles, turn-arounds, specialists, building international organizations, sales, marketing, production, engineering, construction, advertising, and FMCG. Clients range from family/private companies to internationally listed companies.

He has his experience from many years of international C-level titles in manufacturing, B2B, FMCG, and more.

Education:

MBA study, Henley University

Leisure:

Sailing, fishing, hunting, diving

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Contact Information:

  +45 4025 1309   |      ce@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 2008 Claus has worked with networking groups on c-levels providing networking-groups that create relationships and sharing knowledge on a professional and international level. He has a strong commercial background with more than 25 years’ experience in various positions within sales & HR in industries such as Maintenance and professional networking. His experience is obtained in Denmark and abroad.

He has good experience with professional Networking and HR Management and has a superb network on both c-level and levels below, with direct access to business executives from all over the world

His strong track record shows that the tools gathered over the years, combined with good personal skills provides a solid platform for understanding the main challenges and on-going changes that many industries are facing.

Education:

Commercial Business Diploma

Sales management and HR management NCH Cooperation

Leisure:

Sailing, other water activities and volunteer lifeboat boatmaster

  Click here to connect with Claus on LinkedIn

 

Contact Information:

 +45 20301013 |     jsj@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Jeanette has an impressive experience within the Life Science industry, gained through more than 25 years of commercial positions, from sales rep to senior management. Since 2005 she has been in different Managing Director positions where she through her focus and result oriented approach managed to create success through people. Apart from deep industry insights, she has always been passionate about team dynamics, recruiting the best candidates and with a strong intuition and onboarding thoroughly.

Since 2016 Jeanette has successfully worked as headhunter. As she has a significant network within the Life science area, she masters filling of positions in that industry flawlessly and has in a short time established framework agreement with some of the leading companies. Jeanette also demonstrated strong skills in finding the best talent outside the Life Science industry e.g. Energy, Construction, Engineering and legal.

She has always worked in international environments, often based in Nordic hubs, and has successfully solved international assignments for multiple clients in various industries.

Education:

Nurse
CBA study, AVT Business School

Leisure

Golf, Tennis, Running, Family time

  Click here to connect with Jeanette on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +45 40949440 |     lv@birn-partners.com

 

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Lone has an extensive experience as general manager creating results by developing business though people.

 

She has been managing business within an international HR company, responsible for both sales, new business and recruitment and has a broad knowledge of all HR processes combining focus on results with developing people to make their own successes. Managing business and large contracts within the FM industry has given her a broad experience in creating results by driving operational processes, optimization and effectiveness along with developing diverse teams to deliver and exceed the service target to the clients.

 

She is recognized as a visionary and result driven manager always aiming to balance results with good leadership.

 

Education:

Bachelor Business Law

Commercial Business Diploma

Executive Business Mentor

 

Leisure

Hunting, travelling, reading

 

 

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Contact Information:

+45 25103804   |     sio@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 2002 Sidse has been working within the Human Resources area on a professional level. Over the years she has worked with employee- and leadership development, strategy, management and performance tools, onboarding, organizational culture and overall organisational development and changes. She is also experienced within developing and optimizing processes and procedures as well as reporting with communication and information as focus areas - mainly in the private sector but also at public organizations.

Sidse has a large network and solid business expertise from the IT and Consulting Industry and more than 12 years of experience with executive search, talent attraction, headhunting and recruiting from talents/graduates to specialist level and executive level.

She has a strong business understanding and is excellent at bridging the gap between people and organizations along with attracting and hiring the best people.

Education:

Aalborg University, Cand.scient.adm
(BSc Social Science/Economics + MPA Org./Mgmt.)

Leisure

Training, riding and breeding Icelandic horses. Outdoor Sports

 

 

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Contact Information:

 +45 40516037 |     lh@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Since 2000 Lars has worked in an international environment and held a global responsibility of sales, marketing and HR. This has given Lars a profound understanding of the business agenda and organizational development in a global context, which is often needed in executive search and consulting.

Over the years Lars has worked with sales and marketing management, talent assessment and development. He is also experienced in developing and implementing strategy, search, recruitment and onboarding. His main experiences come from an industrial environment, mainly in the graphic industry.

Lars has worked in more than 20 countries and lived in 3 different countries. This has given Lars an international network and experience that give Lars a sturdy base for identifying the needs and challenges many businesses face today.

Education:

Board Governance
Mini MBA
Commercial Business Diploma

Leisure:

Tennis, SUP, Football Coach.

  Click here to connect with Lars on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +45 40765016 |     nhp@birn-partners.com

Profile:

After being CFO and CEO in the private sector in the early eighties Niels Holger entered the management consulting industry in 1988. Since then Niels Holger has acted as trusted advisor to leaders, managers and employees in a broad range of private and public organizations in Denmark and internationally.

From 1988 – 2006 Niels Holger was managing consultant and partner in PA Consulting Group, a global innovation and transformation consultancy. Niels Holger focused his advice on business strategy, business transformation as well as people and organizational change. Since 2006 Niels Holger has been primarily self employed with the same advice focus acting in the role of a consultant and increasingly as board member and chairman in several boards. In 2007 Niels Holger was initiator and cofounder of the partner owned private equity company Executive Capital who invests in and develops small and medium sized companies. Niels Holger is still a shareholder and chairman in Executive Capital.

Niels Holger has a broad and life long experience with business and organizational development based on the belief that all business success is based on people who are in and around the company.

Education:

Business economics and management (HA, HD(R)), University of Southern Denmark
Strategic Human Resource Management, Harvard Business School

Leisure:

Running, walking, reading, cooking and focusing on living a good family life. 

  Click here to connect with Niels Holger on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +45 20442322 |     ok@birn-partners.com

Profile:

As CCO and CEO in the private sector since the early eighties, a huge part of Ole Knokgård's career has been in the management consulting industry. Ole has acted as a trusted advisor to executive managers, managers and employees in a broad range of both private and public organizations primarily located in Scandinavia.

Furthermore, Ole has more than 30 years of experience from boards and the top management level, and as a consultant and CEO his focus has been developing potential and talent in companies and organizations.

To move organizations and companies to "being at our best" has always been Ole's mantra, and together with University of Bedfordshire this mantra developed into the SGP-model (Sustainability, Growth and Performance). The model ensures a holistic understanding of the company and creates clearness of the most essential areas, which the company must develop to ensure peak performance. The areas would range from leadership, Branding, HR, Marketing to "simply" guiding potential transformational changes such as; mergers, acquisitions, re-engineering and turnarounds.

Ole believes that a positive dialogue is crucial for companies, organizations and people to progress and succeed. "After all," he says "organizations and companies are created by humans and not chess pieces."

Education:

Organizational Analysis (Stanford University Graduate School of Business)
Diplom-Kaufmann (BBC, Heidelberg University)
BA.Si Electromechanics, CMS Copenhagen

 

Leisure

Golf, walking, swimming, reading and family life

 

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Contact Information:

 +45 93101733 |     pmb@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Pernille has been working within the HR field since 2006.

She has a wide field of experience ranging from onboarding, recruiting, training, coaching, work environment, communication, performance management to organizational development.

Pernille has previously been working as a consultant within different industries such as the pharmaceutical industry and the public sector.

Working as a HR Business Partner, Pernille is very goal oriented and driven to support the organization. 

Education:

Master in International Business Communication from the University of Southern Denmark.

Leisure:

Long-distance running, reading, traveling and experiencing new cultures

  Click here to connect with Pernille on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +45 22744228 |     hn@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Henrik has a background within Headhunting, Consulting and Management.

Since 1998 he has been working with Danish and international clients in different industries and in the public sector, helping them with executive search, research, recruitment and training & development.

Prior to his consulting-career he was trained as an officer/reserve officer in the Danish Army where he acted as a platoon leader before joining the Army Reserves.

Education:

Masters degree in German and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Münich.

First lieutenant/reserve officer from the Danish Army.

Leisure:

Soccer coaching and family activities 

  Click here to connect with Henrik on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +45 6066 0960 |     mm@birn-partners.com

 Profile:

Maria Møller comes from a carrier within project coordination, - management and show-business starting in 2004.  She has been responsible for organising all types of arrangements and/or projects within a various range of businesses.

On her way to become a Project Manager, she has lived minimum 3 month in respectively Spain, California, Copenhagen and Århus before ending with Birn+Partners in Vejle, Denmark as Business Support Manager handling back-office assignments and setting the scene for the many talented colleagues.

Maria has the uniqueness of being both creative and good with numbers, which comes in handy in the position as Business Support Manager. 

Education:

Bachelor in International Marketing Economy accompanied with IT- / Marketing- and communication courses + Certified Prince2 Project Manager.

Leisure:

National as well as International cultural activities.

  Click here to connect with Maria on LinkedIn

  • Grundingen 6 - Aker Brygge, 0250 Oslo

Consultants:

Contact Information:

 +47 958 33 132 |     wsp@birn-partners.com

Profile:

With 18 years of  executive recruitment experience, including more than 10 years as founder and owner of her own executive search company. Wenche has acquired significant experience and developed an extensive network that serves our clients in the recruitment processes. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from BI Norwegian Business School, specialising in organisational management. The focus of her studies was on bi-directional relationship between the organisation and management, company performance and on creating winning teams. In addition, she has also studied International Marketing.

Wenche is certified in DNV-approved tests and analysis, which is essential for our customers' security that the tests have been reviewed and documented with respect to quality. This is an important tool to ensure the process of selecting top managers, and it is an integral part of all recruitment-processes in Birn+Partnes. Furthermore, she has experience in recruitment in the public sector in Norway.

She has management experience from several companies and has played a key role in the establishment of 2 companies within managerial and specialist recruitment.

The main focus for Wenche is on recruitment of leaders at strategic level, as well as professional specialists. She has recruited complete teams for Board of Directors, delivered on both open and confidential assignments to replace and recruit top management and strategic management. She has a large network within Oil and Gas, Engineering, Finance and IT & Telco Industry.

Education:

Bachelor Science in Business Administration from BI Oslo + studies in Marketing

Leisure:

Skiing, trecking, sailing, literature, painting

  Click here to connect with Wenche on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

  +47 915 87 668   |      itl@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Ivar is Managing Director/Partner in Norway, and has been in the search & selection business since 2012.

He has held positions as CEO, President, Chairman of the Board and many other top executive positions in Norwegian and international companies since 1988. His experience from top management spans from telecommunications and IT, via chemical industries and ingredients, to construction and manufacturing businesses. He has operational experience from most parts of Europe, as well as from North- and South America, China and Japan.

Ivar acts as advisor for board of directors and top management; and also provides career advisory services to individual executives and managers.

Education:

Ivar holds a Master of Science degree from NTNU, Trondheim; and a Business Administration degree from BI, Oslo.

Leisure:

Skiing (downhill and cross-country), bicycling, travel

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Contact Information:

  +47 917 51 360   |      kij@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Kjell is Partner in Norway and Managing Director – Expansion Markets. He is a recruiting executive for Norwegian and international clients within most industries, having experience in Energy, Oil & Gas, Industrial & entrepreneurial, Engineering, FMCG, and Financial industries.

Kjell has been a partner and consultant in the HR and executive search community for more than 12 years. Most of his career he has been working for major multinational companies such as The Shell Group of Companies, Exxon and Honeywell having held senior executive positions both on national and international levels. He also has experience from The Royal Norwegian Defence organisation.

Kjell has board experience as chairman and board representative of several Shell subsidiaries.

Mr. Johnsen is a certified user of CEB team and individual assessment and development tools.

Education:

Kjell holds a Masters degree in Engineering with operations research from University of Sussex in England.

Leisure:

Skiing, trekking, travel

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Contact Information:

 +47 993 53 825   |     ks@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Knut has been Director and Managing Director within finance, accounting, dept recovery and IT.

Furthermore he has experience as Sales Manager with European coordination responsibility at Blue Chip IT Company. For 10 years he worked internationally with worldwide ship broking and contractual negotiations as shipbroker and charterer.

Knut has 16 years experience as an Associated and Partner of leading Norwegian and International Executive Search and Consultancy companies, specializing in Executive Search, Selection of Management, Human Resource, Management for Hire and Board & Management Advisory.

Knut has also been elected as Board Member and Member of corporate management team within IT – Finance and Insurance – Dept recovery and claims – Publishing house – Entrepreneur – Design Corp and Airline.

Education:

Studies in Management, Economics and Business Administration, Law, Military Officer Academy, Organization Psychology and Human Resource Analysis Psychometric Instruments.

Leisure:

Golf, hunting, literature and historical site

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Contact Information:

 +47 977 23 862   |     sln@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Signe-Lise is Associated Partner in Norway.

Signe-Lise has worked as Manager, Chairman, Managing Principal, Partner and Consultant.​
She has her topleader experience from the public – especially from health and transport business.​​

After many years as a consultant focusing on executive outplacement and coaching, working for and with top management, she is today Ass. Partner in Birn + Partnes Norway AS and Managing Partner in Narum Gruppen, responsible for the top leader career advisory programs/career transition programs. She is number one coach asked for, among business top leaders and has successfully trianed and outplaced around 700 executive individuals/top leaders from a variety of functions and industries.​

Signe-Lise is a top leader and consultant with experience from several great restructuring processes. She has a solid strategic and organizational understanding. As a consultant, she has a good human knowledge, she is purposful, structured and dedicated with a high level of integrity.

In 2010 she started her own company, Narum Gruppen AS, together with four partners.
As a Chairman and Partner, she has been working only with top leaders, and managers.

Education:

MBA
Public Law

Leisure:

Networking

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Contact Information:

 +47 90188379 |     pb@birn-partners.com

 
Profile:

Pål has extensive international experience from both the chemical processing industry and from the telco industry. He started his career in DYNO Industrier ASA, and quickly developed his area of responsibility to become VP HSE in their explosives manufacturing division, DYNO Nobel. In DYNO, he developed their HSE Management System and built a global team which implemented and audited compliance in a drive to take control of the production facilities after a number of fatal accidents in both Asia and America.

Since 2000 Pål has been holding a number of national and international CXO positions in Telenor ASA. Initially as Project Director and subsequently COO and deputy CEO in Telenor Norkring. From 2007 Pål took on the position as CEO in Telenor MCP, followed by a tenure as CEO in Telenor Aeromobile, London. In 2013 he was appointed Global Head of Commercial Roaming for the Telenor Group in order to leverage the Group size in negotiations with international partners and to prepare for the changes in the telco-industry with “Roam Like Home” packages. Technologies covered are; Digital Broadcasting, Satellite, GSM (3G, 4G, 5G, IoT).

Pål has lately focused on helping start-ups in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, and he has served as CEO of Berge AS which develops IoT sensors for the property development industry as a part of the ongoing PropTech development. 

It is the motivation of organisations, the extraction of quality form individuals and groups which really gives him pleasure, and such organisations will have a culture which is dominated by loyalty, energy and a strong belief in what we aim to achieve. His technical know-how is combined with a keen business development expertise, securing an entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and strategy development/implementation.

Education:

Lean Management Methodology, INSEAD
Strategic Management, INSEAD
Financial Management, London Business School
Brand Academy, London Business School
Master of Management, BI Executive School
MSc (hons) Mech Eng, UMIST Manchester

Leisure:

Skiing, Golf, Boating, Cooking

  Click here to connect with Pål on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +47 91361481 |     aet@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:
Alexander is a Senior Executive with extensive general management and management consulting experience. He has a commercial background from FMCG; beverage, dairy and tobacco, including companies such as Coca-Cola, Scandinavian Tobacco Group and British American Tobacco. Alexander has many years of international executive experience in emerging markets through expatriation in South East Asia and Central & East European countries.

Being a Managing Director for more than 10 years, he has been leading large transformational projects such as company restructurings, factory closings, company mergers & acquisitions and relocations.

Alexander has Management Consultant experience from both Asian and Nordic countries especially with developing leadership groups in the areas of business strategy, organizational development, change management and corporate culture. His clients has primarily been within FMCG, oil & gas, shipping and financial services and he as hands-on experience with how to best blend Scandinavian and Asian business cultures for optimal performance.
Alexander has a great interest in developing organizational structures and cultures that optimally mobilize managers and employees for continuous improvements and to ensure that all parts of the organization are aligned in its strategic choices and actions as well as ensuring common ownership to the vision of the company.

Education:
Alexander holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California with a dual degree in Management & Organization / International Strategy.
Several management courses at IMD, such as Business Strategy and Mobilizing People.

Leisure:
Golf, Tennis and Skiing

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Contact Information:

 +47 994 26 190   |     jbb@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Julie is our ambitious office assistant. She is finishing her Leadership master´s degree within the summer 2021. Her role at Birn+Partners is among other things, being the social media editor for EWF (Executive Women´s Forum) and to be an assistant for the team at Birn+Partners, Norway. She has been in working for 8 years and have experience from different areas/jobs, which she can use on a daily basis at Birn+Partners. Julie is keeping the Norwegian office updated with the most recent HR initiatives along with being a young and efficient professional, that would also be more than glad to assist you as a client – almost at any time.

Education:

BA Bachelor Degree, HR and Human Resource Management.
College: HK – Høyskolen Kristiania, Oslo 

Leisure:

Work-out, travel, beeing around friends and family, learning new things every day.

  Click here to connect with Julie on LinkedIn

  • Spektri Business Park, Pilotti building 3rd floor, Metsänneidonkuja 4, 02130 Espoo

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  +358 50 389 0504   |      jop@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Jouko Pitkänen is a partner in Birn-Partners office in Helsinki, he provides a full range of services from executive and board search to talent assessment, onboarding and leadership consulting. Jouko advises public companies, family businesses, and private equity firms on designing and developing their top talent, leadership teams and boards.

Jouko has an extensive background of business leadership in an international environment. He has worked extensively and successfully with Strategic Transformations, Change Management, Organizational design, Turnarounds and Efficiency Improvements particularly with a focus on execution in challenging business environment.

Prior to joining Birn-Partners Jouko has over 15 years of experience from an internationally listed retail company on C-suite level. His large responsibility area consisted of several countries and over 7,500 people. Beside his corporate career, he is an experienced board member and member of HENRY – Finnish association for Human Resource Management . Currently he is preparing his Doctoral thesis concerning Business model transformations. Dynamic organizational capabilities as essential enabler for transformation is an important part of his research project – it is all about people.

His strong track record proofs that the tools he has gathered over the years, combined with his personal skills provide a solid platform for understanding the main challenges and the direction of on-going changes that many industries are facing.

All of the above places Jouko in a unique position when it comes to executive search, onboarding, talent assessments, career advisory and consulting.

Education:

eMBA, Aalto University (AEE), Helsinki

Doctor of Business and Administration candidate, Aalto University (AEE), Helsinki

Leisure:

Running, studying

  Click here to connect with Jouko on LinkedIn

 

Contact Information:

  +358 4004 2 5116   |      hi@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 2010 Harri has been working with headhunting, onboarding and career advisory on a professional and international level. Over the years his network and many solved assignments has led to a strong executive experience within FMCG, Wholesale, Engineering, Industrial and construction industries.

Previously he has held positions such as Sales Director, Customer Marketing Manager and he has many years experience as a board member. He uses his experience to solve highly demanding assignments and he excels in understanding the strategic and organizational challenges that companies encounter in an ever dynamic.

He has experience with Executive search, coaching, mentoring, board governance, responsible as a Director for small and large organizations, worked in Scandinavian and European companies.

Education:

MKT, MarkInst.

MBA, Haaga Helia

Leisure:

Motorcykling, Downhill skiing, Swimming

  Click here to connect with Harri on LinkedIn

 

Contact Information:

  +358 4050 3 1124   |      khf@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

During his career, Kari has acquired extensive experience in electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, and FMCG both on national and international level. He has been responsible for key marketing and sales positions in the companies he has worked for.

Since 2013 Kari has been working with Headhunting, Career advisory and Onboarding utilizing the professional capital, networks and experience he has acquired during his career. During his career Kari, has developed an excellent understanding of business dynamics and requirements in different segments. Furthermore he is good at understanding customer needs and the challenges companies face in the volatile market today. Kari is capable of utilizing these assets in providing services that meet customer satisfaction.

He has been successful in completing many challenging headhunting assignments in technology/IT area, sales and marketing, FMCG and engineering. Before entering this business he has held global sales management roles in electronics/semiconductors for 13 years being responsible for significant sales revenue on annual basis.

Education:

MSc in international marketing

Leisure:

Gym, fitness

  Click here to connect with Kari on LinkedIn

 

Contact Information:

 +358 50 543 1305   |      ap@birn-partners.com

Profile:

During past 20 years Ari-Matti has had a privilege to work for many valued Global and Nordic B2C and B2B brands. He has delivered strong results in leadership positions as CEO, Country General Manager, Commercial, Sales, Marketing and Offering Director covering Telecommunication, ICT, Consulting, Retail, Manufacturing, Logistics, Purchasing and Services business areas. He has experienced successful transformations between different industries and positions by learning how to adapt, utilize and challenge the industry, management style and cultural differences with a systematic approach. The experience of organizational transformations covers personal experience of successful onboardings to executive positions, organizing structural changes on group, company and unit level, management team member and key position recruitment's, team and talent development in various working environments and cultures.

Ari-Matti has a unique experience of successful onboardings and implementing personal 100 day action plans. This combined with executive search, assessment and career advisory consulting services will help you to have a different approach to attract right talents and  build winning teams to achieve desired results.

Education:

M.Sc Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications

B.Sc Logistics

Leisure:

Golf, Ice-Hockey and other sports.

  Click here to connect with Ari-Matti on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

 +358 400 456 008   |      js@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Jukka Suotsalo has an extensive experience in the global machinery, mechanical and industrial engineering industry in the Finnish international companies.

Jukka has been a member of the corporate’s executive management teams in a listed company and in companies owned by private equity companies. He has been globally responsible of various different international business units and has also had direct global strategic customer responsibilities. In addition to Group VP roles Jukka has also served as Managing Director in Finland and Denmark and he has been member of several subsidiary boards in Europe and Asia.

Jukka’s core areas of expertise are the general management, strategy and business development, sales, after sales and digitalized services. This hands-on experience gives him a good understanding of the strategical and organizational challenges that companies are facing when seeking change and growth and is a good base for executive search, onboarding, talent assessments, career advisory and consulting.

Education:

Bsc. Automotive Engineering

Leisure:

Swimming, cycling and motor boating

  Click here to connect with Jukka on LinkedIn

  • Klevgränd 8, 2 tr, 116 46 Stockholm

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  +47 917 51 360   |      kij@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Kjell is Partner in Norway and Managing Director – Expansion Markets. He is a recruiting executive for Norwegian and international clients within most industries, having experience in Energy, Oil & Gas, Industrial & entrepreneurial, Engineering, FMCG, and Financial industries.

Kjell has been a partner and consultant in the HR and executive search community for more than 12 years. Most of his career he has been working for major multinational companies such as The Shell Group of Companies, Exxon and Honeywell having held senior executive positions both on national and international levels. He also has experience from The Royal Norwegian Defence organisation.

Kjell has board experience as chairman and board representative of several Shell subsidiaries.

Mr. Johnsen is a certified user of CEB team and individual assessment and development tools.

Education:

Kjell holds a Masters degree in Engineering with operations research from University of Sussex in England.

Leisure:

Skiing, trekking, travel

  Click here to connect with Kjell on LinkedIn

 

Contact Information:

 +46(0)707155222   |      sw@birn-partners.com

Profile:

 Sven comes with experience within Executive Search, Recruitment and Management. Sven has been working with several big and small companies and is therefore bringing with him a good and big network, experience from several business cases and a strong will to get things done.

Sven will supply the Swedish Birn+Partners market with all our services and have a specialty within Executive Search and Career Advisory.

Education:

Sven comes from an Economical education from Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden from where several internationally wellknown students have graduated.

Leisure:

Sven is active as a boardmember of various Board of Directors, when he is not travelling and following his son Alexandre to his sports activities.

  Click here to connect with Sven on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

  +46(0) 73 069 87 16   |      ms@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Marcus has always had a great interest in people and worked +20 years within marketing and sales both as a specialist and manager. Through this he has met a lot of different people resulting that during these years, Marcus talked, listened and helped all types of personalities develop both privately and in their careers. This interest got Marcus to work with Executive Search full time from 2016. This people´s business got Marcus to make a living of matching the perfect candidate for a job at hand.

Over the past years Marcus has been breaking new grounds within Executive Search and build up an expertise not only in his preferred job position but also in the context of
interdisciplinary coorporations. An example could be re
cruitment, marketing and sales, which form a very strong mix.

Marcus balance a creative mind with the need to produce results and find a solution that works for all. Marcus always look to be challenged and to challenge others, hence driving customers and candidates to think outside the box and really bring out their best in order to achieve an optimal result.

Education:

        MBA in International Marketing, Åbo Akademi in Finland
Speaks Swedish (mother tongue), English (4/5), Finnish (4/5) and also some German (2/5) 

Leisure:

        Exercise and wellbeing
Reading books (preferably printed on paper)
Spending time with family including dogs
Visit the Archipelago more than just in the summertime

  Click here to connect with Marcus on LinkedIn

Contact Information:

  +46(0) 722 36 1919   |      lc@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Lone has wide experience from several leadership positions within business development, product development and marketing from the pharmaceutical, medical and life science industry in Scandinavia as well as internationally. She has worked and lived in 4 different countries.

She has a strong business understanding and is excellent at bridging the gap between people and organizations. Her expertise includes finding the best talents, coaching leaders to excellent performance, and building strong teams.

She is convinced that people and organizations always can thrive, and her vision is to help as many as possible to live in line with their values and achieve their full potential.

Education:

B.Sc. Chemistry and Technology
Certified Professional Coach (International Coach Federation)

Leisure:  

Anything creative – knitting, crochet, painting

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Contact Information:

  +46(0) 70 667 3237   |      cae@birn-partners.com

Profile:

For the past 20 years Catarina has been working with leadership- and organizational consultancies, training and coaching leaders in change management

Catarina’s key skills: goal-oriented, empathetic, with great respect for others. Explicit ability to explain complex psychological composite leadership and interpersonal situations. Humor and high engagement, effective in setting up meaningful and profitable change processes.  Strong ability to both see different sides of challenges and to help find solutions. Extensive and varied experience from all sizes of companies and strong references in creating measurable business added-value. She has worked in most industries – meeting, retail, care, IT&Tech, manufacturing, medicine, government, and more. Mentoring coaching on C-level and key employees over 30,000 hours.  Some of her special insights and experience are: neuro leadership, agile leadership coaching, communication and business development.

For 10 years she was hired as an expert in leadership topics for the Swedish magazine, Leva/PS. Catarina has also written a manual in coaching, Vad gör dig lycklig?  She is executive coach for the women’s business network Passion for Business.

Education:

Master in Behavioral science, Umeå University.
Executive coach on C-level, Mental trainer and CBT therapist

Leisure:  

Running, skiing and horseback riding

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  • 41 Dzirnavu Street, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  +371 2927 2629   |      gd@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 1997 Gitana has been working in human resources consulting and development field with focus on competencies assessment and development, career advisory and leadership development both in private and public sector companies. Over the years, she has developed extensive professional network and gained strong professional reputation in the Latvian market.

She has significant experience with strategy planning and business development as she has created and developed several professional services companies. Furthemore she has worked as the head of HR in professional services firm PwC. Her psychology degree in combination with extensive consulting and management experience makes an excellent combination to work with organization development (e.g. turnaround and change management) and people development (e.g. talent and leadership development) across different industries. She has worked mostly in Baltic and CIS countries.

Gitana has published two books (in Latvian): “Organization Efficiency Model” (2008) and “Leadership phenomena in Latvia” (2008).

Education:

Cand. Polit, University of Latvia

International affairs, Institute of international affairs, University of Latvia

M.Sc.psych., University of Latvia

Leisure:

Argentine tango, Tai-Chi

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  • Neuer Wall 10, 20354 Hamburg
  • Königsallee 27, 40212 Düsseldorf

Consultants:

Contact Information:

 +49 17154 72871   |      hb@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Heinrich is Managing Director and Partner in Germany, and has been in the search & selection business since 2011.

He has started his career in the IT-Industry as a business consultant and project manager. After a couple of years of successful on-site consulting he moved into a business management and sales oriented career path, where he gained 20 years of leadership experience within market leading Software Vendors and System Integrators, including P/L responsible for +400 employees.

Heinrich has built, developed, incorporated and managed teams in an international and multi-cultural context. From his own management experience he learned how important it is to hire and develop the right talent to run successful businesses, and learned how to match talent with business needs in various business environments.

With this background, Heinrich is able to best support his clients in the areas of Executive Search & Consulting.

Education:

Heinrich holds a University Degree in Business Management and Administration, and is fluent in English.

Leisure:

As a former basketball professional during university, he likes doing sports, including race cycling, skiing, and sailing. He also loves to ride motorcycles.

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Contact Information:

 +49 171 32 553 74   |      rw@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Roman is one of our Executive Consultants in Germany looking back on a 20 year lasting career in Senior HR Management within various industries with international footprints. His expertise and broad experiences cover the whole HR Management portfolio, from talent selection, onboarding, talent management, personal diagnostic, leadership development, organizational design & transformation to cultural development.

Roman has started his career in HR Management leading HR organizations as Head of HR/HR Director of country business units for brands in the system gastronomy like Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s before moving into even more strategic and global Senior HR roles  (Corporate and Global HR Director) mainly for the b2b one-stop hygiene solution provider business for textile- and washroom care developing and establishing global HR organizations with comprehensive and customer oriented HR process- and product portfolio.  

Roman’ ambition and individual purpose was and still is to help organizations to develop and grow by attracting, placing, developing and retaining the right talents along with increasing loyalty and commitment through permanently investing efforts in authentic and business-relevant company culture and corporate identity.

With this background, Roman is an experienced and strong strategic thinker and therefore a reliable business- and sparring partner for all senior stakeholder levels in the areas of Executive Search & Consulting.

Education:

From his educational background Roman is a lawyer and holds both German State Exams in Jurisprudence. He is business-fluent in English and basic French language skills. 

Leisure:

Roman is a passionate cook and likes to invite family and friends to spend time with each other cooking and having great fun over a decent dinner. To get rid of the extra kilos he is running regularly and going for ski in the winter times.

 

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Contact Information:

 +45 22 88 16 61   |      mfb@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Since 2007 Mikkel has been working with headhunting, onboarding and career advisory on a professional and international level. Over the years his network and many solved assignments has led to a strong executive experience within FMCG, Engineering, Energy, Industrial and Financial industries. He has a history as CEO, Sales Director and HR Manager and he has a very thoroughly understanding of the business agenda and organizational development often needed in executive search and consulting.

He has experience with Executive search, M/A, turn-arounds, talent aqusitions, coaching, mentoring, board governance, P/L responsible as CEO for +100 employees. Mikkel has worked in 18 countries and lived in 5 different countries.

Education:

Board Governance, INSEAD

MBA, Coventry University

Leisure:

Running

 

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Contact Information:

 +45 40 79 66 55   |      kt@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Kim is a dedicated headhunter and business consultant, and has been active in this industry since 2008. With great insight, and experience in various industries, he offers services within the fields of company boards, advisory boards, C-titles, turn-arounds, specialists, building international organizations, sales, marketing, production, engineering, construction, advertising, and FMCG. Clients range from family/private companies to internationally listed companies.

He has his experience from many years of international C-level titles in manufacturing, B2B, FMCG, and more.

Education:

MBA study, Henley University

Leisure:

Sailing, fishing, hunting, diving

 

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Contact Information:

 +47 917 51 360   |      kij@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Kjell is Partner in Norway and Managing Director – Expansion Markets. He is a recruiting executive for Norwegian and international clients within most industries, having experience in Energy, Oil & Gas, Industrial & entrepreneurial, Engineering, FMCG, and Financial industries.

Kjell has been a partner and consultant in the HR and executive search community for more than 12 years. Most of his career he has been working for major multinational companies such as The Shell Group of Companies, Exxon and Honeywell having held senior executive positions both on national and international levels. He also has experience from The Royal Norwegian Defence organisation.

Kjell has board experience as chairman and board representative of several Shell subsidiaries.

Mr. Johnsen is a certified user of CEB team and individual assessment and development tools.

Education:

Kjell holds a Masters degree in Engineering with operations research from University of Sussex in England

Leisure:

Skiing, trekking, travel

 

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Contact Information:

 +45 22 74 42 28   |      hn@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Henrik has a background within Headhunting, Consulting and Management.

Since 1998 he has been working with Danish and international clients in different industries and in the public sector, helping them with executive search, research, recruitment and training & development.

Prior to his consulting-career he was trained as an officer/reserve officer in the Danish Army where he acted as a platoon leader before joining the Army Reserves.

Education:

Masters degree in German and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Münich.

First lieutenant/reserve officer from the Danish Army.

Leisure:

Soccer coaching and family activities

 

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  • Via Sant' Antonio da Padova 12, 10121 Torino

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  +39 3385 01 8817   |      mze@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 1997 Marco has been working with headhunting, assessment, junior talent evaluation, and management training for medium sized and large companies in Italy.

Prior to his headhunting career, Marco worked in the HR department of a large FMCG American company, as HR development manager and process improvement manager. In 1995 he started as full time consultant for HR development in organizations, mainly as a coach and project manager of the development of process and professional capabilities.

He has experience with Executive search, management training, individual coaching, mentoring, and evaluation of management capabilities. He has gained extensive experiences within FMCG, Automotive, and ITC industries.

He was, for many years, visiting professor in Turin University of management (SAA), teaching Organization.

Also he works as a clinical psychologist.

Education:

Psychology degree, specialized in organizational psychology

Several management courses, during activities in companies

Graduate school for Psychotherapist, after University.

Leisure:

Trekking, mountaineering, and reading.

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Contact Information:

  +39 3351 24 8632   |      bgu@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 2004 Barbara has been working as headhunter and HR consultant in different industries. She is currently operating in an international environment developing the potential and actual skills of executives and managers. Over the years her network and results have provided a strong competencies within evaluation of human resources, development as well as spotting talent and recruiting the people to the right companies. Previously she has acquired great experience within sales and organizational development at international companies.

She strongly believes in the fundamental importance of own professional competence, personal characteristics as courage, honesty and empathy and in the value of a deep, accurate and detailed knowledge is fundamental when helping her clients.

Education:

Business Bachelor, SAA Turin- Reno, Nevada USA

Psychology Bachelor, Turin, Italy

Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist Certification, Turin Italy

Neuro Programming Linguistic Master Trainer, Florence Italy

Leisure:

Listening to Music

Mountain Trekking

Yoga

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Contact Information:

  +39 345 3654562   |      aab@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Anna has been working with people, in Human Resources, since 1988.

She was Human Resources Manager in the Headquarters of Italian multinationals in the Consumer Durables and in the Food & Beverage industries, where she took international responsibilities and contributed to the global development of the company.

 

In 2015 Anna moved to executive search and headhunting, leveraging on her experience in international search and selection, talent and leadership development, HR Business Partnership and Career Planning.

In her experience she has also been in charge of Performance Appraisal, Leadership and Competency Evaluation, People Engagement, Rewarding, Organization Development and Change Management.

Her most relevant projects include recruiting Managers internationally, Assessment Centers, Induction Programmes for new recruits, designing Team Rewarding Models, Internal / External Succession Planning.

Education:

University of Torino – Humanities and Philosophy

1982–1987 Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures with top marks

Leisure:

Gardening, travelling, cats.

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Contact Information:

  +39 3666 62 0921   |      amn@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Throughout her whole career Anna Maria has been working for FMCG and Automotive multinational companies, covering roles very close to the market. She operated in Marketing and Sales Departments and leveraged on this experience to contribute in the Human Resources Departments at all levels, up to the HR Direction.

She is used to operate in an international context and interact with multicultural mindsets.

In the last 4 years she moved to HR consultancy and headhunting. Her HR experience also includes Talent Management, Leadership, Coaching and Performance evaluation.

Education:

Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures – Turin University, July 1989

Masters and Seminars:

M.B.A., Open University – Great Britain

Leisure:

Horseriding

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Contact Information:

  +39 3357 08 3716   |      cr@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Since 2008 Claudio has been working with headhunting, onboarding and career advisory on a professional and international level. Over the years his network and many solved assignments has led to a strong executive experience mainly in flexible packaging industries. Before entering the HR business he held positions such as CEO, Sales Technical manager, Sales Director, Managing Director and his experience has provided him with a thoroughly understanding of the business agenda and organizational development often needed in executive search and consulting.

He has experience with Executive search, M/A, talent acquisitions, coaching and board governance.

Education:

Istituto Rizzoli

Leisure:

Claudio likes watching a good movie, listen to music, and walk.

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Contact Information:

 +39 340 220 5279   |      vm@birn-partners.com

Profile:

Valeria has worked for fifteen years as a trainer and consultant for many companies in Italy which were profit (Healthcare, Automotive, Manufacturing) and nonprofit (non-governmental organisations, school teachers and managers).

Valeria has also been the Executive Director of her own company, a small organisation focused on Leadership, Team Management, the creation of business Vision and Mission and negotiation’s techniques. The company also developed an innovative questionnaire based on connections between language and mental strategies. This has been used for executive search and for company assessment.

Valeria has developed a comprehensive vision about key questions of the organizations concerning both production processes and internal communication as well as relationships.

Since 2010 she has been working also as a coach for business - and private clients focusing on self-leadership, improvement of communication skills and the definition of personal and professional goals.

She believes that helping people to choose the job that fits them, can improve the welfare and the whole quality of their life, with important effects also on business development.

Education:

2000 - Master on Training for Trainers for business, healthcare and School managers
1997 - Rome, University La Sapienza- Degree in Modern Languages and Literatures

Leisure:

Hiking, acting on performative arts, reading books.

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Contact Information:

  +39 335 36 9319   |      mpt@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Maria Pia has been working with search and selection companies as market coordinator and administration manager as well as headhunter and assessor since 2004. Previously she has been working as a controller in a training company for 10 years and then in another company as administrative and personnel manager.

She has experience with Executive search, M/A, talent acquisitions, coaching and board governance.

Education:

Degree in Business Administration

Degree in Psychology

Leisure:

Trekking

Reading

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Contact Information:

  +39 338 5018714   |      sca@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Stefania is a graduand in International Trade (BBA course). Her studies gave her multicultural awareness and interest in international environment. In spite of her young age, she has already gained professional organizational skills thanks to her work experiences in accounting firms and in a commercial enterprise within pulp and paper industry.

She believes in the importance to be an active listener and in personal characteristics such as courteousness, organization and respect of deadlines that are essential when helping customers.

Education:

Currently studying for BBA in International Trade.

Leisure:

Travel, trekking, running

 

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  • 33 St. James’s Sq. London SW1Y 4JS, UK
  • 39 The Grove, Ilkley, LS29 9LH Yorkshire

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  david.dumeresque@tyzackpartners.com

 

Profile:

David Dumeresque recruits senior executives and board directors for Information, Communications and Entertainment organisations across publishing, broadcast, digital media sectors, as well as recruiting senior technology professionals into a wide variety of other organisations. He also has advised a wide spectrum of professional services firm on senior lateral hires, including lawyers, accountants, consultants and real estate professionals.

With over 30 years of advisory experience, his track record covers the full range of group corporate centre functions with particular emphasis on the C- suite, as well as functional appointments, especially in technology. David is one of the leaders of the ICE practice within Tinzon Group, an international executive search and consultancy partnership comprising a global network of executive search firms.

A qualified solicitor, David practised in London and Paris with Slaughter and May before spending some ten years in investment banking with NatWest Investment Bank and Citicorp Investment Bank.

David is also a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council.

 

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Contact Information:

  +47 917 51 360   |      kij@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Kjell is Partner in Norway and Managing Director – Expansion Markets. He is a recruiting executive for Norwegian and international clients within most industries, having experience in Energy, Oil & Gas, Industrial & entrepreneurial, Engineering, FMCG, and Financial industries.

Kjell has been a partner and consultant in the HR and executive search community for more than 12 years. Most of his career he has been working for major multinational companies such as The Shell Group of Companies, Exxon and Honeywell having held senior executive positions both on national and international levels. He also has experience from The Royal Norwegian Defence organisation.

Kjell has board experience as chairman and board representative of several Shell subsidiaries.

 

Mr. Johnsen is a certified user of CEB team and individual assessment and development tools.

Education:

Kjell holds a Masters degree in Engineering with operations research from University of Sussex in England.

Leisure:

Skiing, trekking, travel

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Contact Information:

  +44 7850 34 3905   |      rf@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Roger has been consulting and recruiting internationally for more than 25 years. Over the years his network and track record have led to continual referrals and repeat assignments in all areas of his work, including recruitment, selection, onboarding, coaching, team development, leadership development and consulting.

Roger’s particular experience working with universities has led to many UK-wide and international assignments in this sector. His experience with SME sector businesses complements the extensive contribution he has made to many corporate clients internationally. He has worked throughout Europe, as well as in India, the Middle East and Russia.

Education:

Roger has studied to graduate and postgraduate levels in management, psychology, education, organisational behaviour, social research and business (BSc MPhil PGCE MEd MBA).

Diploma in Performance Coaching and a Certificate in Life Coaching.

Certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) by the Coaches’ Training Institute and and is qualified to use the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI).

Associate Certified Coach (ACC) of the International Coach Federation.

Leisure:

Roger enjoys playing chess, is trying to master Argentine tango and has recently completed a first 10K run for charity.

He is a Trustee and Director of Sibs, (www.sibs.org.uk) a charity supporting the brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults and an active fund raiser for Martin House Children’s Hospice (www.martinhouse.org.uk) for life limited and dying children.

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  • Borupvang 3, 2750 Ballerup (Copenhagen)

Consultants:

Contact Information:

  +47 917 51 360   |      kij@birn-partners.com

 

Profile:

Kjell is Partner in Norway and Managing Director – Expansion Markets. He is a recruiting executive for Norwegian and international clients within most industries, having experience in Energy, Oil & Gas, Industrial & entrepreneurial, Engineering, FMCG, and Financial industries.

Kjell has been a partner and consultant in the HR and executive search community for more than 12 years. Most of his career he has been working for major multinational companies such as The Shell Group of Companies, Exxon and Honeywell having held senior executive positions both on national and international levels. He also has experience from The Royal Norwegian Defence organisation.

Kjell has board experience as chairman and board representative of several Shell subsidiaries.

 

Mr. Johnsen is a certified user of CEB team and individual assessment and development tools.

Education:

Kjell holds a Masters degree in Engineering with operations research from University of Sussex in England.

Leisure:

Skiing, trekking, travel

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