Nilfisk’s management team is headed by Hans Henrik Lund, CEO



Hans Henrik Lund
Joined Nilfisk in 2017

For the past 25 years, Hans Henrik Lund has held several leadership positions in global companies. He joined Nilfisk as CEO in 2017 and has a strong background in technology, digitalization and product development. Before starting at Nilfisk, he worked at Danfoss for 10 years in the field of heating automation and another 10 years leading mobile accessory companies, Jabra and Nokia Gear. Most recently, he held the position of CEO at the Finnish lighting company Helvar. Hans Henrik Lund holds an M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering, a Ph.D in Material Science and an MBA in Organisation and Business.​



Karina Deacon 
Executive Vice President and CFO
Joined Nilfisk in 2016

Karina Deacon has a strong record and solid experience in financial management and strategic leadership. Karina Deacon joined Nilfisk in 2016 as Executive Vice President and CFO, responsible for finance, IT, Business Development and Indirect Sourcing. Over the course of her career Karina Deacon has held positions with several global companies such as Saxo Bank and PwC. She also has a valuable insight into the cleaning industry from 12 years with ISS, most recently as Regional CFO of Central Europe. Karina Deacon holds a MSc in Business Economics and Auditing from Aarhus Business School, Denmark.


Jacob Blom 
Executive Vice President, HR
Joined Nilfisk in 2016​

Jacob Blom has extensive experience within Human Resource Management and has lead HR transformation projects in large international companies including the implementation of Group processes and HR systems. Jacob Blom joined Nilfisk in 2016 as Executive Vice President, HR. He formerly held positions with NCC AB, TDC and Merck & Co. Jacob Blom holds a Graduate Diploma in Organization & Leadership from CBS, Denmark.



Lars Gjødsbøl 
Executive Vice President, Products & Services​
Joined Nilfisk in 2003

Lars Gjødsbøl has extensive experience with all areas of operations, including R&D, strategic sourcing, production, supply chain, product management and quality. Lars Gjødsbøl joined Nilfisk as head of European and Asian sourcing. He was later appointed to the Management with the responsibility for sourcing, production, product development, and product management/marketing in Europe and Asia and since 2012, he was responsible for Global Operations. In 2017, Lars Gjødsbøl took over the responsibility for global product development and technology development . Lars Gjødsbøl’s career includes an operations role with Novo Nordisk and a position as management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Lars Gjødsbøl holds an MBA in Commercial Law from CBS, Denmark.​​



Anders Terkildsen 
Executive Vice President, EMEA 
Joined Nilfisk in 1998

Anders Terkildsen is highly experienced within territory management, key account management, internationalization of leading industrial groups as well as management of sales companies, joint ventures and acquisitions. Anders Terkildsen joined Nilfisk as Group Channel Manager and appointed EVP in 2005. Anders Terkildsen’s career includes positions as Marketing Manager with Incentive Group and Product Manager with Hardi International. Anders Terkildsen holds an MBA in General Management from University of San Francisco, US.​




Andrew Ray
Executive Vice President, Americas
Joined Nilfisk in 2016

Andrew Ray has extensive experience in general business management, sales and marketing, and has worked with executing commercial excellence programs. Andrew Ray joined Nilfisk in 2016 as Executive Vice President, Americas. Prior to joining Nilfisk, Andrew Ray was seven years with Getinge, a leading global medical technology company headquartered in Sweden, with positions including Chief Commercial Officer and President & CEO for North America. He was stationed for 10 years in Japan, Belgium and France. Andrew Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, US.