Nilfisk’s management consists of six members, headed by Lars Gjødsbøl, acting CEO.



Lars Gjødsbøl 
Executive Vice President, Global Operations, and acting CEO
Joined Nilfisk in 2003

Lars Gjødsbøl joined Nilfisk as head of European and Asian sourcing and in 2005, he was appointed to Management with the responsibility for sourcing, production, product development, and product management/marketing in Europe and Asia. Since 2012, he has been responsible for Global Operations. Lars Gjødsbøl’s has experience with all areas of operations, including R&D, strategic sourcing, production, supply chain, product management and quality. Lars Gjødsbøl’s career includes an operations role with Novo Nordisk A/S and a position as management consultant with McKinsey & Company Inc. Lars Gjødsbøl holds an MBA in Commercial Law from CBS, Denmark.​






Karina Deacon 
Executive Vice President and CFO
Joined Nilfisk in 2016

Karina Deacon is responsible for finance, IT, Business Development and Indirect Sourcing. Over the course of her career Karina Deacon has held positions with ISS, Saxo Bank and PWC. She has a strong record and solid experience, not only in financial management and strategic leadership; 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 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. He formerly held positions with NCC AB, TDC and Merck & Co Inc. Jacob Blom holds a Graduate Diploma in Organization & Leadership from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.




Tina Mayn 
Executive Vice President; Products, Solutions & Marketing
Joined Nilfisk in 2015


Tina Mayn formerly held several global positions in Electrolux and has strong experience in Global Product Portfolio management, business turn-around, Program Management and Operations, specifically within Purchasing and R&D. Tina Mayn also has broad experience from large change programs and BPE (Business Process Excellence) and she played a strong role in the globalisation transformation within Electrolux, was stationed in Sweden and France for a number of years and has played a strong role in the globalization transformation within Electrolux. Tina Mayn holds an MBA from EIPM, Geneva, d’Archamps, France. She was stationed in Sweden and France for a number of years. Tina Mayn holds an MBA from EIPM, Geneva, d’Archamps, France.






Andrew Ray
Executive Vice President, Americas, Sales and Service
Joined Nilfisk in 2016

Andrew Ray has extensive experience in general business management, sales, marketing and global execution and has worked in medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare. Prior to joining Nilfisk, Andrew Ray was CEO of North America for the company Gettinge AB, a leading global medical technology company headquartered in Sweden, He has experience with executing commercial excellence programs and was stationed for 10 years in Japan, Belgium and France. Andrew Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, US. 





Anders Terkildsen 
Executive Vice President, EMEA 
Joined Nilfisk in 1998

Anders Terkildsen joined Nilfisk as Group Channel Manager, appointed EVP in 2005. Today, he is responsible for sales and service in EMEA. Anders Terkildsen’s career includes positions such as Marketing Director with Incentive Group and Product Manager with Hardi International responsible for South Africa and France. He has experience with territory management, key account management, internationalisation of leading industrial groups, and management of sales companies, joint ventures and acquisitions. Anders Terkildsen holds an MBA in General Management from the University of San Francisco, US.​