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 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 and in 2003, he was appointed to the 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 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.​



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.


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

Tina Mayn has a strong record and experience in Global Product Portfolio Management, business turn-arounds, Program Management and Operations, specifically within Purchasing and R&D. Tina Mayn joined Nilfisk in 2015 as Executive Vice President;  Products, Solutions & Marketing. Tina Mayn formerly held several global positions in 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.



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. 



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.​