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Leadership - Board Members

Ib Kunøe
Ib Kunøe
Chairman of the Board

Ib Kunøe has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and main shareholder in Columbus since 2004.

Ib Kunøe is the founder and owner of Consolidated Holdings and is the main shareholder and Chairman of the Board in a broad variety of Danish owned companies. Mercuri Urval (1974) and Telmore (2000) was founded by Ib and later sold off. He has extensive experience in turning around struggling businesses and making them profitable. He has special competencies in company management, including management of IT companies. Ib has a background as a professional officer (major) and holds an HD Graduate Diploma in Organisation & Management.

You can read more about Ib Kunøe here.

Ib Kunøe
Chairman of the Board
Sven Madsen
Sven Madsen
Deputy Chairman of the Board

Sven Madsen joined the Board in 2007.

Sven is CFO in Consolidated Holdings A/S and has a background as an auditor in a number of auditing firms. Sven has been working with corporate reporting, financing, and corporate management in Codan Insurance, FLS Industries, SystemForum, Atea and Consolidated Holdings. His special competencies are financial accounting, economic and financial trouble shooting and mergers and acquisitions. Sven holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting and an MSc in Business Economics and Auditing.

You can read more about Sven Madsen here.

Sven Madsen
Deputy Chairman of the Board
Peter Skov Hansen
Peter Skov Hansen
Board Member

Peter Skov Hansen has been a board member since 2012.

Peter Skov Hansen received his license as a State Authorized Public Accountant in 1980 and became partner in CityRevision in 1981. Peter Skov Hansen became Partner in Deloitte in 1997 when CityRevision merged with Deloitte. Peter Skov Hansen has specialized in corporate finance, tax and business development for small and medium sized companies with focus on international IT and real estate industries. For a number of years Peter Skov Hansen has been Head of one of Deloitte's local tax divisions and member of the Management Group in Deloitte Copenhagen. Peter Skov Hansen originally graduated as a Shipping Controller at APM Mærsk.

You can read more about Peter Skov Hansen here.

Peter Skov Hansen
Board Member
Karina Kirk
Karina Kirk
Board Member

Karina Kirk joined the Board of Directors in 2018.

Karina Kirk has more than 20 years of management experience from the consulting industry holding leading positions in growing and developing management consulting companies as well as being a senior strategy advisor for top management in large corporations in the Nordics. As an advisor, Karina's field of expertise is in particular within commercial leadership, customer centric business development and company transformation in industries such as Transportation, Tele and Finance. Her experience includes Partner in QVARTZ for 8 years, a Nordic top-tier strategy and transformation consultancy with global reach as well as partner in Future Lab Business Consulting and consultant in Accenture. Karina owns KIRK & CO advisory.

You can read more about Karina Kirk here.

Karina Kirk
Board Member
Per Ove Kogut
Per Ove Kogut
Board Member

Per Ove Kogut joined the Board of Directors in 2022.

Per has more than 25 years of experience, including 14 years as CEO in NNIT and 11 years of experience from Computer Associates, most recently as CEO in Northern Europe. Per also has experience from the financial sector and an educational background as a Master, Public Administration & IT science from the University of Copenhagen.

You can read more about Per Ove Kogut here.

Per Ove Kogut
Board Member

Group Executive Management

Søren Krogh Knudsen
Søren Krogh Knudsen
Chief Executive Office (CEO) & President

Søren Krogh Knudsen is Chief Executive Officer of Columbus and was appointed in 2021.

Søren has more than 20 years of experience within consultancy and technology. Søren is an experienced leader and trusted advisor for business leaders, CxOs and boards. He specialises in delivering technology-driven transformation programmes, turnarounds and growth strategies. Søren holds an executive MBA in Business Administration, economics and an Academy Profession Degree in Financial Management.

Former positions: Head of Nordics at PA Consulting Group & Managing Director PA Consulting Group A/S

Søren Krogh Knudsen
Chief Executive Office (CEO) & President
Ole Fritze
Ole Fritze
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Ole Fritze is Chief Operating Officer for Columbus. Ole was recruited to the company in 2015 and has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He has deep insight into how a service company operates. Ole has a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Former positions: COO at EG A/S, Senior Vice President of Services at IBS Group, Senior Vice President Global Operations at IBS Group

Ole Fritze
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Brian Iversen
Brian Iversen
Group Chief of Finance (CFO)

Brian Iversen is Group Chief Financial Officer of Columbus and was appointed in 2022.

Brian is a senior executive with vast CFO experience with finance transformation and financial reporting experience from international OMXC25 companies. He brings extensive experience in leading, optimizing and developing global finance operations, as well as implementing major strategic programs, M&A’s and improving business performance. Brian comes with a strong international experience from working 12 years abroad on three different continents.

Brian holds an MBA from Henley University in the UK and a Graduate Diploma in Finance & Accounting.

Former positions: CFO at Espersen, VP, Head of Group Finance at GN Store Nord, VP, Head of Group Finance at FLSmidth, SVP, Regional CFO at Vestas Northern Europe, Country & Regional CFO at ISS Group.

Brian Iversen
Group Chief of Finance (CFO)

Group Management

Claes Reinholdt Kongsdam
Claes Reinholdt Kongsdam
Head of Columbus Denmark

Claes Reinholdt Kongsdam is Head of Columbus’ Danish Market Unit.

Claes has extensive experience in strategic sales and consultancy. He has more than 25 years of experience from the IT industry, most recently as Chief Sales Officer and Head of Industry Sector at Capgemini.

Claes Reinholdt Kongsdam
Head of Columbus Denmark
Erling Schjetne
Erling Schjetne
Head of Columbus Norway

Erling Schjetne is Head of Columbus Norway.

He started working for iStone (now Columbus) in 2014 and has held the position as Head for Columbus´ Commerce operation in Norway, building it from scratch since 2014. He also initiated and built Columbus’ operation in Poland serving as managing director in Columbus Poland for 2 years.

Erling has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry with various sales & management positions in companies such as Unisys, Hands, Software Innovation, WebOn and iStone.

Erling Schjetne
Head of Columbus Norway
Lena Ridström
Lena Ridström
Head of Columbus Sweden & D&A

Lena Ridström is  Head of Sweden and Data & Analytics (D&A) globally. 

Lena has more than 25 years of leadership experience from the IT industry. She has previously been in leadership roles as CEO of PRIMELOG Software, CEO UnitedLog Group, Founder of Axido Consulting and Sales Director at IFS Sweden. Lena holds a Master of Science in Business Administration as well as an Information Technology degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Lena Ridström
Head of Columbus Sweden & D&A
Chris Mean
Chris Mean
Head of Columbus UK & CXE

Chris Mean is Head Columbus UK and Customer Experience & Engagement (CXE) globally.

He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Columbus UK. Chris has been with Columbus since 2005 and prior to that he was with Ford Motor Company. Chris has over 20 years of international experience in business and technology transformation projects and is driven by delivering value to customers. He holds a Masters degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and has a strong background in process, manufacturing and program management.

Chris Mean
Head of Columbus UK & CXE
Paul Gomez
Paul Gomez
Head of Enterprise Division of Columbus US

Paul Gomez is the CEO & VP for the Enterprise Division of Columbus US. Paul joined Columbus in 2019 and has more than 30 years of industry and consulting experience, primarily in ERP consulting leadership, program and project management, and operational performance.

Paul holds a Masters in Management as well as a Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance. He previously served in leadership roles at Hitachi Solutions, IBM and Arthur Andersen.

Paul Gomez
Head of Enterprise Division of Columbus US
Lars Stensgaard Moldow
Lars Stensgaard Moldow
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Lars Stensgaard Moldow is Chief Marketing Officer at Columbus. He has been with Columbus since 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience in creating and leading global marketing teams to optimize customer experiences, market communications, and business impact.

Lars holds a Master of Business Administration in International Marketing Management and has previously held management positions within Sales, Product Management, and Marketing working for companies such as IBM, Maersk, Logica (now CGI), and Widex (now WS Audiology).

Lars Stensgaard Moldow
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Kapil Mishra
Kapil Mishra
Head of Columbus Global Delivery Center

Kapil is Head of Columbus Global Delivery and has been part of Columbus since 2012, laying essential foundations for future success. With over 24 years of global leadership experience spanning Manufacturing, Distribution, and IT Consulting industries, Kapil brings considerable internal and external expertise to the role. In his role, he is responsible for driving the adoption of Global Delivery for Columbus and its customers, incubate new capabilities, and ensure growth in the Global Delivery centers.

Kapil holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai, India.

Kapil Mishra
Head of Columbus Global Delivery Center
Tina Algkvist
Tina Algkvist
Head of Infor M3

Tina Algkvist is Head of Columbus' M3 business globally and has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, especially in the ERP business. She brings considerable experience within leadership, customer focus and international IT project management.

Tina holds a B.Sc. Science in System Analysis as well as Executive Master of Business Administration.  Her previous roles include Senior Director with Infor Consulting Services, Merit Globe Services and Connecta AB.

Tina Algkvist
Head of Infor M3
Andreas Olldén
Andreas Olldén
Head of Digital Commerce

Andreas is Head of Digital Commerce globally.

Andreas has built the business from scratch and is currently leading a team of 140 specialists - one of the Nordic countries largest consulting businesses in this expansive area. Andreas has a background as CIO at Systemair AB and consultant manager at Intentia Consulting Sweden AB.

Andreas Olldén
Head of Digital Commerce
Ole Fritze
Ole Fritze
Head of Dynamics 365

Ole Fritze is Chief Operating Officer for Columbus and Head of Dynamics 365. Ole was recruited to the company in 2015 and has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He has deep insight into how a service company operates. Ole has a Bachelor of Computer Science and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Former positions: COO at EG A/S, Senior Vice President of Services at IBS Group, Senior Vice President Global Operations at IBS Group

Ole Fritze
Head of Dynamics 365
Michaël Navon
Michaël Navon
Head of Strategy & Change

Michaël Navon is Head of Strategy & Change globally.

Michaël brings deep knowledge and competencies within management consulting, change management and digital transformation. He has more than 20 years from the IT and consulting industry, most recently as EMEA Transformation Lead at Red Hat. He previously held international positions at Ericsson, HP and Accenture.

Michaël Navon
Head of Strategy & Change
 Per Fredriksson
Per Fredriksson
Chief People Office (CPO)

Per Fredriksson is Chief People Officer at Columbus. He oversees all aspects of human resource management and is responsible for developing and executing the people strategy in support of our overall business plan.

Per started working for iStone (now Columbus) in 2013 as CIO and 2016 took the position as HR Director Sweden and later Norway. In 2021 he became Head of Global People and early 2022 he was appointed CPO.

Per holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.  

Per Fredriksson
Chief People Office (CPO)