Board & Management, Georg Jensen A/S

Board of Directors

 

Hazem Ben-Gacem 

Hazem Ben-Gacem. Executive Chairman. Member of the Board since 2012.

Hazem serves on Investcorp's Operating Committee, Global Private Equity Committee, European Real Estate Investment Committee and Financial & Risk Management Committee and is the co-CEO of Investcorp Bank BSC. In addition to his position with Investcorp, Hazem is a board member of Georg Jensen Investment ApS, chairman of the board of the Italian luxury menswear brand Corneliani, deputy chairman of the Italian protective gear maker Dainese and serves on the board of the Swedish ski helmet maker POC.

Hazem holds a BA with honors in Economics from Harvard University.

David Chu 

David Chu. Deputy Chairman. Member of the Board since 2012.

David is the chairman of the board of Georg Jensen Investment ApS.

David is designer and graduate from Fashion Institute of Technology.

Francesco Pesci 

Francesco Pesci. Member of the Board since 2017.

Francesco is the Chief Executive Officer and board member of Georg Jensen A/S and Georg Jensen Investment ApS and holds various management positions and serves as chairman and/or board member of a number of subsidiaries of Georg Jensen A/S.

Francesco holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration LUISS Rome, Italy.

Sebastian Inger 

Sebastian Inger. Member of the Board since 2017.

Sebastian serves as member of the board directors of Georg Jensen Investment ApS, the telematics service provider Abax and the Swedish electronic healthcare records provider Cambio.

Sebastian holds a BSc and MSc in Finance with a sub-degree in Japanese from the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg and Keio University in Tokyo.

Andrea Davis 

Andrea Davis. Member of the Board since 2016.

Andrea serves on the board of directors of Georg Jensen Investment ApS, the Italian luxury menswear brand Corneliani, the cyber security infrastructure and managed services provider SecureLink, the Italian protective gear maker Dainese and the Swedish ski helmet maker POC.

Andrea holds a BSc in Computer Science and Electronics and an MBA from the London Business School.

Inge Andersen 

Inge Andersen. Member of the Board since 2007 (elected by the employees of Georg Jensen).

Production Worker. Inge joined Georg Jensen in 2001.

 

Ida Heiberg Bøttiger. Member of the Board since 2019 (elected by the employees of Georg Jensen).

Heritage & Archive Manager. Ida joined Georg Jensen in 2011.

 

Management

 

Francesco Pesci

Francesco Pesci, Chief Executive Officer.

Francesco is a seasoned business executive with comprehensive international experience in luxury fashion and consumer goods. Francesco has been the CEO of Georg Jensen since November 2017.

Francesco holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration LUISS Rome, Italy.

Peter Thostrup 

Peter Thostrup, Chief Financial Officer.

Peter is a senior executive with 30 years' operational and managerial experience as well as an array of working chairman positions. Peter joined Georg Jensen as CFO in 2019.

Peter holds an MSc in Economics (Cand. Oecon) from Aarhus University and has an MBA from Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, NH USA.

John Helms 

John Helms, Chief Operating Officer.

John is an international senior executive with more than 20 years' experience in operations and finance. John joined Georg Jensen in 2017.

John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and an MBA from IESA, Barcelona, Spain.

Casper Freddie 

Casper Freddie, Chief Wholesale Officer.

Casper is an executive with extensive wholesale experience and employed at Georg Jensen in various positions from 2008 to 2013, his last role being that of VP Global Wholesale. Casper re-joined Georg Jensen in 2018.

Casper holds an academy economist degree in international business from Niels Brock Copenhagen School of International Business and a Certificate of Business Administration from AVT Business School.

Philip Wegloop 

Philip Wegloop, Chief Marketing Officer.

Philip is an experienced marketer with profound focus on digital, sales and customer journey & experience. Philip joined Georg Jensen in 2017.

Philip holds a PhD in the Economics of Innovation and Technical Change from Roskilde University, MA in Innovation Management & Technology Policy from Maastricht University and BA in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Nicholas Manville 

Nicholas Manville, Chief Creative Officer.

Nicholas is an executive with over 20 years of experience in luxury brands with expertise in product development, design and growing business concepts in global retail, wholesale and E-commerce environments. Nicholas joined Georg Jensen in 2015.

Nicholas holds a BA in History and Sociology from New York University.

Pernilla Aadal Lund 

Pernilla Aadal Lund, Head of Global HR.

Pernilla is an educated Danish Business Psychologist (Cand. Psych. Aut.) and a strong HR Profile with substantial experience in organizational design, restructuring operations, leadership and cultural assessment. Pernilla joined Georg Jensen in 2018.

No members of the board of directors and management own any shares or other financial instruments in Georg Jensen A/S.

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