Strengthened leadership in times of change

January 15, 2019

 

We have strengthened our organisation with new leadership in both Sweden and Denmark. With the recruitment of Knud Mansfeld-Giese and Tomas Persson in the role of Country Manager to our offices in Copenhagen and Stockholm respectively, we have taken a big step forward in our continued growth ambition by securing a clear leadership that will take us to the next level.

“With 10 successful years of continuous growth in the industry, we are now preparing for the next phase and therefore strengthening with new leaders in Sweden and Denmark. We are proud to attract Tomas Persson, who steps in as Country Manager for Harvey Nash in Sweden and Knud Mansfeld-Giese who takes the role of Country Manager for Harvey Nash in Denmark. Throughout our journey from startup to a well-established company with 60 colleagues, our passion for people and making a difference together over the long term has been some of our success factors. We believe that our industry is facing a changing business climate over the next few years and we are excited to have Tomas and Knud onboard, to contribute to our continued growth journey with their experiences from both within and outside our industry”, says Åza Skoog, MD Harvey Nash Nordics.

Åza Skoog, Managing Director Harvey Nash Nordics

Knud Mansfeld-Giese, Country Manager Denmark has more than 20 years of experience from the recruitment industry. Knud has worked as an executive search Consultant in several different companies and also brings professional experience from responsibilities as Manager and Partner. With the experience he brings from established companies such as Lisberg, Momentum Consulting and PwC, he will add a lot of value to our firm and help us in our continued journey of building our business in Denmark.

Tomas Persson, Country Manager Sweden has extensive experience from the IT consulting industry and has worked, among other things as CEO at a IT-security company and most recently at SQL Service Nordic. He will add a valuable new outside-in perspective and add further knowledge of among other things, project and change management as well as digitalisation and modern ways of working.

“I think Harvey Nash is in an exciting phase right now with great potential for taking a stronger position on the Swedish market. There will of course also be several challenges, but where I believe that with my previous experience and leadership, I can contribute to new ways of thinking and hopefully challenge both existing working methods and processes,” says Tomas Persson. “In a growing organisation, I also want to be able to stand for clear and values-based leadership that continues to engage colleagues and where we continue to build Harvey Nash together in the long term,” Tomas concludes.

“At Harvey Nash I see competent colleagues with many years of experience from the industry and my first reflection is that we work in a very team-oriented way to help our clients in the best possible way by accessing everyone’s joint knowledge. I also look forward to being part of a broader international context, that is offered here by Harvey Nash. Also, being part of the team here in the Nordic countries, working closely with our colleagues at Alumni, Impact Executives and P.A.T. Management. This combined offer gives us a fantastic breadth in our services that I believe can be compared to few other players in the market”, adds Knud Mansfeld-Giese.

 

Harvey Nash Group was established in 1988 and is today a privately-owned company headquartered in London. We have a broad service portfolio globally and in the Nordic region, we deliver services within recruitment and leadership services. Together, we are 2,500 employees in 36 markets in the US, Europe and Asia. With our reach and our resources, we have the reach and resources of a global organisation, whilst utilizing specialists in every local market to tailor our offer to the unique requirements of our customers.

Harvey Nash in the Nordics was established in Stockholm in 2008 and today we also have offices in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Helsinki, Malmö and Oslo. Since the start and even more today, we have a close collaboration with our sister companies Alumni, Impact Executives and P.A.T. Management offering complementary services.

We help organisations in both the private and public sectors to recruit and develop the key competence and talent they need to be successful in the future. We offer solutions for both permanent and interim needs for management and specialist roles. Since 2008 we have been strengthening our expertise within the areas of Finance & Legal, Marketing & Communications, Sales, IT & Tech, Supply Chain & Operations and HR & Administration.

For more information about us and how we can add value to your career or organisation, please feel free to contact us:

 

Knud Mansfeld-Giese, Country Manager Denmark

M: +45 3092 71 21

E: knud.mansfeld-giese@harveynash.dk

 

Tomas Persson, Country Manager Sweden

M: +46 70 871 79 80

E: tomas.persson@harveynash.se