Leadership, structure and ownership

Grundfos’ Group Management and Board of Directors have the responsibility for running and developing our business.

Bios of Group Management

Here, you can find information about the members of Grundfos’ Group Management.

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Poul Due Jensen

Group President, CEO

Born: 1971

Education: Business Administration and Marketing and Executive education from Stanford University, IMD and INSEAD.

Appointed CEO of Grundfos in November 2020, departing the role as Group Executive Vice President with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Service, which he had held since 2015.

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2015 with responsibility for Sales, Marketing and Service.

Before joining Grundfos, he has worked as Sales Manager for Computerstore from 1995-2000.

The career track with Grundfos is: Marketing Manager, Denmark; Marketing Director, Grundfos Canada, Branding Director, Grundfos USA 2000-02; Regional Marketing Manager, Grundfos Pumps Corp.,  North America 2002-05; Segment Director, Danmark 2005-07; General Manager, Grundfos Singapore 2007-09; Area Managing Director, Grundfos Singapore 2009-10; Group Senior Vice President & Regional Managing Director, Asia-Pacific Region 2010-14; Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Branding & Guest Services 2014-15.


Mikael Geday

Group Executive Vice President, CFO
Finance, IT and Legal Affairs

Born: 1968

Education: Master of Laws 1989 and PhD from the  University of Aarhus in 1996. Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 1997.

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2014.

Before joining Grundfos, he has worked as an independent advisor (2011-2014), as CFO for the business areas Thermal Power/Wind Power at Ørsted (2007-2010), and for the Rockwool Group (1997-2007). He is originally trained as a lawyer with the law firm Kromann Reumert


Stéphane Simonetta

Group Executive Vice President, COO

Born: 1972

Education: Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Computer Science (EIGIP), Valenciennes (France) in 1996

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2015 with Responsibility for Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Purchasing

From 2012 to 2015, worked in Honeywell Transportation Systems (Automotive Turbochargers) as Global Supply Chain Director, then Global Vice President Operations based in Rolle (Switzerland)
From 2005 to 2012, worked in Valeo as Supply Chain Director for Security systems and Interiors Control Branch (Automotive components); Plant Manager in Slovakia and finally Group China Supply Chain and Lean Manufacturing/VPS Director based in Shanghai
From 1996 to 2005, worked for THOMSON Multimedia Group (TV/VCR/DVD) in Thailand, France and Mexico.


Ulrik Gernow

Group Executive Vice President, CCO
Global Segments, Marketing and Communication

Member of Group Management from 2019

Born: 1967

Education: M.Sc. Business Administration & Economics, Aarhus Business School, Denmark; Executive leadership programs at IMD, Switzerland and MIT, USA.

Appointed Group Executive Vice President in 2019 with responsibility for Global Segments, Marketing & Communication

Before joining Grundfos, Ulrik Gernow has worked for the LEGO Group (1994-2019) in various innovation and marketing leadership positions in Denmark, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Latest as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Transformation Officer.


Lone Tvis

Group Senior Vice President, CHRO
Human Resources

Member of Group Management since 2019

Education: She has a master's in Social Sciences from the University of Aarhus and a diploma in Business Administration from Aarhus School of Business. She has supplemented her studies attending the Master Programme in European Human Resources Management.

Before joining Grundfos she worked for Arla Foods, where she over a period of 9 years has held several positions as HR Vice President, most recently for Global Supply Chain and previously for Consumer Central Europe and Global Categories and Operations.

She has a 19-year career within large international companies such as Arla Foods and Danfoss.

Markus Brandstetter

Group Executive Vice President, CTO
Global Technology & Development

Member of Group Management since 2020

Born: 1964 

Education: Holds a doctorate from Technical Research University Hamburg-Harburg in SW Automation for MicroSystems; Diploma in Electronics from KIT.

He has worked for Siemens, Alcatel, Novar, and Bosch in a career spanning nearly 30 years.

Board of Directors

Top from left:
Rudolf Martini, Member of the Board, elected by employees. Kitty Thaarup Herholdt, Member of the Board, elected by employees. Jens Maaløe, Member of the Board.

Middle from the left:
Jens Winther Moberg, Chairman. Jabine van der Meijs, Member of the Board. Cindy Groenke, Member of the Board. 

Bottom from left:
Henrik Ehlers Wulff, Member of the Board. Carsten Reinhardt, Vice Chairman. Torben Ømark, Member of the Board, elected by employees.


A foundation-owned company

Grundfos is owned by the Grundfos Foundation (Poul Due Jensen Foundation), the employees and the founder’s family, with the Foundation as the primary owner.