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
Chief Financial Officer

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
CEO Industry

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
Chief Operating Officer

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, and from 2021 with responsibility for Sales & Marketing. 

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.


HP Nanda

Group Executive Vice President
CEO Water Utility

Member of Group Management from 2022

Born: 1968

Education: HP has a bachelor’s in technology in Mechanical Engineering from Sambalpur University in India and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Xavier Institute of Management in India.

Joined Grundfos in 2022 when he was appointed Group Executive Vice President and CEO for Water Utility.

Before joining Grundfos, HP worked for DuPont (1998-2022) in various general management, strategy, and commercial leadership positions in the US, China, Taiwan, and India. Latest as Global Vice President & General Manager, Water Solutions. 

Bent Jensen

Group Executive Vice President
CEO Commercial Building Services

Member of Group Management since 2022

Born: 1970

Education: Holds a Bachelor of Science in Production Management from Aarhus University,  HD Business from Aalborg University and an Executive MBA from IMD Business School

He has worked for Grundfos for 22 years and has had managerial positions within Building Services, Global Accounts & International Project Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has also experience as Senior Business Manager for Bang & Olufsen. 

Morten Bach Jensen

Group Executive Vice President
CEO Domestic Building Services

Member of Group Management since 2022

Born: 1971

Education: PhD in Performance Management, MSc in IT & Design and a BSc in Engineering as well as LCE from Stanford University.

Morten has been with GRUNDFOS for 20+ years and has had managerial positions within Product Management, Commercial Excellence, Marketing, Sales and General Management. Before joining Grundfos Morten worked for Danfoss, Massey Ferguson, Advertising Agency Kunde & Co as well as spend time in teaching and academia. 

Mirjam Baijens

Group Executive Vice President, CHRO
Chief Human Resource Officer

Member of Group Management from 2022

Born: 1969

Education: Bachelor in Hotel Administration (major Marketing Management) from the Hotel Management School the Hague, institute of Hospitality Management in the Netherlands, and a Master of Business Administration in International Management from the European University in Brussels, Belgium.

Joined Grundfos in 2022 when she was appointed as Group Executive Vice President HR, CHRO.

Mirjam comes with more than 20 years of international HR, Talent & Development and Sales excellence leadership experience in global corporations across a range of sectors, including IT, packaging and industrial manufacturing - and family ownership.

Before joining Grundfos, Mirjam worked for the Schindler Group, the Swiss multinational elevator & escalator manufacturing/service provider headquartered out of Switzerland as Global Head of Talent & Development (2019-2022) and Head of HR for Europe (2017-2019).

From 2011-2017, she worked for Amcor Flexibles, the largest global supplier of flexible packaging, as Vice President HR for EMEA & the Americas, based in Zurich, Switzerland.

From 2009-2022, she worked for Masco Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home improvement and new construction markets, as HR Director Europe, based in Luxemburg.

From 2001-2009, she worked for Hewlett Packard Company, as Learning & Development Manager Northern Europe, Sales Learning & Development Manager EMEA, based in the Netherlands, and Global HR Director for Marketing & Sales based in Palo Alto, USA.

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.