Helsinghof to replace Christensen at VIKING

2024-03-01T17:39:32+00:00 March 1st, 2024|Appointments|

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has appointed Henrik Helsinghof (pictured) as CEO, effective 1st June, 2024.

This announcement follows the sad death of former CEO, Henrik Uhd Christensen in January following a short illness.

Helsinghof had previously been identified by Christensen and the VIKING Board as a possible successor.

His appointment therefore ensures continuity, while also bringing new perspectives to VIKING’s leadership team, the company said.

Helsinghof began his career in VIKING in 2006 as a student assistant and remained with the company for 14 years, holding various positions, including Managing Director of VIKING Nadiro.

He will join VIKING from Bramidan, where he was CEO for three years, overseeing a period of continuous improvement.

Jens Lindholm, VIKING A/S Chairman, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Henrik to our leadership team as CEO. He is a dynamic leader with a proven track record and a passion for company development through people.

“He is also a true VIKING at heart. As such, he shares our values, culture and passion. With his past experience of VIKING and recent successes as a CEO, Henrik is the ideal person to take our company forward.

“He has the full backing of the Board and owner, the Claus Sørensen Foundation, and we look forward to working with Henrik as we build the VIKING of the future,” he said.

In his new role, Helsinghof will continue VIKING’s positive development. VIKING is currently developing a new strategy – BP28 – that builds and expands on the success of its existing BP25 strategy.

“It is a great honour to lead VIKING and build upon the strong foundation of growth, innovation and industry leadership laid by my predecessor and leadership team.

“Together, with the talented leadership team at VIKING and our colleagues around the world, we will continue to innovate, serve our customers with excellence, and lead our company and industry forward,” he said.