September 7, 2018 – Global executive search firm Boyden has added Morten Winther and Henrik Harbo as managing partners to lead its Denmark operations working in both Copenhagen and Aarhu. Additionally, Marika Grote will serve as a principal and head of research. All three come to Boyden from Flensby & Partners.
“Morten, Henrik and Marika have outstanding reputations in Denmark and across borders as premier advisors and leaders in the upper echelon of the business community,” said Trina Gordon, president and CEO of Boyden. “Their overall approach and interactions with top multinational clients align perfectly with Boyden’s global platform and methodology. The team is actively pursuing an aggressive growth strategy that we look forward to sharing in the near future.”
Mr. Winther brings an international roster of clients that depend on his expertise in building strategically focused leadership teams, said Boyden. He is focused on high-profile CEO and other C-level searches aligned with Boyden’s technology, consumer & retail, industrial/energy, healthcare & life sciences, private equity & venture capital and social impact practices. Mr. Winther’s earlier roles have included commercial director for NRGi, sales & business development manager for Grundfos NoNox, founder and managing partner of Guidestone Inc. and Denmark’s trade commissioner in Montreal.
Mr. Harbo launched his career in executive search almost a decade ago. He brings expertise in investment banking and financial roles within top-tier global organizations. He also offers clients an extensive background in M&A, corporate finance, private equity, as well as industry-specific issues applicable for Boyden’s consumer & retail, financial and industrial practices and the energy sector. Prior to executive search, he was a partner at EY Transaction Advisory Services, and began his career as a financial manager at A.P. Moller-Maersk.
“We’re thrilled to join Boyden as our high growth ambitions match closely with the firm’s strategic objectives,” said Messrs. Harbo and Winther. “Boyden offers a strong global brand and a unique opportunity for our clients to benefit from the organization’s world class partners in the Nordic region and across the globe.”
Denmark has the world’s 13th most competitive economy and Europe’s eighth-ranked, according to the World Economic Forum. Companies headquartered in the country include A.P. Møller, Danske Bank, ISS, United Shipping & Trading Company, Novo Nordisk, Wrist Group, Carlsberg, DONG Energy, Arla Foods and Danish Crown.
Boyden is a leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. The firm connects companies with leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions.
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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media