Conaxess Trade Denmark appoints new Management Team

The Conaxess Trade Group CEO, Uwe Thellmann, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Management Team effective January 8th, 2019. Søren Skipper, Torben B. Jensen and Jacob Schilling are the new Managing Directors in Denmark, all coming from key positions in the Danish company. The promotions are a natural next step in the continuous development of Conaxess Trade Denmark.

As of January 8 2019, Søren Skipper, Torben B.  Jensen and Jacob Schilling will represent the Board of Managing Directors at Conaxess Trade Denmark. These appointments are a result of the ongoing strengthening of the local presence.

“Conaxess Trade Denmark had a strong development during the last years and we will now further strengthen the local Management. We will have a highly qualified and dedicated Management Team that will continue with full focus on the development of our brands in Sales, Marketing and Business Development. These promotions reflect our efforts to win with our brand owners and customers in the Danish market. I’m looking forward to continuing to support the development of the company; now from a group perspective,” Group CEO of Conaxess Trade, Uwe Thellmann, says.

Since the acquisition by Aurelius in 2016, focus has been on growing the business sustainable and profitable to the benefit of all stakeholders. With Uwe Thellmann from Aurelius as CEO of Conaxess Trade Denmark since 2017, key profiles have entered the Danish organization, and the new team of Managing Directors have all played a significant part of journey of development.

A strong, commercial trio

Next development phase of Conaxess Trade Denmark is an even more local-driven approach. In their new functions, Søren Skipper, Torben B.  Jensen and Jacob Schilling will report to the Group CEO and continue having operational responsibilities in parallel. Jacob Schilling is currently Group CFO and CFO in Denmark and has worked for Conaxess Trade in five years. About his new role, he says:  

“The timing is right and I’m confident that this new management structure will help us even further in fulfilling the potential of the brands we are collaboration with in Denmark, and additionally in retaining our strong network in trade in the Danish market.”

Søren Skipper is currently the Commercial Director of Conaxess Trade Denmark AS and has worked several years as Sales Director within FMCG. Business Development Director, Torben B. Jensen, has a background in Business Development and FMCG. They both entered the company in 2018, and their responsibilities are now expanded:

“I’m looking forward to be a part of the new Board of Managing Directors, and I believe this setup is the best solution for this company because the three of us can contribute with a strong commercial background; in total we cover Sales, Marketing, Business Development and Finance,” Torben B. Jensen says, and Søren Skipper adds:

“Today it is important to have local knowledge and international perspectives, and this is our strength as Managing Directors – and as a company. I’m looking forward to strengthening our business with both our brand owners and customers. Additionally, to develop and support the many excellent and dedicated people within the organization.”

 

About Conaxess Trade

Conaxess Trade is Europe’s leading independent marketing, sales and distribution company and has a presence in six countries (Nordics with Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden; and Central Europe with Austria and Switzerland). Based on extensive experience of all the key sales channels and product categories, Conaxess Trade is able to provide manufacturers of FMCG brands easy access to markets with a total of more than 40 million consumers. The flexible value chain of Conaxess Trade encompasses a range of tailor-made, modular Sales, Marketing and Distribution solutions for international brand owners. These include professional services in the fields of marketing, category management, key account management, point-of-sale services, market intelligence, purchasing, logistics, warehousing, co-packing, distribution and customer services.

Conaxess Trade is owned by German investment group, Aurelius. The Conaxess Trade Group was acquired from Valora Trade by Aurelius on January 1, 2016. Conaxess Trade Denmark is a part of Conaxess Trade Group.

 

For more information, please contact:

Karoline Kaae Svendsen, Digital Communication Specialist, Communication

Karoline.svendsen(at)conaxesstrade.com

 

+45 24 80 76 34

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