Michael Hansen to succeed Lars Petersson as CEO of Hempel

Michael Hansen will step into his new position on 15 October 2022.

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Michael Hansen joined Hempel in May 2017 as CCO and will take over as CEO in October 2022. Image source: Hempel

Michael Hansen joined Hempel in May 2017 as Chief Commercial Officer and has delivered remarkable results as a central driver of the global transformation in Hempel. Today, Michael is part of the Executive Group Management as Executive Vice President, Energy & Infrastructure.

Michael Hansen holds a degree from Copenhagen Business School, as well as an Executive MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Prior to joining Hempel, Michael Hansen worked 19 years for Maersk, where he held the position, among others, of Vice President, Global Head of Sales & Marketing in Maersk Line.

Richard Sand, Chair of the Board of Directors of Hempel, comments on Lars Petersson’s departure: “The Board would like to thank Lars for a truly exceptional and dedicated effort. Lars has headed and accelerated the global transformation of Hempel with remarkable results under very challenging and fast-evolving external conditions.”

Lars Petersson takes on the position of President and CEO of Velux Group on 1 November 2022. Until 14 October, Lars will continue his engaged daily work for Hempel and contribute to an optimal hand-over to Michael Hansen and the Executive Group Management.

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