Niels B. Christiansen’s impressive career has made him an established name in the Danish business community. Since he started his career as a management consultant, Niels B. Christiansen has moved on to lead some of the most recognised companies in Denmark. When leading a creative business, such as The LEGO Group, one must create an environment fostering innovation; this requires connecting with employees as well as partners. Whether leading The LEGO Group or advising on the boards of large Danish corporations, Niels B. Christiansen knows how to create the right connections in order to make the difference between good and great performance.
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: “Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning.
CEO, LEGO Group
2017 – Present
Member of the Board of Directors, Maersk Group
2014 – Present
Chairman of the Board of Directors, William Demant
2008 – Present
President & CEO, Danfoss
2004 – 2017
CEO, GN Netcom
1997 – 2004
Master of Business Adminstration, INSEAD
MSc in Engineering, Technical University of Denmark