The Board of Directors appoints the CEO and other members of the Executive Management. The Executive Management prepares for the Board of Director’s approval and implements the Group’s overall strategy. The Executive Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business.
The Executive Management, i.e. the formally registered management of the company, consists of the CEO and the CFO. The day-to-day operation of the company is managed by a wider group, namely the Executive Board.
Niels Frederiksen (1964) became CEO of Scandinavian Tobacco Group in March 2015 and has held various positions in the Group since 1999, including Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President.
Niels Frederiksen is currently also the Chairman of the board of directors of Boman A/S, and on the board of directors of Ingeniør Kaptajn Aage Nielsens Familiefond.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO
Marianne Rørslev Bock (1963) joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group in 2018 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Marianne Rørslev Bock joined the Group from a position as CFO of Brdr. Hartmann and has previously held various finance leadership positions in Danisco (1994-2012).
Marianne Rørslev Bock is currently also Vice Chairman of the board of directors of both Kemp & Lauritzen A/S and Axel Muusfeldts Foundation, and on the board of directors of Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab A.M.B.A., the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority and Axel Muusfeldts Fond Holding A/S.
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EUROPE BRANDED DIVISION
Jurjan Klep (1971) joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group in 1997 and has since held various sales and marketing positions in the Group. From 2008 to 2011 he was Managing Director of Scandinavian Tobacco Group Iberia before being appointed Senior Vice President of Sales. Jurjan Klep became Senior Vice President of the Machine-made Cigar Division in 2018. In April 2020, he became Senior Vice President of Europe Branded Division.
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA BRANDED AND ROW DIVISION
Régis Broersma (1977) joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group in 2002 and has since held various positions in the Group including Managing Director of Scandinavian Tobacco Group Germany and President of General Cigar Co. Ltd..
Régis Broersma became Senior Vice President of the North America Branded Business Division in 2018 and Senior Vice President of the Smoking Tobacco & Accessories Division in 2019. In April 2020, he became Senior Vice President of North America Branded and Rest of World (RoW) Division.
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA ONLINE & RETAIL DIVISION
Sarah Santos (1978) started at Cigars International as a marketing and operations consultant in 2003 and joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group as a full time Marketing Director in 2008. In the years since she has held various leadership positions in the division, becoming the Senior Vice President of the North American Online and Retail Division in 2018.
Sarah Santos is also a member of the board of the LifePath Foundation and is a member of the foundation’s investment board committee.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHRO
Hanne Berg (1966) joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group as Senior Vice President of HR in 2017. Prior to this, she was 10 years with the LEGO Group as an HR executive. Hanne Berg has held leading HR positions in various companies since 1996, including If Forsikring and Energinet.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGY AND TRANSFORMATION
Yulia Lyusina (1986) joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Transformation in 2019. Prior to this, Yulia Lyusina has worked for 8 years in the Boston Consulting Group. Yulia has held different positions at other consulting and audit companies before that.
CHIEF SUPPLY CHAIN OFFICER
Graham Cunningham (1976), joined Scandinavian Tobacco Group in August 2017 as Senior Vice President for Development, Technology, QEHS and Lean. Prior to this, he was 18 years with Unilever and held leading supply chain positions in manufacturing, integrated planning, procurement and transformation across Europe and Asia.