Grundfos has appointed Kim Jensen as Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific region with effect from 1 January 2018.
In his new role, Jensen will lead Grundfos’s business across 22 countries including 13 wholly-owned sales companies and local assembly plants that the company operates in the region. He will also spearhead opportunities for the company’s development and expansion in Asia Pacific.
Jensen has served as Grundfos Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets since 2015, where he oversaw 2800 employees in areas of sales, marketing and customer service.
He has been with Grundfos for more than 25 years, working across Europe and the Middle East.
Poul Due Jensen, Grundfos Group Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Service, said: “I’m looking forward to working with Kim to continue growing our business in the Asia Pacific. Over the years, Kim has done a fantastic job leading his team and building a strong sales approach for the EMEA markets. We are excited to bring his extensive experience and deep understanding of managing businesses in dynamic markets to this growing region.”
Jensen succeeds Okay Barutçu, who is moving to Dubai to take up the role of Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos East Europe, Western Asia and Africa (EEWAA) markets.
EEWAA is a newly defined sales region for Grundfos together with Western Europe (WEREG), which made up the original EMEA markets before the split effective 1 January 2018.