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ISS announces changes across its executive board

ISS has announced a number of changes to its Executive Group Management which will become effective as of 1 March 2018.

The global provider of facility services has revealed it is to consolidate its European operations from four units to two. Richard Sykes, currently Regional CEO of Western Europe, will become Regional CEO for Northern Europe, whilst Jacob Götzsche, currently Regional CEO of Central Europe, will become Regional CEO for Continental Europe.

The company has also announced Martin Gaarn Thomsen, Group Chief Operating Officer, has decided to leave ISS to pursue a new opportunity. He will be succeeded by Troels Bjerg, currently Regional CEO of Northern Europe.

Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO, ISS A/S, said: “Martin Gaarn Thomsen joined ISS in 1999 and has held numerous positions across the group, including Group Chief Operating Officer since February 2016. He has played an important role in implementing the ISS Way Strategy and we are sorry to see him leave but wish him well as he takes up a new opportunity. Troels Bjerg joined ISS in 2009 and has performed Regional CEO roles across Northern and Eastern Europe, being instrumental in winning and developing some of our most important key account customers. Prior to ISS, Troels had a long career at Daimler.”

As of 1 March 2018, the Executive Group Management will consist of:
Jeff Gravenhorst – Group Chief Executive Officer
Pierre-François Riolacci – Group Chief Financial Officer
Troels Bjerg – Group Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Price  – Group Chief Commercial Officer
Michelle Healy – Group Chief People & Culture Officer
Regional CEOs:
Dan Ryan – Americas
Richard Sykes – Northern Europe
Jacob Götzsche – Continental Europe
Dane Hudson – Asia & Pacific

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