Milestone names Thomas Jensen as new CEO

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

COPENHAGEN—After an extensive search for the right candidate, the Milestone Systems’ Board of Directors announced Thomas Jensen has accepted the role as new company CEO. 

“Milestone is a strong company with a strong leadership team,” Lau Normann Jørgensen, chairman, Milestone Group, said in the announcement. “Adding Thomas’ broad experience in strategy and execution puts us in a great position to achieve our goal of long-term sustainable growth for our community partners and for Milestone Systems.”

With his background at Hewlett-Packard and most recently at Europe’s largest B2B IT integrator company, Bechtle, Jensen is an executive leader with a strong global footprint that includes P&L responsibility for international businesses in software and hardware. He has deep business experience with IT and technology, and an understanding for the dynamics of business communities, technology partners and integrators. People are at the core of Jensen’s leadership philosophy, which resonates well with Milestone Systems’ Scandinavian leadership values and people-first approach to management. 

“I am both humble and very proud to become part of Milestone Systems,” Jensen said. “Their strong focus on people was crucial to me when I accepted the position and I’m determined to continue with this as CEO. Combine this with Milestone Systems’ influence in transforming how video technology is used, both in security and in new applications beyond the industry, makes this dream job for me.”

Jensen has also held leadership positions in Vestas Wind Systems and Maersk Line. He holds a Master of Science in International Business Administration from the University of Aalborg and has completed the Executive Board Program at INSEAD in France.