New General Manager for West Africa

19/07/2019

New GM for West Africa

Grundfos Sub-Saharan Africa appoints General Manager for West Africa

Grundfos appoints Claus Villekjær in a new position as General Manager for West Africa where he will lead the development of Grundfos SSA’s position across West Africa consisting of 17 countries. West Africa’s key economies indicate a stable and promising outlook and growth. The focus of his role will be to strengthen and support a Distribution & Service Partner business model, ensuring an adequate sales & marketing set-up as well as back-office and supply chain support.

More importantly, Claus will take up the lead and drive the Corporate Social Responsibility project as part of our Global Goal for Local Business, which is going to be rolled out in Ghana. For the initial phase, focus will be to build the structural set-up, establishing the project organization and starting the implementation of the project roll out, which is foreseen to evolve over time.

Claus already has a strong track record within Grundfos. He started in August 2012, in GMA, managing the Graduate and Talent programmes and has over the years held several positions in Grundfos, latest as EEWAA Regional HR Director. Prior to joining Grundfos Claus founded and operated a management consultancy firm. He holds a master’s degree in Law from Aarhus University.  

Claus has taken up his new position as of 1st of May, 2019 with report to Grundfos SSA Managing Director, Henning Sandager.

Grundfos SSA welcomes Claus in his new position!