What are you looking forward to mostly in your new position?
For me it is all about people. In this Nordic position I will be much closer to the teams, and what I am looking forward to more than anything else is discovering the local people (particularly in the Finance department), the local ExCo, discovering the country and environment and seeing how we click together.
What are your ambitions for the department, and what will be your first move?
My very first move will be the closing of 2022. Joke aside, it is important that we deliver all our processes with high quality, and it is important that we deliver while having fun. It is a global trend that Finance people are under a lot of pressure, and that is why I emphasise that Finance people must also enjoy themselves while interacting with each other.
The people in the Nordic Finance teams are all seniors. They know their responsibilities and how and when to carry out their tasks. My role is to give meaning to the teams: Why do they have to get up and go to work every day? That commitment will also be one of my first moves.
What are the main qualities of a CFO and a leader?