Niels B. Christiansen is Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group. He joined the company in October 2017.
As CEO, Niels manages the executive leadership team in the company’s mission to bring LEGO play to children all over the world. Under his leadership, the company has expanded retail stores in Asia, launched sustainable brick and packaging initiatives, and maintained its ranking as the second most reputable brand according to the Reputation Institute.
Prior to joining the LEGO Group, Niels was CEO of Danfoss A/S for nine years. Before that, he was CEO of GN Netcom and held leadership positions in GN Store Nord and Hilti Corporation in Switzerland. He began his career at McKinsey & Company.
Niels is Chairman of the Board of William Demant Holding and a member of the Board of Directors of A. P. Møller-Mærsk.
He holds an M.B.A. from INSEAD and an M.Sc. in Engineering and BA from the Technical University of Denmark.