Kristian Tear CEO at Bang & Olufsen
Broad and proven global experience in building, transforming and scaling businesses to significant results, in telecommunication, enterprise and consumer electronic sectors. Expertise in strategy, sales & marketing, digital, product development, operations, security and services, including go to market execution directly, via distribution partners, or direct retail and on line.
Extroverted, inspiring and trusted leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Achieved success through building strong teams and lasting relationships with a diverse network of stakeholders, customers, partners and employees. Have lived in seven countries and acquired extensive knowledge and experience with leading and working in multi-cultural environments. Comfortable leading small and very large organizations of 30 to over 10,000 people, through good and challenging times to success.
Have been responsible for P&Ls in the thousands to several billion dollars, driving profitable growth, cost efficiencies, and value creation for owners, investors, and shareholders. Adept in working in large and mid-sized publicly listed, private equity owned and start-up companies.
Several years of board experience as chairman and director, including remuneration and audit committee work.