Lego ap­points a new boss

The Star Early Edition - - INTERNATIONAL -

DAN­ISH toy com­pany Lego has ap­pointed Niels B Chris­tiansen, who headed ther­mo­stat-maker Dan­foss for nine years, as its chief ex­ec­u­tive. Chris­tiansen re­places Bali Padda, who took over as in­terim chief ex­ec­u­tive in Jan­uary. Padda will hold a “special ad­vi­sory” role within the group. Chair­per­son Jo­er­gen Vig Knud­storp said yes­ter­day that said Chris­tiansen, 51, will start on Oc­to­ber 1. Lego said Chris­tiansen be­came chief ex­ec­u­tive of Dan­ish au­dio so­lu­tions maker GN Net­com at the age of 33, and joined the fam­ily-owned Dan­foss in 2004. He be­came its head four years later. He trans­formed a tra­di­tional in­dus­trial com­pany into a tech­nol­ogy leader. – AP

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