Jørgen Vig Knudstorp

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Jørgen Vig Knudstorp
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4th President of The Lego Group
Assumed office
Preceded by Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Vice President of The Lego Group
In office
President Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen
Personal details
Born (1968-11-21) 21 November 1968 (age 48)
Fredericia, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Alma mater Aarhus University
Occupation Businessperson, consultant

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp (Danish pronunciation: [jøɐn ʋiː knusdɔb]; born 21 November 1968 in Fredericia) is the current CEO of the Lego Group, and has been since October 2004. He succeeded Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and is the first non-family member to head Lego.

Early years[edit]

Knudstorp was born in 1968, grew-up in Fredericia and graduated from Fredericia Gymnasium before attending Aarhus University.[1]

After obtaining his undergraduate degree, Knudstorp began an academic career as a researcher at his alma mater as well as obtaining a Master of Science degree (1995) and a PhD (1998) in Economics from Aarhus University.[2] He stayed in academia, but worked as a business consultant from 1998 to 2000.[3]

Lego career[edit]

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp joined the Lego Group in 2001 after working as a McKinsey & Company consultant[4] and university researcher at Aarhus University.[5]

Under Knudstorp's tenure, Lego Group's yearly income has gone from a loss to drawing a notable profit.[6][7]


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