Pandora appoints new ANZ MD

Mikael Kruse Jensen RGBJewellery retailer, Pandora has appointed Mikael Kruse Jensen as managing director of Pandora Australia & New Zealand.

Beginning in March next year, Jensen will replace Brien Winther, who will become the managing director of Pandora British Isles (EMEA Region).

Currently serving as the vice president of finance in Pandora for the APAC region, Jensen has been with the business for almost 7 years, holding senior positions in the jewellery retailer’s HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark, and in its regional HQ in APAC, covering 16 markets.

“Mikael Kruse Jensen has been instrumental in building up the APAC business to what it represents today,” said Kenneth Madsen, president of Pandora, Asia Pacific. “He has a keen commercial sense, and I’m confident this skill set will align perfectly with the team in Australia & New Zealand.

“Brien has done an outstanding job in significantly developing our business in Australia and New Zealand and we congratulate him on the appointment. We are thrilled he is now in a position to share best practice globally,” said Madsen.

Jensen joined Pandora in 2010, prior to the business going public with an IPO. For the last 5 years he has been based in Hong Kong, setting up Pandora offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and Singapore.

“We are delighted to have highly skilled leaders in a global organisation like Pandora; leaders who are mobile and willing to change location and take up new challenges in our growing business, demonstrating the level of talent we have internally. We welcome and look forward to using the breadth and depth of Mikael’s international experience in Australia & New Zealand,” said Madsen.

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