EXTENSIVE COMPETENCY FOCUSED CURRICULUM VITAE OF HENRIK AHLM
(covers education and full-time practical experience from 1962 up until today)
(any information regarding the full scope and scale of my responsibilities and/or quantification of results delivered against business metrics I have been accountable for throughout my career are available upon request)
(Private residential address: available upon request)
I have an international and practical background from different sectors (Retail, IT and Banking/Finance), where I have held different positions as a specialist and as a leader servicing demanding B2B and B2C customers with highly individual tailored solutions. I have primarily been involved with Business Development and Relationship- and Account Management. I am an Enabler and Facilitator of efficient and high-quality cross-functional collaboration and communication among professionals whatever their geographical location. My geographic areas of responsibility have been Denmark, The Nordic area as well as EMEA. I have never, consciously, gone for a management position. I always use network - pro-actively - to achieve excellent results. My communication skills are excellent.
“I believe a honest and responsible behaviour is paramount, that you “walk your talk”, that you have a short term as well as a long term view and goal, that you strive to strike a balance between being a caring and emphatic individual and at the same time being a highly competitive individual. It is important for me to live my values on- as well as off work.”
The distinct value I offer to an employer:
The core value I offer to an organisation is a world – class “hunter and farmer attitude” combined with the ability to identify and get access to “ultimative decision makers” as well as acting as a world – class facilitator (bringing opportunities and people together). I do this extremely well in a collaborative team environment, where all participants are committed, self-engaged and intelligent individuals and I am the conductor.
I am a conductor, a generalist, strategist and tactician, who is a charismatic, innovative, intuitive (fact based), persistent, global-oriented, self-motivated evangelist as well as being flexible, team oriented and with great lateral thinking abilities – acting with constant care (taking calculated risk). I thrive in a top professional result oriented international environment, where classic silo- and matrix structures might be necessary but where dynamic and fast and intelligent decision making is predominant. “I know when to lead and when to follow”!
Focus and Strategy:
Large accounts (e.g. Nordic Fortune 500). Conducting a multi-level sales strategy. Ensuring a win-win situation for all parties concerned resulting in a long-term relationship, Market and Business development.
Level of competency:
Managing Director, Executive Director, Senior Vice President
Relationship Management (incl. account mgmt. and sales):
· B-t-B and B-t-C
· “Door opening” on C- and Board level
· Complex tailored solutions
· Strategic relationship management
· Initiator and facilitator of new possibilities
· Enabler and Facilitator of cross-functional networks
· persistent, self-motivated and self-driven, flexible & team oriented
· great lateral thinking abilities – acting with constant care
(taking calculated risk).
· unique lateral abilities, emphatic, global mind set and excellent knowledge of
· bold and ingenious decision making, strong coordinator, team player
· Independent and Resourceful, Critical and Inquiring, Persistent and
It is my ambition to study for an Executive MBA at Henley (36 months).
The reason for studying for an Executive MBA is, primarily, is to extend my global network, to be introduced to methods/tools and a frame of reference, where I can perhaps better understand and get alternative views/opinions based on the experience of and communications with fellow students and relate this information to the extensive practical international experience I have gained within several sectors as a manager as well as a specialist during more than 30 years. The world for me is a dynamic ever changing environment – so I do not expect exact solutions to most challenges.
I see coaches and mentors for personal development and guidance (need-driven)
Other important preferences:
I prefer to have my primary residence in Denmark (family considerations) but I am global available
Travel days per year ( approx. 80 – 120 days)
Personal and interests:
Danish citizen, male, married, 1 daughter– 9 years old, good health, non-smoker, family, swimming, travel, golf, reading, global affairs, human resources affairs, entrepreneurship, business biographies and more
Bluewhale (since January 2012)
Senior Strategic Advisor and External Consultant
Bluewhale enables you to send large files to anyone, regardless of size limitations on sender and recipient e-mail accounts. You can also send very sensitive and confidential information as well as folders and subfolders.
MVC - DATA (since October 2010)
Advisory Board Member & Senior Strategic Advisor
MVC-Data ApS is an independent software and hardware development house whose primary focus is embedded systems development.
They are world leaders in developing wireless access control solutions.
Henrik Ahlm Consult, Hilleroed, Denmark (since February 2010)
Corporate Finance and Business Continuity activities - focus on evaluating the potential of start - up companies, providing funding from Ultra High Net Worth and their families and finding the right buyer for people/families, who wish to sell their company and/or finding the right seller for people(families, who wish to buy a certain company.
The funding/capital I seek on behalf of start - up companies is, primarily, "intelligent capital" not passive capital. In return the investor requires an equity stake in the start - up company
I am in the proces of raising "intelligent capital" to a software company focusing on the Healthcare Industry, Life-Partners
I am advising on Corporate Finance- and GeoPolitical Advisory work to a newly established Consortium advising a soveriegn Carribean state on how to attract foreign investments.
ConOne, Aarhus C, Denmark (since 10/2009):
Management Consulting, Executive Recruiting and Capital Raising Information Technology, Telecommunications
Advising on Private Equity and Merchant Banking operation focusing on raising “intelligent capital” for unlisted companies , Venture Capital projects, evaluating these projects, selling and buying companies.
Past positions/professional experience:
Aduro Asset Group Europe and CECA, Copenhagen, DK (since 02/2009 - 09/2010):
Executive Director, focus on EMEA - region
Establishing partnerships for selling Alternative Investments across Western Europe incl. the Nordic area
Established a Private Equity and Merchant Banking operation focusing on raising “intelligent capital” unlisted companies – primarily – for Seed projects (Food, IT, Clean Tech & Biotech) Venture Capital projects, evaluating these projects, selling and buying companies and promoting Alternative Investments. Building up a deal – flow network in Denmark and abroad
Nyberg Group A/S, Alleroed, Denmark (01/2008 – 03/2010):
Sub Advisory member – Advising the founding partners Management Consulting and Executive Recruiting
ALOC A/S, Odense C, Denmark (02/2008 – 04/2009):
Vice President for Sales and Development outside Denmark Financial Management software
IBM, Copenhagen, Denmark (12/2004 – 01/2008):
August 2007 - December 2007
Senior Strategic Advisor/IBM/Nordic role/Based in DK/ISO 27001 considerations and recommendations/Create and implement plan in order to create awareness of the importance of a dynamic process culture in ITD.
June 2007 - July 2007
Senior Strategic Advisor/IBM/Nordic role/Based in DK/Establish a Visual Continuous Improvement Management System for IBM ITD SSO Nordic
based on Organizational Health, Quality and Cost.
April 2007 - May 2007
Senior Strategic Advisor/IBM/Nordic role/Based in DK/Different strategic assignments
January 2007 - March 2007
Integrated Technology Delivery Business Program Manager/IBM/Nordic role/Based in DK/Internal/Advising and Reviewing IBM Outsourcing- and General Management in compliance- and business control related issues related to
IBM contractual obligations towards largest outsourcing clients in Nordic area.
September 2006 – December 2006
Internal Auditor/IBM/Central Europe-German Team/Internal/Based in DK/Different audit assignments incl. test of Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning set-up in administrative centre complex, separation of duties issues, user id issues, accounts receivable and more.
December 2004 – August 2006
Senior Strategic Advisor/IBM DK/Denmark/External/Based in DK/Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services/Focus on largest companies in DK/Target audience: Board, Chairman/women, CIO, CEO, CFO, COO, CRO
Internal Auditor – focus on DK, N, Benelux, UK and Germany Retail (International Carpet Retailing)
Hudson Bay Center (Denmark) A/S, Snejbjerg, Herning, Denmark
(05/1986 – 08/1987):
Head of Accounting Hudson Bay Center Denmark - a subsidiary of the Canadian Hudson Bay Company (owned by the UHNIs family - the Thompson family). Was responsible for collecting and grading raw furs to be sold on auctions around the world. Main competitor was Kopenhagen Fur and Seattle Fur Exchange
creating a project schedule, understanding change management, executing and controlling the project, project review and closing the project)
The aforementioned knowledge is constantly being updated in practice and theory – taking into consideration my current assignment.
November 1974 to April 1975 I was in the Danish Navy as a constable trainee (Holmen, Copenhagen)
March 1980 – November 1980 In the Danish Army (Dragonregimentet, Holstebro)
July 1974 - October 1974 I was a shipmate on the coaster "Eastholm", which sailed between Rotterdam and Aberdeen with oil pipes and returned with sheep wool. The ship was owned by the man, who was responsible for the port of Søby on the Danish island, Ærø. Eastholm had a sister ship (299 BRT), which was sold to a Greek shipping magnate. In 1980 - the army called upon me and I decided to give the army (I like the physical challenge and sports) a go. They, quickly, send me to a second lieutenant school in Soenderborg in South Jutland, Denmark. Again - I found out - I did not want a military career. 19 years old I decided, that I wanted to study at a commercial high school. 23 years I decided, finally, that I did not want a military career. At 25 I decided to have a solid practical all-round commercial education. At 35 I decided to have an international career in Finance.
My own belief:
"Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in fact, religious." Albert Einstein