“We look very much forward to welcoming Niels. He brings an extensive commercial and general management experience to Sonion. We expect Niels to further develop our strong position of Sonion in the current market and develop new products to serve the potential of adjacent markets,” says Walther Thygesen, Chairman of the Sonion Board.
Niels Svenningsen (55 years old) was President of Northern Europe in Schneider Electric (2015-2019) and before that CEO of GN NetCom (2013-2015). Niels also has extensive experience with Sales and Marketing from large IT companies such as Hitachi Data Systems (2007-2013; Senior Vice President & General Manager EMEA 2011-2013), Hewlett Packard (Managing Director, Enterprise & Major Accounts 2002-2004; Sales Director 1996-2000) and IBM Denmark (1988-1996).
”I am very happy to be joining Sonion. This is a global company, well run and with a lot of potential, operating in an attractive market for high-tech medical components. I look forward to – together with the Sonion management team – taking Sonion further on its growth journey and exploring new attractive opportunities on the market,” adds Niels Svenningsen.
Sonion is a global leader in development and manufacturing of micro acoustic and micro mechanical solutions for hearing instruments, high-end hearables and in-ear earphones. Sonion is owned by Novo Holdings A/S, the holding company within the Novo Group that manages the assets of the Novo Nordisk Foundation. Sonion has also been a pioneer in the development of microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS. Today Sonion develops and manufactures high quality micro-acoustic solutions, including the smallest Balanced Armature drivers, MEMS Microphones, biometric sensors & wireless coils for consumer, pro audio, hearables and communication applications.