Board of Directors

Born 1943
Elected 2004

Ib Kunøe has been Chairman of the Board of Directors and main shareholder in Columbus since 2004.

Ib Kunøe is the founder and owner of Consolidated Holdings and is the main shareholder and Chairman of the Board in a broad variety of Danish owned companies. Mercuri Urval (1974) and Telmore (2000) was founded by Ib and later sold off. He has extensive experience in turning around struggling businesses and making them profitable. He has special competencies in company management, including management of IT companies. Ib has a background as a professional officer (major) and holds an HD Graduate Diploma in Organisation & Management.

Does not fulfill the Committee of Corporate Governance definition of independency.

Chairman of the board for:

Atea ASA, Consolidated Holdings A/S, Netop Solutions A/S, X-Yacht A/S, Calum Bagsværdlund K/S, Komplementarselskabet Åbyhøj ApS, Sparresholm Jagtselskab ApS and Freemantle Ltd.

Member of the board in:

Atrium Partners A/S

Special competencies:

Company management, including management of IT Companies, Development of and dealing with Companies.

    Born 1964
    Elected 2007

    Sven Madsen joined the Board in 2007.

    Sven Madsen is CFO in Consolidated Holdings A/S and has a background as an auditor in a number of auditing firms. Sven Madsen has been working with corporate reporting, financing, and corporate management in Codan Insurance, FLS Industries, SystemForum, Atea and Consolidated Holdings. His special competencies are financial accounting, economic and financial trouble shooting and mergers and acquisitions. Sven Madsen holds a Graduate Diploma in Financial and Management Accounting and an MSc in Business Economics and Auditing.

    Does not fulfill the Committee of Corporate Governance definition of independency.

    Chairman of the board for:


    Member of the board in:

    Atea ASA, Consolidated Holdings A/S, core:workers AB, core:workers Holding A/S, X-Yachts A/S, Netop Solutions A/S, Ejendomsaktieselskabet af 1920 A/S, DAN-Palletiser Holding A/S and DAN-Palletiser Finans A/S.

    Special competencies:

    General management, M&A, business Development, economic and financial issues


    Born 1951
    Elected 2012

    Peter Skov Hansen, born in 1951, has joined the Board in 2012. Peter Skov Hansen received his license as a State Authorized Public Accountant in 1980 and became partner in CityRevision in 1981. Peter Skov Hansen became Partner in Deloitte in 1997 when CityRevision merged with Deloitte. Peter Skov Hansen has specialized in corporate finance, tax and business development for small and medium sized companies with focus on international IT and real estate industries. For a number of years Peter Skov Hansen has been Head of one of Deloitte's local tax divisions and member of the Management Group in Deloitte Copenhagen. Peter Skov Hansen originally graduated as a Shipping Controller at APM Mærsk.

    Fulfills the Committee of Corporate Governance definition of independency.

    Member of the board in:

    X-Yachts A/S, Netop Solutions A/S, Topstykket A/S and Blue Control A/S

    Special competencies:

    Business development and Financial, accounting and tax related issues.

      Born 1971

      Elected 2018

      Karina Kirk, born in 1971, joined the Board of Directors in 2018.

      Karina Kirk has more than 20 years of management experience from the consulting industry holding leading positions in growing and developing management consulting companies as well as being a senior strategy advisor for top management in large corporations in the Nordics. As an advisor, Karina's field of expertise is in particular within commercial leadership, customer centric business development and company transformation in industries such as Transportation, Tele and Finance. Her experience includes Partner in QVARTZ for 8 years, a Nordic top-tier strategy and transformation consultancy with global reach as well as partner in Future Lab Business Consulting and consultant in Accenture. Karina owns KIRK advisory and is currently working as Head of Customer insights, Loyalty and Partners at Matas A/S

      Fulfills the Committee of Corporate Governance definition of independency.

      Special competencies:

      General management, management of consulting companies, market and customer leadership, business development and business transformation.



        Executive Board

        Born 1969

        Thomas Honoré is Chief Executive Officer of Columbus and was appointed in 2011. Thomas has more than 15 years of experience from the technology industry working for large international companies. Thomas has a proven track record in generating rapid-growth and is highly skilled within consulting, sales and marketing. Thomas holds a GBC from London Business School as well as an Ms in International Business.

        Former positions include:

        Vice President, Fusion Middleware, EMEA North Region at Oracle, 2010-2011

        Vice President, Oracle Nordics and Managing Director, Oracle Denmark, 2005-2010

        Director, IBM Software, 1997-2005

          Born 1968

          Hans Henrik Thrane is Chief Financial Officer of Columbus and was appointed in 2010. Hans Henrik has more than 15 years of experience within consultancy to the technology, telco and entertainment industries working for Ernst & Young. Hans Henrik has a strong commercial focus, is an executer with focus on process optimization, risk management and M&A. Hans Henrik is State Authorized Public Accountant and holds an MSc(Econ.)

          Former positions include:

          Finance Director, Global Shared Service Center, IC Group (Apparel Manufacturing and Retail company) , 2007-2010

          Director, TCE (Technology, Communication, Entertainment), Ernst & Young, 2000 – 2007




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            Investor Contact

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            Hans Henrik Thrane
            CFO, Columbus

            Phone: +45 70 20 50 00