Your industry news - first
Two new top appointments at ISS
ISS has announced two important new appointments:
Lars Petersson’s nomination as a new member of the Board of Directors for election at April’s Annual General Meeting, and the appointment of Sam Hockman as CEO, global key accounts and member of the Executive Group Management as of June 2022.
Lars Petersson is group president and CEO of Hempel Group, a global coating manufacturer headquartered in Denmark. Before joining Hempel, Lars held positions as senior vice president of the window manufacturer, Inwido, and vice president at the global flooring company, Tarkett.
Deputy Chair, Henrik Poulsen, has informed the Board that he will not seek re-election at the upcoming AGM. Henrik has served on the Board of ISS A/S since 2013 and been deputy chair since 2020. In addition, he has been member of several Board committees, including the Transactions Committee and has for many years been chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. With the initiation of the OneISS strategy and early execution according to plan, Henrik has decided that the timing is right to step down from the Board at ISS.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Henrik for his many contributions to ISS," says Niels Smedegaard, chair of the Board of Directors in ISS A/S. “He has played a vital role in the transformation journey for ISS in the last couple of years, not least in supporting our OneISS strategy.
All other current Board members intend to seek re-election. Provided that Lars Petersson and the remaining Board members are elected, the Board expects to constitute itself by electing Niels Smedegaard as chair and Lars Petersson as deputy chair.
The appointment of Sam Hockman (pictured right) relates to the organisational changes that were announced on 7th December 2021 and will further strengthen the strategic focus on ISS's global key accounts.
Sam joins ISS from a position as CEO of Energy & Technical Services at Engie UK & Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered surveyors, the current chair of the Confederation for British Industry's (CBI) Public Sector Partners Council, the chair of Smart Schools Councils - a rapidly growing technology-focused education charity, and has been a member of the Department for International Trade's UK Investment Council.
"I look forward to welcoming Sam to our Executive Group Management team," says Group CEO of ISS, Jacob Aarup-Andersen. “He will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the utmost importance is placed on our customers in the strategic global key account customer segment and by that supporting the implementation of the OneISS strategy.”
3rd March 2022