Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, has hired Lars Larsen as chief financial officer (CFO). He will be responsible for the finance and human resource operations of the international organisation.
Larsen’s role as CFO will include managing the company’s global financial operations including accounting, controlling, risk management, treasury, tax and audits, legal and regulatory affairs, as well as potential mergers and acquisitions.With responsibility for also overseeing human resources and administration, he will ensure deeper internationalisation and professionalisation of the company together with the executive management team.
Previously, as vice president of group finance at Carlsberg Breweries, Larsen was responsible for internal management reporting to the board of directors and external reporting to the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Larsen was business manager for Microsoft Business Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) after the acquisition of Navision, where he was executive vice president (EVP), CFO, responsible for financial management and the legal department, also providing support for merger and acquisition (M&A) activities.
Larsen held similar financial management positions at Olicom, an IT network component provider listed on Nasdaq and the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, and at Novo Nordisk. He holds an Executive MBA and a BSc in Business Economics from the Copenhagen Business School.
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