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Mardi 3 Juillet 2012

LEGO Group appoints John Goodwin as CFO


Procter & Gamble executive brings more than two decades of international management experience to role as Chief Financial Officer as of 1 September 2012.



John Goodwin, 48, joins the LEGO Group from Procter & Gamble, the global consumer products company. He is currently the President of Global Braun and has held a variety of senior management positions during his 22-year career with Procter & Gamble, including being the President of the Global Snacks and Pet Care businesses, Corporate Treasurer, and a variety of Vice President/divisional CFO positions with global responsibility.
Within LEGO Group’s new organization structure, Mr. Goodwin will be responsible for the Information Technology and Corporate Affairs functions in addition to leading the finance and accounting activities.

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, LEGO Group CEO:
“John brings deep Finance and Operations expertise from one of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. His finance experiences include overseeing a USD 20bn global business unit, serving as the company Treasurer, having responsibility for specific geographic regions, heading Investor Relations and leading factory management financial departments”.
“In our search for a CFO, we focused on finding someone with broad international leadership and management expertise. John’s combination of skills and experience working across the Americas, Europe and Asia in manufacturing, finance and sales/marketing makes him uniquely qualified for the job”.
John Goodwin is educated in mathematical engineering and is a qualified chartered accountant, who started his career at Ernst & Young, the global auditing firm. He has also held a number of board positions in charitable organizations, including being a founding trustee of Retrak – a charity established to support street children in Africa.

About the LEGO Group:
The LEGO Group is a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company is still owned by the Kirk Kristiansen family who founded it in 1932.
The LEGO Group is engaged in the development of children's creativity through playing and learning. Based on the world-famous LEGO® brick, the company today provides toys, experiences and teaching materials for children in more than 130 countries. The LEGO Group has approximately 10,000 employees, and it is the world's third largest manufacturer of play materials.
Our head office is in Billund, Denmark but we have subsidiaries and branches throughout the world, and LEGO products are sold in more than 130 countries.

LEGO System A/S, Aastvej 1, Billund, DK-7190 Denmark

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