Jean Marc Lechene of Vestas is No. 1 Supply Chain Executive in Denmark

Jean Marc Lechene of Vestas has been ranked as the most influential supply chain leader in Denmark for 2018. Supply Chain Media arrived at that conclusion by applying its tried-and-tested methodology to produce the second edition of the Top 25 Supply Chain Executives in Denmark. Last year Susanne Hundsbæk-Pedersen, Senior VP Devices & SCM at Novo Nordisk, took the top spot.

The Danish ranking has been developed and published by Supply Chain Media in collaboration with the executive supply chain recruitment agency Inspired-Search, the Copenhagen Business School and its annual event, the Supply Chain Leaders Forum. Supply Chain Media has used a similar methodology to produce the Top 28 Supply Chain Executives in Europe (since 2015) and the Top 27 for the DACH region (since 2018).

The ranking of the Top 25 Supply Chain Executives in Denmark is based on four quadrants, each worth 25 percent. The first quadrant is ‘Company Success’ which is based on the financial performance of the executive’s company, such as the yearly revenue, revenue growth, EBIT, EBIT growth and return on capital employed. The second quadrant, ‘Personal Responsibility’, covers the executive’s span of control, the geographical area he or she manages, supply chain complexity and supply chain maturity based on the Gartner model. The third quadrant quantifies ‘Personal Visibility’ through press releases, interviews, keynote presentations and university guest lectures. The fourth quadrant, ‘Peer Voting’, comprises the ranking given by specialists involved in the supply chain sector such as executive recruiters and professors.

Jean Marc Lechene

As a result of this thorough methodology, Jean Marc Lechene ranks as the number one supply chain executive in Denmark for 2018. He scored the highest in three out of the four criteria, including in the ‘Peer Voting’ quadrant. Contributing to the company’s strong financial performance is one thing, but being recognized by his industry peers as a great leader is what really makes Jean Marc the rightful winner of this year’s award.

As Chief Operating Officer, Jean Marc leads a complex operation at Vestas with in excess of 12,000 staff, a €6 billion spend and 22 manufacturing plants globally. Jean Marc oversees all elements of the SCORmodel (Plan – Source – Make – Deliver). However, his involvement is not limited to the supply chain organization. He and his teams also work very closely with Sales, collaborate with suppliers and manage large and complex projects with external customers.

The complete Top 25 of Supply Chain Executives in Denmark 2018

  1. Jean Marc Lechene, Chief Operating Officer at Vestas
  2. Lars Bang, EVP Supply Operations & Engineering at H. Lundbeck
  3. Per Rud, Senior VP at MAN Energy Solutions SE
  4. Jan Breinholt, VP Customer Supply Chain at Carlsberg
  5. Morten Egeberg, Director Supply Chain Development & Optimization at LEO Pharma
  6. Christian Alsoe, Group VP, Head of Group SC & Procurement at ISS World Services
  7. Martin Hagger Kirk, VP Global Supply Chain, Sourcing & Operations Strategy at Widex
  8. Jacob Kops Pedersen, VP Group Supply Chain at Pandora
  9. Søren Grubbe, Senior VP Global Supply Chain at Nilfisk
  10. Morten Buhl Sørensen, SVP Global Supply Chain at Danfoss Drives
  11. Lars Petersson, Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer at Hempel
  12. Carsten Rasmussen, Chief Operating Officer at Lego
  13. Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz, Executive Vice President at Ørsted
  14. Sami Naffakh, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Arla Foods
  15. Stéphane Simonetta, Group VP Operations/COO at Grundfos
  16. Per Olesen, Vice President Supply Chain Management at Novozymes
  17. Jesper Madsen, Executive VP, Global Operations/COO at Nilfisk
  18. Nicolai Gradman, Director Logistics at Salling Group
  19. Morten Knudsen, Vice President, BU PVG/DCV at Danfoss Power Solutions
  20. Carina Finne-Ipsen, VP Global Operations & Supply Chain at Bang & Olufsen
  21. Vagn Hundebøll, Director, Group Vice President at DLG
  22. Palle Esbensen, Head of eCommerce Logistics at Coop.dk Shopping
  23. Bjørn Rici Andersen, Senior VP Group Operations and Technology at Rockwool Group
  24. Kurt Tornbjerg Pedersen, VP Supply Chain at Danish Crown
  25. Thomas Stig Lundstrøm, SVP Global Operations at GN Hearing