Jens Thorup has worked more than 6 years in the executive search industry and prior to that held various executive positions within strategy, technology, process, business development and innovation in national as well as international industrial companies.
Before joining Venaris, Jens started his leadership career as R&D Manager in equipment for industrial food production at Scanio A/S and later at Wolfking A/S. Jens then switched industry to graphic art process equipment in the listed company Glunz & Jensen A/S, initially as R&D Director in DK and then CEO of Glunz & Jensen LTD’s where he led the turnaround in the UK and Slovakia. In 2006, Jens became SVP for Product & Technology in the listed English company Pursuit Dynamics LTD and in 2012 returned to Denmark for a position as VP for all the technical competencies in NNE Pharmaplan A/S. In 2014, Jens changed his career path and entered the executive search business - joining Laigaard & Partners with a specific focus on industrial and technology-based companies.
Jens holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Aalborg University. He is married and the proud father of three boys.