New CEO in the LEGO Foundation
It is with great pleasure we jointly announce that Hanne Elisabeth Rasmussen will be joining the LEGO Foundation as new CEO from 1 March, 2015.
Hanne has more than 20 years of experience with humanitarian and development work. She comes from a position as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in SOS Children’s Villages International - a global organisation with 30,000 employees and programmes covering as much as 2 million people.
Here Hanne’s main responsibility has been the global programme work – children’s development, SOS Children’s villages, schools, social centres and emergency relief. Previous work experience includes Danish Refugee Council, where she was a marketing consultant and fundraiser and heading up UNICEF Denmark as Deputy Secretary-General. Hanne holds an MBA from Henly Management College, UK.
Hanne is 46 years old and married to Torben Blom-Hanssen with whom she has 2 sons – Sophus aged 13 and Joachim aged 17. Together they live in Copenhagen. Hanne is currently based in Innsbruck, Austria, and will move back to Denmark and be based at the Billund office.
With Hanne’s strong background, passionate engagement and warm personality, we are confident that she is the right leader to deliver on the LEGO Foundation’s ambitious goal of creating global impact for children using learning through play.
On behalf of the LEGO Foundation Board of Directors,