Since 1994 Olav has served in the executive search industry in recognised international search firms, latest as founding partner in Boyden Global Executive Search Copenhagen office from 2000 to 2013. He has throughout the years successfully conducted assignments for leading companies in Denmark and abroad, and he has consequently a wide professional network to branches as well as stakeholders within his focus areas.
From various assignments in Denmark as well as internationally, he presents a solid experience in conducting search solutions within manufacturing in general, consumer goods, life science, finance a.o. on executive as well as functional level.
During the years he has been responsible for both development and improvement of processes and concepts as well as continuously mentoring consultants. Olav has taken an active part in the development of a Nordic leadership assessment practice within the financial sector.
Prior to the executive search profession Olav worked as consultant within human resource development, training courses and recruitment. 1991 he became director and overall responsible for operations handled from Copenhagen and Malmö, Sweden.
Earlier, Olav held different positions first within agricultural production, export sales and marketing. Throughout the years he has served in different boards and advisory boards.
Olav holds a B.Sc. degree in Business Economics and a Diploma in Organisation. He is fluent in Danish and English and he is conversant with German and the Scandinavian languages.