Chief operating officer, lawyer Lone Bendorff, joins the partnership and is appointed new chief executive
C.F. Møller's current chief operating officer, lawyer, Lone Bendorff, joins the partnership and has been appointed new chief executive of C.F. Møller Architects.
For the past five years, the present chief executive, architect and partner, Klaus Toustrup, has served in the position concurrently with the development of major projects.
During this period, there was a need to focus on C.F. Møller’s business development and the professionalisation of the entire organisation.
Toustrup now feels that the time has come to pass on the baton and focus more on developing architecture through customer relations and the acquisition of new projects.
“It’s with great pleasure that we now present Lone Bendorff as partner and chief executive at C.F. Møller Architects,” said chairman of the board, Klavs Hyttel.
“With Lone we benefit from an international vision and management experience that is not so common in the world of architecture.
“In view of Lone’s strong and pleasant personality, and her understanding of the architectural profession and the construction industry, it’s a natural step and a great pleasure to make this appointment.”
Toustrup continues on C.F. Møller’s executive board after passing the role of chief executive over to Bendorff.
He said: “It is with pleasure and confidence that I pass on the baton to Lone. She has long been a significant part of our management team and now has full focus on the further development of C.F. Møller’s position and potential.
“Lone’s international experience from her time at Vestas, and her flair for decoding and accentuating C.F. Møller’s unique culture and values, make her a strong managerial and forward-looking focal point for the entire C.F. Møller Group in the future.”
Bendorff came to C.F. Møller Architects in 2015 from a position as senior vice president of kegal and risk management at Vestas and joined the executive board in August 2017 as chief operating officer.
“I’m looking forward to the new role, and even though I feel awe and respect, I also consider myself to be well-prepared for the task,” she said.
“Both human relations and an understanding of the interests and economic conditions of all parties must be considered, and I think I have a very good understanding of this specific interaction, which we share with the rest of the construction industry.”