Bo Florin

Employee, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Würth Denmark

Degree: Graduate Diploma, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus University)

Kolding, Denmark


IT Management
business development
Strategy Development
Information technology
IT Strategy
General Management
Digital strategy
Portfolio Management
Financial Services
People Management
Vendor Management
Business Intelligence
IT Governance
Software Development
Change Management
IT Service Management
Team leadership
Project management
Program Management


Professional experience for Bo Florin

  • Current 3 years and 11 months, since Sep 2017

    Chief Information Officer (CIO)

    Würth Denmark

    My overall management responsibility is for Würth Denmark's IT operations, IT development, IT support and continuous optimization of the IT platform. We create value for our customers, and we help reduce our customers' total costs, increase their efficiency and create new earnings opportunities. In this regard, the realization of Würth's digitalization strategy is a cornerstone in closer cooperation with our customers, suppliers and business partners.

  • Current 4 years and 5 months, since Mar 2017

    Member of Advisory Board


  • 2 years and 9 months, Sep 2017 - May 2020

    Chairman of the Board

    BoardDenmark ApS

    BoardDenmark works professionally with the dissemination of board candidates and members for solving Advisory Board tasks. We ensure that the board competencies required by each company match the top skills of our members, industry knowledge, education, etc. BoardDenmark offers board evaluation

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2015 - Dec 2016

    Senior Director, Deputy CIO

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S

  • 3 years, Oct 2012 - Sep 2015

    Senior Director, IT CFO

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S

    Reporting to CIO and member of Extended Executive Management Team as head of IT Performance Management my key objective is to support the Global IT organization with consolidated business support functions provided by three departments with the following responsibilities: • Head of Portfolio & Quality Management • Head Global IT financials, budgets and rolling forecasts acting as IT CFO. • Head of Performance & Process Management • Head of Project Management delivering (Prince2 certified) project mana

  • 2 years, Oct 2010 - Sep 2012

    IT Director, Development Manager

    Vestas Wind Systems A/S

    Head of global service development department delivering projects for business processes within areas of sales, service, construction, transport, and logistics. The core platform is based on SAP with various middleware vendors and other 3rd party service provider solutions.

  • 4 years and 4 months, Jun 2006 - Sep 2010

    First Vice President

    Danske Bank A/S

    Development manager and head of Business Intelligence Systems in Danske Bank Group. An international development department with +70 IT specialists on locations in Aarhus, Copenhagen and Bangalore.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Mar 2004 - May 2006

    Member of Advisory Board

    Microsoft Corporation

    Member of Microsoft Business Solutions EMEA CAS Advisory Board. A small group of high-level customer representatives with whom the Microsoft team met regularly as a group to discuss subjects of common interest and to collect detailed feedback on current issues and future direction. My contribution was as an international key customer on the MBS Axapta/Dynamics AX solution.

  • 4 years and 7 months, Nov 2001 - May 2006

    Group CIO

    Vink Holding BV

    Responsible for IT investments, projects, and operations in 14 companies in 13 European countries, and in addition making sure the technical prerequisites is completed to realise an ambitious growth business strategy. Negotiations and closure of contracts with global service providers of ERP systems, tele communication and network, Internet services, e-commerce solutions, and consultancy services. Responsible for the development of and implementation of the Group IT Strategy.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Jan 2000 - Sep 2001

    Deputy General Manager

    Infoware A/S

    Research & Development Manager - Head of e-Learning department including project sales of high-end solutions. - Head of IT development department in systems for Document and Content Management. - Contractual negotiations in relation to national and international strategic partnerships and co-operation. - Internal IT function and infrastructure. - Business and strategy development

  • 11 months, Feb 1999 - Dec 1999

    Management Consultant

    Face5 ApS

    Management Consultant in a small consultancy company offering services within network organisation, knowledge management, IT strategy and project management. I was involved in product development of a project collaboration system for the Internet, which I as consultant and project manager installed in an educational network between educational institutions in Kalundborg and Kalundborg Symbiosis. A related offering was courses, where I as instructor trained in project management via the Internet.

  • 4 years, Feb 1995 - Jan 1999

    IT Architect

    Danske Bank A/S

    Roles as Project Manager, IT Architect and Instructor on internal project manager education.

  • 14 years and 8 months, Apr 1981 - Nov 1995

    Semi-professional Football Player

    Randers FC

    250 soccer league games for Randers Freja FC (Now Randers FC), and another 50 league games for Skovbakken IF, og which several was as captain for the team in both clubs.

  • 6 years and 5 months, Sep 1988 - Jan 1995

    System Manager

    Scandinavian Tobacco Group

    Managed as a system manager systems for the wholesale business in the areas of: data warehouse, sales, CRM and order-to-cash. Delivered as a project manager among others the following solutions: • New standard debtor system. • Administrative systems for the wholesale company Nordisk Tobacco Company. • B2B integration with strategic suppliers and customers based on EDI / EDIFACT.

  • 3 years, Jul 1990 - Jun 1993

    Member of the Board

    SH Data A/S

    Employee representative until the board decided to merge SH-Data A/S into the parent company Scandinavian Tobacco Company A / S. Key Achievements: • Divestment of own developed system for material and production management, PRODIS, to Software AG. • Decommissioning of external activities and conversion to exclusively internal IT service provider. • Conversion of system portfolio from the 1970s to more contemporary IT solutions.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Feb 1987 - Aug 1988

    Software Developer

    SCS Dukadan A/S

    SCS Dukadan were the largest wholesaler of semi-finished plastics in Denmark, when I became Software Developer & Analyst, with a main task to develop financial and logistics systems for the business. As we were a small internal IT department I also had hands-on responsibility of the daily IT operations.

  • 3 years, Feb 1984 - Jan 1987

    IT Project Manager

    Kommunedata I/S

    At Kommunedata, the largest IT service provider to the public sector in Denmark, I started as Systems Analyst and Software Developer developing systems for the national health insurance sector. Later, and after joining IBM’s project management training programme, I became Project manager where I delivered a salary and subsidy clearing system for general practitioners in Denmark.

Educational background for Bo Florin

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 1996 - Jun 1998

    Business Administration & Organisation

    Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus University)

    Thesis: ”IT Project Management - in a Learning Perspective”. Field Study: ”Teambuilding – and its relevance for IT Projects”. Theoretical Study: ”Network Organisation – Success or failure in internal network groups”.

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 1994 - Jun 1996

    Business Administration

    Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences (Aarhus University)


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    First language

  • German






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