Michael Aandahl

Michael Aandahl

Work History

Work History
Mar 2003 - Present

Business IT Manager

SCA Packaging

Responsible of corporate infrastructure IT services and programmes across Europe compassing business alignment, infrastructure, architecture, operations and planning with multi-million budget responsibility (all SAP and Windows systems, networks, telephony, system integration, e-business, etc.).  Provides direction for four direct senior reports and work within a matrix organisation across Europe.

Previously head of enterprise architecture and IT responsible for a €1 billion supply chain.

Education

Education
1985 - 1990

Computer Science

1981 - 1984

Agricultural Science

1977 - 1980

Baccalaureate

Holte Gymnasium

Skills

Skills

System architectures

IT management and leadership

Strategic Planning

Portfolio Management

Programme management

Summary

Leadership & Management

Inspiring and visionary leadership building highly motivated focused teams that deliver operational excellence and innovative future paths.

The following leadership types characterise me:

  • Democratic leader
  • People-oriented leader
  • Transformation leader.

Strategic Planning

Experienced in developing IT strategies, business alignment and business value. Provide innovative and analytical approach to build new business capabilities and competitive advantage through IT.

Technical Insight

Broad IT technical expertise and excellent aptitude for quickly comprehending new applications and related technologies.

Specialities 

  • Visionary and inspiring IT leadership, people management, strategist and financial planning
  • Programme and project management as well as technical leadership mixed with strong business analytical skills aimed at providing the best business solutions
  • Enterprise Architecture (strategy, organisation optimisation, Zachman). Hands-on experience with many technologies and possess the ability to easily grasp and position new technologies and concepts.

Interest

  • Reading biographies and about economy, information technology and history.
  • Previously Danish middle distance elite where I won Danish and Luxembourg championships.Participated in international sports events such as the European Cup final during this period.Still very active with squash, cycling, tennis and weight training.

Objective

Career aspiration: to work in IT top management team in highly motivated international organisation where IT is recognised as an important business enabler.

Language Skills

Danish:  Written and spoken fluently.Mother tongue

English:  Written and spoken fluently

French:  Very good command of French

Italian:  Good command of Italian

Norwegian:  Good understanding of Norwegian and fluent in 'Scandinavian'

Swedish:  Good understanding of Swedish and fluent in 'Scandinavian'

German:  Good understanding of German

Dutch:  Basic understanding of Dutch

Theoretical Training

2008

§Programme management (LearningTree, MSP Practitioner certified)

§Conflict Handling (LearningTree)

2007

§Coaching employees to their potential (LearningTree)

§Top 150 managers program (SCA Academy)

2006

§Negotiation skills (LearningTree)

§Management of change (SCA Academy)

§Strategic planning (LearningTree)

2005

§Influence skills training (LearningTree)

§Supply chain management (SCA Academy, Hughenden)