Kirk Kristiansen Household Passes The LEGO Group to a New Technology • The Toy Guide

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen is taking on KIRKBI A/S from his father Keeled Kirk Kristiansen. | Supply: KIRKBI

The Chairman of the Board place for KIRKBI A/S, the family-owned holding firm that owns 75% of the LEGO Group, has handed from father to son. 

Thomas Kirk Kristiansen takes over the place from his father, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who spent 50 years within the place.

“The energetic household possession of the LEGO model and KIRKBI’s actions has been basic for our household by means of generations,” Thomas Kirk Kristiansen says. “It’s, subsequently, an important pleasure with the ability to proceed the household possession now within the fourth era at a time when the LEGO model is partaking extra individuals than ever, giving us a novel alternative to play a optimistic position for youngsters and adults around the globe with studying by means of play … I really feel privileged taking on the baton from my father right now and sit up for persevering with the work till it turns into my flip to go on the accountability to the fifth era.”

The passing of roles started a number of years in the past, as Thomas Kirk Kristiansen took on the position of Chairman of the Board of Administrators for the LEGO Group and the LEGO Foundation

“At this time I go the baton to Thomas with an important sense of gratitude and pleasure,” Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen says. “As a household, we have now thankfully been capable of put together this transition completely collectively and full the handover to the 4th era steadily. We now have had time for a lot of, significant conversations concerning the future and about making a distinction for youngsters and the world round us. It has been enriching to expertise the fervour for play and studying that has all the time been the driving pressure in our household, and to see how Thomas, with the help of the household, our competent boards, and staff, has taken on an ever-increasing accountability with care, compassion, and ambitions for the long run.”

The board of administrators is now fully crammed by members of the fourth era of the Kirk Kristiansen household: Thomas, Sofie Kirk Kristiansen, and Agnete Kirk Kristiansen.

“For the previous 50 years, my father has had a useful influence on the event and progress of the LEGO model, the LEGO Group, and KIRKBI A/S,” Thomas Kirk Kristiansen says. “He has been really visionary and all the time believed within the potential of the LEGO® Concept – even by means of the tough occasions. For that, we owe him the best thanks. He has been and nonetheless is an inspiring position mannequin for methods to be an energetic, engaged household proprietor – not only for me and Agnete, who’s now additionally becoming a member of the board, but additionally for coming generations.”

Every of the three members of the fourth era may have round 25% possession share in KIRKBI A/S whereas Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen will maintain 22.5% and the nonprofit basis K2 Fonden af 2023 may have 1.5%. K2 Fonden af 2023 was established to help long-term household possession and use voting rights to settle disputes amongst household house owners.

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