snyd SØREN LAUNGAARD is the CEO and founder of Laungaard & Company, a Management-For-Hire company delivering excellence programs to large international companies. He is also an active chairman and investor in PAJ Group working within advanced mechatronics, and Sirrah Group focused on implementing high impact leadership and organisational effectiveness solutions. Prior to this, he was part of the Executive Board of Maersk Line with global responsibility for 4 functional areas of more than 15,000 employees. Throughout his corporate and advisor careers he has worked internationally across different industries and companies. He has been involved in virtually all standard functional areas – on corporate, regional or country level – either directly as a functional manager, senior executive or business owner or indirectly as an advisor or board member. The assignments have involved highly complex business models, programs and projects, such as managing global M&As and reorganisations, major strategy programs, supply chain management, yield optimisation, process and other excellence initiatives, advanced production, complex IT ERP system development, technology R&D, etc. He holds an Executive MBA from IMD and two economy and finance degrees from Copenhagen Business School, and has attended numerous other leadership courses.
Read the interview made with Søren about the prime message and purpose of Business Model Excellence here.
“Always trying to grasp the taxonomy (architecture) of business models, as well as their optimisation potential, is probably related to my financial background. However, it was only when introduced to systems thinking, quality management, Processes Excellence and LEAN Six Sigma that the complete vision of Business Model Excellence emerged. Codifying implicit knowledge to explicit knowledge has been a tremendous learning, especially in transforming experiences and thinking into models and insights. It has been a long non-linear journey of research, analysis, development and iterations, before it evolved into Business Model Excellence. I hope that you will enjoy the book and frameworks, and that they will provide you with new insights.”