Kaare Sand works out of Spencer Stuart’s Copenhagen office and leads the firm’s Industrial Practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is a member of the firm’s Carbon Task Force which is dedicated to helping clients meet their ESG requirements and pivot their commercial, strategic and people plans to meet the UN Sustainable Development goals agenda. Kaare has worked extensively within industrial manufacturing and services in addition to the energy sector, including oil & gas, utilities and renewables companies. Kaare is also a member of the global Transportation & Logistics Practice, where he focuses globally on C-level and non-executive roles in shipping, offshore and the broader maritime industry. He has also worked extensively with clients from third-party logistics companies.

Professional background

  • Prior to Spencer Stuart, Kaare spent six years as a consultant and partner with another leading executive search firm with clients based in Europe as well as in Asia and the U.S.
  • Before entering executive recruitment, he was a marketing manager with Berendsen, a major industrial services company.
  • Early in his career, he spent 10 years with the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, during which he lived and worked for six years in China, holding various management positions from office manager in the port city of Tianjin to corporate sales and marketing manager for all of China. He then returned to Denmark to serve as general manager and head of corporate marketing for Maersk Line.

Kaare graduated from the A.P. Moller-Maersk Shipping School, has studied Mandarin at the Beijing Normal University and holds an Executive M.B.A. from SIMI, Copenhagen. Kaare speaks Danish, English and Mandarin.

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