Martin Kaasgaard is the Director for Northern Europe at Oxford Acuity and oversees the Demand Fulfillment practice group. Martin has an extensive experience in the areas of technology, supply chain and manufacturing operations. He has managed manufacturing facilities in China, a business in UAE and operations in US, UK, India, China and Norway, Portugal and Denmark. Martin has turned around businesses by increasing profitability and has digitalized businesses throughout the lifecycle of products and services. He applies design thinking, lean and six sigma principles in turning around underperformance.
Martin has experience within renewable energy from Vestas Wind Systems, the global leader on sustainable energy solutions, where he served in various senior operational roles in various locations around the world. In the past, Martin worked for Bang & Olufsen, being the custodian for the quality at the luxury consumer goods brand. Martin is also experienced as an entrepreneur where he led various startups during the course of his career.
Martin holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, a M.Sc. Eng. In Industrial Management from Aalborg University and a General Diploma in Business Administration from Aarhus University.
Martin firmly believes in giving back to the society and has been a Candidate for National Parliament in Denmark for the Danish Conservative Party from 2007 to 2010.
Martin is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.