Ole Asboe Jørgensen
Oticon A/S, Smørum, Denmark, has named leaders for two key departments—Ole Asboe Jørgensen is VP of marketing, and Thomas E. Christensen will take the reins as VP of research and development.
Jørgensen will oversee and strengthen Oticon’s global strategic and operational marketing efforts. Earlier, he spent 8 years as senior partner in Kunde & Co, a Danish marketing consulting/advertising agency, working with international companies on comprehensive business-to-business and business-to-consumer campaigns.
Jørgensen also served as VP for international marketing and sales at Radiometer Medical A/S. During his tenure, he was also the business manager, with responsibility for all medical sales, services, and marketing of the medical business unit of Radiometer GmbH in Germany.
“Ole’s broad background in marketing and advertising, combined with his insights into the dynamics and structure of international sales, makes him a valuable addition to the Oticon management team and asset to our sales and marketing teams around the world,” says Søren Nielsen, president of Oticon A/S.
Jørgensen holds a MSc in business administration from Aarhus University, Denmark.
Thomas E. Christensen
Christensen will lead the company’s research and product development teams in the creation of advanced technology hearing solutions. He joined Oticon A/S in 1990 and was a key member of the pioneering team that brought DigiFocus, the ear-level, fully digital hearing instrument to market. Earlier, Christensen worked in technology and product development at Ødegaard & Danneskiold-Samsøe and Danish Micro Engineering.
In 2007, he moved to Brüel & Kjær Sound, which is among the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of sound and vibration solutions, where he served as VP of R&D, before returning to Oticon A/S in 2008.
“Thomas has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to motivate and to inspire innovative concepts and products,” Nielsen says “His considerable experience and knowledge of advanced technology hearing solutions and his willingness to meet both opportunities and challenges make him an ideal choice for this position.”
Christensen holds a MSc in electrical engineering from the Danish Technical University.