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Ambu board had started headhunting process long before firing of CEO

Thursday’s CEO change had been in the works for a while, says Ambu’s board chair Jørgen Jensen.

With Chairman of Ambu Jørgen Jensen at the helm, the company's board decided to lay off chief executive Juan Jose Gonzalez on Thursday | Photo: Ida Munch/ERH

Disappointing financial results and seven guidance downgrades ate away at the confidence the Ambu board had in CEO Juan Jose Gonzalez, says Ambu chairman Jørgen Jensen on the CEO’s last day in the role. Gonzalez was CEO at the company for just over three years.

The board didn’t have to look far to find his replacement, as Britt Meelby Jensen, who has been in their own ranks since 2019, will be taking over the CEO role on Friday.

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