New head appointed for Grundfos in the Asia Pacific region


Grundfos, a leading global pump manufacturer, recently announced that Kim Jensen has been appointed to the role of Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific region.

In his new role, Kim will lead the company’s business across 22 countries, including 13 wholly-owned sales companies and local assembly plants Grundfos operates in the region. He will also be spearheading opportunities for the company’s development and expansion in Asia Pacific.

Prior to his role in Asia Pacific, Kim was Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets since 2015, where he oversaw 2,800 employees in the areas of sales, marketing, and customer service.

Jensen has been with Grundfos for more than 25 years, working across Europe and the Middle East. He has held numerous senior management positions within Grundfos, Jensen assumed the role of Group Senior Vice President in 2006, where he was in charge of developing Grundfos’ global Water Utility business, after which he served the markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEREG) in 2010.

He succeeds Okay Barutçu, who held the role since 2014, and will be moving to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to take on the role of Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos East Europe, Western Asia, and Africa (EEWAA) markets, a newly-defined sales region, that together with Western Europe (WEREG), makes up the original EMEA markets before the split to support Grundfos’ global growth ambition.

“I’m looking forward to working with [Kim] Jensen to continue growing our business in the Asia Pacific,” Poul Due Jensen, Group Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing & Service, Grundfos, said. “Over the years, Kim has done a fantastic job leading his team and building a strong sales approach for the EMEA markets. We are excited to bring his extensive experience and deep understanding of managing businesses in dynamic markets to this growing region.”