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November 11, 2020

Jørgen Rugholm new member of thylander’s board

Thylander has elected Jørgen Rugholm, former Managing Partner at McKinsey & Company in Denmark, as a new member of the Board of Directors.

During his 28 years at McKinsey, Jørgen Rugholm has advised leading global companies in the field of private equity, green energy and consumer goods. Over the years, he has held many leadership roles at McKinsey – including as Managing Partner in Denmark, head of the company’s Nordic ‘Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice’ and he has also been part of the company’s European management.

At Thylander, Jørgen Rugholm will be part of the team responsible for the company’s strategy towards 2030 in a time of changes and new opportunities.

Chairman of the Board Lars Thylander states: “I am incredibly happy and proud that we have been able to attract a capacity like Jørgen, to be part of our strategic management.” And he adds: “The Thylander Group has a strong starting point and we have many exciting opportunities ahead of us. We look forward to Jørgen helping us on our further journey. ”

Jørgen Rugholm says: “I am proud to be a board member at Thylander. I have known Lars Thylander for more than 40 years and am very impressed with both the results and the iconic projects his team has accomplished as well as the long-standing position as a leading company in the Danish real estate market.” Jørgen Rugholm continues: “I have great respect for the real estate industry and humbly approach this new task, but I also believe that my experience and competencies can help support Thylander’s strategic development and sustainable value creation for the benefit of customers, investors and society.”

For further informations, please contact:
Lars Thylander, Chairman of the Board,, +45 22 14 43 27


After a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen and a Masters of Arts, Economics from the European University Institute in Florence, Jørgen Rugholm started a 28-year career at McKinsey & Company. He became a partner in 2000 and from 2002 to 2006 he headed the company’s Scandinavian Corporate Finance and Strategy Practice. In 2006 he became Managing Partner in Denmark and from 2007-2014 he was head of EMEA Consumer Practice at McKinsey & Company.