Getting access to a flexible executive force is becoming increasingly more important

Roger Henrysson, welcome to the Nordic Interim team! What attracted you to become part of the Nordic Interim team? - It’s great to become part of the industry’s leading company with its long history and good reputation. I’m looking forward to be working with the talented and professional team, and in a company with such a vast large international network. I will have the opportunity to grow in my new role. For 16 years I have been working as a recruiting consultant, of which the last 6 years at Agentum, an agent based network. It is great with a new challenge and to change mind-set within a field that I am passionate about.

Why interim management? - The Interim Management service that Nordic Interim built solve several needs that were previously handled by either recruitment or through management consultants. However, the clients want more than a piece of advice from a consultant, and at the same time they do not want to be tied up with a permanent solution through recruitment. Clients are looking for a flexible executive force from experienced professionals. This demand is met by the fact that more of today’s best leaders prefer to work as independent professionals rather than go to the same work every day. Today, the Executive Interim Management is not primarily a solution to fill a vacant seat, but rather a tool to ensure the executive force in all aspects of an organization’s dimensions. Today we even see interim management as a solution to drive the digital transformation. Hiring an interim manager also gives the clients a chance to innovative thinking, like you used to do before with management consultants to get an external view.

How do you contribute? - Interim Management is a new profession and the industry is in its infancy. Several new players would like to venture into this growth market. Innovative thinking is therefore important. Take the best from two worlds, recruitment and management consulting, and spice it up with new ideas. Through my experience in building close relationships with people, my ability to assess people and my background from Agentum, a new innovative player within recruitment – so I believe I can bring the company to the next level.

Tell us about the person Roger - A curious relationship builder powered by getting people together and learning new things. I have travelled around the world twice, have a degree in human resources, and have spent the last 20 years with recruiting and as HR Manager. I am married to Lotta and we have two 10-year old boys whom I also coach in football. I used play football for a club up into my thirties. This year I have been running my second marathon race.