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EIVA announces Christian Thomsen as new CEO

3 October 2023

EIVA’s new Chief Executive Officer Christian Thomsen comes with an excellent track record, working in multiple technology companies across a range of market sectors

Maritime survey software and equipment manufacturer, EIVA, part of Covelya Group, is delighted to announce the appointment of Christian Thomsen as its new Chief Executive Officer, following an extensive search process. Christian replaces Flemming Hjorth who took over as Acting CEO of EIVA when former CEO Jeppe Nielsen stepped down for medical reasons in 2022.

Christian joins EIVA after seven years with logistics solution provider, Lyngsoe Systems where he was Senior Vice President. Christian is a business leader with an excellent track record, working in multiple technology companies across a range of market sectors, focused on delivering sustainable growth without losing sight of customer and employee satisfaction.

EIVA Chairman, and CEO of parent company Covelya Group, Stephen Fasham says: 'It’s great to welcome Christian to the team as our new CEO. Christian is a dynamic, values driven leader who comes to us with a great range of experiences. He brings strategic acumen and proven operational effectiveness with a warmth that I’m confident our customers and team will appreciate. The board of EIVA and the wider management team across Covelya are looking forward to working with Christian to create extraordinary value for all our stakeholders.'

Stephen continues: 'I’d also like to thank Flemming for stepping forward to lead EIVA through a difficult time when Jeppe unexpectedly left us last year. Thanks to his dedication, ably supported by the EIVA management team, the business has continued to be successful and is in a good position to kick-on under Christian’s leadership.'

Commenting on his new role, Christian explains: 'EIVA has an amazing past story and a great future - I’m excited to have been appointed to lead the company on the next leg of its voyage. With the support of Covelya Group, I will continue to build the core business and take advantage of working in collaboration with the other Covelya companies to do more for and with our great customers and partners.'

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