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​​Kim Grøn Knudsen

Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

Kim is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Topsoe. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, he is responsible for developing and executing on the company’s strategic growth roadmap to deliver technologies and solutions to customers that enable them to meet their emission reduction and decarbonization goals.  

As a leading expert on breakthrough technologies and solutions in the energy space, Kim speaks regularly at leading forums around the world. Kim also is a member of the advisory boards of the Danish Energy Industries Federation, Danish business think tank Axcelfuture and Denmark’s Department of Energy Conversion and Storage. He holds several patents and is the author or co-author of more than 55 published technical papers. 

Kim joined Topsoe in 1996, eventually becoming the Vice President of Research and Development, and later Chief Executive Officer and Head of Business Units prior to taking on his current role.  

He was a Research Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, where he also received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.