23 Dec 2019

Denmark: Tivoli CEO Lars Liebst & Advisory Board Initiate Succession Plan for the Post as Chief Executive Officer

© Lasse Salling, Tivoli / © JANTZEN

The Tivoli park in Copenhagen is to see a change in its management team: Lars Liebst (photo), who has been serving as Tivoli CEO since 1996, plans to pass over the “baton” to the next generation. Together with the Tivoli Advisory Board, a succession plan has recently been initiated in order to find the right candidate to succeed Liebst – the search for a new CEO has started.

“After nearly 24 years at the helm in one of Denmark’s most interesting and diverse companies, the Board and I have agreed that the time is right to make way for the next generation. During my tenure, Tivoli has transformed from a seasonal to a year-round business, and the diversity has never been greater. Tivoli’s Advisory Board has just approved the strategy which the Board, senior management and staff have been working for a year. […] The Board and I have agreed that I stay on until my successor is in place,” comments Lars Liebst.

Tom Knutzen, Chairman of the Advisory Board, says, “Lars Liebst hands over a company in tip-top shape, heading for the best year’s result ever. Tivoli is Denmark’s largest tourist attraction and under his management, Tivoli has developed into an internationally acclaimed brand. Thus, the very best circumstances have been created for his successor to take over and develop Tivoli […].” (eap)