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Lego gets first British boss

7th Dec 16 11:33 am

Changes for famous toy maker Lego?

Lego has appointed its very first British boss, the company is promoting its British chief operating officer.

In an announcement Lego said that Bali Padda, who has been with the company since 2002, would replace Jorgen Vig Knudstorp on 1 January.

The news comes as a huge surprise since Knudstorp has been credited with turning the business around since his 12 year tenure.

Knudstorp has been given a new role and will become chairman, he will also chair a new venture tasked with expanding the company’s brand further.

Lego hasn’t given any explanation to the new shift in job changes.

Knudstorp said in a statement: “I have learnt a lot from Bali’s great leadership and execution which he has displayed through all of his career here.”

“I have worked closely with Bali for many years and I am confident that we will continue to build on that close collaboration in our new roles.”

Padda said he is “extremely honoured by this opportunity”.

He also added: “I have a strong passion for our product and brand, and I look forward to continuing the strategic direction we have set for the company.”

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