Bali Padda Takes the Helm at Lego

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Lego is the latest business to be headed by an executive rising out of supply chain to the role of CEO. Business press covering the story largely focuses on the departure of current CEO and ex-McKinsey consultant Jorgen Vig Knudstorp, whose 12-year stint at the top has to be one of the best turnaround stories in corporate history. Bali Padda, who joined Lego in 2002, takes over and, according to reporting by the BBC, approaches the challenge with the following mindset:

“The world is being disrupted in many ways. How do we become a lot more agile to face the challenges that will come to us tomorrow?”

It’s hard to imagine a more supply chain-savvy CEO quote than that.

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