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ISS CEO Jeff Gravenhorst will be retiring and is to be succeeded by Jacob Aarup-Andersen, announces the international facility management company in a press release.

Aarup-Andersen, 42, will start his new position on Sept. 1, 2020. He was appointed following a succession process which included an internal talent review and a global search. The ISS board felt his knowledge, skills and experience would complement the existing leadership team. 

Aarup-Andersen has been a member of the executive leadership team of Danske Bank A/S since 2016 and is currently head of the Danish banking division. Danske Bank is one of the largest banks in Scandinavia.

Aarup-Andersen started his career with Goldman Sachs in London in 2002 and worked in a number of organizations before joining the Danske Bank Group in 2012. 

“ISS is an iconic global business with people at its core and a proud heritage of inclusion and opportunity. I look forward to leading some 470,000 dedicated colleagues who are passionate about creating safe and secure places and ensuring the protection and wellbeing of our customers’ staff, patients or passengers," says Aarup-Andersen. "The world has seen extraordinary change in recent months and we must prepare to meet new workplace needs. ISS entered the COVID-19 crisis with strong organic growth and a resilient business mix, thanks to the strategic choices led by Jeff. I am excited to help navigate through this unique situation whilst executing the current strategy."