WS Audiology appoints Malou Aamund and Adam Westermann to its Board of Directors
23 Feb 2021
Google Denmark Managing Director Malou Aamund joins the WSA Board as a strong and trusted business leader with deep digital knowledge. She is well-known for her broad, international experience in the tech industry, having worked in leading roles for Microsoft and IBM, before joining Google. From November 2007 until May 2011 Mrs. Aamund was a Member of Parliament in Denmark. She is a board member for several companies and Chairman of the Board of Ecoinnovation. Malou Aamund holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Copenhagen Business School.
Adam Westermann is the grandson of Widex cofounder Erik Westermann, and a co-owner of WS Audiology. He is also one of the company’s innovators, currently leading WSA’s Signal Processing Team in Lynge, developing audiology and signal processing solutions. Adam Westermann holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark and a Ph.D. in Hearings science from Macquarie University and the National Acoustic Laboratories in Sydney.
Marco Gadola, Chairman of the Board, said: “We are excited that Malou Aamund and Adam Westermann will be joining our Board of Directors. Malou’s impressive career, working for some of the world’s major technology companies, makes her a fantastic addition to our team. And we are equally excited that Adam Westermann will join the board, representing the founders and owners and bringing deep hearing R&D knowledge to the board. With these excellent new members, we now have one of the strongest and most future-oriented boards in the hearing care industry.”
Eric Bernard, WSA’s president and CEO, commented: ”I’m thrilled to have Malou Aamund and Adam Westermann joining the WSA Board of Directors. I look enormously forward to get their counsel and unique perspectives. Their appointment marks another exciting step in driving our next phase of growth.”
With these latest appointments the WSA Board consists of:
- Marco Gadola, Chair
- Jan Tøpholm, Vice-Chair
- Malou Aamund
- Egbert van Acht
- Marcus Brennecke
- Jes Munk Hansen
- Kasper Knokgaard
- Karen Prange
- Julian Tøpholm
- Adam Westermann
For more information
Gert van Santen
VP Corporate Communications WSA
Phone: +45 22 71 18 64
About WS Audiology
Formed in 2019, through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years’ experience in pioneering the use of technology to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds that make life wonderful. With truly differentiated brands like Widex, Signia, Rexton, Audio Service and Vibe, and with diverse assets across wholesale, retail, online, managed care and diagnostic solutions, we are active in over 125 markets. WS Audiology employs 11.000 people and is privately owned by the Tøpholm and Westermann families, as well as funds under the management of EQT. As a global hearing care leader, our ambition is to unlock human potential by making wonderful sound part of everyone’s life.