Press release, 31 May 2023
CEO Thomas Vejlemand leaves Infomedia
After eight years as CEO of the media intelligence company Infomedia, Thomas Vejlemand has decided to leave the company at the end of 2023. A recruitment process is now being initiated to find his replacement. At the same time, the executive board will be expanded to include CEO, the current CFO Kate Wichmann, and the COO Jørgen Momme Iversen, who is recruited from JP/Politikens Business Media.
Thomas Vejlemand emphasizes that the decision to leave has been difficult and elaborates:
“I have enjoyed the journey with Infomedia and our strong team, and I am proud of our position in the Nordic region and internationally in providing media monitoring and media and communication insights.”
Thomas points out that everything has its time and continues:
“Eight years is a good long haul. I have been very involved in both Infomedia’s and the industry’s development with the realization of several strategic acquisitions. This includes investments in partnerships, new technologies, and AI. We are in a good position now with enhanced data-driven insights for our customers. Now it is time for new eyes to look at Infomedia, and it is time for my eyes to experience something new. My focus is now on delivering a good 2023 result and helping with the onboarding of a new CEO at Infomedia,” ends Thomas Vejlemand.
Thomas Vejlemand will continue as chairman of the international industry organization for media intelligence, FIBEP, until the end of the year.
Infomedia’s chairman of the board, Anders Heering, thanks Thomas Vejlemand for his great efforts for Infomedia. He emphasizes that he and the rest of the board have enjoyed working with him.
“Thomas has lifted Infomedia from a Danish to a Nordic media intelligence provider and strengthened the company’s competitiveness and international market position. He leaves a stronger company than he took over,” says Anders Heering. He highlights the acquisition of the subsidiary Opoint in 2018 and the acquisitions to enter the Swedish and Norwegian markets in 2019 as important milestones in the shared history.
Along with the announcement of Thomas Vejlemand leaving Infomedia, an Executive Board is expanded. Jørgen Momme Iversen, who comes from a position as CCO at JP/Politikens Business Media, will join as COO as of 1 June. Together with the current CFO Kate Wichmann, and the CEO, they will form the company’s executive board.
“I would have liked to see Thomas continue as CEO of Infomedia, but I respect and understand his decision. At the same time, I am pleased that with the expanded executive board with Jørgen Momme Iversen and Kate Wichmann, we both ensure the continuity of Infomedia and further strengthen the cooperation between Infomedia’s management and owners,” says Anders Heering.
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The Infomedia Group develops, operates, and advises on digital solutions within media intelligence through media monitoring, media analyses, insights, and technology for monitoring social media. Infomedia is ambitious to become the preferred supplier to companies and organizations in the Nordic region and to strengthen customers’ insight into their communication and reputation across editorial and social media locally and internationally. Infomedia owns the technology company Opoint, a web crawling technology platform that delivers news feeds to media monitoring and IT companies internationally. Infomedia also owns 23 per cent of MediaCatch, which provides technology for monitoring audio, images, logos, and facial recognition.
Infomedia has 250 employees in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, and Tallinn, and a sales office in London for its subsidiary Opoint. The Chennai-based company Ninestars is a strategic partner in media data processes. Infomedia also works with two international software companies within social media monitoring, Talkwalker and Hootsuite.
Infomedia is owned by Berlingske Media and JP/Politiken Media Group.