Areas of Practice
Ernst Hansen is employed as COO with Kirk Larsen & Ascanius.
Kent is trained as an accountant and has worked with KPMG in Esbjerg. For a number of years he worked as the accountant of a number of major companies in the south of Denmark.
Most recently Kent has worked as CFO/financial manager with i.a. HansenGroup A/S and the Riis Retail Group in Kolding. Through this work Kent has obtained a broad knowledge of international activities and companies in a number of European countries as well as USA and India.
Thus, Kent is broadly based both professionally and in terms of management. Furthermore, he has a distinct professional approach to the assignments.
Specifically, Kent has a broad experience with the following:
- Financial reporting
- Due-diligence – both nationally and internationally
- Strategy and management within manufacturing companies and project companies
- Optimization and implementation of ERP-systems / BI systems
Apart from the job as COO, Kent will also act as managing director with the new established investment company Esbjerg Brygge Invest A/S, with whom Kirk Larsen & Ascanius has made a management agreement.
Esbjerg Brygge Invest A/S is an investment company, which primarily invests in unlisted companies with potential. The approach is “Jutlandish” and the group of owners consists of a number of experienced, western Jutlandish business people, who all successfully conduct business or have conducted business.
Furthermore, Kent will also be the advisor of selected clients within investments and financial relations, i.a. the Kruse family including G. Kruse Holding A/S / Henning G. Kurses foundation.
Kent has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a MSc Business Administration and Auditing degree from the University of Kolding (Syddansk Universitet).
KPMG Esbjerg, 1991-2005
PRIMO Group, 2005-2008
HansenGroup A/S, 2008-2013
EFB Elite A/S, 2013-2015
Riis Retail A/S / Riis Holding A/S, 2015-2017