From flaskedreng to the executive: Danish Bent is chosen to be Sweden's mightiest

three decades ago, ran a 15-year-old Bent Holm from Bagsværd around like freshly cut flaskedreng in the Net. a few days ago, he was then presented with a pric

From flaskedreng to the executive: Danish Bent is chosen to be Sweden's mightiest

three decades ago, ran a 15-year-old Bent Holm from Bagsværd around like freshly cut flaskedreng in the Net.

a few days ago, he was then presented with a price that officially stamps him as the most powerful man in the Swedish retail right now. Behind him on the list are, for example, H&M's chief executive officer. Last year the price went to Amazon's Jeff Bezos. So it is not a price, you just win.

It is Bent Holm's function as managing director of the Swedish discountkæde Dollarstore, which has earned for him the title as Sweden's ruler.

It is branchemedierne Market and ICA Nyheter, which awards the prize.

"of course, I am mega proud. It is the fat. Of course, it is fat. But this is ultimately a recognition of our employees and our concept," says Bent Holm to B. T.

the Road to price as Sweden's ruler has been long and eventful for Bent Holm, who today is 45.

There is talk about a quite simple story about a flaskedreng, taking the trip all the way to the top.

"I have had a rewarding and great way of the Net," says Bent Holm.

And he continues to understate not.

Through the 27 years in the Net, reached the Bent to be flaskedreng, butikchef and operating and finance manager of Net in Denmark.

Then we went for the posts of procurement manager for the Net in the Uk, logistics manager for Netto in Sweden and later executive director of the Net in Sweden.

The last position he was in from 2012 to 2017, after which he stopped in the Salling Group.

Shortly after, he met Peter Ahlberg, the man who founded the Dollarstore in 1999, and which owns the chain.

"And there was just a really good chemistry between Peter and me. I was not doubt that it was the place I should continue my career," says Bent Holm.

So he moved from Gothenburg to Stockholm.

from Here it went fast.

Since the Bent Holm started in the Dollarstore at the start of 2018 is the chain gone from 63 stores to 100. The turnover has just hit two billion, the growth rate has been 30 percent per year for the last two years.

And now, Bent, Holm as, and has been named to Sweden's mightiest.

"It's a big recognition of our chain. Of course I have the function that I am the moderator for the culture and the whip, but I am part of a team," says Bent Holm:

"I'm here to create value for the customers and the employees. The most important thing for me is that our concept is strong. I feel really at home here, and of course, I am extremely proud of the here recognition."

Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 21:00

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