Nicolai Bartels Thomsen

Nicolai Bartels Thomsen

Chief Operations Officer at M2 Group
Copenhagen, Denmark

About me

<p>Specialized in people- and operations management, organizational restructuring and turn-arounds.</p>
<p>Extensive experience with establishment and management of overseas / offshore production organizations and distributed organizations within IT, technology, animation and film production.</p>
<p>COO of the M2 Group with operations in London, Bangkok, Copenhagen and Aarhus - with 300+ people.</p>
<p>CEO of the M2Film subsidiary company Picture This Studio - a leading animation studio with 190 employees based in Bangkok, Thailand.</p>
<p>10 years extensive international management experience with focus on utilizing overseas / offshore advantages from Ukraine, Thailand, India and Ireland.</p>
<p>10 years experience with operations management from leading agencies in Scandinavia within Digital Technologies and Film Production.</p>
<p>Educational background from Copenhagen Business School. Focus on business administration, strategy, organization and management.<span> </span></p>


Chief Operations Officer
Aarhus C, Denmark
December 2014 - Present (4 years)
COO of the M2Film Group with operations in London, Bangkok, Copenhagen and Aarhus.

M2Film is Denmark's leading provider of commercials and branded content for all platforms.
Scandinavian Makeup Academy
September 2013 - Present (5 years 3 months)
Founded Scandinavian Makeup Academy - international makeup school. Located in Bangkok, Thailand and Yangon, Myanmar.
Chief Executive Officer
Picture This Studio
July 2013 - Present (5 years 5 months)
CEO of Picture This Studio - a leading CGI / animation studio located in Bangkok, Thailand.

Picture This Studio in Bangkok is a member of the M2Film family, Denmark’s largest provider of commercial films and motion pictures for all platforms.

Picture This Studio employs 190 artists focusing on making the best animated TVCs, TV series and movies for our clients.

The studio takes productions through a full production cycle; directing, artwork, storyboarding, editing, modeling, rigging, layout, animation, lighting, fx, compositing and grading.
Board Member
Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce
February 2014 - May 2015 (1 year 3 months)
The Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce is a non-political, non-profit orientated legal entity for business people in Thailand who are involved in business between Thailand and Denmark.

The purpose of the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce is not only to provide Danish-Thai companies with a stronger collective voice towards the Thai authorities but also to further promote and expand trade between Thailand and Denmark as well as establish a forum for networking among the Thai and Danish businessmen living here or traveling here on business.
Agency Director
The In2Media Group: Crisp Social & InSilico
October 2011 - June 2013 (1 year 8 months)
Crisp Social and InSilico are both digital companies of the In2Media Group based in Copenhagen Denmark.

As Agency Director I managed operations including employees, finances, production and client management.

Crisp Social - a data driven social media agency providing the full spectrum of social media services from social strategy, content and concepts to technical implementation, all driven through the prism of data.

InSilico - a leading mobile solutions agency providing consulting services within mobility solutions ranging from strategy to design and implementation on iOS, Android and Windows.
Head of Offshore Production and Director of Operations
Creuna (Digital Agency)
March 2008 - September 2011 (3 years 6 months)
Creuna is the largest digital agency in Scandinavia with more than 300 employees in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.

Responsible for definition and execution of Creuna's offshore strategy and operations management.

Established and built up Creuna's Scandinavian development center in Ukraine with 40+ consultants. Lived in Ukraine for 3 years during this assignment.

During my last year at Creuna I was appointed Director of Operations with the responsibility of integrating the technical offshore center with the creative organization in Denmark.

Furthermore Account Director for a number of clients and the digital development of their businesses. The focus was broad and ranged from ecommerce to marketing and communication - involving all digital disciplines to ensure optimal ROI.
Account Manager & Project Manager
Creuna (Digital Agency)
September 2006 - March 2008 (1 year 6 months)
Account Manager, Project Manager and Consultant within digital marketing and communication.
Business Consultant
Itera Consulting Group
October 2005 - September 2006 (11 months)
Project manager and online business consultant of web- and intranet projects.
Sales & Marketing Manager
August 2003 - August 2005 (2 years)
Sales & Marketing Manager with responsibility for the Norwegian and Swedish markets.

Personal achievements
- 2003 to 2005: Developed the Norwegian market to generate more than 70 % of overall company revenue in 2005 – from less than 5 % in 2003.
Portfolio Collector – Nordic region
Hewlett-Packard Financial Services, Ireland
October 2002 - June 2003 (8 months)
Responsible for collections in Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
Business Analyst Assistant
Pfizer, Denmark
April 2001 - October 2002 (1 year 6 months)


MSc Strategy, Organization and Management

2003 - 2005 (2 years)

BSc. Economics and business administration

1999 - 2002 (3 years)

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