In late 2004, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp was appointed chief executive, replacing Poul Plougmann. Kjeld Kirk Christiansen stayed as president, but moved away from day-to-day management. Poul Plougmann and Francesco Ciccolella, head of corporate development, left the company. Knudstorp set out a three-phase approach to the turnaround. By 2014, The LEGO Group had become the global leader in the toy market, the fastest-growing and most profitable company in the toy industry.
Discussion of the three-phase approach to the turnaround and of the achievements, results and future challenges.