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Allan Cervin

Leadership & Commercial Services

Allan Cervin – Resume/CV

I have proven successful experience in sales and commercial leadership roles! I accept responsibility and deliver sustainable customer value with respect for and with my team. I was raised in sales with repeated proven successful overperformance, personally and through others, leading business units and myself, in a dynamic interaction with the rest of the international or regional commercial enterprise organization.

In CGI – Financial Services & Data Analytics: I worked closely, for example, with PFA Pension group leadership and their respectively organizations, as well as external partners, to find the optimal way to renew their technological legacy and silo systems into a new holistic modern cloud-based data and infrastructure platform, which can quickly and accurately deliver e.g. relevant management information, customer data, regulatory information, all in an innovative, secure, and fast manner.  All was done with the purpose of supporting PFA’s business strategy, remembering that all Financial Services operations in today’s world are synonymous with extensive technological operations; two sides of the same coin, so it must function optimally and cost-effectively, and it does now.

Prior to CGI, I had a successful commercial and sales leadership track record in the enterprise market with companies such as:

iPipeline, Oracle, Euler Hermes (Allianz) and SAS Institute. Experience working in global complex enterprise matrix organizations.

People are different and by no means just a resource, and therefore my leadership style is authentic, with personal integrity, informal, committed and situation adapted. We deliver and win as a team and always together with the receiving organization, where I and the team understand what drives the customer (vision) and the goals they want to achieve!

Why? I’m passionate in my leadership role because I thrive on driving positive change and empowering those around me. With a deep commitment to fostering growth and achieving collective goals, I bring a blend of strategic vision, effective communication, decisive and focused action to any team. I believe in inspiring others to reach their full potential while navigating challenges with resilience and innovation. Leading isn’t just about authority; it’s about creating a collaborative environment where everyone feels valued and motivated to excel. I’m ready to leverage my skills and experience to lead by example and make a meaningful impact. I see myself in such a role for the next 10 years.

As a sales leader, it is important to collaborate with your teams to understand as deeply as possible what’s holding up a business opportunity, if that is the case, figuring out why and where an opportunity is running into trouble, and then finding innovative ways to move it forward. The keyword here is innovation. Innovation driving performance through unforeseen obstacles.

Coaching on the other hand is about driving performance around know behaviors and for me as a sales leader to guide the teams to answer what I already know the answer too. In other words, you can’t coach what you don’t know, but you can innovate.

I completed my MBA in 2014 from AVT Business School in Copenhagen.

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+45 50480065

Mail private: allan@cervin.dk

Fun fact, I built and owned a house in Cerbére (66) France for many years.

In my spare time I have an interest in long range and PRS shooting, sailing, scuba diving, F1 motorsport, flying, skiing and much more.

Outside the occupational qualifications I hold the following certifications and authority-approved courses:
  • Yacht Master 3rd Class
  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Drone A1/A3 and A2 competence certificate (EASA/EU) plus Generic SORA 
  • PADI Open Water
  • Rough Terrain (4×4) driver licence
  • Advanced driving
  • Hunting license
  • Ministerially approved professional Rifle / Shooting Instructor
  • Military service in the Danish army