Dr. Sommer finalized her PhD in product development management at Aalborg University, Denmark, in April 2014 and afterwards worked as Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering at University of Cambridge until September 2015.
Since September 2015, she has been working for Lego Group from the headquarters in Billund, Denmark. Firstly, as a Senior Consultant in Continuous Improvement responsible for rollout of a continuous improvement programme in the Nordic, Benelux and Baltic countries supported by a European peer-team. Later, from May 2017, she moved to the corporate IT department to become a Senior Portfolio Manager, responsible for managing the portfolio of projects and ongoing activities as PMO partner, later as Transformation Lead – Senior Manager, to lead a part of the company-wide Agile transformation journey kicked off by The LEGO Group.
In August 2018, she joined Innovation in Operations in LEGO Group as Senior Innovation Manager – to be part of the team responsible for Industry 4.0. Among others, she will be responsible for introducing simulation and modelling in manufacturing. She is excited to be part of this journey – in the forefront of leading digital in one of the most awesome companies in the world.