Supreme Group is managed by an Executive Committee who oversee all aspects of day to day operations and are highly experienced in their respective fields. In turn, they are supported by an Advisory Council and a senior management team who are committed to delivering operational excellence and quality supply chain solutions to our customers.
Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming CEO, Theo held the position of Chief Operating Officer, managing Supreme’s organizational functions of Procurement, Transportation Operations, Site Services, and QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment). Theo managed the formulation and implementation of solutions that guaranteed rapid mobilization and consistent delivery, to ensure consistent customer satisfaction.
Following a period of military service with the German Bundeswehr, Theo graduated with an MBA from Cologne University and started his career with the global brand Kimberly-Clark. After this, he moved to a FTSE 50 multinational company in the concrete industry where he rapidly progressed to Group CFO level. Throughout his impressive career, which has spanned the EMEA region, Theo has held a number of senior management and consultancy positions, specializing in finance, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, biotechnology and global logistics.
Drawing on more than 25 years of management experience, Theo contributes a comprehensive knowledge of industry best practices with a strong focus on international development and business growth via the creation of efficiencies and integration.
President - Defense and Government Services
James Jaska is President of Supreme’s Defense and Government Services Division, CEO of Supreme Group USA, and a member of the Executive Committee. In this role, James plays a crucial part in driving Supreme’s strategic growth within the defense and government sector, and ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of all defense and government services contracts worldwide.
Jim has spent more than 30 years in senior leadership roles for a variety of multi-national corporations across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa, and brings to Supreme a wealth of government and commercial sector experience. His extensive CV includes a 10 year period with AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE:ACM) in Los Angeles; where he held a number of senior roles including Group Chief Executive, responsible for worldwide corporate strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions; and President of Americas and Government, leading the company’s business in the Americas, global government services, and international development markets. His solid strategic vision and growth record led to his promotion to President of Global Government, where he led worldwide operations for the government, management support services and international development markets through 34 end markets.
Prior to joining AECOM, Jim was with Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) in California, a global provider of engineering solutions, technology applications and professional services supporting government and commercial clients. Serving as President and member of the Board of Directors, he is credited as one of the principal architects of the company’s sustained growth since joining the firm as its Chief Financial Officer in 1994. Before joining Tetra Tech, Jim held several operations, financial management and business development positions at Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE:ATK), a multi-billion dollar defense firm, as well as with Honeywell Inc. (NYSE:HON), a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing company.
President - Commercial (Africa)
Honore Dainhi is the President of Supreme Group’s Commercial (Africa) Division, and is also a member of the Supreme Group Executive Committee. Honore is responsible for leading the execution of the company’s diversification and expansion strategy in the commercial sector across Africa.
Prior to joining Supreme, Honore spent most of his career in the oil industry, working for the Shell Group for 17 years. During his tenure with Shell, he occupied various senior positions in Ghana, the Netherlands, the U.K., Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire. Honore was Chief Operating Officer - Africa for Vivo Energy, a Shell licensee operating in the African downstream oil business in Africa, responsible for leading the business through a period of substantial changes.
Before that he was Regional Vice President for West Africa, where he had ultimate accountability for Shell’s downstream oil companies, covering 12 countries across West Africa, responsible for leading the turnaround of the business. He also held the position of Senior Corporate Adviser for Sub-Saharan Africa, advising the Shell Group Executive Committee for Africa related strategic matters including government relations and reputation. He also spent a number of years in the Shell Group Internal Audit function and in the Retail business division.
Before joining Shell, Honore worked for a leading European multinational in the Agrochemicals and Household Pesticide industry, holding various positions in manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Chief Corporate Officer
Soren Norgaard is Supreme’s Chief Corporate Officer, responsible for managing the provision of legal counsel, as well as overseeing the corporate affairs and government affairs related to Supreme’s operations globally. Soren is also responsible for Corporate Communications, overseeing the company’s corporate communications and marketing activities.
In addition, Soren also manages the business integrity and security departments within the Group; a highly critical function as Supreme strives to maintain the highest standards of ethics and integrity across the organization and operations at all times. As a member of Supreme’s Executive Committee, Soren ensures that the highest benchmarks relating to legal, security and ethical issues are adhered to across the company’s global operations.
Before joining Supreme in 2007, Soren was employed as General Counsel and Executive Officer for one of the largest European protein food groups, first in Denmark and later in the UK. He spent nearly six years performing high-level legal project management including a number of M&A projects.
Prior to that, Soren spent five years as a corporate lawyer at the Kromann Reumert firm, which at the time was the largest law firm in Denmark. In 2004, Soren was named in the ‘Top 100 young talents’ by a leading Danish trade journal. Soren performed two years of military service from 1987 to 1989 with the Danish Royal Life Guard and the Queens Regiment and held the rank of sergeant.
Soren holds two Masters of Law degrees: from Aarhus University in Denmark, and the National University of Singapore. He also completed a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance, at Aarhus Business School.
Wolfgang Ischinger is a German diplomat and was the German Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2006 to May 2008. From 2001 to 2006, he was the German Ambassador to the United States and from 1998 to 2001 he served as the German Deputy Foreign Minister. Ambassador Ischinger is the Chairman of the Munich Security Conference; the Global Head of Government Relations, Allianz SE, Munich; a board member of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); a member of the European Council on Foreign Affairs (ECFR) and the Global Zero Commission, amongst others.
Since December 2009, he has been co-chair of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI) of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
LTG (Ret) Robert Dail
Before joining Supreme’s Advisory Council in 2014, General Dail held several leadership positions in Supreme, including President - Defense and Government Services, and President of Supreme USA. General Dail has 33 years of military experience; retiring in 2008 as the senior military logistics professional in the Department of Defense. In 2006, he was appointed as the 15th Director of the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), headquartered in Virginia, US. The DLA provides the full range of logistics, acquisition, and technical services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and other federal agencies.
Prior to serving at the DLA, General Dail served as the Deputy Commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base (USTRANSCOM), Illinois. USTRANSCOM is a Unified Command reporting to the Secretary of Defense, executing the nation’s global defense transportation system with components from the Army, Navy and Air Force. During his distinguished military career, General Dail commanded and led logistics and transportation units from the platoon to national level; across the full range of Army combat and joint operational capabilities. He also had extensive experience in strategic level logistics.