Allan Hansen is the new CEO of Denmark's Nordisk Film.

Hansen has worked in several departments at Nordisk Film since 1989 most recently as director of Nordisk's distribution wing.

Hansen takes over from Michael Ritto who has been with the company for nearly three years and is credited with the company's successes during that period.

Commenting on his appointment Allan Hansen said: 'It's a daunting task to be the head of the country's largest film company, but I feel we have the right strategy and the right position in the market with all our alliances.