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  • Niels Jacobsen

     

     
  • Chief Executive Officer

    (born 1957)

    Niels Jacobsen holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Aarhus University. He has extensive leadership experience from major international companies. His competencies include business management and in-depth knowledge of financial matters, accounting, risk management and M&A. He has broad experience from the global healthcare industry.

     
  • Other directorships



    • KIRKBI A/S, deputy chairman
    • Nissens A/S, chairman
    • Thomas B. Thrige Foundation, chairman
    • ABOUT YOU Holding GmbH, deputy chairman
     
  • Group-related directorships



    • Demant A/S, deputy chairman
    • Össur hf., chairman
    • Vision RT, chairman
    • Jeudan A/S, chairman
    • Boston Holding A/S, deputy chairman
    • Founders A/S, chairman
     
  • Lars Nørby Johansen

     

     
  • Chairman

    (born 1949)

    Lars Nørby Johansen received a Master of Social Sciences degree and began his career as a lecturer in political science at the University of Odense. Later he became a researcher. In 1998, he was appointed managing director of Falcks Redningskorps and Falck Holding. He stayed with Falck until 2005; From 1995 he was CEO, from 2000 also President for Group 4 Falck and Group Falck Securicor. Lars Nørby Johansen was a member of the William Demant Holding A/S board of directors 1998-2017, where he served as deputy chairman in the period 2004-2007 and chairman of the board in the period 2008-2017.

     
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    • Member of the Board since 2017
    • Re-elected in 2021, up for election in 2022
    • Special qualifications including extensive international experience as a corporate executive, including vast board experience from listed companies, and profound knowledge of the challenges resulting from globalisation and not least industrial policy
    • Considered independent Board member
    • Total fee in William Demant Foundation and William Demant Invest in 2020: DKK 1,050,000
     
  • Other directorships



    • Codan A/S and Codan Forsikring, chairman
    • Dansk Vækstkapital, chairman
    • Copenhagen Airports A/S, chairman
    • Montana Møbler A/S, chairman
    • Arp-Hansen Hotel Group A/S, deputy chairman
    • Kadeau ApS, board member
    • William Demant Foundation, chairman
     
  • Jesper Brandgaard

     

     
  • Deputy Chairman

    (born 1963)

    Jesper Brandgaard holds an MSc in Economics and Auditing, as well as an MBA, both from Copenhagen Business School. Experience from executive management in Novo Nordisk A/S, the global pharmaceutical company, including responsibility for strategy development and implementation, information technology, legal and finance. 17 years of CFO experience. He served 11 years as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SimCorp A/S, the leading provider of software solutions to the global asset management industry.

     
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    • Member of the Board since 2019
    • Re-elected in 2021, up for election in 2022
    • Special qualifications within the area of group management in a multinational pharmaceutical company, including responsibility for strategy development and implementation, information technology, as well as financial and accounting experience
    • Considered independent Board member
    • Total fee in William Demant Foundation and William Demant Invest in 2020: DKK 450,000
  • Other directorships



    • Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, deputy chairman
    • Vækst Partner Kapital, member of advisory board
    • William Demant Foundation, board member
     
  • Niels B. Christiansen

     

     
  • Board member

    (born 1966)

    Niels B. Christiansen holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France. He was employed as CEO of Danfoss during the period 2008-2017 and since 2017, he has been employed as CEO of LEGO A/S. Niels B. Christiansen is also chairman of the Board of Directors of Demant A/S, where he has served since 2008.

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    • Member of the Board since 2019
    • Re-elected in 2021, up for election in 2022
    • Special qualifications within international business management of major, global, industrial hi-tech corporations, including extensive board experience from listed companies as well as comprehensive insight into industrial policy
    • Considered independent Board member
    • Total fee in William Demant Foundation and William Demant Invest in 2020: DKK 425,000
     
  • Other directorships



    • LEGO A/S, President & CEO
    • William Demant Foundation, deputy chairman
    • Demant A/S, chairman
     
  • ANNA CECILIA FRELLSEN

     

  • BOARD MEMBER

    (born 1973)

    Anna Cecilia Frellsen graduated from Copenhagen Business School in 1996 and worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the US for a few years followed by an MBA from IESE in Barcelona in 2002. Between 2002-2009, she worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and thereafter as CEO of InsidePeople. Since 2013, Anna has been the CEO of Maternity Foundation and led the transition from a smaller well established organization in West Ethiopia to a global player within maternal and newborn health. Hereunder, she has led the scale up the mobile health tool, The Safe Delivery App, across sub Saharan Africa and Asia.

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    • Elected to the Board in 2020
    • Re-elected in 2021, up for election in 2022
    • Special qualifications within global health, growth strategy, digital health and philanthropy
    • Considered independent Board member
    • Total fee in William Demant Foundation and William Demant Invest in 2020: DKK 350,000
  • OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS



    • Maternity Foundation, CEO
    • Ovacure, board member
    • Center for Ledelse, board member
    • Bryd Tavsheden, deputy chairman
    • William Demant Foundation, board member
  • Tine Roed

     

     
  • Board member

    (born 1964)

    Tine Roed has a Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen. Tine started her career in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority after which she assumed the role as Head of Department in Finance Denmark. From 2007-2019, Tine Roed was Deputy Director General in the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) where she was responsible for all industry sectors, including DI Digital. Furthermore, she was responsible for political influence and protection of political interest of all sectors, including the health-care sector. At the same time, Tine Roed was a member of the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, Erhvervsfondsudvalget (i.e. the Danish Enterprise Foundation Committee established by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs), the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, the Danish Securities Council, the Danish Tax Assessment Council, etc. Today, Tine Roed is COO at the Board Leadership Society of Denmark and senior advisor to the research project on enterprise foundations at the Center for Corporate Governance, CBS. Furthermore, Tine is an expert at the Danish National Tax Tribunal and the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court.

     
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    • Member of the board since 2021
    • Special qualifications within regulation of companies and funds as well as deep insights into politics and social as well as economic conditions. Furthermore, strong skills and experience in strategic management and communications
    • Considered independent board member
     
  • Other directorships


     
    • Nykredit Alternatives Core AIF-SIKAV, chairman
    • Multimanager Invest, chairman
    • Nykredit Alpha, chairman
    • Investin, board member
    • Nykredit Invest, Nykredit Almen Bolig and Private Banking Elite, board member
    • Nykredit Alpha SICAV-RAIF, board member
    • William Demant Foundation, board member