Who sits on our boards, what are their guidelines and how are they compensated?

Jens Kann-Rasmussen
Chair

(B. 1969)

MSc, Senior Director Global Standardisation and Technical Documentation at VELUX A/S.

Elected to the board at the annual meeting on 11 March 2014. Appointed Chair every year since 2015. Re-elected in 2017. Can be re-elected in 2023. Can be extended after a 10-year term in 2024 until 2029.

Member of the working group for culture and society and chair of the Investment Committee.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Descendent of founder Villum Kann Rasmussen (grandson), business expert, employed by VELUX A/S.

Considered independent: No

Other boards, etc.:

  • ApS JERA, board member
  • Trafalgar Estate Limited, board member
  • ApS GIN, board member
Steen Riisgaard
Vice-chair

(B. 1951)

MSc, CEO

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 12 March 2013. Re-elected in 2014. Appointed Vice-chair every year since 2014. Steen Riisgaard can be re-elected in 2020 and sit on the board until 2023.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert

Considered independent: Yes

Other boards, etc.:

  • ALK-Abelló A/S, Chair
  • COWI Holding A/S, Chair,
  • New Xellia Group A/S, Chair
  • WWF Danmark, Chair
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation, Vice-chair
  • Novo A/S, board member
  • VKR Holding A/S, member
  • Aarhus University, board member
  • Corbion, board member
  • Plastic Change, Advisory Network
Anja Boisen
Board member

(B. 1967)

Professor, PhD, MSc in Physics and an Industrial PhD in micro-electro mechanical systems, Technical University of Denmark, professor at DTU NANOTECH, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology.

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 10 March 2015. Anja Boisen can be re-elected in 2019 and sit on the board until 2025.

Member of the working group for technical and natural sciences and member of the annual award committee.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: --

Considered independent: No

Other boards, etc.:

  • Innovations Fund Denmark, Vice-chair
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, member
  • The Academy of Technical Sciences, member
  • The Danish National Research Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN's Center for Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Micro Containers and Nanomechanics, Head 
  • Anja Boisen Holding IVS, owner
Bjarne Graabæk Thomsen
Board member

(B. 1946)

Consultant, former CEO

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 9 March 2009. Re-elected in 2012 and in 2018. Bjarne Graabæk Thomsen can sit on the board until 2019.

Member of the working group for social projects, other countries. Member of the working group for culture and society. Member of the working group for social projects in Denmark. Chair of the committee for the Building Component Award.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert, former CEO of VELUX A/S

Considered independent: No

Other boards, etc.:

  • Danmarks Industrimuseum (Danish Museum of Industry), board member
  • The Employee Foundation of VKR Group, adviser to the board and the chair  
Christian Søndergaard Jensen
Board member

(B. 1963)

Professor, Dr.Techn. and Ph.D at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University 

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 13 March 2018. Can be re-elected in 2021 and 2027. Christian Søndergaard Jensen can sit on the board until 2028.

Member of the working group for technical and natural sciences.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: --

Considered independent: Yes

Other boards, etc.:

  • ACM (the Association of Computing Machinery), fellow
  • IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), fellow
  • Academia Europaea, board member
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and letters Society, member
  • The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, member
  • The Steering Committee for the Swiss National Research Program for Big Data, president
  • ACM Transactions on Database Systems, editor-in-chief 
Eva Zeuthen Bentsen
Board member

(B. 1964)

PhD, MSc, Partner Odgers Berndtson

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 10 March 2015. Re-elected in 2016. Eva Zeuthen Bentsen can be re-elected in 2022 and sit on the board until 2025.

Member of the working group for social programmes, other countries and the working group for culture and society.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert

Considered independent: Yes

Other boards, etc.:

  • Synoptikfonden, board member
  • Copenhagen House of Food, board member
  • Regeringens ledelseskommission (governmental commision on public-sector management), board member
Kristian H. Kann Rasmussen
Observer

(B. 1979)

Self-employed

Appointed family observer at the turn of the year 2017/2018.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Descendent of founder Villum Kann Rasmussen (grandchild)

Considered independent: No

Other boards, etc.:

  • V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, USA, board member