From left to right: Kristian H. Kann Rasmussen, Anja Boisen, Jørgen Tang-Jensen, Steen Riisgaard, Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Eva Zeuthen Bentsen, and Christian Søndergaard Jensen.  

Jens Kann-Rasmussen
Chair

(B. 1969)

MSc, former head of department 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.

Furthermore member of the working group for culture and society and member of the Investment Committee.

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

Holdings in subsidiaries and/or associated companies: The Chair of the Board owns <5% B shares in VKR Holding A/S.

Remuneration from the Foundation's subsidiaries and associated companies: No.

Considered independent: No, shareholder in the VKR Group.

Other boards, etc.:

  • ApS JERA, board member
  • Trafalgar Estate Limited, board member
  • ApS GIN, board member
  • ADDEK ApS, board member
  • Wide Invest ApS, 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. Re-elected in 2020. Steen Riisgaard can sit on the board until 2023.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert.

Considered independent: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • New Xellia Group A/S, Chair
  • Novo Holding, Vice-chair
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation, board member
  • Corbion, board member
  • Fugleværnsfonden, board member
Anja Boisen
Board member

(B. 1967)

Professor, PhD, MSc, Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark.

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 10 March 2015. Re-elected in 2019. Anja Boisen can 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: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, board member
  • The Academy of Technical Sciences, board member
  • The Danish National Research Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN's Center for Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Micro Containers and Nanomechanics, Head 
  • LEO Foundation, board member
  • LEO Holding A/S, board member
  • Lightnovo, board member
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. Re-elected in 2021. Christian Søndergaard Jensen can be re-elected in 2027 and 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.:
 

  • Scientific Advisory Board, Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation, Chair
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, board member
  • Danish National Research Foundation, board member
  • ACM ( The Association for Computing Machinery), Fellow
  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Fellow 
  • Academia Europaea, member
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, member
  • ATV (The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences), member
  • The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - NRP 75 Big Data, President of the Steering Committee
Eva Zeuthen Bentsen
Board member

(B. 1964)

PhD, MSc, Partner, Zeuthen Storm

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 10 March 2015. Re-elected in 2016 and 2022. Eva Zeuthen Bentsen can 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: No, board member of KR Foundation.

Other boards, etc.:

  • Synoptikfonden, Chair 
  • CBS Executive, Chair
  • Robert Delfer Invest ApS, board member
  • KR Foundation, board member 
  • Grosserer Robert Delfers Mindefond, board member

Jørgen Tang-Jensen
Board member

 (B. 1956)

Former CEO of VELUX A/S (2001-2017)

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 20 March 2019. Can be re-elected in 2024. Jørgen Tang-Jensen can sit on the board until 2029.

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

Remuneration from the Foundation's subsidiaries and associated companies: Board member of VKR Holding A / S, receives a fee determined at the annual board meeting.

Considered independent: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • Dronning Margrethe II's Arkæologiske Fond, board member
  • Maj Invest Holding A/S, Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S and Maj Invest Equity A/S, board member
  • ROCKWOOL International, board member
  • VKR Holding A/S, board member
  • Strøjer Tegl A/S, Strøjer Tegl Systems A/S, Strøjer Ler A/S, Chair
  • ​Think Tank Europa, Chair
  • Senior Industrial Advisor, Axcel

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

Facts about board members are updated on a regular basis.

 Investment Committee

 

The boards of directors of both foundations can consult with the Investment Committee, which has been specially established to advise on investment practices.

Investment Committee
  • Lykke Ogstrup Lunde, journalist, Chairperson of  VELUX FONDEN  
  • Jens Kann-Rasmussen, MSc, former head of department at VELUX A/S, Chair of VILLUM FONDEN
  • Jørgen Tang-Jensen, former CEO of VELUX A/S, board member of VILLUM FONDEN
  • ​Henrik Jørgensen, HD2, Head of administration, THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS
  • Dorrit Vanglo, MSc. Economics, CEO, LD Fonde, external member
  • Michael Nellemann Pedersen, MSc, director of investments in PKA, external member​