From left to right: Marie Louise Bech Nosch, Erik Michael Darre, Lykke Ogstrup Lunde and Anne-Marie Mai. 

Lykke Ogstrup Lunde
Chair

(B. 1975)

Journalist

Elected to the board at the annual meeting on 5 May 2020.  Elected chairperson on 11 May 2021. Can be re-elected in 2022. Can sit on the board until 2030 (after 10 years of service) with the possibility of extension until 2035.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Descendent of founder Villum Kann Rasmussen (grandchild), commercial and financial insight. 

Considered independent: Yes 

Other boards, etc.: 

  • VELUX Stiftung , Schweiz, Chair
  • Kwera Fund, Malawi, board member
  • ADDEK ApS, vice chair
Anne-Marie Mai
Board member

(B. 1953)

Professor, Licenciate (PhD) 

Elected board member at the annual meeting 11 May 2021. Can be re-elected in 2023.  Anne-Marie Mai can sit on the board until 2029 ( (after the age of 75). 

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed:  Cultural and pedagogical insight.

Considered independent: Yes. 

Other boards, etc.:

  • Odense Katedralskole, Chair
  • The Ministry of Culture, The National Books Panel, Chair
  • The Danish Academy, member
  • The Royal Society of Arts and Sciences in Gothenburg, member
  • Dansk Selskab for 1700-talsstudier, member of the board
Erik Michael Darre
Board member

(B. 1953)

Orthopedic Surgeon, Surgeon General, former Chief of Danish Armed Forces Health Services and  head of department, Rigshospitalet.

Elected to the board at the annual meeting 19 June 2018. Can be re-elected in 2023 and sit on the board until 2028.

Member of the working group for Social Projects in Denmark.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Commercial and financial insight as well as cultural and pedagogical insight.

Considered independent: Yes

Other boards, etc.:

  • 'Støtteforeningen for Militær-Medicinsk Samling', Chair
  • The Organization of Danish Medical Societies (LVS), member of society
  • ​Organization of Danish Medical Societies, member of the advisory board

Awards:

  • World Veterans Federation Rehabilitation Prize, 2012
  • 'Danmarks Idræts-Forbunds Ærestegn', 2013
Marie Louise Bech Nosch
Board member

(B. 1970) 

Professor, PhD, MA 

Professor in history and classical philology, former Head of the Center for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen (2005-2016). 

Elected board member at the annual meeting 16 June 2015. Re-elected in 2016. Marie Louise Bech Nosch can be re-elected in 2021 and sit on the board until 2025. 

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Commercial and financial insight, cultural and pedagogical insight.

Considered independent: Yes 

Other boards, etc.: 

  • The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, 2020-2024, President
  • H. P. Hjerl Hansens Mindefondet for Palæstinaforskning, board member
  • Professor Ludvig Wimmer og Hustrus Legat til fremme af videnskabelige, særlig historiske og sproglige studier ved Københavns Universitet, board member
  • Elisabeth Munksgaard Fonden, board member
  • Det Danske Institut i Damaskus, board memeber
  • Selskabet til Udgivelse af danske Mindesmærker, member

President of The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters 2020-2024, including

  • Board member of The Niels Bohr Foundation
  • Board member of the Suhr Legacy Foundation

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​