Board of Directors

Below the composition of the Board following the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on February 26, 2014.

 
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Henrik Gürtler
Born 1953. MSc (Engineering), chemical engineer. Chairman of the Board since 2000. Elected for one year at a time.

Board positions
Chairman: Det Alm. Danske Ejendomsselskab A/S (DADES A/S)
 
Special competencies
In-depth knowledge of Novozymes’ business, and expertise in managing and working in an international biotechnology company.
 
 
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Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen
Born 1957. PhD (Economics). Vice Chairman. Member of the Board since 2011. Member of the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.
 
Board positions
Chairman: Arkil Holding A/S, Brdr. Hartmann A/S
Vice Chairman: Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S, Danske Invest, Solar A/S
Member: Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co., Danske Invest Management A/S, Icopal Holding A/S
Member of Audit Committees:
Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S, Solar A/S
 
Special competencies
Expertise in business development and acquisitions, macroeconomics and intellectual property rights.
 
 
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Lena Bech Holskov
 
Born 1967. Safety Adviser. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2013. Elected for four years at a time.
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Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Born 1955, President & CEO, Carlsberg A/S, MSc (Economics and Business Administration), MBA. Honorary Professor at Copenhagen Business School. Member of the Board since 2011. Elected for one year at a time.
 
Board positions
Chairman: JSC Baltika Breweries
Member: Carlsberg Breweries A/S, DI's Permanent Committee on Business Policies
 
Special competencies
International business and management experience, specifically within sales, marketing, branding and acquisitions.
 
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Lars Green

Born 1967. Senior Vice President, Finance & Operations, Novo Nordisk Inc. (USA), MSc (Business Administration). Member of the Board since 2014. Chairman of the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.

 

Board positions

Member: Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S

Member of Audit Committees:

Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S (Chairman)

 

Special competencies

In-depth knowledge of the Novo Group's business, international experience from managing global biotech and biopharma companies, and financial and accounting expertise.

Anders Hentze Knudsen
 
Born 1959. Senior Operator. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2013. Elected for four years at a time.
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Lars Bo Køppler
 
Born 1962. Technician. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2010. Elected for four years at a time.
 
Employee elected member of the board of Novo Nordisk Foundation since 2014. Elected for a four year period.
 
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Lena Olving
Born 1956. President & CEO, Mycronic AB (publ), Sweden, engineeer. Member of the Board since 2011. Member of the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.
 
Board positions
Member: SJ AB
Member of Audit Committees:
SJ AB
 
Special competencies
Expertise within sales and marketing, supply chain, process optimization, production, finance and accounting.
 
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Mathias Uhlén
Born 1954. Professor, the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Sweden, and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Member of the Board since 2007. Elected for one year at a time.
 
Board positions
Chairman: Atlas Antibodies AB, Antibodypedia AB
Vice Chairman: Affibody AB
Member: Alligator AB, Bure Equity AB, SweTree Technologies AB 
 
Special competencies
Broad experience in research and biotechnology.
 
 
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