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. CEO, Novo A/S. Chairman of the Board since 2000. Elected for one year at a time.

Board positions
Chairman: Københavns Lufthavne A/S
Member: Novo Nordisk 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: Brdr. Hartmann A/S, Arkil Holding A/S, Pension Fund for Danish Lawyers and Economists
Vice Chairman: Danske Invest
Member: Danske Invest Management A/S, Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S, Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co., Solar A/S
 
Special competencies
Business development and acquisitions, macroeconomic expertise, and particular expertise within intellectual property rights.
 
 
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Lena BechHolskov
 
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, CEO and President, Carlsberg A/S, MSc (Economics and Business Administration), MBA. Member of the Board since 2011. Elected for one year at a time.
 
Board positions
Chairman: JSC Baltika Breweries
Member: Carlsberg Breweries A/S
 
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, Novo Nordisk A/S. Member of the Board since 2014. Chairman at the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.

 

Board positions

Member: Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S

 

Special competencies

Expertise in managing international, biotech, and biopharmaceutical companies, financial and accounting expertise and in-dept knowledge of the Novo Group's business.

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.
 
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Lena Olving
Born 1956. CEO & President, Mycronic Mydata AB (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
 
Special competencies
International experience within supply chain, process optimization, and production, and financial and accounting expertise.
 
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Mathias Uhlén
Born 1954. Professor, the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Stockholm (Sweden). 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, SweTree Technologies AB and Bure Equity AB
 
Special competencies
Broad experience in research and biotechnology.
 
 
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