The Board of Directors has set up four committees to supervise specific areas or prepare cases for consideration by the full Board.

The Risk Committee operates as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to Danske Bank’s risk management and related matters. The committee advises the Board of Directors on Danske Bank’s risk profile, risk culture, risk appetite, risk strategy and risk management framework.

Read the committee's charter 

Current members
Carol Sergeant
Ole Andersen
Urban Bäckström

Acitivities in 2015

In 2015, the Risk Committee performed the following key tasks:
  • Considered a new risk strategy
  • Reviewed the overall risk management framework
  • Reviewed policies and limits for credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk and operational risk 
  • Monitored risk developments in key risk areas as well as impairment levels 
  • Monitored the capital resources, liquidity position and solvency needs, and considered the related regulatory reports and stress testing
  • Considered the recovery plan 
  • Monitored the leverage level and considered the leverage policy 
  • Monitored the credit portfolio, major credit exposures and risk profiles of key portfolios 
  • Considered the performance of the internal credit risk model framework 
  • Reviewed the organisational design of Danske Bank's risk management function and the adequacy of the resources allocated to that function 
  • Reviewed compliance with regulatory requirements and orders pertaining to the risk management area

Meetings held in 2015: 7

Meetings attended 2015
​Carol Sergeant: 6
Ole Andersen: 7
Urban Bäckström: 6


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