Board of DirectorsBoard of Directors

Photo of Ole Gjessø Andersen Ole Andersen (1956), joined the Board in 2010

Chairman

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Photo of Trond Ø. Westlie Trond Ø. Westlie (1961), joined the Board in 2012

Vice Chairman
 
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Kirsten Ebbe Brich (1973), joined the Board in 2010

Elected by the employees

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Photo of Urban Bäckström Urban Bäckström (1954), joined the Board in 2012

Elected by the AGM

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Photo of Carsten Eilertsen Carsten Eilertsen (1949), joined the Board in 2010

Elected by the employees

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Photo of Lars Förberg Lars Förberg (1965), joined the Board in 2013

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Photo of Charlotte Hoffmann Charlotte Hoffmann (1966), joined the Board in 2006

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Photo of Jørn P. Jensen Jørn P. Jensen (1964), joined the Board in 2012

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Photo of Jørn P. Jensen Steen Lund Olsen (1972), Joined in 2014


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Rolv Erik Ryssdal (1962), joined the board in 2014

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Photo of Carol Sergeant Carol Sergeant (1952), joined the Board in 2013

Elected by the AGM

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Photo of Jim Hagemann Snabe Jim Hagemann Snabe (1965), joined in 2013

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Additional facts about the Board of DirectorsAdditional facts about the Board of Directors

Number of members
The Board of Directors currently consists of 8 members elected by the general meeting, and 4 employees elected by their fellow employees. The Executive Board is not represented on the Board of Directors.

Duties and responsibilities
The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the Group's organisation is sound and in this capacity appoints the Executive Board, the Group chief auditor, the deputy Group chief auditor and the secretary to the Board of Directors.

The Board meets

  • about 12 times a year according to a fixed meeting schedule
  • once or twice a year in longer meetings to discuss strategy

The chairman of the Board is responsible for the following:

  • Evaluating the Board of Directors, the Executive Board and their collaboration
  • Conducting individual meetings with all the members of the Board of Directors

Afterwards, the Nomination Committee and the full Board of Directors review the conclusions of the evaluation process to ensure that the required expertise is represented on the Board.

Four committees
The Board has established committees that play a supervisory role and prepare cases for treatment by the Board in four areas: credit and risk, audit, remuneration and nomination.

Advisory Board
The Advisory Board serves as a bridge between the Group and its customers by advising the Board of Directors.

Board of Directors Secretariat
The Board of Directors Secretariat, led by the secretary to the Board, serves the Board by planning meetings, advising on matters of company law and Danske Bank's Articles of Association.

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Board of Directors expertise  
Since the Board of Directors operates as a collegiate body, its expertise is the sum of the individual members' qualifications.

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Board of Directors remuneration  
Directors receive a fixed fee and are not covered by the Group's incentive programmes.

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