Board of Directors & Executive Leadership Team

    The Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have different competencies to ensure the best possible management of the company. Members possess broad international management experience, thorough biotech expertise and in-depth knowledge of Novozymes’ business.

    Board of Directors

    Henrik Gürtler*

    Born 1953. CEO, Novo A/S. Chairman of the Board since 2000. Elected for one year at a time.

    Board positions

    Chairman:
    Copenhagen Airports 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

    Anders Hentze Knudsen

    Born 1959. Senior Operator. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2013. Elected for four years at a time.

    Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen

    Born 1957. 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
    Pension Fund for Danish Lawyers and Economists
     
    Deputy Chairman:
    Danske Invest
     
    Member:
    Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co.
    Danske Invest Management A/S
    Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S
    DLH Foundation
    Solar A/S
     
    Special competencies:
    Expertise in business development and acquisitions, macroeconomics and intellectual property rights

    Kurt Anker Nielsen*

    Born 1945. Vice Chairman of the Board since 2000. Chairman of the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.

    Board positions

    Chairman:
    Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S
     
    Special competencies:
    Expertise in financial and accounting matters, and in-depth knowledge of Novozymes’ business


    Lars Bo Køppler

    Born 1962. Technician. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2010. Elected for four years at a time.

    Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen

    Born 1955. President & CEO, Carlsberg A/S. 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

    Lena Bech Halskov

    Born 1967. Safety Adviser. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2013. Elected for four years at a time.

    Lena Olving

    Born 1956. President & CEO, Mycronic Mydata AB (publ.). 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:
    Expertise within sales and marketing, supply chain, process optimization and production. Broad experience in financial and accounting matters

    Mathias Uhlén

    Born 1954. Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in 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
    Bure Equity AB
    Swetree Technologies AB
     
    Special competencies:
    Broad experience in research and biotechnology

    Leadership Team

    Peder Holk Nielsen

    Born 1956. President & CEO.

    Board positions 

    Member:
    Hempel A/S
    LEO Pharma A/S

    Benny D. Loft

    Born 1965. Executive Vice President & CFO.

    Board positions 

    Member:
    DONG Energy A/S
    The Blue Planet
    New Xellia Group A/S

    Member of the audit committee:
    DONG Energy A/S
    New Xellia Group A/S

    Per Falholt

    Born 1958. Executive Vice President, Research & Development.

    Board positions 

    Chairman:
    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

    Member:
    DHI Group
    ARTs Biologics A/S

    Thomas Nagy

    Born 1963. Executive Vice President, Supply Operations.

    Board positions 

    Member:
    American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark
    EuropaBIO

    Andrew Fordyce

    Born 1963. Executive Vice President, Business Operations.

    Thomas Videbæk

    Born 1960. Executive Vice President, Business Development.

    Board positions 

    Member:
    Evolva SA