Nigel

Northridge

Chairman

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Born in 1956

Nationality: Irish

Election period: 2018-2019. Joined the Board in 2016 and was elected Vice-Chairman in 2016 and Chairman in 2017


HND in Business Studies from Northern Ireland Polytechnic, Sullivan Upper School, Belfast


COMPETENCIES

  • Long professional experience as an executive director in the international tobacco industry
  • Experience as executive and non-executive director in managing publicly listed companies
  • Sales and marketing of fast-moving consumer goods

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • CEO of Gallaher Group PLC 2000-2007
  • Held a number of sales, marketing and then general management positions within the group of Gallaher Tobacco Ltd. (subsequently Gallaher Group PLC) in the UK and overseas, before being appointed to the board of directors in 1993, a position held 1993-2000

BOARD POSITIONS ETC.
Chairman of the board of Hogg Robinson Group PLC., Senior Independent
Director at Inchcape PLC., Belfast City Airport (Non-Executive Chairman)


COMMITTEES
Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

Henrik Brandt

Henrik

Brandt

Vice-Chairman

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Born in 1955

Nationality: Danish

Election period: 2018-2019. Joined the Board in 2017 and was elected Vice-Chairman


MBA from Stanford University

Master of Science (Econ), Copenhagen Business School


COMPETENCIES

  • Extensive experience in leading international, publicly listed and private equity businesses
  • Sales and marketing of fast-moving consumer goods
  • Strategic business development

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • President and CEO Royal Unibrew A/S 2008-2017
  • President and CEO of Unomedical a/s 2003-2008
  • President and CEO of Sophus Berendsen Group 1999-2002
  • CEO of House of Prince A/S and Group Executive Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni A/S 1992-1999
  • President and CEO of Fritz Hansen A/S 1989-1992
  • President and CEO of Kevi A/S 1987-1988

BOARD POSITIONS

Chairman of the board of Toms Gruppen A/S, Rockwool International A/S, Fritz Hansen A/S, Intervare A/S, nemlig.com A/S, Uno Equity ApS (and subsidiaries hereof), Danish Bake Holding ApS (Ole & Steen) Member of the board of Ferd Holding as, Gerda & Victor B. Strands Fond, Gerda & Victor B. Strand Holding A/S


COMMITTEES
Member of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

Anders C.

Obel

Member of the Board

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Born in 1960

Nationality: Danish

Election period: 2018-2019. Joined the Board in 2018

CEO at C.W. Obel A/S


BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School


COMPETENCIES

  • Extensive experience in management of industrial and investment companies
  • Strategic business development
  • Economic and financial expertise

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Member of the board of directors of Forenet Kredit f.m.b.a., Nykredit Holding A/S and Nykredit Realkredit 2009-2017
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S 2010-2016
  • Vice President at Gemini Consulting/Cap Gemini 1996-2002
  • Various positions, including Manager, at Hambros Bank Plc., 1985-1996

BOARD POSITIONS

Chairman of the board of C.W. Obel Bolig A/S, C.W. Obel Ejendomme A/S, Obel-LFI Ejendomme A/S, Semco Maritime A/S, Semco Maritime Holding A/S, Goodvalley A/S and Anders Christen Obel Aps, Haxholm v/Anders Christen Obel

Vice Chairman of the board of Fritz Hansen A/S, Danfoss Semco A/S and Skandinavisk Holding A/S

Member of the board of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s Gavefond, DMP Partners A/S, Erhvervsinvest Management A/S, Minkpapir A/S, PAL-CUT A/S, Safe Load A/S, C.W. Obels Fond, Danmark-Amerika Fondet, Fonden Det Obelske Jubilæumskollegium, Mullerupgaard- og Gl. Estrupfonden, Høvdingsgaard Fonden, Skjørringefonden and Woodmancott Fonden


COMMITTEES

-


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

Dianne Neal Blixt

Dianne

Neal Blixt

Member of the Board

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Born in 1959

Nationality: American

Election period: 2018-2019. Joined the Board in 2016


Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from University of North Carolina at Greensboro


COMPETENCIES

  • Significant experience in business analysis
  • Financial management and reporting expertise
  • Considerable insight into the US tobacco industry

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Member of the board of directors of Lorillard, Inc. 2011-2015
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Reynolds American, Inc. 2004-2007
  • Various positions in Reynolds American and its subsidiaries 1988-2003
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc. 2003-2004

BOARD POSITIONS

Member of the board of directors of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Director on the Board for the non-profit entity Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and Chairperson of the board of the National Sports Media Association


COMMITTEES

Member of the Audit Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

Luc Missorten

Luc

Missorten

Member of the Board

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Born in 1955

Nationality: Belgian

Election period: 2018-2019. Joined the Board in 2016


Law degree from the Catholic University of Leuven

Certificate of Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges

Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley


COMPETENCIES

  • Executive and non-executive general management experience
  • Substantial experience in financial management of international corporations

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • CEO of Corelio NV 2007-2014
  • Group CFO and Executive Vice President for Finance at UCB S.A. 2004-2007
  • Executive Vice President and CFO at Inbev S.A. (now ABI) 1995-2003

BOARD POSITIONS

Chairman of the board of Ontex Group NV.

Member of the board of Barco NV, Recitel NV/SA, GIMV NV and Mateco Sarl


COMMITTEES

Member of the Audit Committee

Member of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

claus gregersen

Claus

Gregersen

Member of the Board

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Born in 1961
Nationality: Danish

Bachelor of Commerce degree (HD) in Business Finance from Copenhagen Business School

COMPETENCIES

  • Board experience from international, private and public enterprises
  • Management experience from Danish and international enterprises
  • Extensive experience with M&A, capital markets, strategic development, risk management and operations

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • CEO and Country Manager at Carnegie Investment Bank 2010-2017
  • Partner, Select Partners, Asset Management 2005-2010

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

  • CEO of Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Aktieselskab
  • Chairman of the board of Vækstfonden, Skandinavisk Holding A/S, Skodsborg Sundhedscenter A/S, Kurhotel Skodsborg A/S, Rungsted Sundpark A/S, Skodsborg Sundpark A/S
  • Vice-Chairman of the board of Jeudan A/S
  • Member of the board of Gyldendal A/S, Fritz Hansen A/S, Tivoli A/S, Axcel Future, Scandinavian Tobacco Group's Gavefond and Søren Gyldendal Fonden
  • Member of the management of CAF Invest A/S, Ejendomme af 1. januar 2012 ApS, CG61 ApS

COMMITTEES

Member of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT

No

Marlene

Forsell

Member of the Board

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Born in 1976
Nationality: Swedish

Master of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics

COMPETENCIES

  • Extensive experience with and insight into financial matters
  • Enterprise performance management
  • Reporting processes in listed companies
  • Considerable insight into the tobacco industry

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Senior Vice President and CFO of Swedish Match AB 2013-2018
  • Member of the board of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S 2014-2017
  • Various positions in the Swedish Match group, including Vice President Group Reporting and Vice President Business Control 2004-2013
  • Analyst Ernst & Young 2001-2004

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

  • Member of the board of Kambi Group plc and Lime Technologies AB

COMMITTEES

Chairman of the Audit Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT

Yes

Hanne

Malling

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Born in 1960

Nationality: Danish

Election period 2015-2019. Joined the Board in 2010

Trademark Manager


Bi-lingual Commercial Correspondent degree from Aarhus School of Business


COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by the employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

-

BOARD POSITIONS

-

COMMITTEES

-

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No

Lindy

Larsen

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Born in 1955

Nationality: Danish

Election period 2015-2019. Joined the Board in 2016

Finance Business Partner, Business Services


MSc. Business Administration & Auditing from Copenhagen Business School


COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by the employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • -

BOARD POSITIONS

Member of the Board of Directors and Manager of Scandinavian Tobacco Group Nykøbing ApS


COMMITTEES

-


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No

Mogens

Olsen

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Born in 1967

Nationality: Danish

Election period 2015-2019. Joined the Board in 2017

Operator Primary


COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by the employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

-

BOARD POSITIONS

-

COMMITTEES

-

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No

 

Members

The Board of Directors currently consists of ten members, six elected by the general meeting and four elected by the employees. Board members elected by the general meeting are elected every year. Members elected by the employees are elected for a four-year term. The Board will review its composition ahead of the 2018 Annual General Meeting. 

The Board of Directors conducted six meetings in 2017. In the third quarter, the Board of Directors carried out an evaluation of the performance of the Board of Directors and its collaboration with the Executive Management that resulted in a decision to increase the number of board meetings and their structure seen over the course of the year and to reduce the number of members of the registered Executive Management.

Committees

The Board of Directors has established three committees. All committees report to the Board of Directors and have Rules of Procedure adopted by the Board of Directors. Terms of reference which set out the authority, duties and procedural matters for each of the committees are available at our Group’s website.