Nigel

Northridge

Chairman of the Board

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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

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

COMMITTEES
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committees.


BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2016 (Elected Vice-Chairman in 2016 and Chairman in 2017)


ELECTION PERIOD
2017-2018 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes


NATIONALITY
Irish


BIRTH YEAR
1956

Henrik Brandt

Henrik

Brandt

Vice-Chairman of the Board

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Master of Business Administration - MBA, Business
Administration and Management, General, Stanford
University, Graduate School of Business
Master of Science (Economics), 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 A/S 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 boards of Toms Gruppen A/S and Rockwool International A/S, Intervare A/S, nemlig.com A/S, Uno Equity ApS, Cidron Hold-Co Aps, Artisan Bake Invest ApS and Sour DoughEquilty ApS.
Member of the boards of Fritz Hansen A/S, Ferd Holding, Gerda & Victor B. Strands Fond, Gerda & Victor B. Strand Holding A/S.

COMMITTEES
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committees.


BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2017 (Vice-Chairman, 2017)


ELECTION PERIOD
2017-2018 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes


NATIONALITY
Danish


BIRTH YEAR
1955

Anders

Obel

Member of the Board

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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

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

BOARD POSITIONS

Chairman of the boards of C.W. Obel Bolig A/S, C.W. Obel Ejendomme A/S, Danfoss Semco A/S, Semco Maritime A/S, Semco Maritime Holding A/S, Fritz Hansen A/S and Anders Christen Obel ApS.

Member of the boards of Skandinavisk Holding A/S, DMP Partners A/S, Erhvervsinvest Management A/S, Minkpapir A/S, PAL-CUT A/S, Safe Load A/S, Polen Invest A/S, C.W. Obels Fond, Danmark-Amerika Fondet, Fonden Det Obelske Jubilæumskollegium, Mullerupgaard- og Gl. Estrupfonden, Høvdingsgaard Fonden, Skjørringefonden and Woodmancott Fonden.

 

COMMITTEES
-

BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2018


ELECTION PERIOD
-


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes


NATIONALITY
Danish


BIRTH YEAR
1960



Søren Bjerre-Nielsen

Søren

Bjerre-Nielsen

Member of the Board

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State-Authorised Public Accountant and Master's degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School

COMPETENCIES

  • Long professional experience in general and international management, including management of listed companies
  • Expertise in economic and financial management
  • Risk management
  • Strategic business development

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Executive officer and Chief Financial Officer of Danisco A/S (now Dupont Nutrition Biosciences Aps). 1995-2011
  • Managing Director at Deloitte 1986-1995
  • Partner at Deloitte State-Authorised Public Accountants 1981-1995

BOARD POSITIONS

Chairman of the board of MT Højgaard A/S, Højgaard Holding A/S, Højgaard Industri A/S and VKR Holding A/S and VELUX A/S.

COMMITTEES
Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committees.


BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2016 


ELECTION PERIOD
2016-2017 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes


NATIONALITY
Danish


BIRTH YEAR
1952

Dianne Neal Blixt

Dianne

Neal Blixt

Member of the Board

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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 until 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.

COMMITTEES
Member of Audit Committee.


BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2016


ELECTION PERIOD
2017-2018 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes


NATIONALITY
American


BIRTH YEAR
1959

Luc Missorten

Luc

Missorten

Member of the Board

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Law degree from 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 directors of Barco NV, Recitel NV/SA, GIMV NV and Corelio NV.

COMMITTEES
Member of Audit Committee.

BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2016


ELECTION PERIOD
2017-2018 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes


NATIONALITY
Belgian


BIRTH YEAR
1955

Kurt

Asmussen

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Technician
Machinist degree from Teknisk Skole, Odense

COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
-

BOARD POSITIONS
-

COMMITTEES
-

BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2011


ELECTION PERIOD
2015-2019 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No


NATIONALITY
Danish


BIRTH YEAR
1963

Hanne

Malling

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Trademark Manager
Bi-lingual Commercial Correspondent degree from Aarhus School of Business

COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
-

BOARD POSITIONS
-

COMMITTEES
-

BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2010

ELECTION PERIOD
2015-2019 

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No

NATIONALITY
Danish

BIRTH YEAR
1960

Lindy

Larsen

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Manager, Financial Controller
MSc. Business Administration & Auditing from Copenhagen Business School

COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
-

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

COMMITTEES
-

BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2016


ELECTION PERIOD
2015-2019 


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No


NATIONALITY
Danish


BIRTH YEAR
1955

Mogens

Olsen

Member of the Board, Elected by the Employees

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Operator Primary

COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
-

BOARD POSITIONS
-

COMMITTEES
-

BOARD MEMBER SINCE
2017

ELECTION PERIOD
2015-2019 

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No

NATIONALITY
Danish

BIRTH YEAR
1967

 

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.