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NIGEL

NORTHRIDGE

CHAIRMAN

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Born in 1956

Nationality: Irish

Election period: 2019-2020. 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

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

Non-Executive Chairman of Belfast City Airport and director of Board of London Irish Holdings Ltd.

COMMITTEES
Chairman of the Nomination Committee

Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

HENRIK

BRANDT

VICE-CHAIRMAN

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Born in 1955

Nationality: Danish

Election period: 2019-2020. 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

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

  • Chairman of the board of Toms Gruppen A/S, Fritz Hansen A/S, Intervare A/S (and its subsidiary nemlig.com A/S) and Danish Bake Holding ApS (Ole & Steen)
  • Member of the board of Ferd Holding as, Gerda & Victor B. Strands Foundation and Gerda & Victor B. Strand Holding A/S

COMMITTEES
Member of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

HENRIK

AMSINCK

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

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Born in 1961

Nationality: Danish

Joined the Board in 2021

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Sc. Business Economics, Aarhus University

COMPETENCIES:

  • Executive experience from contributing to the running of large, international and global corporations
  • Extensive experience with strategy development, change and program management
  • Considerable insight into digital transformation, global IT management and cyber security & compliance
  • Experience with retail and online business

SELECTED FORMER POSITIONS:

  • CIO and Corporate Management Member in the LEGO Group, 2007-current
  • CIO and board member, TDC Totalløsninger A/S & TDC A/S, 2005-2007
  • Finance and IT Director, Management Board Member, AAK A/S, 2004-2005
  • CIO, Aarhus Oliefabrik A/S, 1999-2004

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES:

  • Member of the board of DSB, LEGO GmbH and LEGO India, Private Limited
  • CIO, Digital Technology, the LEGO Group

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT

Yes

DIANNE

NEAL BLIXT

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

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Born in 1959

Nationality: American

Election period: 2019-2020. 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

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

  • Member of the board of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. (Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Audit Committee) and Triad Business Bank (Member of the Executive Committee)
  • Chairperson of the board of the National Sports Media Association (Member of the Finance and Governance Committee) and Vice Chairperson of the board of Reynolda House Museum of American Art (Member of the Finance Committee)

COMMITTEES

Member of the Audit Committee

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

MARLENE

FORSELL

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

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Born in 1976
Nationality: Swedish
Election period: 2019-2020. Joined the Board in 2019.

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 (Chairman of the Audit Committee), Lime Technologies AB (Chairman of the Audit Committee), Nobia AB (Chairman of the Audit Committee), InDex Pharmaceuticals Holding AB and AddSecure AB

COMMITTEES

Chairman of the Audit Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT

Yes

CLAUS

GREGERSEN

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

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Born in 1961
Nationality: Danish
Election period: 2019-2020. Joined the Board in 2019.

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

  • Chairman of the board of Skandinavisk Holding A/S, Skodsborg Sundhedscenter A/S, Kurhotel Skodsborg A/S, Rungsted Sundpark A/S, Skodsborg Sundpark A/S and Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s Gavefond
  • Vice-Chairman of the board of Jeudan A/S (Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee)
  • Member of the board of Gyldendal A/S (Chairman of the Audit Committee), Fritz Hansen A/S, Tivoli A/S (Member of the Audit Committee), Axcel Future, Aktive Ejere and Søren Gyldendal Fonden
  • CEO of Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Aktieselskab and CAF Invest A/S
  • Member of the management of CG61 ApS

COMMITTEES

Member of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee


CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT

No

LUC

MISSORTEN

MEMBER OF THE BOARD

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Born in 1955

Nationality: Belgian

Election period: 2019-2020. 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

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

  • Member of the board of Recticel NV/SA (Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Remuneration Committee) and GIMV NV (Chairman of the Audit Committee)
  • Advisor to the board of Barco NV
  • Managing director of Lubis BV

COMMITTEES

Member of the Audit Committee

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: 2019-2020. 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

DIRECTORSHIPS AND OTHER OFFICES

  • 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 (Member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee) and Haxholm v/Anders Christen Obel
  • Vice Chairman of the board of Fritz Hansen A/S and Skandinavisk Holding A/S

  • Member of the board of Scandinavian Tobacco Group’s Gavefond, Minkpapir A/S, Palcut A/S, C.W. Obels Fond, Danmark-Amerika Fondet, Fonden Det Obelske Jubilæumskollegium, Mullerupgaard- og Gl. Estrupfonden, Høvdingsgaard Fonden, Skjørringefonden, Woodmancott Fonden, Aktieselskabet Dampskibsselskabet Orient’s Fond, Kilsmark A/S, Rexholm A/S and A/S Motortramp

  • CEO of C.W. Obel A/S and Anders Christen Obel ApS

COMMITTEES

-

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
Yes

LINDY

LARSEN

MEMBER OF THE BOARD, ELECTED BY THE EMPLOYEES

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Born in 1955

Nationality: Danish

Election period 2019-2023. 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

HANNE

MALLING

MEMBER OF THE BOARD, ELECTED BY THE EMPLOYEES

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Born in 1960

Nationality: Danish

Election period 2019-2023. 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

MOGENS

OLSEN

MEMBER OF THE BOARD, ELECTED BY THE EMPLOYEES

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Born in 1967

Nationality: Danish

Election period 2019-2023. Joined the Board in 2017

Operator Primary

COMPETENCIES

  • Elected by the employees

SELECTED FORMER EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

-

BOARD POSITIONS

-

COMMITTEES

-

CONSIDERED INDEPENDENT
No

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.

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