Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Jens Due Olsen

    Jens Due Olsen
    Chairman

    Born 1963, Denmark
    First elected in 2006*

    MSc. Econ,1990

    NKT Committees:

    • NKT Photonics 
       

    Board of Directors remuneration: DKK 900,000

    Number of NKT shares: 36,706

    Directorships:

    • Nilfisk Holding A/S, Chairman
    • KMD A/S, Deputy Chairman
    • BørneBasketFonden (non profit foundation), Chairman
    • Danish Corporate Governance Committee


    Special qualifications: 

    • Industrial management
    • Management of listed companies
    • Specialist expertise in economic and financial matters
     

    *Not considered independent, cf. Danish Recommendations for Corporate Governance

    • René Svendsen-Tune

      René Svendsen-Tune
      Deputy Chairman

      Born 1955, Denmark
      First elected in 2016

      BSc. Eng. (hon.)

      Board of Directors remuneration: DKK 600,000 

      Number of NKT shares: 4,000

      Other positions and directorships:
      CEO, GN Store Nord A/S and GN Audio A/S

      • Nilfisk Holding A/S
      • Stokke AS
         

      Special qualifications:

      • International management
      • Management of listed companies
      • Specialist expertise in technology, service businesses and large account sales
      • Karla Lindahl

        Karla Lindahl

        Born 1981, Finland
        First elected in 2020

        MA in EC Competition Law 2009
        Master of Laws (LL.M) 2005

        NKT Committees:

        • Audit
           

        Board of Directors remuneration: DKK 300,000

        Number of NKT shares: 0

        Other positions and directorships:
        Managing Director, KONE Finland and Baltics

        Special qualifications:

        • International and industrial management
        • Expertise in service business and operations
        • Specialist expertise in strategy development and execution as well as competition and corporate law
        • Jens Maaløe

          Jens Maaløe

          Born 1955, Denmark
          First elected in 2004*

          MSc. E.Eng. 1979, PhD. 1983

          NKT Committees:

          • Remuneration
          • Audit
          • Nomination
          • NKT Photonics, Chairman
             

          Board of Directors remuneration: DKK 300,000

          Number of NKT shares: 515

          Other positions and directorships:

          • Poul Due Jensens Fond, Chairman
          • Grundfos Holding A/S, Technology Committee, Chairman
          • Niras A/S, Chairman
          • Danish Technology Institute, Chairman
          • OMT A/S (Odense Maritime Technology)
             

          Special qualifications:

          • Industrial management 
          • Management of listed companies
          • Specialist expertise in technology and technological development
           

          *Not considered independent, cf. Danish Recommendations for Corporate Governance

          • Andreas Nauen

            Andreas Nauen

            Andreas Nauen
            Born 1964, Germany
            First elected in 2017

            BSc. Mechanical Eng. 1991

            NKT Committees:

            • Nomination, Chairman 

             

            Board of Directors remuneration: DKK 300,000 

            Number of NKT shares: 0

            Other positions and directorships:
            CEO, Siemens Gamesa Renewables

            • Semco Maritime A/S
               

            Special qualifications:

            • International and industrial management
            • Management of listed companies
            • Special expertise in technology and large infrastructure projects
            • Jutta af Rosenborg

              Jutta af Rosenborg

              Born 1958, Denmark
              First elected in 2015

              State-Authorised Public Accountant, 1992
              MSc. Business Economics and Auditing, 1987

              NKT Committees:

              • Audit, Chairman
              • Remuneration, Chairman
                 

              Board of Directors remuneration: DKK 300,000  

              Number of NKT shares: 0

              Directorships:

              • Nilfisk Holding A/S, Chairman of Audit and Remuneration Committee
              • Standard Life Aberdeen, Remuneration and Audit Committee
              • JPMorgan European Investment Trust plc, Chairman of the Audit Committee
              • PGA European Tour, Chairman of Audit and Risk Committee
              • BBGI SICAV S.A.,Chairman of the Audit Committee

               

              Special qualifications:

              • International management
              • Management of listed companies
              • Transformation and Optimization of business processes
              • Risk management
              • Finance and controlling
              • Thomas Torp Hansen

                Thomas Torp Hansen

                Elected by the employees, 2018

                Number of NKT shares: 0

                Production Manager
                NKT Photonics A/S

                 

                • Stig Nissen Knudsen

                  Stig Nissen Knudsen

                  Elected by the employees, 2018

                  Number of NKT shares: 0

                  Senior Production Engineer
                  NKT Photonics A/S

                  • Jack Ejlertsen

                    Jack Ejlertsen

                    Elected by the employees, 2018

                    Number of NKT shares: 0

                    Operator and team coordinator
                    NKT (Denmark) A/S

                    Employee-elected Board members

                    NKT's Board of Directors includes three employee-elected members. They are elected as Group representatives as NKT A/S does not by itself meet the criteria for employee-elected Board members. The Group representatives are elected to the Board based on the number of votes available to the appointed electors in the Danish Group companies. The number of votes is in proportion to the size of the individual company.

                    Employee-elected Board members serve a four-year term and have the same rights, duties and responsibilities as shareholder-elected Board members, and may be re-elected.

                    The election is organised by an Election Committee responsible for the distribution of voting forms and counting of votes. If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of seats on the Board of Directors for Group representatives, the candidates are elected automatically. When the election has been completed the Election Committee publishes the results and ensures that the elected candidates are registered as company Board members with the Danish Business Authority. The employee-elected Board members take office on the date of the NKT Annual General Meeting.