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Board of Directors


Bjørn Høi Jensen

Chairman
Date of birth: 6 October 1961 
Elected to the Board: 2009
Independent according to the corporate governance recommendations
Nationality: Danish

CEO of Zeno ApS

Education
1985: MSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen

Main points of career
2011- : CEO of Zeno ApS
2008-2011 : Non-executive Director at EQT
1995-2008: Senior Partner at EQT
1985-1995: Investment banker in Copenhagen and London

Other positions related to the company
Member of the Chairmanship.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

Positions in other Danish companies
Deputy Chairman of the Board of Erhvervsinvest Management A/S.

Other positions
Chairman of the Board of CEPOS.
Member of the Board of the Bevica Foundation.

Re-election motivation
Bjørn Høi Jensen has extensive experience within general management and financing matters from previous employments in the private equity and banking sectors.

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016
Chairman of the Board DKK 990,000
Supplement for members of the Remuneration Committee DKK 82,500

 

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Carsten Bjerg

First Deputy Chairman
Date of birth: 12 November 1959
Elected to the Board: 2011
Independent according to the corporate governance recommendations
Nationality: Danish

Education
1985: Advanced Course in Production Methods and Management, Cambridge University
1983: Engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark

Main points of career
2013-: Board member
2007-2013: CEO of Grundfos Holding A/S and President of the Grundfos Group
2003-2006: Deputy CEO, Grundfos Management A/S
2000-2002: EVP, Group Production Director, Grundfos Management A/S
1997-1999: SVP, International Production, Grundfos Management A/S
1994-1997: Product Line Director, Danfoss A/S
1989-1994: Production Manager / Plant Manager, Danfoss A/S
1985-1989: Project Manager, Danfoss A/S
1983-1984: Production Rotation Engineer, Danfoss A/S

Other positions related to the company
Member of the Chairmanship.
Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Positions in other Danish companies
Chairman of the Board of PCH Engineering A/S and Ellegaard A/S.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Højgaard Holding A/S.
Member of the Boards of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, MT Højgaard A/S and K. Nissen International A/S.

Re-election motivation
Carsten Bjerg has extensive experience in strategic management of an international company (the Grundfos Group) and extensive knowledge of R&D, production and sustainability.

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016

Deputy Chairmen of the Board DKK 660,000
Supplement for Chairman of the Audit Committee DKK 275,000
Supplement for members of the Remuneration Committee DKK 82,500

 

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Søren Kähler

Second Deputy Chairman
Date of birth: 25 July 1950
Elected to the Board: 2013
Not independent according to the corporate governance recommendations
Nationality: Danish

Education
1977: MSc. (Engineering) (chemistry), Technical University of Denmark

Main points of career
1994-2005: Finance Manager of ROCKWOOL Engineering, ROCKWOOL International A/S
1988-1993: Vice President, Finance of ROCKMENT A/S
1984-1987: Technical Project Manager of F. L. Smidth & Co. A/S (Denmark)
1980-1983: Project Leader of F. L. Smidth & Co. A/S (Iraq)
1977–1979: Sales Engineer of F. L. Smidth & Co. Ltd. (UK)

Other positions related to the company
Member of the Chairmanship.
Member of the Remuneration Committee.
Member of the Audit Committee.
Member of the Board of the ROCKWOOL Foundation.
Member of the Kähler Family Meeting.

Positions in other Danish companies
Chairman of the Board of A/S Saltbækvig.

Other positions
Member of the Board of the Foundation Sagnlandet Lejre.

Re-election motivation
Søren Kähler has experience with management in international businesses and has a close relationship with major shareholders.

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016

Deputy Chairman of the Board DKK 660,000
Supplement for members of the Audit Committee DKK 165,000
Supplement for members of the Remuneration Committee DKK 82,500 annually

 

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Lars Frederiksen

Date of birth: 9 September 1958
Elected to the Board: 2014
Independent according to the corporate governance recommendations
Nationality: Danish

Education
2014: International Directors Programme, INSEAD, France
1998: Advanced Management Programme, INSEAD, France
1983: MSc in Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School

Main points of career
2013-: Board member and non-executive director
2005-2013: CEO, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
2001-2005: Executive Vice President, International Operations, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
1999-2001: Executive Vice President, Bio Ingredients Division, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
1996-1999: Executive Vice President, Dairy Ingredients Division, Chr. Hansen A/S
1990-1996: Vice President, Dairy Ingredients Division, Chr. Hansen A/S
1989-1990: Corporate Strategic Planning, Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
1986-1990: Directeur Commercial, Chr. Hansen France SA
1984-1986: Attache de Direction, Chr. Hansen France SA

Other positions related to the company
Member of the Audit Committee.
Lars Frederiksen is the member of the Audit Committee who is independent and possesses the required insight and experience in financial, accounting and audit aspects of a company listed on the stock exchange.

Positions in other Danish companies
Chairman of the Board of Matas A/S.
Member of the Boards of Falck A/S, Widex A/S, Hedorf Holding A/S, Hedorf Foundation, and Augustinus Industri A/S.

Other positions
Chairman of the Board of the Committee for Good Corporate Governance, Denmark.
Member of the Supervisory Board of PAI Partners SA, France.

Re-election motivation
Lars Frederiksen has extensive experience in global and technology-intensive business-to-business activities (Chr. Hansen Holding A/S).

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016

Other members of the Board DKK 330,000
Supplement for members of the Audit Committee DKK 165,000

 

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Thomas Kähler

Date of birth: 2 November 1970
Elected to the Board: 2008
Not independent according to the corporate governance recommendations
Nationality: Danish

Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division, ROCKWOOL International A/S

Education
2008: MBA, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
1998: Business Diploma, 1st part, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
1993: Electrical / Mechanical Engineer, Technical University of Denmark

Main points of career
2015- : Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division, ROCKWOOL International A/S
2009-2015 : Managing Director of ROCKWOOL Scandinavia
2004-2009 : Managing Director of RockDelta A/S
2001-2004: Sales Director at RFS Denmark A/S (Alcatel Group)
1998-2001: Regional Sales Manager at RFS Denmark A/S (Alcatel Group)
1996–1998: Regional Sales Manager at Howden Denmark A/S
1994-1996: Area Sales Manager at Ametek Denmark A/S

Other positions related to the company
Member of Group Management, and Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division.
Member of the Kähler Family Meeting.

Positions in other Danish companies
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Other positions
Member of the Board of Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP), Denmark.

Re-election motivation
Thomas Kähler has experience with management, marketing, sales and business development in international businesses and has a close relationship with major shareholders.

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016

Other members of the Board DKK 330,000 annually

 

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Andreas Ronken

Date of birth: 8 May 1967 
Elected to the Board: 2016
Independent according to the corporate governance recommendations
Nationality: German

CEO of Alfred Ritter GmbH &Co.KG

Education
2002: Executive Master of Business Administration, University of Bremen, Germany
1993: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany
1991: MSc. in Industrial Engineering, and CIMS Certificate, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
1990: Bachelor (Vordiplom), Mechanical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany

Main points of career
2015- : CEO of Alfred Ritter GmbH &Co.KG
2005-2014: Managing Director/Vice President, Production and Technology, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co.KG, Germany
2002-2005: Site Director Supply Chain, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Breitenbrunn, Austria
1997-2002: R&D Manager, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Minden, Germany
1996-1997: Shift-/Production Manager, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Bruck, Austria
1995-1996: Process Engineer, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Verden, Germany (Dry Petfood Production)
1994-1995: R&D Assignment, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., St. Denis L’Hotel, France
1993-1994: Management Trainee, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Verden, Germany

Other positions related to the company
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Positions in other Danish companies
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Other positions
Member of Advisory Board of Otto Cosmetic GmbH, Groß Rohrheim, Germany.

Election motivation
Andreas Ronken has extensive experience in strategic management in international companies (Mars Inc. and Alfred Ritter Group) and profound knowledge of marketing, branding, supply chain management and R&D.

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016
Other members of the Board DKK 330,000

 

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Lars Elmekilde Hansen

Born 25 December 1960
Elected to the Board of Directors: 2014
Elected by employees
Nationality: Danish

Senior Project Manager, ROCKWOOL International A/S

Education
1989: Business Diploma, Logistics, Copenhagen Business School
1986: MSc. (Engineering) (Machine), Technical University of Denmark

Other positions related to the company
Member of the Board of the ROCKWOOL Foundation.

Positions in other Danish companies
-

Other positions
-

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016

Other members of the Board of Directors DKK 330,000

 

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Connie Enghus Theisen

Date of birth: 20 November 1960
Elected to the Board: 2006
Elected by employees
Nationality: Danish

Corporate CSR and Sustainability Director, ROCKWOOL International A/S

Education
1994: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (HDA), Odense University
1985: Master of Art, Odense University - Cand. Mag.: principal subject: German, subsidiary subject: English

Other positions related to the company
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Positions in other Danish companies
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Other positions
Member of the Board of Active House Alliance, Belgium.
Member of the Advisory Committee of AktivPLUS, Germany.

Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016
Other members of the Board DKK 330,000

 

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Dorte Hanne Page Larsen

Date of birth: 15 May 1955
Elected to the Board: 2014
Elected by employees
Nationality: Danish

Senior Transport Coordinator, ROCKWOOL International A/S

Education
1982: Professional Training in Procurement/Shipping/Logistics/Insurance
1973: Roskilde Business School

Other positions related to the company
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Positions in other Danish companies
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Other positions
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Remuneration for 2016/2017 determined by
the general meeting April 2016

Other members of the Board DKK 330,000

 

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