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The Danfoss Board

  • Jørgen M. Clausen

    Chairman of the Board of Directors 

    Born: 23 sep. 1948
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Chairman

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors since 2009. Elected to the Board of Directors in 1985 and re-elected for subsequent terms.

    Education:
    Master of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering, DTU (Technical University of Denmark)

    Former positions:
    President and CEO of Danfoss 1996 – 2008
    President of Danfoss Mobile Hydraulics
    Vice President of Danfoss Technology Center

    Other positions:
    Chairman of Danish Energy Industries Federation (DK) and Chariman of the InnovationsFonden (DK)
    Member of the Board of Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation (DK) and Fonden for Universe Science Parken (DK)

    Decoration:
    Chamberlain title bestowed by H. M. The Queen of Denmark
    Knight of the Dannebrog by the first degree
    Verdienstkreuz erster Klasse of the Federal Republic of Germany

    Henrik Poulsen

    Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors 

    Born: 1967
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: CEO of DONG Energy (DK)

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Deputy Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors since 2014. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

    Education:
    Master of Science in Finance & Accounting, Aarhus Universitet
    Bachelor of Science in International Business, Aarhus Universitet

    Former positions:
    2012 – CEO, DONG Energy (DK)
    2008-2012 CEO, TDC A/S (DK)
    1996-2008 Various management positions at McKinsey (US), LEGO (DK) and Capstone (UK)
    Other positions:
    Member of the Board of ISS A/S (DK) and Chr. Hansen Holding (DK) 

    Mads-Peter Clausen

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1976
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: United States
    Position: Executive Committee Consultant Danfoss A/S

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2014. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

    Education:
    Master of Business Administration, University of Georgia
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Southern Denmark

    Former positions:
    2011-2014 Executive Committee Consultant, Danfoss A/S (DK)
    2007-2010 Vice President, Danfoss Appliance Controls
    2002-2007 Various management positions at Danfoss A/S (DK)

    Other positions:
    Member of the Board of miniBOOSTER A/S (DK)

    William Erwin Hoover Jr.

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1949
    Nationality: American
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Director

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2007. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2007 and re-elected for subsequent terms.

    Education:
    Master of Business Administration, Harvard University

    Other positions:
    Chairman of the Board of ReD Associates Holding A/S (DK).
    Vice-Chairman of the Baord of GN Store Nord A/S (Great Nordic) (DK).
    Member of the Board of Sanistål A/S (DK) and Lego Foundation (DK).

    Kasper Rørsted

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1962
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Germany
    Position: CEO of Henkel

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2009. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2009 and re-elected for subsequent terms.

    Education:
    International Business School, Copenhagen
    Harvard Business School, Executive Programs

    Career:
    April 2008 - Chief Executive Officer
    2007 – 2008 Vice Chairman of the Management Board
    2005 – 2007 Executive Vice President Henkel, Human Resources/ Purchasing/Information Technologies/Infrastructure Services
    2002 – 2004 Senior Vice President and General Manager Hewlett Packard, EMEA Region
    2001 – 2002 Vice President and General Manager Compaq, EMEA Region
    1995 – 2001 Various management positions at Compaq, incl. head of Compaq Enterprise Business Group in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
    prior to 1995 Different management positions in sales and marketing with Oracle and Digital Equipment Corporation

    Other positions:
    Member of the Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

    Björn Rosengren

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1959
    Nationality: Swedish
    Resident: Sweden
    Position: CEO and President of Wärtsilä Corporation

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2010. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010 and re-elected for subsequent terms.

    Education:
    Master of Science in technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

    Former positions:
    2011 - CEO and President of Wärtsilä Corporation
    1998 – 2011 Various management positions amongst other Senior Executive Vice President and Business Area President for Construction and Mining Technique at Atlas Copco
    1995 – 1998 GM of Nordhydraulic, Nordwin AB

    Other positions:
    2014- Member of Outotec Board of Directors


    Jens Peter Nielsen

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1957
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Senior Shop Steward at Danfoss Kolding

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Employee elected member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2006. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2006 and re-elected for subsequent terms.

    Education:
    Machinist

    Other positions:
    Chairman of Group Club Danfoss Denmark and Danfoss Employee Foundation

    Lars Grau

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1963
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Tillidsrepræsentant I Nordborg

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Employee elected member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2014. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

    Education:
    Electrician

    Sandra Nørgaard Bertelsen

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1982
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Senior Legal Advisor

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Employee elected member of the company’s Board of Directors since 2014. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2014.

    Education:
    Master of Laws, Aarhus Universitet
    Bachelor of Laws, Aarhus Universitet

    Bitten Clausen

    Honorary Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1912
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Honorary member of the Board of Directors

    Position with Danfoss A/S
    Member of the company’s Board of Directors from 1966 to 1989. Honorary member of the Board of Directors since 1989.

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