The Danfoss Board

  • Jørgen M. Clausen

    Chairman of the Board of Directors 

    Born: 1948
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Chairman

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2009. Elected to the Board of Directors in 1985.

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

    Other positions:
    Chairman of the Board of Applied Biomimetic A/S
    Member of the Board of Fonden Universe Science Park
    Member of the Board of miniBOOSTER Hydraulics A/S
    Member of the Board of Blue Equity Management A/S

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

    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

    Björn Klas Otto Rosengren

    Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1959
    Nationality: Swedish
    Resident: Sweden
    Position: President & CEO of Sandvik AB

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2010. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010. Considered independent board member.

    Special competencies:
    Master of Science in technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

    Former positions:
    2011 – 2015: CEO and President of Wärtsilä Corporation
    1998 – 2011: Various managerial positions, including Senior Executive Vice President and Business Area President for Construction and Mining Technique with Atlas Copco
    1995 – 1998: GM of Nordhydraulic, Nordwin AB

    Mads-Peter Clausen

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1976
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: USA
    Position: Vice President, Oil Free Solutions, Danfoss Turbocor Compressors, Inc.

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

    Special competencies:
    Master of Business Administration, University of Georgia, USA
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Southern Denmark

    Former positions:
    2011 – 2014: Executive Committee Consultant, Danfoss A/S, Denmark
    2007 – 2010 Vice President, Danfoss Appliance Controls
    2002 – 2007: Various management positions at Danfoss A/S, Denmark

    Other current positions:
    Member of the Board of miniBOOSTER A/S, Denmark
    Member of the Board of LineStream Technologies, Inc. 

    Per Falholt

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1958 
    Nationality: Danish 
    Based: Denmark
    Position: Founder of Per Falholt Global R&D Advisory Services  A/S

    Position at Danfoss A/S:
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Considered independent board member.

    Special competencies:
    IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Special Project, Lecturer
    IMD, Business programs
    Novo Nordisk Executive leadership program
    MSc Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

    Former positions:
    2000 – 2016: Executive Vice President and Global Manager, Novozymes R&D, Denmark
    1998 – 2000: Senior Vice President, Enzyme Development and Application, Novo Nordisk
    2010 – 2015: Honorable Professor at Systems Biology, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    2011 – 2013: Member of Danish Research Political Council, Danish Government

    Other current positions:
    Chairman for ATV Science and Engineering project, Denmark
    Board member in Cytovac A/S, Denmark
    Scientific Consultant, Corbion, the Netherlands
    Consultant, Biotechnology and strategic R&D, Novozymes, Denmark
    Chairman of the Board of Governors, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
    Member of Executive Board and Vice Chairman in DHI, Denmark

    Connie Hedegaard

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1960
    Nationality: Danish 
    Based: Denmark
    Position: Chairman of the Board of KR Foundation and CONCITO

    Position at Danfoss A/S:
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2016. Considered independent board member.

    Special competencies:
    MSc in history and comparative literature

    Former positions:
    2010 – 2014 EU Climate Commissioner
    2004 – 2009 Danish Minister for Environment and Minister for Climate and Energy

    Other current positions:
    Chairman of the Board of the sustainability foundation, KR Foundation
    Chairman of the Board of the green think tank, CONCITO
    Chairman of OECD’s Round Table on Sustainable Development
    Member of the Board of Aarhus University, Denmark
    Member of the Board of NORDEX

    William Erwin Hoover Jr.

    Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee

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

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2007. Elected to the Board of Directors in 2007. Considered independent board member.

    Special competencies:
    Master of Business Administration, Harvard University

    Other current positions:
    Chairman of the Board of ReD Associates Holding A/S, Denmark
    Deputy Chairman of the Board of GN Store Nord A/S (Great Nordic), Denmark
    Member of the Board of Sanistål A/S, Denmark
    Member of the Board of Lego Foundation, Denmark
    Member of the Board of Specialist People Foundation
    Member of the Board of Neopost A/S.

    Jürgen Reinert

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1968
    Nationality: German
    Resident: Germany
    Position: CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and COO (Chief Operations Officer), SMA Technology AG

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2015. Considered independent board member.

    Special competencies:
    Doctorate in Electrical Engineering, Aachen University of Technology, Germany
    Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

    Former positions:
    Since 2011: Managerial positions with SMA Technology AG
    2000 – 2011: Managerial positions with Emotron, Sweden 

    Other current positions:
    Member of the Board of Kraftelektronik AB, Sweden

    Jörg Stratmann

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1969 
    Nationality: German
    Based: Germany
    Position: Board member and General Manager, MAHLE Group

    Position at Danfoss A/S:
    Member of the Board of Directors since 2017. Considered independent board member.

    Special competencies:
    PhD thesis, Technical University Berlin, Germany
    Mechanical Engineering and Economics (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen), technical University Berlin, Germany

    Former positions:
    2008 – 2013: Different Management positions as Member of Management Committee, responsible for global sales and application engineering, MAHLE Group, Germany
    2006 – 2008: Managing Director for the global Gasoline Engine Control units business, VDO Automotive AG
    2000 – 2006: Positions as CEO and General Manager of Siemens VDO Automotive in Romania and Italy 

    Other current positions:
    Member of the Management Board of MAHLE Group and Head of Business Unit Thermal Systems
    Chairman of the Management Board, MAHLE Behr Group

    Sandra Nørgaard Bertelsen

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1982
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Senior HR Manager, Legal Consultancy, Danfoss A/S, Denmark

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2014.

    Special competencies:
    Master of Laws, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Bachelor of Laws, Aarhus University, Denmark
    Cooperation courses and experience from other board memberships

    Lars Grau

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1963
    Nationality: Danish
    Resident: Denmark
    Position: Senior Shop Steward at Danfoss Nordborg, Denmark

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2014.

    Special competencies:
    Electrician

    Other current positions:
    Member of the Board of Danfoss Employee Foundation, Denmark
    Member of the Board of Danish El Federal in South Jutland, Denmark

    Jens Peter Rosendahl Nielsen

    Member of the Board of Directors

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

    Position with Danfoss A/S:
    Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2006.

    Special competencies:
    Machinist
    Cooperation courses and experience from other board memberships

    Other current positions:
    Chairman of the Board of Danfoss Employee Foundation, Denmark
    Member of the Board of Metal Kolding and LO-Kolding, Denmark

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