The Danfoss Board

Jørgen M. Clausen

Jørgen M. Clausen

Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Born: 1948
Nationality: Danish
Residence: 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:
Professional experience managing a Danish-based international company and from other board memberships.

Education:
Master of Business Administration, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
Master 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 current positions:
Member of the Board of Fonden Universe Science Park, Denmark.
Member of the Board of miniBOOSTER Hydraulics A/S, Denmark.
Owner of SaltPower Aps, Denmark. 

Decoration:
Chamberlain title bestowed by H. M. The Queen of Denmark.
Commander of the Order of Dannebrog bestowed by H. M. The Queen of Denmark.
Verdienstkreuz erster Klasse of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The People's Republic of China Friendship Award.

Jens Bjerg Sørensen

Jens Bjerg Sørensen

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Born: 1957
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the listed company Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co.
Appointed: 2020 - Member of the Board of Directors since 2020.

Position with Danfoss A/S:
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2020

Special competencies:
Strong experience within strategy, M&A, portfolio management and business administration. Strong knowledge of management in a global group and the work in a listed company

Education:
Business graduate, Niels Brock Business College
Business diploma (HD), Marketing economics, Copenhagen Business School
IEP (INSEAD Executive Programme), INSEAD, France

Other current board positions:

Chairman of the Board of Directors in Alba Ejendomme A/S; BioMar Group A/S; Borg Automotive A/S; F. Salling Holding A/S and F. Salling Invest A/S; GPV International A/S; HydraSpecma A/S; Købmand Herman Sallings Fond; A. Kirk A/S

Vice chairman of the Board of Directors in Salling Group A/S; Fibertex Nonwovens A/S and Fibertex Personal Care A/S

Member of the Board of Directors in Per Aarsleff Holding A/S, Købmand Herman Sallings Mindefond; Aida A/S; Ejendomsselskabet FMJ A/S; F.M.J. A/S; Bitten & Mads Clausens Fond

Other current management positions:
CEO in Jens Bjerg Sørensen, Datterholding 1 ApS, and Jens Bjerg Sørensen Holding ApS

 

Mads-Peter Clausen

Mads-Peter Clausen

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1976
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Position: Senior Director, Oil Free Solutions, Danfoss A/S

Position with Danfoss A/S:
Member of Board of Directors since 2014

Special competencies:
International experience from executive management positions and strong strategic, organizational and communicative skills. Extensive knowledge of business administration, engineering and board work.

Education:
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:
Chairman of the Board of Directors in miniBOOSTER A/S, Denmark

 

Per Falholt

Per Falholt

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1958 
Nationality: Danish
Residence: Denmark
Position: CSO and co-founder 21st.BIO

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

Special competencies:
Professional experience from Research & Development, product innovation and development of new biotechnologies for products, applications and processes and start-up companies. Extensive experience with talent development, global partnerships and relations.

Education:
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:
2013-2020: Chairman of the Board of Governors, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
2018-2020: Strategy consultant at the Novo Nordisk foundation
2016-2019: Scientific Consultant, Corbion, the Netherlands
2016-2019: Chairman for ATV Science and Engineering project, Denmark
2017-2018: Program Manager, LIFE-project, Novo Nordisk Foundation
2011-2018: Member of Executive Board and Vice Chairman in DHI, Denmark
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:
2016 - Board member in Cytovac A/S, Denmark

2017 - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Universe Science Park, Denmark

2019 - Chairman of the Board of DHI Foundation

2019 - Board member Applied Biomemetics

2020 - Board member in Co-Ro A/S

2020 - Board member in Lactobio

2020 - CSO and co-founder of 21st.BIO

2020 - Board member in LIFE foundation

Connie Hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard

Member of the Board of Directors

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

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

Special competencies:

Education:
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
Chairman Berlingske Media (part of de Persgroup)
Chairman of the Board of Aarhus University, Denmark
Member of the Board of NORDEX
Member of Volkswagen's Sustainability Board
Member of the Board of Cadeler

William Erwin Hoover Jr.

William Erwin Hoover Jr.

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

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

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

Special competencies:
Professional experience with supply chain, performance transformation, organizational changes and mergers and acquisitions

Education:
Master of Business Administration, Harvard University

Former positions:
30 years with McKinsey and Co

Other current positions:
Chairman of the Board of ReD Associates Holding A/S, Denmark
Member of the Board of Specialist People Foundation
Member of the Board of Neopost A/S

Jürgen Reinert

Jürgen Reinert

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1968
Nationality: German
Residence: Germany
Position: CEO (Chief Executive Officer), SMA Technology AG

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

Special competencies:
International experience with executive management and business administration as well as strong strategic, organizational and communicative skills. Expert within electrical engineering (Drives, Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy) and science and extensive knowledge from other board positions

Education:
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 2014: Board Member at SMA Technology AG
2011-2014: Division Head at SMA Technology AG
2000-2011: Managerial positions with Emotron, Sweden

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

Mika Vehviläinen

Mika Vehviläinen

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1961
Nationality: Finnish
Residence: Finland
Position: President and CEO in Cargotec since 2013

Position with Danfoss A/S:
Member of the Board of Directors since 2018.
Considered independent board member.

Special competencies:
Professional experience with performance transformation, organizational changes, mergers and acquisitions, and Internet of Things (IoT)

Education:
Advanced Management Program (APM) Harvard Business School, 1998
MSc.(Economics) Helsinki School of Economics, 1984

Former positions:
2009-2013: President and CEO in Finnair PLC
2007-2009: Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Nokia Siemens Networks
2005-2006: Senior Vice President and General Manager in Nokia

 

Sandra Nørgaard Bertelsen

Sandra Nørgaard Bertelsen

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1982
Nationality: Danish
Residence: Denmark
Position: HR Director, HR Operations NER, 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

Marianne Godballe

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1984
Nationality: Danish
Residence: Denmark
Position: Senior Design Technician and shop Steward, Danfoss A/S Industrial Automation, Nordborg, Denmark

Position with Danfoss A/S:
Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2018

Special competencies:
Technical Designer
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)
Experience from other board memberships

Other current positions:
Member of the Board of Danfoss Employee Foundation, Denmark
Chairman of ”TL-klubben”, Danfoss A/S SydDanmark
Secretary General 2021, Junior Chamber International Denmark

Lars Grau

Lars Grau

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1963
Nationality: Danish
Residence: Denmark
Position: Shop Steward and skilled worker at Danfoss Nordborg, Denmark

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

Special competencies:
Electrician
Experience from other board memberships

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

Jens Peter Rosendahl Nielsen

Jens Peter Rosendahl Nielsen

Member of the Board of Directors

Born: 1957
Nationality: Danish
Residence: 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