The Danfoss Board

Jens Bjerg Sørensen

Jens Bjerg Sørensen - Chairman

Born: June 1957
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Independent

Board member since 2020.
Vice Chairman since 2020. Elected for a term of one year.

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

Board positions:
Chair:
Alba Ejendomme A/S; BioMar Group A/S; Borg Automotive A/S; F. Salling Holding A/S; F. Salling Invest A/S; GPV International A/S; HydraSpecma A/S; Købmand Herman Sallings Fond; A. Kirk A/S

Vice chair:
Salling Group A/S; Fibertex Nonwovens A/S; Fibertex Personal Care A/S

Member:
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

Present managerial positions:
CEO in Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co.; Jens Bjerg Sørensen Holding ApS; Jens Bjerg Sørensen Datterholding 1 ApS

Mads Clausen

Mads Clausen

Born: October 1984
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Non-independent

Board member since 2022. Elected for a term of one year.

Special competencies:
Professional experience in technology and product development, commercialization of new technology, finance, M&A and business management.

Education:
Master of Business Administration, London Business School
Master of Science, Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University
MSc in Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Board positions:
Chair:
MC2 Therapeutics A/S; Vandstrom Inc.

Member:
Bitten & Mads Clausen’s Foundation since 2015

Present managerial position:
Entrepreneur and founder of the companies MC2 Therapeutics A/S and Vandstrom Inc. MC2 Therapeutics A/S is a pharmaceutical company focusing on topical therapies for autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Vandstrom Inc. is a developer of new membrane technology for use in separation processes in the water, life science, enzyme and food industries.

Mads-Peter Clausen

Mads-Peter Clausen

Born: July 1976
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Non-independent

Board member since 2014. Elected for a term of one year.

Special competencies:
International experience from managerial 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

Board positions:
Chairman:
miniBOOSTER A/S, Denmark

Present managerial position:
Head of Sector Integration, Global, Danfoss Climate Solutions, Danfoss A/S, Denmark

 

Karin Dohm

Karin Dohm

Born: June 1972
Nationality: German
Resident: Germany
Independent

Board member since 2022. Elected for a term of one year.

 

Special competencies:
Extensive international experience in key topics such as strategy, finance, treasury, risk management and compliance and Corporate Governance. Broad experience in a global environment working for and with multinational companies.

Education:
Master in Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Chartered Accountant
Chartered Tax Advisor

Board positions:
Vice Chair and member:
Supervisory Board of Deutsche Euroshop AG (Head of Audit Committee)

Member:
Supervisory Board of CECONOMY AG (Head of Audit Committee)

Present managerial position:
CFO of HORNBACH Management AG, the general partner of HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA

Per Falholt

Per Falholt

Born: September 1958 
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Independent

Board member since 2017. Elected for a term of one year.

 

Special competencies:
Professional experience from Research & Development, product innovation and development of new biotechnologies for products, applications and processes as well as start-up companies

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)

Board positions:
Chair:
Universe Science Park, Denmark; DHI Foundation; Curasight A/S

Member:
Cytovac A/S, Denmark; Applied Biomemetics; Co-Ro A/S; Lactobio; LIFE foundation; Bactolife

Present managerial position:
CSO and co-founder 21st.BIO

Connie Hedegaard

Connie Hedegaard

Born: September 1960
Nationality: Danish
Residence: Denmark
Independent

Board member since 2016. Elected for a term of one year.

Special competencies:
Professional experience as Minister and EU Commissioner with extensive knowledge of climate, environmental and energy challenges on an international level. Expert on global sustainable development and green transition

Education:
MSc in history and comparative literature

Board positions:
Chair:
KR Foundation; the green think tank, CONCITO; OECD’s Round Table on Sustainable Development; Aarhus University, Denmark

Member:
NORDEX; Volkswagen's Sustainability Board; Cadeler

Jürgen Reinert

Jürgen Reinert

Born: January 1968
Nationality: German
Resident: Germany
Independent

Board member since 2015. Elected for a term of one year.

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

Board positions:
Member:
Kraftelektronik AB, Sweden

Present managerial position:
CEO in SMA Technology AG

Mika Vehviläinen

Mika Vehviläinen

Born: February 1961 
Nationality: Finnish
Resident: Finland
Independent

Board member since 2018. Elected for a term of one year.

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

Present managerial position:
President and CEO in Cargotec

 

Henning Bjørklund

Henning Bjørklund

Born: December 1964
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Non-independent

Employee-elected board member since 2022. Elected for a term of four years in accordance with Danish law.

Education:
Mechanical Engineer, Sønderborg, Denmark

Present managerial position:
Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Danfoss A/S, Refrigeration and A/C Controls, Nordborg, Denmark

Marianne Godballe

Born: June 1984
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Non-independent

Employee-elected board member since 2018. Elected for a term of four years in accordance with Danish law.

Education:
Technical Designer
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Supply Chain Management)

Board positions:
Chair:
”TL-klubben”, South Denmark, Danfoss A/S,

Member:
Danfoss Employee Foundation, Denmark
Deputy President, Junior Chamber International Denmark
Junior Chamber International Denmark Foundation

Present position:
Senior Design Technician and shop steward, Danfoss A/S, Industrial Automation, Denmark

Henning Andreas Krogh

Henning Andreas Krogh

Born: January 1962
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Non-independent

Employee-elected board member since 2022. Elected for a term of four years in accordance with Danish law.

Education:
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering & Operational Management, Sønderborg.

Present position:
Director Projects Supply Chain, Danfoss A/S, Refrigeration and A/C Controls, Nordborg, Denmark

Bent Lewke

Bent Lewke

Born: October 1972
Nationality: Danish
Resident: Denmark
Non-independent

Employee-elected board member since 2022. Elected for a term of four years in accordance with Danish law.

Education:
Machine operator

Board positions:
Member:
Dansk Metal Sønderjylland, Denmark

Present position:
Skilled worker and shop steward at Danfoss Nordborg, Danmark