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

    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 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 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 – 2015 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


    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 Board 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 Adidas

    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:
    2008 - 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Henkel
    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.

    Jürgen Reinert

    Member of the Board of Directors

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

    Education:
    Doctorate in Engineering
    Doctorate in Motor Control, Aachen University of Technology
    M.S. Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    B.S. Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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

    Other positions:
    Member of the board of Kraftelektronik AB, Sweden

    Connie Hedegaard

    Member of the Board of Directors

    Born: 1960
    Nationality: Danish 
    Based: Denmark
    Position: The Chairman of the Board of the sustainability foundation, KR Foundation, and the green think tank, CONCITO

    Position at Danfoss A/S:
    A member of the Danfoss A/S Board since 2016

    Education:
    MSc in history and comparative literature

    Previous 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
    A Board member of Aarhus University, Denmark

    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: Senior Shop Steward at Danfoss 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

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