Board of Directors


Audited by PwC
Board of Directors
Henrik Gürtler*

Born 1953. CEO, Novo A/S. Chairman of the Board since 2000. Elected for one year at a time.

Board positions
Chairman:
Copenhagen Airports A/S
COWI A/S

Member:
Novo Nordisk A/S

Special competencies
In-depth knowledge of Novozymes’ business and expertise in managing and working in an international biotechnology company

Kurt Anker Nielsen*

Born 1945. Vice-Chairman of the Board. Chairman of the Audit Committee. Member of the Board since 2000. Elected for one year at a time.

Board positions
Chairman:
Reliance A/S

Member:
The Novo Nordisk Foundation

Member and Chairman of the audit committee:
Novo Nordisk A/S
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
LifeCycle Pharma A/S

Special competencies
Expertise in financial and accounting matters and in-depth knowledge of Novozymes’ business

Paul Petter Aas

Born 1946. Senior Vice President, Yara International ASA (Norway). Member of the Board since 2000. Elected for one year at a time.

Special competencies
Extensive international management experience

Lars Bo Køppler
Born 1962. Technician. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2010. Elected for four years at a time.
Mathias Uhlén

Born 1954. Professor, the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan), Stockholm (Sweden). Member of the Board since 2007. Elected for one year at a time.

Board positions
Member:
KTH Holding AB
Atlas Antibodies AB
Affibody Holding AB
Swetree Technologies AB
NorDiag ASA
Bure Equity AB

Special competencies
Broad experience in research and biotechnology

Ulla Morin
Born 1954. Laboratory Technician. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2001. Elected for four years at a time.
Walther Thygesen

Born 1950. CEO, Thrane & Thrane A/S. Member of the Board since 2000. Member of the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.

Board positions
Chairman:
Hewlett-Packard Denmark
The Growth Foundation (Vækstfonden)

Member:
Royal Unibrew A/S

Special competencies
Expertise in IT, finance, and marketing and broad international business experience

Søren Henrik Jepsen
Born 1947. Regulatory Affairs Manager. Employee representative. Member of the Board since 2005. Elected for four years at a time.
Jerker Hartwall

Born 1952. Self-employed consultant. Member of the Board since 2000. Member of the Audit Committee. Elected for one year at a time.

Special competencies
Expertise in financial matters and extensive international management experience

* These board members are not regarded as independent in the sense of the definition contained in the Danish Recommendations on Corporate Governance.
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