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Board of Directors

Tommy Pedersen

Chairman, Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Since the establishment of Maj Invest in 2005, Tommy Pedersen has been chairman of the board. In the period 1997-2017, Tommy was CEO of Augustinus Fonden and Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Akts., and prior to that member of the executive board of Bikuben/BG Bank with responsibility for business clients and business abroad. He now acts as chairman of the board as well as member of the board of a number of Danish and international companies. In addition to Maj Invest, Tommy is chairman of the board of Nykredit Forsikring and vice-chairman of the board of Bodum Holding AG Switzerland, Peter Bodum A/S, Bodum Land A/S and Løvenholm Fonden. Furthermore, he is member of the board of Ejendomsselskabet Jeudan A/S, Pharmacosmos A/S, Den Danske Forskningsfond, and Societe Generale Equipment Finance, Oslo; in the latter also being chairman of the Board Risk Committee. Tommy Pedersen has broad experience within the investment field and has for many years held top management positions and directorships in the financial sector.

Ruth Schade

Member of the board, Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Being Group Chief Executive of Harboes Bryggeri A/S, Ruth Schade has responsibility for business strategy, finance and accounts, legal matters and investor relations. Ruth is a member of the Board of Directors of Harboe Ejendomme A/S, Femern Bælt A/S, Sund og Bælt Holding A/S, Skælskør Bryghus A/S, Keldernæs A/S, Visbjerggården A/S, Lundegård A/S, Buskysminde A/S, Rugbjerggård A/S og Danfrugt Skjælskør A/S. Since her employment in the Harboe Group in 1980, Ruth has held several management positions, including Chief Information Officer, Personnel Manager, Chief Accountant and CFO.

Nils Bernstein

Member of the board, Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Nils Bernstein was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbank (the central bank of Denmark) from 2005 to 2013. Previously, Nils was permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture. Nils is chairman of the board of Danref Holding A/S, Danref A/S and Keramax A/S. Additionally, he is chairman of the committee of representatives of Nordatlantens Brygge and member of the board of Maj Bank A/S.

Jørgen Tang-Jensen

Member of the board, Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Jørgen Tang-Jensen has spent his entire professional life in the VELUX group and has experience from sales, marketing and products as well as production and logistics, among other areas. In 2001 Jørgen Tang-Jensen was appointed CEO of the VELUX group with approx. 10,000 employees in 40 countries, and he retired from this position in 2017. He holds a number of different positions, including board member in VKR Holding A/S (owner of the VELUX Group), board member in Rockwool International A/S and chairman of the Danish Green Investment Fund.

Søren Krag Jacobsen

Member of the board (elected by staff), Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Søren Krag Jacobsen has been employed as Head of Middle Office in Maj Invest since 2015. Søren has more than 15 years of experience from the financial sector and came to Maj Invest from a position as department head in Nykredit. Søren holds an MSc (Economics) from the University of Copenhagen.

Anders Møller Olesen

Member of the board (elected by staff), Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Anders Møller Olesen has served as Senior Relationship Manager at Maj Invest since 2011. Anders has more than 30 years of financial market experience, most recent as Investment Manager at COIN Fondsmæglerselskab A/S and as Senior Sales at FIH Capital Markets. Earlier on in his career, Anders has provided advisory services to both Danish and international institutional investors and private banking clients in Nordea and ABN AMRO Copenhagen, among others.

Tomas Munksgard Hoff

Member of the board (elected by staff), Maj Invest Holding A/S

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Tomas Munksgard Hoff is Senior Manager in Maj Invest's investor relations department with focus on Investeringsforeningen Maj Invest (mutual fund). Tomas joined Maj Invest in 2008 from a position as head of editorial research (business news) at the Danish newspaper Berlingske. Tomas holds an MSc (Economics) from the University of Copenhagen.

Tommy Pedersen

Chairman, Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

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Since the establishment of Maj Invest in 2005, Tommy Pedersen has been chairman of the board. In the period 1997-2017, Tommy was CEO of Augustinus Fonden and Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Akts., and prior to that member of the executive board of Bikuben/BG Bank with responsibility for business clients and business abroad. He now acts as chairman of the board as well as member of the board of a number of Danish and international companies. In addition to Maj Invest, Tommy is chairman of the board of Nykredit Forsikring and vice-chairman of the board of Bodum Holding AG Switzerland, Peter Bodum A/S, Bodum Land A/S and Løvenholm Fonden. Furthermore, he is member of the board of Ejendomsselskabet Jeudan A/S, Pharmacosmos A/S, Den Danske Forskningsfond, and Societe Generale Equipment Finance, Oslo; in the latter also being chairman of the Board Risk Committee. Tommy Pedersen has broad experience within the investment field and has for many years held top management positions and directorships in the financial sector.

Ruth Schade

Member of the board, Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

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Being Group Chief Executive of Harboes Bryggeri A/S, Ruth Schade has responsibility for business strategy, finance and accounts, legal matters and investor relations. Ruth is a member of the Board of Directors of Harboe Ejendomme A/S, Femern Bælt A/S, Sund og Bælt Holding A/S, Skælskør Bryghus A/S, Keldernæs A/S, Visbjerggården A/S, Lundegård A/S, Buskysminde A/S, Rugbjerggård A/S og Danfrugt Skjælskør A/S. Since her employment in the Harboe Group in 1980, Ruth has held several management positions, including Chief Information Officer, Personnel Manager, Chief Accountant and CFO.

Nils Bernstein

Member of the board, Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

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Nils Bernstein was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbank (the central bank of Denmark) from 2005 to 2013. Previously, Nils was permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture. Nils is chairman of the board of Danref Holding A/S, Danref A/S and Keramax A/S. Additionally, he is chairman of the committee of representatives of Nordatlantens Brygge and member of the board of Maj Bank A/S.

Jørgen Tang-Jensen

Member of the board, Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

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Jørgen Tang-Jensen has spent his entire professional life in the VELUX group and has experience from sales, marketing and products as well as production and logistics, among other areas. In 2001 Jørgen Tang-Jensen was appointed CEO of the VELUX group with approx. 10,000 employees in 40 countries, and he retired from this position in 2017. He holds a number of different positions, including board member in VKR Holding A/S (owner of the VELUX Group), board member in Rockwool International A/S and chairman of the Danish Green Investment Fund.

Anders Møller Olesen

Member of the board (elected by staff), Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

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Anders Møller Olesen has served as Senior Relationship Manager at Maj Invest since 2011. Anders has more than 30 years of financial market experience, most recent as Investment Manager at COIN Fondsmæglerselskab A/S and as Senior Sales at FIH Capital Markets. Earlier on in his career, Anders has provided advisory services to both Danish and international institutional investors and private banking clients in Nordea and ABN AMRO Copenhagen, among others.

Tomas Munksgard Hoff

Member of the board (elected by staff), Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S

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Tomas Munksgard Hoff is Senior Manager in Maj Invest's investor relations department with focus on Investeringsforeningen Maj Invest (mutual fund). Tomas joined Maj Invest in 2008 from a position as head of editorial research (business news) at the Danish newspaper Berlingske. Tomas holds an MSc (Economics) from the University of Copenhagen.

Tommy Pedersen

Chairman, Maj Invest Equity A/S

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Since the establishment of Maj Invest in 2005, Tommy Pedersen has been chairman of the board. In the period 1997-2017, Tommy was CEO of Augustinus Fonden and Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker Akts., and prior to that member of the executive board of Bikuben/BG Bank with responsibility for business clients and business abroad. He now acts as chairman of the board as well as member of the board of a number of Danish and international companies. In addition to Maj Invest, Tommy is chairman of the board of Nykredit Forsikring and vice-chairman of the board of Bodum Holding AG Switzerland, Peter Bodum A/S, Bodum Land A/S and Løvenholm Fonden. Furthermore, he is member of the board of Ejendomsselskabet Jeudan A/S, Pharmacosmos A/S, Den Danske Forskningsfond, and Societe Generale Equipment Finance, Oslo; in the latter also being chairman of the Board Risk Committee. Tommy Pedersen has broad experience within the investment field and has for many years held top management positions and directorships in the financial sector.

Ruth Schade

Member of the board, Maj Invest Equity A/S

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Being Group Chief Executive of Harboes Bryggeri A/S, Ruth Schade has responsibility for business strategy, finance and accounts, legal matters and investor relations. Ruth is a member of the Board of Directors of Harboe Ejendomme A/S, Femern Bælt A/S, Sund og Bælt Holding A/S, Skælskør Bryghus A/S, Keldernæs A/S, Visbjerggården A/S, Lundegård A/S, Buskysminde A/S, Rugbjerggård A/S og Danfrugt Skjælskør A/S. Since her employment in the Harboe Group in 1980, Ruth has held several management positions, including Chief Information Officer, Personnel Manager, Chief Accountant and CFO.

Nils Bernstein

Member of the board, Maj Invest Equity A/S

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Nils Bernstein was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Danmarks Nationalbank (the central bank of Denmark) from 2005 to 2013. Previously, Nils was permanent secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Agriculture. Nils is chairman of the board of Danref Holding A/S, Danref A/S and Keramax A/S. Additionally, he is chairman of the committee of representatives of Nordatlantens Brygge and member of the board of Maj Bank A/S.

Jørgen Tang-Jensen

Member of the board, Maj Invest Equity A/S

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Jørgen Tang-Jensen has spent his entire professional life in the VELUX group and has experience from sales, marketing and products as well as production and logistics, among other areas. In 2001 Jørgen Tang-Jensen was appointed CEO of the VELUX group with approx. 10,000 employees in 40 countries, and he retired from this position in 2017. He holds a number of different positions, including board member in VKR Holding A/S (owner of the VELUX Group), board member in Rockwool International A/S and chairman of the Danish Green Investment Fund.

Jeppe Christiansen

Member of the board, Maj Invest Equity A/S

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Jeppe Christiansen has been CEO of the Maj Invest group since its establishment in 2005. In addition, Jeppe was CEO of Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond (LD) from 2004 and until 1 April 2009. Prior to that, Jeppe was Executive Director in Danske Bank (1998-2004) with responsibility for group equity business and corporate international banking. In the period 1988-1998 Jeppe worked for LD, first as CIO (1988-1993) and later on as Executive Director with responsibility for the equity business (1993-1998). During this period, Jeppe worked with investments in all asset classes, including LD's long-standing investments in Danish private equity. Prior to that he worked as an economist with SDS (1986-1988). Jeppe holds an MSc from the University of Copenhagen (1985). Jeppe is Chairman of the Board of Haldor Topsøe A/S and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Novo Nordisk A/S and Maj Bank A/S. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at Novo A/S, Kirkbi A/S and Symphogen A/S. In addition, Jeppe is a board member of Emlika Aps and a member of the executive board of Det Kgl. Vajsenhus.

Erik Holm

Member of the board, Maj Invest Equity A/S

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Erik Holm has been Managing Director of the Maj Invest group since 2011 with responsibility for Maj Invest Equity. In the period 2006-2011 Erik was CEO and Group Managing Director of Dyrup A/S. Prior to that (1996-2006) Erik was CEO and Group Managing Director of Louis Poulsen A/S. Until his appointment to CEO and Group Managing Director, Erik held various positions in Louis Poulsen A/S from 1981 (including Director, Group CFO, Wholesale Manager, Sales and Marketing Director, etc.). Erik holds an MSc from Copenhagen Business School. Erik is a member of the board of a number of Maj Invest Equity’s portfolio companies. In addition, he is a member of the board of two listed companies, Brødrene A & O Johansen A/S and SP Group A/S.