Copenhagen Capacity's Board of Directors

Copenhagen Capacity´s Board of Directors consists of 13 members. The board is composed on the basis of a fixed distribution:

  • The Regional Council of the Capital Region appoints 4 members.
  • The Municipality of Copenhagen appoints 1 member.
  • Local Government Denmark appoints 1 member.
  • The board members appoint 7 extra independent members.

A member can not be appointed to the board after reaching the age of 75 years.


Peter Højland

Peter Højland

Chairman. Joined the board in 2007, re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the board. Born in 1950.

Considered independent: Yes

Peter Højland has been Chairman of Copenhagen Capacity’s board of directors since 2007. He has served as CEO of SAS Denmark, Superfos and Transmedica A/S, and he has held various directorships in Danish companies and organisations such as Danske Bank, Center for Ledelse (Chairman) and Amrop-Hever (Chairman). In 2003-2005, he was a member of the Welfare Commission appointed by the Danish government.

Peter Højland is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and he holds a BA degree in Economics & Business Administration from CBS.

Other directorships:
Chairman: Siemens A/S, Fonden til støtte for Danske Soldater i Internationale Missioner (Soldaterlegatet) and Wonderful Copenhagen.
Board member: Danmark-Amerika Fondet (treasurer), Windowmaster A/S, Hjerteforeningen, Fintech Solutions Lab Aps and November First A/S.

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Lars Gaardhøj

Lars Gaardhøj

Vice Chairman. Member of the Regional Council. Joined the board in 2014, re-elected in 2017. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the Regional Council of the Capital Region (the Social Democratic Party). Born in 1974.

Considered independent: No

Since 2009, Lars Gaardhøj has been a member of the Regional Council of the Capital Region elected for the Social Democratic Party and is currently a member of the Executive Committee and chairman of the Committee on Business, Commerce and Growth. Previously, he has worked as a NGO project coordinator and as a political advisor in the Danish Parliament. Lars Gaardhøj is now a consultant at AOF Denmark. He holds a master’s degree in Contemporary History from University of Southern Denmark.

Other directorships:
Danske Regioner

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Hans Toft

Hans Toft

Member of the Regional Council. Joined the board in 2010. Term of office expires in 2017. Appointed by the Regional Council of the Capital Region (the Conservative People's Party). Born in 1947.

Considered independent: No

Hans Toft is mayor of the Municipality of Gentofte and a member of the Regional Council of the Capital Region, representing the Conservative People's Party. Previously, he worked as Vice President and as a lawyer at Norsk Hydro Olie A/S for 17 years. From 1971 to 1975, Hans Toft was a member of the Danish Parliament. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Aarhus.

Other directorships
Wonderful Copenhagen, Movia, Kommunekredit, HMN Naturgas & Vestforbrænding.

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Ole Bondo Christensen

Mayer of the Municipality of Furesø. Joined the board in 2018. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by Appointed by Local Government Regional Council, Capital Region (KKR Hovedstaden) (the Social Democratic Party). Born in 1957.

Considered independent: No

Ole Bondo Christensen is the Mayor of the Municipality of Furesø, representing the Social Democratic Party. Previously, he worked as Head og Division in the Ministry of Employment. Ole Bondo Christensen has been the Chairman of the Board of Vestforbrænding since 2014 and he has been the vice Chairman of the Board of Dansk Affaldssortering from 2014 to 2018.

He holds a Master of from Roskilde University.

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Tormod Olsen

Tormod Olsen

Member of the Regional Council. Joined the board in 2014, re-elected in 2017. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the Regional Council of the Capital Region (the Red-Green Alliance). Born in 1983.

Considered independent: No

Tormod Olsen has been a member of the Regional Council of the Capital Region since 2013 and is also a member of the Committee on the Environment and Traffic and the Committee on Occupation and Research. He has been a member of the Red-Green Alliance since 2005 and is working as a political adviser for the Red-Green Alliance at Christiansborg. Tormod Olsen holds a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen.

Other directorships:

Danske Regioner.

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Mia Nyegaard

Mia Nyegaard

Mayor of Social Services of the Municipality of Copenhagen. Joined the board in 2018. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the Municipality of Copenhagen (the Danish Social-Liberal Party). Born in 1974.

Considered independent: No

Mia Nyegaard is the Mayor of Social Services of the Municipality of Copenhagen, representing the Danish Social-Liberal Party, and she is the citizen representative (Borgerrepræsentant) in the citizen representation in Copenhagen (Københavns Borgerrepræsentation). Previously, she has among other things worked as a business developer, CEO for a chocolate factory and an EU-consultant in Bruxelles.

Mia Nyegaard has been a member of the board of several other companies and organisations, e.g. GAME.

She holds a Master of Political Science and a Master in African Studies both from the University of Copenhagen.

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Peter Westermann

Member of the Regional Council. Joined the board in 2018. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the Capital Region (the Socialist People’s Party). Born in 1985.

Considered independent: No

Peter Westermann is former MP and vice chairman of Socialist People’s Party during it’s time in government. He now works as a teacher at Grundtvigs Højskole (Grundtvigs Folk School).

He holds a Master of Politial Science.

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Jørgen Bardenfleth

Jørgen Bardenfleth

Chairman, Lyngsoe Systems, Dubex A/S and Symbion. Vice Chairman in BLOXHUB. Joined the board in 2009, re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Term of office expires in 2017. Appointed by the board. Born in 1955.

Considered independent: Yes

Jørgen Bardenfleth is chairman of Lyngsoe Systems, Dubex A/S and Symbion. Further, he is Vice Chairman in BLOXHUB and Operating Partner i CataCap and he is a member of the committee of The Danish Council for IT under the Ministry of Finance. Previously, he has served as Country Manager of Hewlett-Packard Denmark, Intel, and Microsoft Denmark. Joergen Bardenfleth has previously held various directorships in Danish companies and organizations such as BØRNEfonden (Vice-Chairman), Arkitema Architects (Chairman), Athena IT- Group A/S, Adactit, DHI Group (Chairman), COWI an IT-Branchen (Chairman).

He holds a MSEE from the Technical University of Denmark and an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Other directorships:

Minerva, ProData Consult, LanguageWire, EG A/S and Accelerace Management A/S.

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Thomas Bjørnholm

Thomas Bjørnholm

Research Director, Villum Fonden. Joined the board in 2013, re-elected in 2017. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the board. Born in 1960.

Considered independent: Yes

Thomas Bjørnholm is Research Director of Villum Fonden (a part of The Velux Foundations). He has previously been professor and Prorector of Research and Innovation at the University of Copenhagen. From 2001-2010 he was director of the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen. Thomas Bjørnholm holds a Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen where he obtained a lectureship in 1992. He has previously held board positions in several Danish companies and organizations. Including the Symbion Foundation (Chairman), Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (Vice Chairman) and Copenhagen Business Council.


Other directorships:

Videnskabernes Selskab, Bikubenfonden and Akademiet for Tekniske videnskaber.

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Thomas Hofman-Bang

Thomas Hofman-Bang

CEO and Senior Partner, KPMG. Joined the board in 2007, re-elected in 2013 and 2017. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the board. Born in 1964.

Considered independent: Yes

Thomas Hofman-Bang is CEO and Senior Partner at KPMG. From 2006-2013, he was CEO of NKT Holding. Prior to that, he worked at Ernst & Young and Superfos. Thomas Hofman-Bang has over the years been serving at several boards such as Nordea Invest, Ramboll, NeuroSearch and William Demant. Thomas Hofman-Bang holds a master’s degree in Accounting from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and is a state-authorised public accountant.

Other directorships:

Bikubenfonden

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Marianne Philip

Marianne Philip

Partner M&A, Kromann Reumert. Joined the board in 2016. Term of office expires in 2020. Appointed by the board. Born in 1957.

Considered independent: Yes.

Marianne Philip became a partner at Kromann Reumert in 1987 and has served as Chairman of the board of Directors for Kromann Reumert from 2011 to 2014. Marianne specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), capital markets, restructuring and company law, and also handles general commercial law matters. Marianne Philip is adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and holds a Master’s Degree of law from University of Copenhagen and LL.M. from Duke University (USA).

Other directorships:
The Danish Committee of Good Governance of Business Foundations (Chairman), Toms Gruppens Fond (Chairman), Novo Nordisk Fonden, Bitten og Mads Clausens Fond (Danfoss fonden) (Vice-chairman), Codan A/S and Codan Forsikring A/S, Nordea Invest (Chairman), Scan Office A/S (Chairman), Brenntag Nordic A/S, Norli Pension Livsforsikring A/S (Vice-chairman).

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Jakob Riis

President and CEO, Falck. Joined the board in 2017. Term of office expires in 2021. Appointed by the board. Born in 1966.

Considered independent: Yes

 

Jakob Riis is President and CEO of Falck. From 1996 – 2017, Jakob Riis worked for Novo Nordisk and most recently as EVP, North America, Novo Nordisk.
Jakob Riis is currently member of the Board of Directors of ALK-Abelló A/S and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Further, Jakob Riis is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design ApS and member of the Board of Directors in a number of companies within the Falck Group.

 

Jakob Riis holds a MSc and PhD degree in Forestry Studies, Econometrics, from The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural College in Copenhagen (now University of Copenhagen).

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