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Our management


The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) of Danske Bank has solid international management experience. Its members draw on the knowledge and expertise gained from the financial sector in Northern Europe, such as the markets on which Danske Bank operates.

Carsten Egeriis

CEO

Magnus Agustsson

Chief Risk Officer

Joachim Alpen

Head of Large Corporates & Institutions

Christian Bornfeld

Head of Personal Customers and Financial Crime Risk & Prevention

Karsten Breum

Chief People Officer

Stephan Engels

Chief Financial Officer

Johanna Norberg

Head of Business Customers & Country Manager, Danske Bank Sweden

Dorthe Tolborg

Chief Compliance Officer

Frans Woelders

Chief Operating Officer

How we're organised

How we're organised

Commercial Leadership Team 

In addition to the members of the Executive Leadership Team, Danske Bank’s Commercial Leadership Team consists of 10 experienced leaders who undertake important commercial roles in the Danske Bank Group. The team is responsible for ensuring strong cooperation across the Group and it focuses on developing Danske Bank’s customer offerings. The team is the key driver behind the Group’s 2023 plan to become a better and more competitive bank.
    • Lars Alstrup (DK), Nordic Head of Advisory Banking
    • Erlend Angelfoss (NO), Country Manager Norway
    • Jakob Bøss (DK), Head of Group Sustainability, Stakeholder Relations, Communications & Marketing
    • Michel van Drie (NL), EVP, Technology & Services, Large Corporates & Institutions
    • Paul Gregory (UK), Global Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking
    • Claus Harder (DK), Global Head of Markets & Transaction Banking
    • Christoffer Møllenbach (DK), Head of Group Finance
    • Atilla Olesen (DK), Head of Investment Banking & Securities
    • Linda Olsen (DK), COO of Technology & Services, Personal & Business Customers
    • Mark Wraa-Hansen (DK), Head of Personal Customers Denmark

Directorships and other offices 

The Board of Directors has approved the directorships and other offices on the list – in accordance with section 80(1) of the Danish Financial Business Act.
  • 27. dec 2023Duties and positions approved by the Board of Directors

Remuneration

Danske Bank’s Remuneration Policy reflects the objectives of corporate governance and sustained, long-term value creation for Danske Bank shareholders. The remuneration report sets out the principles for remuneration at Danske Bank. The total remuneration of members of the Executive Leadership Team is linked to Danske Bank’s performance, whereas members of the Board of Directors receive a fixed fee.

  • 02. feb 2024Remuneration Report 2023
  • 23. feb 2024Remuneration Policy 2024

Martin Blessing

Chairman

See CV - Martin Blessing

Elected by the AGM in 2020. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee.

Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen

Vice Chairman

See CV - Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen
Elected by the Extraordinary General Meeting in 2018. Chairman of the Nomination Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

Carol Sergeant

Board member

See CV - Carol Sergeant
Elected by the AGM in 2013. Chairman of the Risk Committee and member of the Conduct & Compliance Committee.

Lars-Erik Brenøe

Board member

See CV - Lars-Erik Brenøe
Elected by the AGM in 2016. Chairman of the Conduct & Compliance Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee.

Jacob Dahl

Board member

See CV - Jacob Dahl
Elected by the AGM in 2022. Member of the Risk Committee.

Raija-Leena Hankonen-Nybom

Board member

See CV - Raija-Leena Hankonen-Nybom

Elected by the AGM in 2020. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Allan Polack

Board member

See CV - Allan Polack
Elected by the AGM in 2022. Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee.

Helle Valentin

Board member

See CV - Helle Valentin
Elected by the AGM in 2022. Member of the Nomination Committee.

Bente Bang

Board  member

See CV - Bente Bang

Elected by the employees in 2018 and 2022. Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Kirsten Ebbe Brich

Board member

See CV - Kirsten Ebbe Brich
Elected by the employees in 2014, 2018 and 2022. Member of the Conduct- & Compliance Committee. 

Aleksandras Cicasovas

Board member

See CV - Aleksandras Cicasovas
Elected by the employees in 2022.

Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen

Board member

See CV - Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen
Elected by the employees in 2022. Member of the Risk Committee.

Committees

The Board of Directors has established five committees responsible for supervising special areas or preparing matters for consideration by the entire Board of Directors.

See meeting activities in 2023
  • The Audit Committee works as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to accounting and auditing matters, including risk matters relating thereto, and other matters, which the Board of Directors may want to have examined by the Audit Committee.

    Members:

    • Raija-Leena Hankonen-Nybom (chairman)
    • Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen
    • Allan Polack
    • Bente Avnung Landsnes

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2023

  • The Conduct & Compliance Committee operates as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to regulatory compliance, financial crime, conduct risk, conduct and compliance culture and other matters, which the Board of Directors may want to have examined by the Conduct & Compliance Committee.

    Members:

    • Lars-Erik Brenøe (chairman)
    • Carol Sergeant
    • Kirsten Ebbe Brich
    • Martin Blessing

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2023

  • The Nomination Committee works as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to nomination of candidates to the Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team, evaluation of the composition and structure of the Board of Directors and the Executive Leadership Team, succession planning, diversity and other matters, which the Board of Directors may want to have examined by the Nomination Committee. 

    Members:

    • Martin Blessing (chairman)
    • Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen
    • Helle Valentin

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2023

  • The Remuneration Committee works as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to matters concerning remuneration, with a special focus on the remuneration policy of Danske Bank, the Remuneration report, the structure and governance of incentive programmes and the remuneration of members of the Board of Directors, the Executive Leadership Team, material risk takers, key employees and executives in charge of control functions.  

    Members:

    • Martin Blessing (chairman)
    • Bente Bang
    • Lars-Erik Brenøe
    • Jacob Dahl
    • Allan Polack

    Read the committee's charter

    Meetings attended in 2023

  • The Risk Committee operates as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to Danske Bank’s risk management and related matters. The committee advises the Board of Directors on Danske Bank’s risk profile, risk culture, risk appetite, risk strategy and risk management framework.

    Members:

    • Carol Sergeant (chairman)
    • Allan Polack
    • Jacob Dahl
    • Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen

    Risk Committee charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2023

Board of Directors 2023 meetings 

The Board of Directors met 19 times in 2023:

 Members

Meetings attended
in 2023

Martin Blessing (chairman)19/19
Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen (vice chairman)19/19
Carol Sergeant19/19
Bente Bang18/19 
Lars-Erik Brenøe
19/19
Kirsten Ebbe Brich
19/19
Raija-Leena Hankonen18/19
Bente Avnung Landsens
2/3****
Aleksandras Cicasovas
19/19
Jacob Dahl
19/19*
Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen
13/19***
Allan Polack
18/19**
Helle Valentin
19/19

*Jacob Dahl joined the Remuneration Commitee in March 2023.
**Allan Polack stepped down from Remuneration Committee in March 2023.
***Louise Aggerstrøm Hansen joined the Risk committee in March 2023.
****Bente Avnung Landsnes stepped down from the Board of Directors in March 2023.