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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

Berit Behring

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

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 11 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), Head of Advisory Banking, Business Customers
    • 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
    • Stojko Gjurovski (SE), Head of Personal Customers Nordic and Country Manager Finland
    • Paul Martin Gregory (UK), Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking
    • Claus Harder (DK), Head of Markets & Transaction Banking
    • Christoffer Møllenbach (DK), Head of Group Finance
    • Atilla Olesen (DK), Head of Investment Banking & Securities
    • Linda Olsen (DK), COO for 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.
  • 30. dec 2021Duties 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.

  • 03. feb 2022Remuneration Policy 2022
  • 03. feb 2022Remuneration Report 2021

Martin Blessing

Chairman

See CV - Martin Blessing

Elected by the AGM in 2020. Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Conduct & Compliance Committee and 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.

Bente Avnung Landsnes

Board member

See CV - Bente Avnung Landsnes
Elected by the AGM in 2019. Member of the Audit Committee.

Allan Polack

Board member

See CV - Allan Polack
Elected by the AGM in 2022. Member of the Remuneration 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.

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 2021
  • The Audit Committee operates as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to Danske Bank’s accounting and auditing matters, including related risk matters. This also includes issues that the Board, the Committee itself, the Chief Audit Executive or the external auditor believe require preparatory work before being brought to the entire Board.

    Members:

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

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2021

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

    Members:

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

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2021

  • The Nomination Committee operates as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to the nomination and appointment of candidates to the Board of Directors and to the Executive Leadership Team and evaluation of the work and performance of the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors including individual evaluation of each member of the Board of Directors. 
    The committee also submits proposals to the Board of Directors on policies for succession planning as well as diversity and inclusion.

    Members:

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

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2021

  • 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)
    • Jacob Dahl
    • Allan Polack

    Risk Committee charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2021

  • The Remuneration Committee operates as a preparatory committee for the Board of Directors with respect to matters concerning remuneration, with focus on the remuneration of members of the Board of Directors, the Executive Leadership Team, material risk takers, key employees and executives in charge of control and internal audit functions, and on incentive programmes. The Remuneration Committee monitors trends in the Group's salary and bonus policies and practices. It monitors the incentive programmes to ensure that they promote ongoing, long-term shareholder value creation as well as compliance with the Remuneration Policy. 

    Members:

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

    Read the committee's charter

    Meetings attended in 2021

Board of Directors 2021 meetings 

The Board of Directors met 26 times in 2021:

 Members

Meetings
attended

Karsten Dybvad (chairman)26/26
Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen (vice chairman)26/26
Carol Sergeant (vice chairman) 26/26 
Bente Bang 26/26 
Martin Blessing
26/26
Lars-Erik Brenøe 
26/26
Kirsten Ebbe Brich 
26/26 
Thorbjørn Lundholm Dahl26/26 
Raija-Leena Hankonen 26/26
Charlotte Hoffmann26/26
Bente Avnung Landsens 
26/26
Christian Sagild
5/5*
Gerrit Zalm
6/6**


* Resigned from the Board of Directors in March 2021
** Resigned from the Board of Directors in April 2021