Our management


We have a diverse senior management group made up of people with international backgrounds and solid leadership experience, and they draw on expertise from a wide range of industries in the markets where Danske Bank operates.

Chris Vogelzang

CEO

Jacob Aarup-Andersen

Head of Banking DK

Berit Behring

Head of Wealth Management

Carsten Rasch Egeriis

Head of Group Risk Management

Stephan Engels

Chief Financial Officer

Jakob Groot

Head of Corporates & Institutions

Glenn Söderholm

Head of Banking Nordic

Philippe Vollot

Chief Compliance Officer

Frans Woelders

Chief Operating Officer

How we're organised

Duties and positions 

The Board of Directors have approved the listed duties and positions under section 80(1) of the Danish Financial Business Act.
  • 06. nov 2019Duties and positions approved by the Board of Directors

Remuneration

Our Remuneration Policy reflects the objectives of good corporate governance and sustained, long-term value creation for shareholders. In our remuneration report, we describe the principles for remuneration at Danske Bank and disclose variable, performance-based compensation for material risk takers. The full remuneration of the members of the Executive Leadership Team depends on Danske Bank's performance, while the Board of Directors' remuneration is fixed. 

  • 11. mar 2020Remuneration Report 2019
  • 09. maj 2019Remuneration Policy
  • 18. mar 2019Guidelines for performance-based pay 2019

Karsten Dybvad

Chairman

See CV

Elected by the Extraordinary General Meeting in 2018.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and the Conduct & Compliance Committee. Member of the Nomination and Risk Committees.

Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen

Vice Chairman

See CV
Elected by the Extraordinary General Meeting in 2018.
Member of the Audit Committee and Conduct & Compliance Committee.

Carol Sergeant

Vice Chairman

See CV
Elected by the AGM in 2013. Chairman of the Risk Committee. Member of the Conduct & Compliance Committee. 

Lars-Erik Brenøe

Board member

See CV
Elected by the AGM in 2016. Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Member of the Remuneration committee. 

Bente Avnung Landsnes

Board member

See CV
Elected by the AGM in 2019. Member of the Remuneration Committee and the Audit Committee.

Jens Due Olsen

Board member

See CV

Elected by the AGM in 2018.
Chairman of the Audit Committee. 

Christian Sagild

Board member

See CV
Elected by the AGM in 2019. Member of the Audit Committee and the Risk Committee. 

Gerrit Zalm

Board member

See CV
Elected by the AGM in 2019. Member of the Nomination Committee and the Risk Committee.

Bente Bang

Board  member

See CV

Elected by the employees in 2018.

Kirsten Ebbe Brich

Board member

See CV
Elected by the employees in 2014. Member of the Conduct & Compliance Committee. 

Thorbjørn Lundholm Dahl

Board member

See CV
Elected by the employees in 2018.

Charlotte Hoffmann

Board member

See CV
Elected by the employees in 2006. Member of the Remuneration Committee.

Committees

The Board of Directors has set up five committees to supervise specific areas and prepare cases for consideration by the entire Board. 
  • Audit Committee

    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:

    • Jens Due Olsen (chairman)
    • Bente Avnung Landsnes
    • Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen
    • Christian Sagild

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2019

  • Conduct & Compliance Committee

    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:

    • Karsten Dybvad (chairman)
    • Kirsten Ebbe Brich
    • Jan Thorsgaard Nielsen
    • Carol Sergeant

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2019

  • Nomination Committee

    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:

    • Lars-Erik Brenøe (chairman)
    • Karsten Dybvad
    • Gerrit Zalm

    Read the committee's charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2019

  • Remuneration Committee

    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:

    • Karsten Dybvad (chairman)
    • Lars Erik-Brenøe 
    • Bente Avnung Landsnes
    • Charlotte Hoffmann

    Read the committee's charter

    Meetings attended in 2019

  • Risk Committee

    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)
    • Karsten Dybvad
    • Christian Sagild
    • Gerrit Zalm

    Risk Committee charter

    Activities and meetings attended in 2019

Board of Directors 2019 meetings 

The Board of Directors met 26 times in 2019.

 Members

Meetings attended in 2019

Karsten Dybvad25/26
Jan Thorsgaard  Nielsen26/26
Carol Sergeant 26/26 
Lars-Erik Brenøe 26/26 
Jens Due Olsen 24/26
Bente Bang 26/26
Kirsten Ebbe Brich 26/26 
Thorbjørn Lundholm Dahl 26/26 
Charlotte Hoffmann 26/26 
Bente Avnung Landsnes20/20 (joined the Board of Directors in March 2019)
Gerrit Zalm
17/20 (joined the Board of Directors in March 2019)
Christian Sagild
20/20 (joined the Board of Directors in March 2019)
Ingrid Bonde 
6/7 (left the Board of Directors in March 2019)
Rolv Erik Ryssdal 
7/7 (left the Board of Directors in March 2019)
Hilde Tonne 7/7 (left the Board of Directors in March 2019)

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