Maria Simonson is appointed as Head of Group Societal Impact & Sustainability in Danske Bank

As from today, Maria Simonson will take on the role as Head of Group Societal Impact & Sustainability in Danske Bank.

Maria Simonson comes from a position as Head of Societal Impact & Sustainability for Danske Bank in Sweden. She has been in Danske Bank since 2002 in various positions across the bank e.g. as product specialist and debt originator in Structured Finance and Property Finance, Head of the International Corporate Banking Unit and the Swedish State Contract.
Since 2014, Maria has worked with Danske Bank Sweden’s strategic growth initiatives within sustainability. First as senior advisor for Strategy and Sustainability and for the past three years as Head of Societal Impact and Sustainability in Sweden.


Reporting line to Berit Behring
Maria Simonson will have direct reporting line to Berit Behring, who is responsible for Danske Bank’s Societal Impact & Sustainability agenda in the Executive Leadership Team.


Image: Berit Behring, Head of Wealth Management, Danske Bank 



I am very happy to announce that Maria Simonson is taking up the position as Head of Societal Impact and Sustainability in Danske Bank Group. Maria has profound business insight and is close to the agendas across Danske Bank, and in her role as Head of Societal Impact in Sweden she has had a strong performance in supporting and aligning with the business, whilst also challenging the business to take on and add perspective of sustainability to develop our offerings and processes.

Berit Behring

Head of Wealth Management, Danske Bank



Maria Simonson looks forward to the new role

“With our large customer base and reach, Danske Bank has a central role to play for our customers in the transition to more sustainable economies. When doing so we also have to operate sustainably and in a transparent way. The next coming years will be very exciting and I look very much forward to drive this development and supporting the business together with the Societal Impact & Sustainability team,” says Maria Simonson.



Image: Maria Simonson, Head of Group Societal Impact & Sustainability, Danske Bank