THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ROYAL UNIBREW

Name Year of birth and gender Initially elected Term of office Position
Walther Thygesen 1950, male 2010 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board
Jais Valeur 1962, male 2013 2021-2022 Deputy Chairman of the Board
Martin Alsø 1974, male 2014 2018-2022 Board member elected by the employees
Einar Esbensen Nielsen 1954, male 2018 2018-2022 Board member elected by the employees
Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter 1956, female 2019 2021-2022 Board member
Claus Kærsgaard 1968, male 2018 2018-2022 Board member elected by the employees
Christian Sagild 1959, male 2018 2021-2022 Board member
Catharina Stackelberg-Hammarén 1970, female 2019 2021-2022 Board member
Peter Ruzicka 1964, male 2021 2021-2022 Board member
Torben Carlsen 1965, male 2021 2021-2022 Board member

 

Walther Thygesen

Chairman of the Board

Position
Professional board member in a number of enterprises

Directorships
Chairman of the board of directors of Sonion Holding A/S, DK, and Kartago Development ApS, DK; Member of the board of directors of German High Street and Properties A/S (GHSP), DK

Special competences
Special expertise in general management with experience from both Denmark and abroad as well as sales and marketing expertise, especially in the business to business market

Committees
Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
Yes

Jais Valeur

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Position
Group CEO of Danish Crown

Directorships
Member of the board of directors of Foss A/S, DK

Special competences
Special expertise in general management of international enterprises within FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods)

Committees
Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
Yes

 

Torben Carlsen

Member of the Board

Position
CEO of DFDS

Directorships
Serves on the investment committees of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Gro Capital and Navigare Capital

Special competences
Strong commercial and value creating track record with experience in Finance and M&A having previously worked as CFO and for various Private Equity companies

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
Yes

Martin Alsø

Elected by the employees

Position
Business Unit Manager

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
No

Einar Esbensen Nielsen

Elected by the employees

Position
Terminal worker

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
No

Heidi Kleinbach-Sauter

Member of the Board

Position
Professionel board member

Directorships
Member of the board of directors of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S, DK

Special competences
Broad international experience within general management and special expertise within the food and beverage industry.

Nationality
German/US

Considered independent
Yes

Claus Kærgaard

Elected by the employees

Position
Sales Manager Off-Trade

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
No

Christian Sagild

Member of the Board

Position
Professional board member

Directorships
Member of the board of directors of Ambu A/S, DK, and Danske Bank, DK; Chairman of the board of directors of Nordic Solar Energy A/S, DK, and Nordic Solar Global A/S, DK

Special competences
Special expertise within general management of listed enterprises, including in-depth insight within finance and risk management

Committees
Member of the Audit Committee

Nationality
Danish

Considered independent
Yes

Catharina Stackelberg-Hammarén

Member of the Board

Position
Executive Chairman of the Board, Marketing Clinic

Directorships
Member of the board of directors of Alma Media, Finland, Marimekko, Finland, Marketing Clinic Oy (including subsidiaries), Finland, and Scansecurities Oy, Finland

Special competences
Special expertise in strategy and marketing within the food and beverage industry for FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) in the Nordic markets.

Nationality
Finnish

Considered independent
Yes

Peter Ruzicka

Member of the Board

Position
Professional board member

Directorships
Chairman of Pandora A/S, board member of Norwegian Aspelin Ramm AS and Norwegian AKA AS.

Special competences
Strong and relevant background as former CEO of Orkla in Norway, including his international senior leadership experience within FMCG and retail business

Committees
Chairman of the Audit Committee

Nationality
Norwegian

Considered independent
Yes