Executive Board and Board of Directors

Read about Topdanmark's Executive Board, Board of Directors, and Senior Management.

Read about Topdanmark's Executive Board, Board of Directors, and Senior Management.

EXECUTIVE BOARD AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Board
  • Senior Management
  • Ricard Wennerklint / Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Elected at the AGM

    Current position held: Group Executive Vice President, Chief of Strategy, Sampo plc

    Date of Birth

    2 September 1969

    Nationality

    Swedish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2017

    Rate of attendance 2019

    100%

    Previous positions held

    1994–1997: Trygg-Hansa
    1997–1999: Head of control, Skandia P&C
    1999–2001: Senior Vice President, If P&C Insurance Ltd
    2002–2008: CFO, If P&C Insurance Ltd
    2008-2019: Deputy CEO, If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd

    Education

    Business Administration and Finance, Stockholm School of Economics

    Offices held

    Member of the Board of Directors of:

    • If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd
    • Nordax Bank AB (Sweden)
    Member of
    • The Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Topdanmark

     

    Expertise and qualifications

    The Board has defined the required competencies and qualifications for board members of Topdanmark. 
    Among these, Ricard Wennerklint possesses knowledge and experience of the following:
    Management experience from other financial businesses, board assignments in financial businesses, organisation, strategic management, insurance operations, reinsurance, long-tail business (premiums, provisions, run-off), financial and insurance reporting, general statistics, risk management and risk assessment, sales for the private market, sales for the professional market, marketing and branding, outsourcing, finances, own funds, solvency and minimum capital requirements, rules of internal models, auditing, financing and investments, regulatory environment, compliance, IT and IT security, digitisation, recruitment and human resources.
     

    Independence

    As Ricard Wennerklint represents a controlling shareholder’s interests, he does not meet the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance.

  • Jens Aaløse / Deputy Chairman

    Elected at the AGM

    Current position held: Senior Executive Vice President, TDC A/S

    Date of Birth

    26 September 1966

    Nationality

    Danish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2016

    Rate of attendance 2019

    100%

    Previous positions held

    1990 - 2002 Various executive positions, SAS Scandinavian Airlines A/S
    2002 - 2006 Vice President, SAS Scandinavian Airlines A/S
    2006 - 2010 CEO, Nordic Media Link AB and Dansk Reklame Film A/S
    2010 - 2013 CEO, Danske Licens Spil A/S

    Education

    B.Sc. Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

    Offices held

    Member of the Boards of Directors of:

    • Dansk Erhverv (The Confederation of Danish Enterprise) (Deputy Chairman)
    • FDM Travel A/S
    • Sticks N Sushi (Chairman)
    Member of
    • The Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee of Topdanmark
    Expertise and qualifications

    The Board has defined the required competencies and qualifications for board members of Topdanmark. 
    Among these, Jens Aaløse possesses knowledge and experience of the following:
    Board assignments in financial businesses, organisation, strategic management, insurance operations, financial and insurance reporting, sales for the private market, sales for the profes-sional market, marketing and branding, outsourcing, finances, own funds, auditing, financing and investments, regulatory environment, compliance, IT and IT security, digitisation, recruit-ment and human resources. 
     

    Independence

    Jens Aaløse meets the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance

  • Elise Bundgaard

    Elected by employees

    Current position held: Chairman of De Overordnedes Forening

    Date of Birth

    14 January 1968

    Nationality

    Danish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2019

    Rate of attendance 2019

    71%

    Offices held

    Member of the Board of Directors of:
    •    Bjatola A/S
     

  • Anne Louise Eberhard

    Elected at the AGM

    Current position held: Professional Board Member and Senior Advisor

    Date of Birth

    24 April 1963

    Nationality

    Danish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2019

    Rate of attendance 2019

    81%

    Previous positions held

    2012–2014 Senior Executive VP, Global Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking and Transactional Credit,
    Danske Bank A/S
    2014–2017 Member of the Board of Directors of Solix Group AB
    2015–2017 Member of the Board of Directors of Sampension KP Livsforsikring A/S
    2016–2018 CCO, Intrum Justitia AB / Lindorff AS

    Education
    • B.Com. (Business Administration), Management Accounting & Informatics, CBS
    • Law degree, University of Copenhagen
    Offices held

    Member of the Board of Directors of

    • FLSmidth & Co. A/S
    • Finansiel Stabilitet (Deputy Chairman)
    • Bavarian Nordic A/S
    • Knud Højgaards Fond og Højgaard Ejendomme A/S
    • VL52 ApS
    • Moneyflow Group A/S (Chairman)
    Member of
    • Audit Committee of FLSmidth & Co. A/S
    • Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of Bavarian Nordic A/S (Chairman)
    • Audit Committee of Topdanmark
    • Faculty member, Copenhagen Business School, Board Educations
    Expertise and qualifications:

    The Board has defined the required competencies and qualifications for board members of Topdanmark. 
    Among these, Anne Louise Eberhard possesses knowledge and experience of the following:
    Management experience from other financial businesses, board assignments in financial businesses, organisation, strategic management, financial and insurance reporting, risk management and risk assessment, sales for the private market, sales for the professional market, marketing and branding, outsourcing, finances, own funds, solvency and minimum capital requirements, rules of internal models, auditing, financing and investments, regulatory environment, compliance, IT and IT security, digitisation, recruitment and human resources.
     

    Independence

    Anne Louise Eberhard meets the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance. 

  • Mette Jensen

    Elected by employees

    Chairman of the Staff Association of Topdanmark

    Date of Birth

    20 June 1976

    Nationality

    Danish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2015

    Rate of attendance 2019

    100%

    Member of
    • The Remuneration Committee of Topdanmark
  • Cristina Lage

    Elected at the AGM

    Current position held: Professional Board Member

    Date of Birth

    13 November 1954

    Nationality

    Danish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2019

    Rate of attendance 2019

    72%

    Previous positions held

    1987 – 1996 Deputy Director og Group Treasurer, ISS International Service System A/S
    1992–1994 CFO, Kulturby 1996, Copenhagen
    1994–1996 CFO, ISS Scandinavia A/S
    1996 – 2000 CFO and CEO, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
    2000 – 2003 CEO, TV2/Danmark A/S
    2003 – 2004 Head of secretariat, Det Radikale Venstre
    2004 – 2008 CEO, Nordea Liv og Pension A/S
    2008 – 2011 CEO, Nordea Invest A/S
    2011 – 2016 CEO, Unipension A/S

    Education
    • M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration), Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
    Offices held

    Member of the Board of Directors of

    • Arbejdsmiljørådet (Chairman)
    • LEO Pharma A/S
    • LEO Fonden
    • C.L. Davids Fond
    • Det Obelske Familiefond
    Member of
    • Audit Committee of LEO Pharma
    • Investment Committee in LEO Fondet (Chairman)
    • Audit Committee of Topdanmark
    Expertise and qualifications

    The Board has defined the required competencies and qualifications for board members of Topdanmark. 
    Among these, Cristina Lage possesses knowledge and experience of the following:
    Management experience from other financial businesses, board assignments in financial businesses, organisation, strategic management, insurance operations, reinsurance, long-tail business (premiums, provisions, run-off), financial and insurance reporting, general statistics, risk management and risk assessment, sales for the private market, sales for the professional market, marketing and branding, outsourcing, finances, own funds, solvency and minimum capital requirements, rules of internal models, auditing, financing and investments, regulatory environment, compliance, IT and IT security, digitisation, recruitment and human resources.
     

    Independence

    Cristina Lage meets the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance

  • Ole Lomholt Mortensen

    Elected by employees

    Current position held: Chairman of Assurandørforeningen of Topdanmark

    Date of Birth

    29 June 1957

    Nationality

    Danish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2019

    Rate of attendance 2019

    100%

  • Petri Niemisvirta

    Elected at the AGM

    Current position held: Managing Director, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited

    Date of Birth

    19 February 1970

    Nationality

    Finnish

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2017

    Rate of attendance 2019

    100%

    Previous positions held

    1995 – 1999: Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company
    1999 – 2000: Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited
    2000 – 2001: Managing Director, Evli Life Ltd.

    Education
    • LL.M University of Turku
    Offices held

    Member of the Boards of Directors of:

    • Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited (Finland)
    • BenCo Insurance Holding B.V. (Netherlands)
    • Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company (Chairman) (Finland)
    • Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Finland)
    • Finland Chamber of Commerce
    • Alma Media Corporation (Chairman)
    • Youristia Oy (Chairman)
    Member of
    • Group Executive Committee of Sampo
    • Audit Committee of Alma Media Corporation
    Expertise and qualifications

    The Board has defined the required competencies and qualifications for board members of Topdanmark. 
    Among these, Petri Niemisvirta possesses knowledge and experience of the following:
    Management experience from other financial businesses, board assignments in financial businesses, organisation, strategic management, insurance operations, long-tail business (premiums, provisions, run-off), financial and insurance reporting, general statistics, risk man-agement and risk assessment, sales for the private market, sales for the professional market, marketing and branding, outsourcing, finances, own funds, solvency and minimum capital re-quirements, auditing, financing and investments, regulatory environment, compliance, digitisa-tion, recruitment and human resources.

    Independence

    As Petri Niemisvirta represents a controlling shareholder’s interests, he does not meet the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance

  • Morten Thorsrud

    Elected at the AGM

    Current position held: President and CEO, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ.)

    Date of Birth

    23 December 1971

    Nationality

    Norwegian

    Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors

    2019

    Rate of attendance 2019

    100%

    Previous positions held

    1996-2002: Various positions including Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Norway/Europe

    2002–2004: Head of Corporate Strategy, If P&C Insurance Ltd. (publ)

    2004–2005 Head of Industrial Underwriting and Claims, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

    2005–2013 Head of BA Industrial, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

    2013–2019 Group Executive Vice President, Head of BA Private, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

    Education
    • B.Com., Norwegian School of Management
    Offices held

    Member of the Board of Directors of

    • Finans Norge
    • Euronext N.V.
    Member of
    • Group Executive Committee of Sampo
    • Audit Committee of Euronext N.V.
    Expertise and qualifications

    The Board has defined the required competencies and qualifications for board members of Topdanmark. 
    Among these, Morten Thorsrud possesses knowledge and experience of the following:
    Management experience from other financial businesses, board assignments in financial businesses, organisation, strategic management, insurance operations, reinsurance, long-tail business (premiums, provisions, run-off), financial and insurance reporting, general statistics, risk management and risk assessment, sales for the private market, sales for the professional market, marketing and branding, outsourcing, finances, own funds, solvency and minimum capital requirements, rules of internal models, auditing, financing and investments, regulatory environment, compliance, IT and IT security, digitisation, recruitment and human resources.

    Independence

    As Morten Thorsrud represents a controlling shareholder’s interests, he does not meet the definition of
    independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance.

  • Peter Hermann

    CEO, Topdanmark and Topdanmark Forsikring

    Joined the Executive Board on 5 February 2018

    DATE OF BIRTH

    1973

    JOINED TOPDANMARK

    2016

    RESPONSIBLE FOR
    • Life division
    • HR & Communications
    • Strategy and CSR
    • Group Secretariat and Corporate Legal Matters.
    OFFICES HELD

    Member of the Board of Directors of:

    • Forsikring & Pension
  • Lars Thykier

    CFO, Topdanmark and Topdanmark Forsikring

    Joined the Executive Board on 1 June 2009

    DATE OF BIRTH

    1955

    JOINED TOPDANMARK

    1986

    RESPONSIBLE FOR
    • Asset Management
    • Finance
    • IR
    • Accounting
    • Analytics
    • Statistical Services
    • Reinsurance
    • Tax
    • Credits
    OFFICES HELD

    Member of the Board of Directors of:

    • Green World Society Ltd.
  • Brian Rothemejer Jacobsen

    COO, Topdanmark and Topdanmark Forsikring

    Joined the Executive Board on 1 March 2016

    DATE OF BIRTH

    1963

    JOINED TOPDANMARK

    1988

    RESPONSIBLE FOR
    • Private
    • Agriculture and SME
    • Claims Handling
    • Customer Service
    • Marketing
    OFFICES HELD

    Member of the Board of Directors of:

    • Bornholms Brandforsikring A/S
    • Forsikringsakademiet A/S
    • Finanssektorens Arbejdsgiverforening
       
  • Thomas Erichsen

    CTO, Topdanmark and Topdanmark Forsikring

    Joined the Executive Board on 1 October 2018

    DATE OF BIRTH

    1972

    JOINED TOPDANMARK

    2018

    RESPONSIBLE FOR
    • Business Development
    • Programme Delivery & Execution Leaders
    • Technology & Solutions 
  • André Pasbjerg

    Responsible for Project and Program Delivery

    D.O.B. 1970, joined Topdanmark in 2019
     

  • Anne Christina Skjønnemand

    Responsible for Group Secretariat

    D.O.B. 1965, joined Topdanmark in 1994

  • Carsten Elmose

    Responsible for the Private segment

    D.O.B. 1973, joined Topdanmark in 2019

  • Carsten Dam Pedersen

    Responsible for Statistical and Actuarial Services

    D.O.B. 1959, joined Topdanmark in 1988

  • Flemming Engelhardt

    Responsible for Property Investment Company & Internal Services

    D.O.B 1966, joined Topdanmark in 2018 

  • Henrik Orloff

    Responsible for Analytics

    D.O.B. 1963, joined Topdanmark in 2019 

  • Henrik Thornval

    Responsible for Asset Management

    D.O.B. 1965, joined Topdanmark in 1989 

  • Jakob Laursen

    Responsible for Pricing

    D.O.B 1963, joined Topdanmark in 2019 

  • Jens Elborg

    Responsible for Reassurance

    D.O.B. 1964, joined Topdanmark in 1992

  • Jens Green

    Responsible for Marketing

    D.O.B. 1966, joined Topdanmark in 1998

  • Lars Skovsende

    Responsible for Internal Audit

    D.O.B 1972, joined Topdanmark in 2014 

  • Louise Hørdum

    Responsible for Human Resources and Communication

    D.O.B. 1970, joined Topdanmark in 2018

  • Marie-Louise Krogh Bisgaard

    Responsible for the Executive Board Secretariat, Strategy and CSR

    D.O.B. 1967, joined Topdanmark in 2000

  • Monica Diaz

    Responsible for Agricultural & SME

    D.O.B. 1979, joined Topdanmark in 2019

  • Rasmus Ruby-Johansen

    Responsible for Claims

    D.O.B. 1976, joined Topdanmark in 2017

  • Sebastian Juel

    Responsible for Customer Service

    D.O.B. 1976, joined Topdanmark in 2014

  • Steffen Heegaard

    Responsible for IR

    D.O.B. 1959, joined Topdanmark in 1989

  • Thomas Damkier Madsen

    Responsible for Finance and Data

    D.O.B. 1970, joined Topdanmark in 2019 

  • Thomas Enna

    Responsible for Business Development

    D.O.B. 1973, joined Topdanmark in 2013

  • Vivian Byrholt

    Responsible for Life and Pensions

    D.O.B 1968, joined Topdanmark in 2018