From left to right: Kristian H. Kann Rasmussen, Anja Boisen, Jørgen Tang-Jensen, Steen Riisgaard, Jens Kann-Rasmussen, Eva Zeuthen Bentsen, and Christian Søndergaard Jensen.  

Jens Kann-Rasmussen
Chair

(B. 1969)

MSc, Senior Director Global Standardisation and Technical Documentation at VELUX A/S.

Elected to the board at the annual meeting on 11 March 2014. Appointed Chair every year since 2015. Re-elected in 2017. Can be re-elected in 2023. Can be extended after a 10-year term in 2024 until 2029.

Member of the working group for culture and society and chair of the Investment Committee.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Descendent of founder Villum Kann Rasmussen (grandson), business expert, employed by VELUX A/S.

Holdings in subsidiaries and/or associated companies: The Chair of the Board owns <5% B shares in VKR Holding A/S.

Remuneration from the Foundation's subsidiaries and associated companies:
Senior Director at VELUX A/S, receives a fee on market terms.

Considered independent: No, shareholder and employed by the VKR group.

Other boards, etc.:

  • ApS JERA, board member
  • Trafalgar Estate Limited, board member
  • ApS GIN, board member
  • ADDEK ApS, board member
Steen Riisgaard
Vice-chair

(B. 1951)

MSc, CEO

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 12 March 2013. Re-elected in 2014. Appointed Vice-chair every year since 2014. Steen Riisgaard can be re-elected in 2020 and sit on the board until 2023.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert.

Considered independent: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • New Xellia Group A/S, Chair
  • Novo Holding, Vice-chair
  • The Novo Nordisk Foundation, board member
  • Corbion, board member
  • Fugleværnsfonden, board member
Anja Boisen
Board member

(B. 1967)

Professor, PhD, MSc in Physics and an Industrial PhD in micro-electro mechanical systems, Technical University of Denmark, professor at DTU NANOTECH, Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology.

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 10 March 2015. Re-elected in 2019. Anja Boisen can sit on the board until 2025.

Member of the working group for technical and natural sciences and member of the annual award committee.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: --

Considered independent: No, employed at a research centre funded by the foundation.

Other boards, etc.:

  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences, board member
  • The Academy of Technical Sciences, board member
  • The Danish National Research Foundation and VILLUM FONDEN's Center for Intelligent Drug Delivery and Sensing Using Micro Containers and Nanomechanics, Head 
  • LEO Foundation, board member
  • LEO Holding A/S, board member
  • Lightnovo, board member
Christian Søndergaard Jensen
Board member

(B. 1963)

Professor, Dr.Techn. and Ph.D at the Department of Computer Science at Aalborg University 

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 13 March 2018. Can be re-elected in 2021 and 2027. Christian Søndergaard Jensen can sit on the board until 2028.

Member of the working group for technical and natural sciences.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: --

Considered independent: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • Academia Europaea, board member
  • ACM (the Association of Computing Machinery), fellow
  • ACM Transactions on Database Systems, editor-in-chief 
  • IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), fellow
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, member
  • The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, member
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and letters Society, member
  • The Steering Committee for the Swiss National Research Program for Big Data, president
Eva Zeuthen Bentsen
Board member

(B. 1964)

PhD, MSc, Partner, Zeuthen Storm

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 10 March 2015. Re-elected in 2016. Eva Zeuthen Bentsen can be re-elected in 2022 and sit on the board until 2025.

Member of the working group for social programmes, other countries and the working group for culture and society.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert.

Considered independent: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • Synoptikfonden, Chair 
  • CBS Executive, Chair
  • Robert Delfer Invest ApS and Grosserer Robert Delfers Mindefond, board member
Jørgen Tang-Jensen
Board member

 (B. 1956)

Former CEO of VELUX A/S (2001-2017)

Elected board member at the annual meeting on 20 March 2019. Can be re-elected in 2024. Jørgen Tang-Jensen can sit on the board until 2019.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Business expert, former CEO of VELUX A/S.

Remuneration from the Foundation's subsidiaries and associated companies: Board member of VKR Holding A / S, receives a fee determined at the annual board meeting.

Considered independent: Yes.

Other boards, etc.:

  • Dronning Margrethe II's Arkæologiske Fond, board member
  • Maj Invest Holding A/S, Fondsmæglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S and Maj Invest Equity A/S, board member
  • ROCKWOOL International, board member
  • VKR Holding A/S, board member
  • Strøjer Tegl A/S, Strøjer Tegl Systems A/S, Strøjer Ler A/S, Chair
  • ​Think Tank Europa, Chair
Kristian H. Kann Rasmussen
Observer

(B. 1979)

Self-employed

Appointed family observer at the turn of the year 2017/2018.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Descendent of founder Villum Kann Rasmussen (grandchild).

Considered independent: No.

Other boards, etc.:

  • V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, USA, board member

Facts about board members are updated on a regular basis.

 Investment Committee

 

The boards of directors of both foundations can consult with the Investment Committee, which has been specially established to advise on investment practices.

Investment Committee
  • Jens Kann-Rasmussen, MSc, Senior Director Global Standardisation and Technical Documentation at VELUX A/S, chair, VILLUM FONDEN
  • Jens Oddershede, D.Sc., professor, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, board member, VELUX FONDEN
  • Dorrit Vanglo, MSc. Economics, CEO, LD, external member
  • Jan Østergaard, MSc. Economics, Head of Private Investments, Industriens Pension, external member
  • Jørgen Tang-Jensen, former CEO of VELUX A/S, board member, VILLUM FONDEN
  • Henrik Jørgensen, HD2, Head of administration, THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS