From left to right: Jens Oddershede (resigned 11 May 2021), Marie Louise Bech Nosch, Hans Kann Rasmussen (resigned 11 May 2021), Minik Thorleif Rosing, Lykke Ogstrup Lunde og Erik Michael Darre. 

Lykke Ogstrup Lunde
Chairperson

(B. 1975)

Journalist

Elected to the board at the annual meeting on 5 May 2020.  Elected chairperson on 11 May 2021. Can be re-elected in 2022. Can sit on the board until 2030 (after 10 years of service) with the possibility of extension until 2035.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Descendent of founder Villum Kann Rasmussen (grandchild), commercial and financial insight. 

Considered independent: Yes 

Other boards, etc.: 

  • VELUX Stiftung , Schweiz, Chair
  • Kwera Fund, Malawi, board member
Minik Thorleif Rosing
Vice-chair

(B. 1957) 

Professor, Licenciate (PhD) 

Elected to the board at the annual meeting on 12 June 2012. Re-elected and appointed as Vice-chair at the annual meeting every year since 2015. Can be re-elected in 2020 and sit on the board until 2022. 

Member of the working group for Environment and Sustainability. Member of the working group for Humanities and Praxis. 

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Commercial and financial insight, cultural and pedagogical insight.

Considered independent: Yes 

Other boards, etc.: 

  •  Ivalo & Minik Fonden, Chair 
  • The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Chair
  • Arctic Institute, Vice-chair
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, board member 
  • The Danish National Research Foundation, Vice-chair 

Awards: 

  • Ebbe Muncks Hæderspris, 2001 
  • Danish Geology Prize, 2008 
  • Rungstedlundprisen, 2018 
Anne-Marie Mai
Board member

(B. 1953)

Professor, Licenciate (PhD) 

Elected board member at the annual meeting 11 May 2021. Can be re-elected in 2023.  Anne-Marie Mai can sit on the board until 2029 ( (after the age of 75). 

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed:  Cultural and pedagogical insight.

 

Erik Michael Darre
Board member

(B. 1953)

Orthopedic Surgeon, Surgeon General

Elected to the board at the annual meeting 19 June 2018. Can be re-elected in 2023 and sit on the board until 2028.

Member of the working group for Social Projects in Denmark.

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Commercial and financial insight as well as cultural and pedagogical insight.

Considered independent: Yes

Other boards, etc.:

  • 'Støtteforeningen for Militær-Medicinsk Samling', Chair
  • The Organization of Danish Medical Societies (LVS), member of society
  • ​Organization of Danish Medical Societies, member of the advisory board

Awards:

  • World Veterans Federation Rehabilitation Prize, 2012
  • 'Danmarks Idræts-Forbunds Ærestegn', 2013
Marie Louise Bech Nosch
Board member

(B. 1970) 

Professor, PhD, MA 

Professor in history and classical philology, former Head of the Center for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen (2005-2016). 

Elected board member at the annual meeting 16 June 2015. Re-elected in 2016. Marie Louise Bech Nosch can be re-elected in 2021 and sit on the board until 2025. 

Special skills in compliance with the Trust Deed: Commercial and financial insight, cultural and pedagogical insight.

Considered independent: Yes 

Other boards, etc.: 

  • Wissenschaftliche Beirat, Zentrum für Baltische und Skandinavische Archäologie, Archäologischen Landesmuseum in Schleswig (Schleswig, Germany) Vice-chair since 2009. 
  • Conseil scientifique de la Maison Archéologie & Ethnologie (MAE), Université Paris X/CNRS, board member since 2015.  
  • National Key Base for Textile Conservation Research, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China, member of the council 2013-2020.  
  • Executive Committee, International Association of the Study of Silk Road Textiles, member 2016-2020.  
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, 2020-2024, President

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
  • 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