The Board

Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of nine members: three members chosen from the descendants of Mads and Bitten Clausen, three external appointees and three employee representatives.

In appointing members to the Board, a range of qualifications is sought so that the members of the Board have between them the necessary expertise and experience to run the Foundation.

Board members are appointed for a period of two years and they can be re-appointed. The Board of Directors have the power to appoint new members. Members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors can be no older than 70 years of age.

Members of the Board

  • Peter Mads Clausen

    Chairman of the Board

    Born
    1949

    Resident
    Sønderborg, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Developing and managing companies, with a focus on technology and energy optimisation. Knowledge of running a family-owned production company. Experience with management and board work.

    Position
    Chairman of Bitten & Mads Clausen's Foundation 

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    Previous positions
    Board member of Danfoss A/S
    Senior Vice President at Danfoss High Pressure Systems
    Various senior positions within sales, applications and R&D at Danfoss

    Education
    BSc Sønderborg Engineering College

    Directorships
    Chairman
    Manufacturer Mads Clausen's Foundation
    Clausen Controls A/S
    Alsik Estate P/S
    Alsik A/S
    Clausen Group ApS
    MiniBOOSTER Hydraulics A/S
    iTOOLS ApS
    AqSep A/S
    PP Energy ApS
    PP Techniq A/S

    Member of the board
    Mads Clausen Institute
    Sønderborg Havneselskab A/S
    SwipBox A/S
    Inrotech A/S

  • Marianne Philip

    Deputy chairman of the Board

    Born
    1957

    Resident
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Experience with business law matters, including company law and fund law issues, financial and capital market matters and corporate governance. Experience with management and board work.

     

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    Position
    Lawyer, Partner at Kromann Reumert since 1987
    Chairman of Committee on Foundation Governance
    Adj. Professor, Copenhagen Business School

    Education
    Master of Laws
    LL.M, Duke University, USA
    Lawyer with right to appear before the Supreme Court

    Directorships
    Chairman
    Gerda & Victor B. Strand’s Foundation (Tom's Group Foundation)
    Gerda & Victor B. Strand Holding A/S
    Supervisory Board: Center for Cyber Competences A/S
    Nordea Invest

    Deputy Chairman
    Norli Pension Life-insurance A/S
    Novo Nordisk Foundation

    Member of the Board
    Codan A/S
    Codan Ensurance A/S
    Brenntag Nordic A/S
    Duke University, Law
    Copenhagen Capacity Foundation
    Foundation of Kirsten and Peter Bang
    Axcelfuture
    The limited company of 1st of January 1987

    Committees
    Chairman of the nomination and remuneration committee at Codan A / S and Codan Insurance A / S
    Member of Codan Insurance Audit & Risk Committee

  • Jens Martin Skibsted

    Board member

    Acceded
    2012

    Born
    1970

    Resident
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Brand building, entrepreneurship, design management

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    Position
    Partner, VP, Manyone

    Education
    Master’s degree, Cross Media Communication, University of Copenhagen
    PM Pro degree, Project Management, UC Berkeley
    Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, University of Copenhagen
    Assistant director, Electronic media, ESEC

    Directorships
    Chairman
    Skibsted Industrial Design

    Member of the Board
    Biomega (EV partnerships)
    Manyone

    Advisory boards
    World Economic Forum Global Future Council Mobility

  • Mads Clausen

    Board member

    Appointed
    2015

    Born
    1984

    Resident
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Technology development, commercialisation of new technology, financing, M&A and corporate governance.

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    Position
    Chairman, Applied Biomimetic Inc.
    Chairman, MC2 Therapeutics A/S

    Education
    Master of Business Administration, London Business School
    Master of Science, Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University
    MSc Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

    Directorships
    Board member of the Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation

  • Jens Peter Toft

    Board member

    Acceded
    2009

    Born
    1954

    Resident
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Experienced in general management and board work. Expertise within financing and M&A. 

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    Position
    Managing Director of "Selskabet af 11. december 2008 ApS" and a subsidiary

    Previous positions
    Executive Vice President and Global Head of Corporate Finance, Danske Bank

    Directorships
    Chairman
    Foundation of 4th of December 2001
    MipSalusHolding ApS
    MipSalus ApS

    Deputy Chairman
    M.Goldschmidt Holding A/S

    Member of the Board
    Danish Invest
    Danish Invest Selected
    Profile Invest
    Procapture
    Danish Invest Institutional
    AP Invest
    Foundation of civil engineer N.T. Rasmussen
    Enid Ingemanns Foundation
    Foundation for Danish - Norwegian cooperation
    Danish Growth Capital II K/S
    Danish Growth Capital II Komplementar ApS
    Three subsidiaries of M. Goldschmidt Holding A/S
    Dagrofa ApS
    Mahia 17 ApS
    Solar A/S
    The company of 11th of december 2008 ApS

    Committees
    Member of Investment Committee GRO Capital I

  • Jens Bjerg Sørensen

    Board member

    Born
    June 1957

    Resident
    Højbjerg. Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    • Strategy
    • M&A
    • Portfolio management
    • Economics
    • Management of global group
    • Experience from listed cooperation

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    Position
    CEO, Limited Company Schouw & Co.

    Education
    Academy economist from Niels Brocks Handelsakademi
    HD in Marketing Economics from Business School, Copenhagen
    IEP (Insead Executive Programme) from Insead, France

    Directorships
    Chairman:
    Alba Property A/S
    BioMar Group A/S
    Borg Automotive A/S
    Borg Automotive Holding A/S
    F. Salling Holding A/S
    F. Salling Invest A/S
    GPV International A/S
    HydraSpecma A/S
    Købmand Herman Sallings Fond
    A. Kirk A/S

    Deputy Chairman
    Salling Group A/S
    Fibertex Nonwovens A/S
    Fibertex Personal Care A/S
    Per Aarsleff A/S
    Per Aarsleff Holding A/S

    Boardmember
    Aida A/S
    Ejendomsselskabet FMJ A/S
    F.M.J. A/S

    Other Comittees
    CEO at Jens Bjerg Sørensen, Datterholding 1 ApS
    CEO at Jens Bjerg Sørensen Holding ApS

  • Lars Guldborg

    Board Member

    Appointed
    2018

    Born
    1963

    Resident
    Augustenborg, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Union representative

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    Position
    Automation technician/machine maintenance and skilled union representative

    Trust duties  
    Employee representative, Danfoss Power Solutions
    Board Member Klub2000, Danfoss Power Solutions
    Skilled union representative (Danish Metal), Danfoss Power Solutions

  • Morten Hansen

    Board Member

    Appointed
    2018

    Born
    1978

    Resident
    Nordborg, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Represents employees at Danfoss

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    Position 
    Union representative

    Duties of trust
    Administrator and cashier in vaccation foundation at Danfoss
    Board Member, Relief Fund at Danfoss
    Board Member, Union of 3F, Als

  • Malene Rudebeck Olsen

    Board Member

    Appointed
    2018

    Born
    1982

    Resident
    Sønderborg, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Represents employees at Danfoss

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    Education
    Production Engineer

    Position
    Project Manager, Danfoss

    Other positions
    Deputy Chairman, Engineergroup at Danfoss

    Duties of Trust
    Board Member, Danfoss Power Electronics

CEO of The Executive Board

  • Per Have

    CEO

    Born
    1957

    Resident
    Sønderborg, Denmark

    Specialist expertise
    Experience with financial and capital market conditions as well as corporate governance. Experience with management and board work.

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    Directorships
    Chairman
    P/S Borgen Shopping
    Komplementarselskabet Borgen, Sønderborg ApS
    ProjectZero-Foundation
    Sønderborg Havneselskab A/S

    Vice Chairman
    Schackenborg Foundation
    FærchFoundation
    Linak Holding A/S
    Linak A/S
    Kata Foundation
    De 5 Gaarde
    Udviklingsselskabet Nordals Ferieresort A/S

    Member of the Board
    Repræsentantskabet for Realdania
    University of Southern Denmark
    Sønderborg Growth Council
    Sydbank A/S