Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Schouw & Co. consists of six members elected by the shareholders in general meeting. The Board of Directors elects a chairman and a deputy chairman.

The members of the Board of Directors are elected for periods of 4 years, and each member is eligible for election in different years, thus ensuring the continuity. When calling for new election of a member of the Board of Directors, great importance is i.a. attached to the fact that the new member possesses professional knowledge and experience which can contribute to the necessary scope of competence, and that the new member can act independently of private interests.
 

CHAIRMAN

Jørgen Wisborg

Born 1962, elected to the Board in 2009, term expires in 2025

  • MSc (business economics), Aarhus University (Aarhus School of Business)
  • LEAP (Leadership Programme), Insead, France
  • CEO of OK a.m.b.a.

Member of the company’s nomination and remuneration committee and chairman of the company's audit committee

Special expertise in management and sales as well as in strategy, business development, financial reporting, treasury and finance

 

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN

Kenneth Skov Eskildsen

Born 1973, elected to the Board in 2018, term expires in 2026

  • Commercial background from Aarhus Business College
  • CEO, Givesco A/S

Member of the company’s nomination and remuneration committee

Special expertise in international business relations, financial reporting and finance, and sales and production, including in particular foods.

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kjeld Johannesen

Born 1953, elected  to the Board in 2003, term expires in 2023

  • Business diploma (HD), Marketing economics, Copenhagen Business School
  • Professional board member

Member of the company’s nomination and remuneration committee

Special expertise in management, production and sales as well as in strategy, business development and international business relations

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen

Born 1957, elected to the Board in 2012, term expires in 2024

  • PhD, University of Copenhagen
  • Professional board member

Chairman of the company's audit committee

Special expertise in business development and acquisitions, macroeconomics, emerging markets, as well as international production, sales and marketing

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Hans Martin Smith

Born 1979, elected to the Board in 2017, term expires in 2025

  • MSc, Aarhus University
  • CFO, Vestas Wind Systems A/S

Member of the company’s audit committee

Special expertise in finance, business development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and Investor Relations

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Søren Stæhr

Born 1967, elected to the Board in 2022, term expires in 2026

  • LL.M., Aarhus University and Master of Laws, Kings College London
  • Attorney and partner at Gorrissen Federspiel Law Firm

Special expertise in structuring and organising international trade, M&A transactions and -investments, and within ESG matters

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