Jeppe Christiansen is chief executive officer of Maj Invest Holding A/S as well as board member and/or executive director in three wholly owned subsidiaries of this company, all in Denmark.
From 2005 until 2009 Mr Christiansen was chief executive officer of LD Pensions. Prior to that Mr Christiansen was executive director in Danske Bank from 1999 until 2004 with responsibility for group equity business and corporate international banking. From 1988 until 1999 Mr Christiansen worked for LD Pensions, first as fund manager and later as deputy director with responsibility for the equity business.
Mr Christiansen is chairman of Haldor Topsøe A/S and Emlika ApS and board member of a wholly owned subsidiary of this company, vice chairman of Symphogen A/S and a member of the boards of Novo Holdings A/S and KIRKBI A/S, all in Denmark. Furthermore, Mr Christiansen is member of the Board of Governors of Det Kgl. Vajsenhus, Denmark, and in 2016, he was appointed Adjunct Professor, Department of Finance at Copenhagen Business School.
Mr Christiansen has an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1985.
Mr Christiansen was first elected to the Board of Novo Nordisk A/S and as vice chairman in March 2013 and has most recently been re-elected in March 2018. His term as a board member expires in March 2019.
In March 2018, the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S assessed that Mr Christiansen is not regarded as an independent board member as defined in Section 3.2.1 of the Recommendations on Corporate Governance designated by Nasdaq Copenhagen due to his membership of the board of Novo Holdings A/S.
Mr Christiansen became a member of the Remuneration Committee at Novo Nordisk A/S in March 2015 and chairman of the Remuneration Committee in March 2017.
In January 2018, the Board of Directors assessed that the special competences possessed by Mr Christiansen that are important for the performance of his duties are his executive background and extensive experience within the financial sector, in particular in relation to financial and capital market issues as well as insight into the investor perspective.
Mr Christiansen is a male Danish national, born November 1959.