Mr Christiansen is chief executive officer of Maj Invest Holding A/S
as well as board member and/or executive director in two wholly owned
subsidiaries of this company, both in Denmark.
Mr Christiansen is also chair of Haldor Topsøe A/S, Emlika Holding
ApS, and two wholly owned subsidiaries of the latter company, and
chair of JEKC Holding ApS. Board member of Novo Holdings A/S and
KIRKBI A/S, Pluto Naturfonden and Randers Regnskov, all in Denmark.
Member of the board of BellaBeat Inc., USA. Member of the Board of
Governors of Det Kgl. Vajsenhus, Denmark. Adjunct Professor,
Department of Finance, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
In 2016, Mr Christiansen was appointed Adjunct Professor, Department
of Finance, Copenhagen Business School.
From 2005 to 2009 Mr Christiansen was chief executive officer of LD
Pensions. Prior to that Mr Christiansen was executive director in
Danske Bank from 1999 to 2004 with responsibility for group equity
business and corporate international banking. From 1988 to 1999 Mr
Christiansen worked for LD Pensions, first as fund manager and later
as deputy director with responsibility for the equity business.
Mr Christiansen was first elected to the Board of Novo Nordisk A/S
and as vice chair in March 2013 and has most recently been re-elected
in March 2020. His term as a board member expires in March 2021.
In March 2020, 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 chair of the Remuneration
Committee in March 2017.
In January 2020, the Board of Directors assessed that the special
competencies 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
Mr Christiansen is Danish national, born November 1959.