Jeppe Christiansen

Vice chair of the Board and chair of the Remuneration Committee

Jeppe Christiansen


Positions and management duties

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.

Former positions

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.

Novo Nordisk

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.

Special competences

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 investor perspective.


  • 1985: MSc in Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Nationality and age

Mr Christiansen is Danish national, born November 1959.