Mr 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.
Mr Christiansen is also chair of Haldor Topsøe A/S and Emlika
ApS and board member of a wholly owned subsidiary of this company
and 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.
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.