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Management and Board of Directors

Executive Management

Lars Rasmussen Lars Rasmussen President & CEO About Lars Rasmussen
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Lars Rasmussen

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Date of birth 

31 March 1959

With Coloplast since 

1988

In this position as CEO since

2008

Previous responsibilities in Coloplast 

Executive Vice President, COO and CCO, 2001-2008

General Manager, Ostomy Products Division, 2000-2001

General Manager, Continence Care Division, 1996-2000

Member of Coloplast’s Corporate Management Group, 1996

Operations Manager, Continence Care Division, 1993-1996

Operations Manager, Ostomy Division, 1989-1993

Project Manager, Ostomy Division, 1988-1989

Previous employment 

Rådgivende Ingeniør Studstrup og Østgaard, Project Engineer, 1986-88

Management assignments with other companies, including area of responsibility

H. Lundbeck A/S, Chairman of the Board

William Demant Holding A/S, Board Member

AXCEL, Industrial Board Member

Danske Bank A/S, Council Member

Responsibilities in organisations or bodies, including area of responsibility

Committee on healthcare issues under the Confederation of Danish Industry, Chairman

Committee on business policy under the Confederation of Danish Industry, Member

Educational background 

E*MBA, Scandinavian International Management Institute, 1995

BSc, Aalborg University, 1986

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Anders Lonning-Skovgaard Anders Lonning-Skovgaard Executive Vice President, CFO About Anders Lonning-Skovgaard
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Anders Lonning-Skovgaard

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Executive Vice President, CFO

With Coloplast since

2006

Educational background

MSc, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus, 1999

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Kristian Villumsen Kristian Villumsen Executive Vice President, Chronic Care About Kristian Villumsen
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Kristian Villumsen

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Executive Vice President, Chronic Care

With Coloplast since

2008

Previous responsibilities in Coloplast

Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets

Senior Vice President, Region Europe

Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

Responsibilities in organisations or bodies, including area of responsibility:

Chr. Hansen, Board Member

Educational background

MA Political Science, Aarhus University

MA in Public Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government

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Allan Rasmussen Allan Rasmussen Executive Vice President, Global Operations About Allan Rasmussen
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Allan Rasmussen

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Executive Vice President, Global Operations

With Coloplast since

1992

Educational background

BPSE, IMD, 2007

E*MBA, Scandinavian International Management Institute, 2001

BSc (Mech. Eng.), Technical University of Denmark, 1992

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Alain Morvan Alain Morvan SVP, Sales Europe About Alain Morvan

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Senior Vice President, Sales Europe

With Coloplast since

1987

Educational background

MA, Lancaster University, 1986

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Caroline Vagner Rosenstand Caroline Vagner Rosenstand Director, Corporate Development & Strategy About Caroline Vagner Rosenstand
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Caroline Vagner Rosenstand

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Director, Coporate Development & Strategy 

With Coloplast since

2015

Educational background

M.Sc in Finance and Strategy, Copenhagen Business School

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Ed Veome Ed Veome SVP, North America About Ed Veome
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Senior Vice President, North America

With Coloplast since

2010

Educational background

MBA-Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management

BS-Biology, University of Notre Dame 

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Rasmus Hannemann Møller Rasmus Hannemann Møller SVP, Global Marketing About Rasmus Hannemann Møller
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Rasmus Hannemann Møller

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Senior Vice President, Global Marketing

With Coloplast since

2005

Educational background

Copenhagen Business School

M.Sc., Management of Innovation & Business Development, 2005

 

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Jesper Kalenberg Jesper Kalenberg VP, Corporate Procurement About Jesper Kalenberg
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Vice President, Corporate Procurement

With Coloplast since

1999

Educational background

EMP, INSEAD, 2011

MSc, Copenhagen Business School, 1997

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Nicolai Buhl Andersen Nicolai Buhl Andersen SVP, Wound Care About Nicolai Buhl Andersen
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Nicolai Buhl Andersen

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Senior Vice President, Wound Care

With Coloplast since

2009

Educational background

Management Programme , IMD Business School, 2007

Copenhagen Business School

MSc, Sophia University

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Oliver Johansen Oliver Johansen SVP, Global R&D About Oliver Johansen
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Senior Vice President, Global R&D

With Coloplast since

2002

Educational background

Operations Management, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, 1997

Engineering, Grand Rapids Community College, 1991

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Paul Marcun Paul Marcun SVP, Emerging Markets About Paul Marcun
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SVP, Emerging Markets

With Coloplast since

2015

Educational background

MBA in Corporate Finance & Marketing, Sydney University of Technology

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Peter Volkers Peter Volkers SVP, Corporate Legal & IP About Peter Volkers
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Peter Volkers

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Legal & IP

With Coloplast since

1992

Educational background

University of Copenhagen

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Steffen Hovard Steffen Hovard SVP, Urology Care About Steffen Hovard
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Steffen Hovard

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Senior Vice President, Urology Care

With Coloplast since

2000

Educational background

Finance Seminar for Senior Managers, London Business School , 2011

Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD Business School, 2010

Breakthrough Performance for Senior Executives, IMD Busines School, 2009

Ebusiness Programme, IMD Business School, 2001

HD, Copenhagen Business School, 1994

MSc, Copenhagen Business School, 1991

BSc, Copenhagen Business School, 1989

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Thomas Alsbjerg Thomas Alsbjerg VP, Corporate HR About Thomas Alsbjerg
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Thomas Alsbjerg

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VP, Corporate HR

With Coloplast since

2010

Educational background

HD, Copenhagen Business School

MSc, Technical University of Denmark

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Board of Directors

Michael Pram Rasmussen Michael Pram Rasmussen Chairman of the Coloplast Board About Michael Pram Rasmussen
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Michael Pram Rasmussen

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Date of birth: 
14 January 1955

Board responsibility at Coloplast:
Chairman

Member of the Board since:
December 2005

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is considered to be independent

Chairman of the Audit Committee in Coloplast A/S

Management assignments with other companies, including area of responsibility:

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S, Chairman and Deputy Chairman in one of its wholly owned subsidiaries

Semler Holding, Chairman and Chairman in one of its wholly owned subsidiaries

Arp-Hansen Hotel Group A/S, Board Member

Danske Bank A/S, Counsil Member

JPMorgan Chase International Council, Member

Responsibilities in organisations or bodies, including area of responsibility:

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Board Member
Museumsfonden af 7. december 1966, Board Member

Previous employment: 

Topdanmark A/S and Topdanmark Forsikring A/S, CEO, 1996-2006
Tryg Forsikring A/S (formerly known as Tryg-Baltica Forsikring A/S), Group Director, 1995-1996 
Baltica Forsikring A/S, Group Director, 1988-1995
Baltica Forsikring A/S, Executive Vice President, 1986-1988
Baltica Forsikring A/S, Director, 1984-1986
Nye Danske Lloyd A/S, 1979

Educational background:
LLM., University of Copenhagen, 1980

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Niels Peter Louis-Hansen Niels Peter Louis-Hansen Deputy Chairman of the Coloplast Board About Niels Peter Louis-Hansen
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Niels Peter Louis-Hansen

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Date of birth: 
25 October 1947

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Deputy Chairman

Member of the Board since: 
October 1968

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is not considered to be independent

Member of the Audit Committee in Coloplast A/S

Management assignments with other companies, including area of responsibility: 
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansen ApS, Managing Director
N.P. Louis-Hansen ApS, Managing Director

Civiløkonom Niels Peter Louis-Hansen, Agriculture and Forestry

Responsibilities in organisations or bodies, including area of responsibility: 
Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Chairman

Educational background: 
BCom

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Members of the Board

Håkan Björklund Håkan Björklund Industry Executive of Avista Capital Partners and member of the Coloplast Board About Håkan Björklund
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Håkan Björklund

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Date of birth: 
14 April 1956

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Member of the Board elected by the General Meeting

Member of the Board since: 
December 2006

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is considered to be independent

Organisational affiliation:

Avista Capital Partners, Industry Executive, 2011-

Previous employment: 
Nycomed Luxco SA, CEO, 1999-2011
Astra AB (now AstraZeneca), Regional Director, 1996-1999
Astra Draco (now AstraZeneca), President, 1991-1996
Astra Pain Control (now AstraZeneca), President, 1989-1991
Pharmacia Ophtalmics, President,1985-1989
Karolinska Institutet, 1979-1984

Management assignments with other companies, including area of responsibility: 
Acino Pharma AG, Chairman
H. Lundbeck A/S, Chairman
Trimb AB, Chairman 

Alere Inc., Board Member

Atos AB, Board Member
Kibion AB, Board Member 

Educational background: 
MD.

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Per Magid Per Magid Attorney (Supreme Court of Denmark) and member of the Coloplast Board About Per Magid
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Per Magid

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Date of birth: 
20 February 1943

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Member of the Board elected by the General Meeting

Member of the Board since: 
December 1985

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is not considered to be independent

Organisational affiliation: 

Bruun & Hjejle (Partner), 1978-

Previous employment: 
Associate, White & Case, New York, 1977-1978
Attorney to the Government, 1972-1974
Principal, Ministry of Justice, 1968-1972
Secretary to the Danish Parliament's Ombudsman, 1967-1968

Responsibilities in organisations or bodies, including area of responsibility:

Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansen ApS, Managing Director

Munksgaard Fondet, Chairman

Vemmetofte Kloster, Chairman

Ernst og Vibeke Husmans Fond, Deputy Chairman

Arktisk Institut, Board Member

Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Board Member

Educational background: 

Attorney of the Supreme Court, 1979
Attorney, 1972
Bachelor of Law, 1967

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Brian Petersen Brian Petersen Member of the Coloplast Board About Brian Petersen
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Brian Petersen

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Date of birth:
4 November 1961

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Member of the Board elected by the General Meeting

Member of the Board since: 
December 2010

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is considered to be independent

Previous employment: 

Copenhagen Airports, President & CEO, 2007-2010
Procter & Gamble (China), General Manager, 2004-2007
Procter & Gamble (Geneva), Retail Manager, 2003-2004
Procter & Gamble (Geneva), Marketing Director, 1999-2003
Procter & Gamble (Morocco), Marketing Director, 1995-1999
Procter & Gamble (Germany), Marketing Director, 1992-1995
Procter & Gamble (UK and Scandinavia), Brand Manager & Assistant Brand Manager, 1988-1992

Educational background: 

MBA, John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, 1988
BA, Copenhagen School of Economics and Business Administration, 1986

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Jørgen Tang-Jensen Jørgen Tang-Jensen CEO of VELUX A/S and member of the Coloplast Board About Jørgen Tang-Jensen
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Jørgen Tang-Jensen

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Date of birth: 
5 August 1956

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Member of the Board elected by the General Meeting

Member of the Board since: 
December 2007

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is considered to be independent

Member of the Audit Committee in Coloplast A/S

Organisational affiliation: 
VELUX A/S (CEO), 2001-

Previous employment: 
VELUX Industri A/S, 1990-2000
Novelco A/S, 1984-1990
VELUX International A/S, 1981-1984

Management assignments with other companies, including area of responsibility: 

Chairman in eight and Deputy Chairman in one of the subsidiaries wholly owned by VELUX A/S

Altaterra Kft., Chairman
Geberit AG, Board Member

Responsiblities in organisations or bodies, including area of responsibility:

Member of the Confederation of Danish Industry

Educational background: 
Stanford University, USA, 1997
IMD, Switzerland, 1989
Aarhus School of Business

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Birgitte Nielsen Birgitte Nielsen Member of the Coloplast Board About Birgitte Nielsen
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Birgitte Nielsen

Date of Birth:

13 September 1963

Board responsibility at Coloplast:

Member of the Board elected by the General Meeting

Member of the Board since:

December 2015

This Board member is considered to be independent

Board affiliation:

Matas A/S (Member of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee)

De Forenede Ejendomsselskaber A/S (Member of the Board)

Topdanmark A/S (Member of the Board, Member of the Audit Committee)

Kirk Kapital A/S (Member of the Board)

Arkil A/S (Member of the Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee)

The Danish Rheumatism Association (Gigtforeningen) (Member of the Board)

Former Board affiliation:

2008-2015: Finansiel Stabilitet A/S

2006-2013: Novenco A/S

2005-2013: Storebrand ASA

2005-2012: Buy Aid A/S

2005-2010: Energinet DK

2005-2010: Faber A/S

2004-2010: Team Danmark (2008-2010: Deputy Chairman of the Board)

2005-2009: Ideas A/S

2006-2009: Netkoncept Service & Facility Management A/S

2007-2008: JMI Invest (27/11/2007-12/12/2008: Chairman of the Board)

2004-2007: Royal Greenland (20/12/2006-22/03/2007: Chairman of the Board)

Work experience:

2006-: Professional Board work

2003-2006: Nielsen + Axelsson ApS

 

1992-2003: FLS Industries A/S:

2000-2003: Chief Financial Officer

1999-2000: Vice President, Group Corporate Control

1996-1999: Vice President, Group Financial Officer

1992-1996: Treasury Manager

 

1986-1992: Danske Bank A/S:

1990-1992: Vice President, Interest Rate Derivatives Trading

1989-1990: Implementation of Risk Management System, New York Branch

1986-1989: Dealer, Commercial Paper & Liquidity Risk Management, Arbitrage

1983-1986: Banking education

 

Educational background:

1993: Graduate Diploma (HD), Accounting & Finance, Copenhagen Business School

1989: Graduate Diploma (HD), Foreign Trade, Copenhagen Business School

Cedep/lnsead: General Management Program

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Jette Nygaard-Andersen Jette Nygaard-Andersen CEO of MTG and Member of the Coloplast Board About Jette Nygaard-Andersen
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Jette Nygaard-Andersen

Date of Birth:

22 October 1968

Board responsibility at Coloplast:

Member of the Board elected by the General Meeting

Member of the Board since:

December 2015

This Board member is considered to be independent

Organisational affiliation:

Chief Executive Officer, Modern Times Group Central European Operations & Chief Executive Officer Modern Times Group Broadcast Product & Technology Group

Executive Vice President, Modern Times Group AB (MTG AB)

Management assignments with other companies, including area of responsibility:

Prima Holding a.s. (Member of the Board)

Nova Broadcasting Group (Member of the Board)

Serves on the boards of wholly owned MTG subsidiaries

Senior Mentor, Women Leaders Up, Sweden

Network member, Women on Board, Denmark

Former Board affiliation:

2011-2015: Various board positions with wholly owned MTG subsidiaries

2006-2007: Easy Warm Milk A/S (Member of the Board)

Work experience:

2013-2015: Chief Executive Officer, Modern Times Group Nordic & Baltic Pay-TV Operations

2011-2013: Chief Executive Officer, Viasat A/S (Acting CEO Nordic Pay TV Operations)

2010-2011: Own company, Advisor & Consultant, TMT Sector

2005-2010: Chief Operating Officer, Modern Times Group, MTG A/S

2003-2005: Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Viasat A/S

1997-2003: Accenture A/S, TMT & Strategy Praksis

1993-1997: A. P. Møller-Maersk A/S

1990-1992: Nordisk Film

Educational background:

1993: MSc, Business, Finance & Economics, University of Copenhagen

Executive leadership education:

- lnsead, Executive Development Programs

- Columbia University, Executive Leadership Programs

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Martin Giørtz Müller Martin Giørtz Müller Senior Project Manager, Global Quality, and member of the Coloplast Board Martin Giørtz Müller
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Date of birth: 

16 June 1963

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 

Member of the Board elected by the employees

Member of the Board since:  

December 2014

This Board member is not considered to be independent

Organisational affiliation: 

With Coloplast since 2000

Educational background: 

Bachelor of Engineering

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Thomas Barfod Thomas Barfod Senior Controller and member of the Coloplast Board About Thomas Barfod
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Thomas Barfod

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Date of birth: 
18 August 1970

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Member of the Board elected by the employees

Member of the Board since: 
December 2006

Latest re-election: 
December 2014

This Board member is not considered to be independent

Organisational affiliation: 

With Coloplast since 1991

Educational background: 
Basic Vocational Education

Commercial training

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Torben Rasmussen Torben Rasmussen Electrician and member of the Coloplast Board Torben Rasmussen
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Torben Rasmussen

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Date of birth: 
6 June 1960

Board responsibility at Coloplast: 
Member of the Board elected by the employees

Member of the Board since: 

December 2010

Latest re-election:

December 2014

This Board member is not considered to be independent

Organisational affiliation: 

With Coloplast since 1988

Educational background: 
Electrician

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