Executive Board and Board of Directors

Read more about Topdanmark's Board of Directors, Executive Board and Senior Management.

Ricard Wennerklint
Elected at the AGM
DOB: 2 September 1969
Nationality: Swedish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2017
Current position held: Executive Director, If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd

Previous positions held:
1994–1997: Trygg-Hansa
1997–1999: Head of control, Skandia P&C
1999–2001: Senior Vice President, If P&C Insurance Ltd
2002–2008: CFO, If P&C Insurance Ltd
2008-2019: Deputy CEO, If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd

Education:
- Business Administration and Finance, Stockholm School of
Economics

Offices held:
Member of the Boards of Directors of:
- If P&C Insurance Holding Ltd
- Nobia AB (Sweden)

Member of:
- Group Executive Committee and
  Group MD Committee in Sampo

Member of:
- Topdanmark's Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee 

Independence:
As Ricard Wennerklint represents a controlling
shareholder’s interests, he does not meet the definition of
independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance.

Jens Aaløse / Deputy Chairman
Elected at the AGM
DOB: 26 September 1966
Nationality: Danish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2016
Current position held: Senior Executive Vice President, TDC A/S

Previous positions held:
1990-2002 Various executive positions, SAS Scandinavian Airlines A/S
2002-2006 Vice President, SAS Scandinavian Airlines A/S
2006-2010 CEO, Nordic Media Link AB and Dansk Reklame Film A/S
2010-2013 CEO, Danske Licens Spil A/S

Education:
- BSc Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Offices held / Member of the Boards of Directors of:

- Dansk Erhverv (The Confederation of Danish Enterprise) (Deputy Chairman)
      - The Executive Committee
- FDM Travel A/S
- OmniCar AB (Chairman)

Member of:
- Topdanmark's Remuneration Committee and Nomination
  Committee

Independence:
Jens Aaløse meets the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance

Elise Bundgaard
Elected by employees
DOB: 14 January 1968
Nationality: Danish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2019
Current position held: Chairman of De Overordnedes Forening (DOF) 

Anne Louise Eberhard
Elected by employees
DOB: 24 April 1963
Nationality: Danish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2019
Current position held: Professional Board Member

Previous positions held:
2012–2014 Senior Executive VP, Global Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking and Transactional Credit,
Danske Bank A/S
2014–2017 Member of the Board of Directors of Solix Group AB
2015–2017 Member of the Board of Directors of Sampension KP Livsforsikring A/S
2016–2018 CCO, Intrum Justitia AB / Lindorff AS


Education:

  • B.Com. (Business Administration), Management Accounting & Informatics, CBS
  • Law degree, University of Copenhagen

Offices held / Member of the Board of Directors of:

  • F.L. Smidth Group
  • Finansiel Stabilitet
  • Moneyflow Group ApS (Advisory Board Member)

Member of:

- Member of the Audit Committee in F.L. Smidth Group

Member of:

- Member of the Audit Committee in Topdanmark

Independence: Anne Louise Eberhard meets the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance. 
 

Mette Jensen
Elected by employees
DOB: 20 June 1976
Nationality: Danish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2015
Current position held: Chairman of Topdanmark’s Staff Association
Member of Topdanmark's Remuneration Committee

Cristina Lage
Elected by the AGM
DOB: 13 November 1954
Nationality: Danish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2019
Current position held: Professional Board Member

Previous positions held:
1987–1992 Deputy Director and Group Treasurer, ISS International Service System A/S
1992–1994 CFO, Kulturby 1996, Copenhagen
1994–1996 CFO, ISS Scandinavia A/S
1996–2000 CFO and CEO, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
2000–2003 CEO, TV2/Danmark A/S
2003–2004 Head of secretariat, Det Radikale Venstre (the Danish Social Liberal Party)
2004–2008 CEO, Nordea Liv og Pension A/S
2008–2011 CEO, Nordea Invest A/S
2011–2016 CEO, Unipension A/S

Education:

  • M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration), Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

Offices held / Member of the Board of Directors of:

  • Arbejdsmiljørådet (Chairman)
  • AES (Labour Market Insurance) (Chairman)
  • LEO Pharma A/S
  • LEO Fonden
  • C.L. Davids Fond
  • Det Obelske Familiefond

Member of:

  • The Audit Committee in LEO Pharma
  • Chairman of the Investment Committee

Independence:

Cristina Lage meets the definition of independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance.

Ole Lomholt Mortensen
Elected by employees
DOB: 29 June 1957
Nationality: Danish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2019
Current position held: Chairman of Assurandørforeningen i Topdanmark

Petri Niemisvirta
Elected at the AGM
DOB: 19 February 1970
Nationality: Finnish
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2017
Current position held: Managing Director, Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited

Previous positions held:
1995–1999: Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company
1999–2000: Sampo Life Insurance Company Limited
2000–2001: Managing Director, Evli Life Ltd.

Education:
- LL.M., University of Turku

Offices held:
Member of the Boards of Directors of:
- BenCo Insurance Holding B.V. (Netherlands)
- Kaleva Mutual Insurance Company (Chairman) (Finland)
- Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Finland)
- Finland Chamber of Commerce
- Alma Media Corporation (Chairman)

Member of:
- Group Executive Committee and
  Group MD Committee in Sampo

Independence:
As Petri Niemisvirta represents a controlling
shareholder’s interests, he does not meet the definition of
independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance

Morten Thorsrud
Elected at the AGM
DOB: 23 December 1971
Nationality: Norwegian
Joined Topdanmark's Board of Directors: 2019
Current position held: President and CEO, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ.)

Previous positions held:

1996-2002: Various positions including Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Norway/Europe

2002–2004: Head of Corporate Strategy, If P&C Insurance Ltd. (publ)

2004–2005 Head of Industrial Underwriting and Claims, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

2005–2013 Head of BA Industrial, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

2013–2019 Group Executive Vice President, Head of BA Private, If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

Education:

  • B.Com., Norwegian School of Management

Offices held / Member of the Board of Directors of:

  • Finans Norge
  • Member of Executive Committee, P&C Insurance

Member of:

  • Group Executive Committee in Sampo

 

Independence:
As Morten Thorsrud represents a controlling shareholder’s interests, he does not meet the definition of
independence set out by the Committee on Corporate Governance.