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DFDS has a two-tier management structure with a Board of Directors elected at a General Meeting. The Board appoints the Executive Board, comprising the CEO and CFO, and supported by the heads of the Ferry, Logistics, and People Divisions.
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Torben Carlsen

President & CEO
  • 123,820 shares
  • Born in 1965

Torben Carlsen has been Executive Vice President and CFO of DFDS A/S since 2009 and CEO as of May 1st 2019. He holds an MSc. in Finance.

Chair: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, CI-II K/S & CI-III K/S, Chairman of the Investment Committee; Gro Capital Fund I & II K/S, Chairman of the Investment Committee.

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Karina Deacon

CFO
  • 1,456 shares
  • Born in 1969

Karina Deacon is responsible for Corporate Finance, Group Accounts & Tax, Investor Relations & Corporate Planning, Procurement, Legal & Insurance as well as DFDS’ internal Strategy & Consulting team.

Board member: DOVISTA A/S

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Anne-Christine Ahrenkiel

Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President, People Division
  • Born in 1970

Anne-Christine is Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer for the People Division, with responsibility for HR Business Partnering, Talent Development, HR Operations, HR Center of Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Peder Gellert Pedersen

Executive Vice President, Ferry Division
  • Born in 1958

Peder Gellert Pedersen is Executive Vice President for DFDS' Ferry Division, which covers all Passenger, Ro-Ro, and Ro-Pax activities and their associated terminals.

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Niklas Andersson

Executive Vice President, Logistics Division
  • Born in 1973

Niklas Andersson is Executive Vice President for DFDS's Logistics Division, which includes all land transport on roads and railways, warehousing, cross-docking as well as other logistics services.

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Rune Keldsen

Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, IT & Digital Division
  • Born in 1979

Rune Keldsen is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the IT & Digital Division.

DFDS Board member Anders Götzsche 2018

Anders Götzsche

Board member
  • 1,300 shares
  • Born in 1967
  • Joined the Board: 19 March 2018
  • Re-elected: 2019
  • Period of office ends: 18 March 2020
  • Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Position: Executive Vice President and CFO, H. Lundbeck A/S
DFDS Chair Claus Hemmingsen 2018

Claus V. Hemmingsen

Chair of the Board
  • 3,336 shares
  • Born in 1962
  • Joined the Board: 29 March 2012
  • Re-elected: 2013-2019
  • Period of office ends: 18 March 2020
  • Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees
  • Position: Managing Director CVH Consulting ApS
DFDS Board member Jens Otto Knudsen 2018

Jens Otto Knudsen

Captain, staff representative
  • Born in 1958
  • Joined the Board: 13 April 2011
  • Re-elected: 2012-2019
  • Period of office ends: 19 March 2022
DFDS Board member Jesper Hartvig Nielsen 2018

Jesper Hartvig Nielsen

Corporate Port Captain, staff representative
  • Born in 1975
  • Joined the Board: 19 March 2018
  • Re-elected: 2019
  • Period of office ends: 19 March 2022
DFDS Board member Jill Lauritzen Melby 2018

Jill Lauritzen Melby

Board member
  • 4,735 shares
  • Born in 1958
  • Joined the Board: 18 April 2001
  • Re-elected: 2002-2019
  • Period of office ends: 18 March 2020
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Position: Team Leader Finance, BASF A/S
DFDS Deputy Chair Klaus Nyborg 2018

Klaus Nyborg

Deputy chair
  • Born in 1963
  • Joined the Board: 31 March 2016
  • Re-elected: 2017-2019
  • Period of office ends: 18 March 2020
  • Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees
  • Position: Managing director, Return ApS
DFDS Board member Lars Skjold-Hansen 2018

Lars Skjold-Hansen

Captain staff representative
  • 300 shares
  • Born in 1965
  • Joined the Board: 22 March 2013
  • Re-elected: 2014-2019
  • Period of office ends: 19 March 2022
DFDS Board member Marianne Dahl Steensen 2018

Marianne Dahl Steensen

Board member
  • Born in 1974
  • Joined the Board: 21 March 2017
  • Re-elected: 2018-2019
  • Period of office ends: 18 March 2020
  • Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees
  • Position: Vice President, Microsoft Western Europe
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Dirk Reich

Board member
  • Born in 1963
  • Joined the board: 1 July 2019
  • Period of office ends: 18 March 2020
  • Member of the Audit Committee
  • Chair: Instafreight GmbH, Log-hub AG, R+R Holding AG, R+R International Aviation AG
  • Board member: IPT AG, Skycell AG, Imperial Logistics Limited
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