Board of Directors

As from 11 March 2021, the Board of Directors consists of the members below.

Peder Hasslev – Chairman
Board member elected by the annual general meeting with special competences within the investment area
 

Born: 1963

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2017

Current employment: Managing Director, Saminvest (Sweden)

Previous employments:

  • 2009-2016:  Vice President/CIO, AMF
  • 2007-2009:  Head of Equities, AMF Pension
  • 2002-2007:  Head of Equities, SEB Asset Management
  • 1998-2002:  Head of Equity and Asset Management, Folksam Kapitalforvaltning
  • 1995-1998:  Sector Analyst, Pulp/Paper/Packaging, Deutsche Bank
  • 1992-1995:  Equity Analyst, H&P/SG Warburg
  • 1990-1992:  Equity Analyst, Danske Securities

Education:
Double degree, Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Philosophy in Political Science

Honorary posts:
Chairman:

  • PFA Brug Livet Fonden
  • PFA-Fonden
  • Inlandsinnovation AB
  • Fourier Transform AB
Member of:
  • PFA Pension Remuneration Committee (Chairman)
  • PFA Holding Group Audit Committee
  • PFA Pension Audit Committee

 

Photo by David Kahr
Jacob Holbraad – Vice-Chairman
Elected at the annual general meeting
 

Born: 1968

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension’s Board of Directors: 2021

Current employment: Director General of the Confederation of Danish Employers

Previous employments:

  • 2013-2015: Director, Board for Education and Quality, Danish Ministry of Children and Education
  • 2010-2013: Deputy Director-General, Prime Minister's Office Denmark
  • 2008-2010: Head of Department, The Danish Ministry of Employment
  • 2006-2008: Head of Division for 3rd Division, The Danish Ministry of Finance
  • 2003-2005: Head of Office, Ministry Secretariat, Prime Minister's Office Denmark
  • 2001-2003: Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Prime Minister's Office Denmark
  • 2000-2001: Special Consultant, The Danish Ministry of Finance
  • 1996-2000: Administrator, The Danish Ministry of Finance

Education:
Master of Science in Political Science

Honorary posts:
Board member of:

  • The Danish Labour Market Fund for Posted Workers (Arbejdsmarkedets Fond for Udstationerede (AFU))
  • Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension
  • Lønmodtagernes Garantifond
  • PFA-Fonden
  • Seniorpensionsenheden
Member of:
  • The Executive Committee of the Confederation of European Business, BUSINESSEUROPE
  • The Danish Economic Councils
  • The Executive Committee, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension
  • PFA Holding Group Audit Committee
  • The Board of Representatives, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension
  • PFA Pension Audit Committee

 

Fotograf: Lizette Kabré
Per Niels Tønnesen – Vice-Chairman
Elected at the annual general meeting
 

Born: 1960

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2013

Current employment: Chairman, HK Handel

Previous employments:

  • 1988- :  Elected to the HK Union
  • 1985-1988:  HK
  • 1980-1985:  The transport sector

Education:  

  • Collective and individual labour and employment law
  • Management and IT
  • Forwarding agent

 


   
Honorary posts:
Board member of:
  • FH – Danish Trade Union Confederation’s Executive Committee
  • The Pension Association for Salaried Employees (vice-chairman)
  • HK Denmark's Executive Committee
  • Nordiske Komité
  • PFA-Fonden
  • UNI Europa Commerce (Vice-president)
  • UNI World
  • UNI World Handel
Member of:
  • PFA Pension's Remuneration Committee
  • HK's Daily Management
  • HK's Executive Committee
  • Treasurer at Nordisk Handel

 


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Kim Graugaard
Elected at the annual general meeting
 

Born: 1961

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2019

Current employment: Deputy Director General, the Confederation of Danish Industry

Previous employments:

  • 2008- :  Deputy Director General, the  Confederation of Danish Industry
  • 1999-2008:  Deputy Director General, member of the Board of Management with responsibility for conditions of employment, collective agreements, working environment, remuneration and labour market policy, the Confederation of Danish Industry
  • 1995-1999:  Assistant Director with responsibility for industrial policy analyses and the regional associations of the Confederation of Danish Industry, the Confederation of Danish Industry
  • 1993-1995:  Head of department with responsibility for business economics and industrial relations, the Confederation of Danish Industry
  • 1987-1993:  The Confederation of Danish Employers: 
     Secretary in the International Secretariat
     Secretary to the Director General
     Head of the executive secretariat
     Deputy head of the department for employment law and collective agreements

Education:
Master in Political Science

 


   
Honorary posts:
Board member of:
  • The Confederation of Danish Employers
  • Industriens Pensionsforsikring A/S (vice-chairman)
  • Industriens Pension Service A/S (vice-chairman)
  • Industripension Holding A/S (vice-chairman)
Member of:
  • PFA Pension’s Remuneration Committee
  • CEEMET's Directors Conference and General Assembly    
  • Teksam (chairman)

Other managerial posts:

  • Judge, the Danish Labour Court

       

 

Bodil Nordestgaard Ismiris
Elected at the annual general meeting
 

Born: 1971

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2020

Current employment: Managing Director, Ledernes Hovedorganisation

Previous employments:

  • 2017 -  :  Deputy Managing Director
  • 2011-2017:  Director, Lederne
  • 2010-2011:  Head of Membership Counselling, Lederne
  • 2008-2010:  Head of HR and Organisation, Lederne
  • 2006-2008:  Head of HR, Lederne
  • 2005-2006:  Team Manager, HR development, Lederne
  • 2004-2005:  HR consultant, Lederne
  • 2002-2004:  Senior Consultant, Deloitte, Business Consulting
  • 2000-2002:  Consultant, Arthur Andersen, Business Consulting

Education:  

  • Master in Political Science, Aarhus University
  • Graduate Certificate Program, International Relations, Golden Gate University, San Francisco
  • BA in Political Science, Aarhus University

 


   
Honorary posts:
No other honorary posts

 Member of:
  • PFA Pension’s Investment Committee
  • ATP’s Board of Representatives
  • MBA Advisory Board, Aarhus BSS

 


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Heino Kegel
Elected at the annual general meeting
 

Born: 1977

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2021

Current employment: The President of the Danish Police Union

Previous employments:

  • 2017-2021: Chairman of the Eastern Jutland Danish Police Union

Education:
Police sergeant
Diploma in Management

Honorary posts:
Board member of:

  • Forbrugsforeningen af 1886
  • Executive Committee of The Danish Trade Union Confederation
  • Lan & Spar Bank A/S (vice-chairman)
    Lån & Spar Fond
Member of:
  • Executive Board of The Danish Trade Union Confederation
  • Executive Committee of Tjenestemændenes Låneforening
  • PFA Holding Group Audit Committee
  • PFA Pension Audit Committee

 

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Niels-Ulrik Mousten
Board member elected by the annual general meeting with special competences within accountancy/audit and the investment area
 

Born: 1963

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2016

Current employment: CEO, Netsuom ApS

Previous employments:

  • 2001-2016:  CEO, Danske Capital (Danske Bank A/S
  • 1999-2001:  CEO, SEB Asset Management  (Denmark)
  • 1990-1999:  Head of Equities, Unibank Investment Management
  • 1990-1990:  Head of Investments, Baltika Finans
  • 1984-1990:  Head of Investments, BankInvest

Education:

  • Master of science in Economics and Business Administration
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Honorary posts:
Chairman:

  • Fondsmæglerselskabet CABA Capital A/S
  • Investeringsforeningen Nykredit Invest
  • Investeringsforeningen Nykredit Invest Balance
  • Investeringsforeningen Nykredit Invest Engros
  • Kapitalforeningen Nykredit Invest
  • Kapitalforeningen Nykredit Invest Engros
  • Mercurius International / Mercurius International Group, Dubai
  • Placeringsforeningen Nykredit Invest (kapitalforening)
Board member of:
  • Accunia Fondsmæglerselskab A/S
  • Advanced Cooling A/S
  • Advanced Cooling Investment A/S
  • AidanN ApS
  • Kapitalforeningen Carlsbergfondet
  • Northern Horizon Capital A/S
  • Wide Invest ApS
Member of:
  • Advisory Board in Thylander Gruppen
  • The Carlsberg Foundation’s Investment Committee
  • PFA Pension's Investment Committee (chairman)
  • PFA Holding's Group Audit Committee
  • PFA Pension's Audit Committee
  • Adviser to the Board of Directors of Legal Desk ApS
  • Senior policy advisor in InvestIn, SICAV-RAIF, Sub-Fund Nykredit Infrastructure, Luxembourg

 


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Laurits Kruse Rønn
Elected at the annual general meeting
 

Born: 1963

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2012

Current employment: Viceadm. director, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, Dansk Erhverv Arbejdsgiver, Dansk Erhvervs Administrationsselskab A/S

Previous employments:

  • 1996-1998:  The Confederation of Danish Employers (DA)

Education:
Lawyer

 


   
Honorary posts:
Chairman:
  • The Pension Association for Salaried Employees
Board member of:
  • The Confederation of Danish Employers (DA)
Member of:
  • PFA Pension’s Investment Committee

 


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Mogens Steffensen
Board member elected by the annual general meeting with special competences within insurance operations
 

Born: 1970

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2018

Current employment: Professor and Head of Section for Insurance and Economics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen

Previous employments:

  • 2004 - 2008:  Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
  • 2001 - 2004:  Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Education:

  • M.Sc. in Actuarial Mathematics
  • PhD in Actuarial Mathematics

Honorary posts:
Member of:

  • PFA Holding Group Audit Committee (Chairman)
  • PFA Pension Audit Committee (Chairman)
     

 


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Helle Valentin
Board member elected by the annual general meeting with special competences within IT and outsourcing
 

Born: 1967

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2017

Current employment: General Manager, Global Business Services, Nordic, IBM Corporation

Previous employments:

  • 2019-  :  General Manager, Global Business Services, Nordic, IBM Corporation
  • 2019-2019:  Managing Director & Global Account Partner, Nordic, IBM Corporation
  • 2016-2018:  Global COO, Watson Internet of Things, IBM Corporation
  • 2013-2016:  COO, Strategy & Transformation, IBM DACH, Germany
  • 2012-2012:  Change Programme Executive, IBM Executive Services Corps, Morocco
  • 2010-2013:  COO, Global Technology Services, IBM Nordic
  • 2009-2010:  Operations Executive, Integrated Accounts, IBM World Wide Sales & Distribution, Travel & Transportation
  • 2006-2008:  Integration Executive, Maersk Data Acquisition, IBM
  • 2004-2006:  COO, Software Group, IBM Nordic
  • 2000-2004:  Executive, Worldwide Strategy and E-Business, IBM Software Group, USA
  • 1998-2000:  Division Manager, Software Manufacturing, IBM EMEA & LA
  • 1996-1998:  Manager, Translations Support Services, IBM EMEA
  • 1992-1996:  Project Manager, Software Manufacturing, IBM EMEA
  • 1990-1992:  Sales Engineer, Caltronic

Education:
Engineer, the Technical University of Denmark

Honorary posts:
Board member of:

  • IBM Danmark ApS
  • Royal BAM Group nv
Member of:
  • PFA Pension’s Remuneration Committee
  • Nomination Committee in Royal BAM Group nv
  • Remuneration Committee in Royal BAM Group nv

 

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Carsten Bach
Elected by employees
 

Born: 1964

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2017

Current employment: Key Account Manager

Previous employments:

  • Employed with PFA since 1988

Education:  
The Danish Insurance Academy

 


   
Honorary posts:
No other honorary posts

 


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Lars Christoffersen
Elected by employees
 

Born: 1972

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2003

Current employment: Representative of employee organisation, PFA Pension

Previous employments:

  • Employed with PFA since 1995

Education:
Relevant courses at the Danish Insurance Academy

 


   
Honorary posts:
Board member of:
  • Forsikringsforbundet’s General Council
Member of:
  • PFA Pension's Investment Committee

 

 


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Carsten Holdum
Elected by employees
 

Born: 1967

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2017

Current employment: Consumer Economist and Head of Advice & Recommendations (Commercial Development)

Previous employments:

  • Employed with PFA since 2011

Education:

  • Master of Law from Copenhagen University 1992
  • Graduate Diploma (HD/F) from Copenhagen Business School 2004

 


   
Honorary posts:

Member of:

  • PFA Holding's Group Audit Committee
  • PFA Pension's Audit Committee


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Janne Korsgaard
Elected by employees
 

Born: 1981

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2019

Current employment: Head of Insurance Claims, PFA Pension

Previous employments:

  • Employed with PFA since 2008

Education: Master of Law

 


   
Honorary posts:

No other honorary posts


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Mette Risom
Elected by employees
 

Born: 1969

Joined PFA Holding’s and PFA Pension‘s Board of Directors: 2011

Current employment: Head of Advisory Services Centre, PFA Pension

Previous employments:

  • Employed with PFA since 1989

Education:

  • Diplomlederuddannelsen – Zealand Business College
  • In-house modular management training
  • Mini MBA – PROBANA Business School
  • Relevant courses at the Danish Insurance Academy
  • Servicebranchens chefakademi – Copenhagen Business School

 


   
Honorary posts:
Member of:
  • PFA Pension’s Remuneration Committee


Photo by David Kahr

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee was established in February 2009 and as per the 10th of March 2021, is comprised of:

  • Mogens Steffensen (Chairman)
  • Peder Hasslev
  • Jacob Holbraad
  • Carsten Holdum
  • Heino Kegel
  • Niels-Ulrik Mousten

According to the Danish Act on Approved Auditors and Audit Firms (the Auditor Act), at least one member of the Audit Committee must have qualifications within accounting or auditing. The Committee has deemed that three members of the Audit Committee meet this requirement: Mogens Steffensen, Carsten Holdum and Niels-Ulrik Mousten.

Investment Committee

The Investment Committee was established as an independent committee in April 2017 (from April 2016, it was previously part of the audit and investment committee). As per the 10th of March 2021, the Committee is comprised of:

  • Niels-Ulrik Mousten (Chairman)
  • Lars Christoffersen
  • Bodil Nordestgaard Ismiris
  • Laurits Rønn

Remuneration Committee and remuneration policy/remuneration report

The Remuneration Committee was established in December 2010, and as per the 10th of March 2021, the Committee is comprised of:

  • Peder Hasslev (Chairman)
  • Kim Graugaard
  • Mette Risom (employee elected committee member)
  • Per Tønnesen
  • Helle Valentin 
The Remuneration Committee conducts the preliminary work for the Board of Directors, with respect to remuneration policies for the Board, executive board and other risk takers who have a material impact, including recommending a remuneration policy for the Board’s approval and submitting a proposal to the Board concerning remuneration to the Executive Board. In its preparatory work the Committee looks after the company’s long-term interests.