Group Management


Group Supervisory Board

The Group Supervisory Board has been composed as follows:

  • The Shareholders' Representatives elect six members of the Group Supervisory Board.
  • The members in general meeting may elect up to two members of the Group Supervisory Board.
  • There are three employee-elected members.

Sven Buhrkall

Sven Buhrkall (Chairman)

Consultant
Born: 1949

Sven Buhrkall has been on Jyske Bank's Supervisory Board since 1998 and chaired the Board since 2004.

Term of office expires in 2019

Independent

Sven Buhrkall is a member of all board committees, and also he chairs the Remuneration Committee and Nomination Committee Over the period 2004-2009, Sven Burkall chaired Jyske Bank's Audit Committee, and also over the period 2009-2014 he chaired the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board. Sven Buhrkall was originally elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 1989.

Since 1998, Sven Buhrkall has operated an independent consultancy business within such areas as finance, organisational issues, management and logistics. Over the period 2001-2005, Sven Buhrkall was a member of the Folketing, the Danish parliament, for the party Venstre. Prior to that, Sven Buhrkall was as of 1994 the managing director of EHJ Transport & Spedition A/S after being managing director of Spetra A/S as well as Gasa-spedition over the period 1988-94. Over the years 1982-1988, Sven Buhrkall was the deputy president of Foreningen af Danske Eksportvognmænd [association of export carriers] after having been a training manager with Danmarks Sparekasseforening [association of savings banks] over the years 1981-1982 as well as a financial consultant at De Samvirkende Landboforeninger [federation of agricultural societies] over the period 1980-1981. Finally, since 1986 Sven Buhrkall has been a part-time lecturer at University of Southern Denmark. Sven Buhrkall is an MSc in Economics, University of Aarhus (1980).

Special competences:

  • Experience from directorships
  • Expertise within the transport and logistics industry

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Kurt Bligaard Pedersen

Kurt Bligaard Pedersen (Deputy Chairman)

CEO
Born: 1959

Kurt Bligaard Pedersen was elected to the Supervisory Board of Jyske Bank in connection with the merger with Jyske Realkredit A/S (formerly BRFkredit a/s) in 2014. Kurt Bligaard Pedersen is the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board as well as a member of the Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee.

Term of office expires in 2020

Independent

Kurt Bligaard Pedersen is CEO of Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Limited.

Over the years, 2002-2012, Kurt Bligaard Pedersen was the CEO of DONG Energy A/S after having been the CEO of Falck Danmark A/S in 2000-2001. Prior to that, Kurt Bligaard Pedersen had been CFO at the City of Copenhagen after having headed its finance administration over the period 1994-1997. Moreover, Kurt Bligaard Pedersen headed a division in the Danish Ministry of Finance during the years 1992-1994 and he acted as a consultant for the Social Democratic parliamentary group in the period 1988-1992.

Kurt Bligaard Pedersen earned his Masters degree in political science from Aarhus University in 1988.

Special competences:

  • Experience from managing major Danish and international enterprises, including a public enterprise
  • Financial and economic expertise, including accountancy issues

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Rina Asmussen

Rina Asmussen

Partner, Stanton Chase International
Born: 1959

Rina Asmussen was elected to the Supervisory Board of Jyske Bank in connection with the merger with Jyske Realkredit A/S (formerly BRFkredit a/s) in 2014. Rina Asmussen chairs the Group Risk Committee and is a member of the Digitalization and Technology Committee.

Term of office expires in 2019

Independent

CEO, RA Consulting (business consulting, personal sparring partner)

Rina Asmussen has a 30-year career in the Danish financial sector culminating in the position as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of BG Bank and later on of Danske Bank, Denmark over the years 2006-2011. Rina Asmussen has, therefore, the very management experience from another relevant financial enterprise that must be represented on the Supervisory Board according to the requirements of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Rina Asmussen earned her Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from CBS in 1988.

Special competences:

  • Experience from management of major financial companies, including investment, risk management, financial management as well as customer service and advice
  • General management, business development and change processes
  • Rina Asmussen has, based on her long-term commercial activities, worked 5½ years as a partner in a large global Executive Search enterprise where her responsibility has been to build up the financial services business. As a parallel to this, Rina Asmussen has held a number of directorships, including the role as committee chairman and deputy chairman.

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Philip Baruch

Philip Baruch

Attorney-at-law
Born: 1953

Philip Baruch has been a a member of the Supervisory Board since 2006, and since 2012 he has also been a member of the Nomination Committee.

Term of office expires in 2018

Independent

Over the period 2009-2012, Philip Baruch was a member of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board. Moreover, in 2012 Philip Baruch became the chairman of the Shareholders' Representatives of Jyske Bank after having been the deputy chairman of this body over the period 2006-2012. Philip Baruch was originally elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 1993.

Philip Baruch is a Supreme Court Attorney and a partner in the law firm of Lund Elmer Sandager Advokatpartnerselskab. Philip Baruch is primarily active within general business consultancy, including issues pertaining to majority shareholders, acquisition and sale of businesses as well as arbitration proceedings.

Philip Baruch earned his Master of Laws from University of Copenhagen in 1978. Philip Baruch was an assistant registrar from 1978 to 1981; an employee at the law firm of Paul Kurzenberger, High Court Attorney, in 1981; and a partner in the same firm in 1983. Philip Baruch was co-founder of the law firm of Advokatfirmaet Thyregod & Elmer in 1989 and co-founder of the law firm of Advokatfirmaet Lund Elmer Sandager in 1999.

Special competences:

  • Experience from directorships
  • Legal expertise, including sale and purchase of enterprises

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Jens A. Borup

Jens A. Borup

Master of a fishing vessel
Born: 1955

Jens A. Borup has been on the Supervisory Board since 2005, a member of the Nomination Committee since 2012 and also a member of the Group Risk Committee.

Term of office expires in 2020

Independent

Jens A. Borup was, over the period 2011-2014 Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Supervisory Board. Prior to this, Jens A. Borup was over the period 2009-2011 a member of the Audit Committee of the Supervisory Board. Jens A. Borup was originally elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 1998.

Jens A. Borup is the master of a fishing vessel and has owned his own vessel since 1980.

Over the years, Jens A. Borup has had various fishery-related honorary offices as a member of the board of Skagen Fiskeriforening, Skagen Producentorganisation and Skagen Skipperforening, and he has for a period of time been a member of the town council of Skagen.

Special competences:

  • Experience from directorships
  • Expertise within fishing and other primary industries

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Johnny Christensen

Johnny Christensen (Employee Representative)

Deputy Chairman, Jyske Bank Kreds
Born: 1962

Johnny Christensen has been an employee representative since 2018 and a member of the Digital and Technology Committee since 2018.

Term of office expires in: 2022

Johnny Christensen is Deputy Chairman of Jyske Bank Kreds. He has been in the sector since 1981 and is a trained banker. Johnny joined Jyske Bank in 2002 and since then, he has been in charge of various functions at Jyske Bank.

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Keld Norup

Keld Norup

Attorney-at-law
Born: 1953

Keld Norup has been on the Supervisory Board since 2007 and since 2010 a member of the Audit Committee.

Term of office expires in 2019

Independent

Over the period 2013-2014, Keld Norup was a member of the Nomination Committee of the Supervisory Board. Moreover, Keld Norup was elected Deputy Chairman of the Shareholders' Representatives of Jyske Bank in 2014. Keld Norup was originally elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 1998.

Keld Norup is a Supreme Court Attorney and has been managing partner in the law firm of SKOV advokater Advokataktieselskab from January 1. 1993 to November 1. 2011. Keld Norup is primaily a member of various boards and is active within commercial law as well as transfer of businesses. Keld Norup earned his Master of Laws from University of Aarhus in 1981. Keld Norup was employed by the then law firm of Bent Skov & Partnere in 1980 and has been a partner in this company since 1983.

Special competences:

  • Experience from directorships
  • Legal expertise, including in particular commercial and corporate law, advice/management/financing relating to sale and purchase of enterprises as well as advice relating to sale/purchase/planning of commercial and residential properties

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Christina Lykke Munk

Christina Lykke Munk (Employee Representative)

Asset Management Adviser
Born: 1978

Christina Lykke Munk has been a member of Jyske Bank's Supervisory Board elected by the Bank's employees since 2016.

Term of office expires in 2018

Christina Lykke Munk has been employed in the sector since 1998 and with Jyske Bank since 2005. Christina has been through comprehensive banking training and has since 2005 been in charge of various functions at Jyske Bank.

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Marianne Lillevang

Marianne Lillevang (Employee Representative)

Deputy Chairman, Jyske Bank Kreds
Born: 1965

Marianne Lillevang has been a member of Jyske Bank's Supervisory Board elected by the Bank's employees since 2006, and since 2012 she has also been a member of the Audit Committee.

Term of office expires in 2018

Marianne Lillevang is Deputy Chairman of Jyske Bank Kreds. Marianne Lillevang completed her training as a banker in 1987 and since then, she has been in charge of various functions at Jyske Bank.

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Group Executive Board

Anders Dam

Anders Dam

Managing Director and CEO
Born: 1956

Anders Dam has been Managing Director since 1995 and CEO since 1997 with Finance and Risk Management, Communications and Marketing, and the Legal Division as his areas of responsibility.

In addition, Anders Dam is a member of the board of FinansDanmark (the Danish Bankers Association), FR I af 16. september 2015 A/S, DLR Kredit A/S , Foreningen Bankdata F.m.b.a. deputy chairman, Jyske Banks Almennyttige Fond (chairman), Jyske Banks Almennyttige Fonds Holdingselskab A/S (chairman) and Jyske Banks Pensionstilskudsfond.

Before being appointed Managing Director, Anders Dam was over the period 1992-1995 general manager of Stibo Datagrafikgruppen. Prior to that, Anders Dam was assistant managing director of Jyske Bank, Development and Planning in 1990-1992 after having been chief economist in the period 1987-1990. Until then, Anders Dam had been with Håndværksrådet (The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) over the period 1982-1987; the last two years of that period he was chief economist. In 1981 Anders Dam completed his Master's Degree in Economics and Management from Aarhus University.

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Niels Erik Jakobsen

Niels Erik Jakobsen

Managing Director
Born: 1958

Niels Erik Jakobsen has been Managing Director since 2009. He is in charge of Capital Markets and Jyske Finans.

Moreover, Niels Erik Jakobsen is the chairman of the board of Jyske Finans and a member of the board of Jyske Realkredit A/S (formerly BRFkredit a/s), BI Holding A/S, BI Asset Management Fondsmæglerselskab A/S, Letpension A/S and Jyske Banks Pensionstilskudsfond.

Before his appointment as Managing Director, Niels Erik Jakobsen was over the period 2007-2009 the director of Treasury, Finance & Risk Management, and prior to holding this position, he worked at the Bank's Treasury Division from 1993 - as head of department as of 1994 and head of division as of 1999. Niels Erik Jakobsen joined Jyske Bank in 1987 as an analyst with the Bank's Economic Research Department. Over the period 1986-1987, Niels Erik Jakobsen worked as an economist for Regionalbankernes Sekretariat (secretariat of regional banks).

Niels Erik Jakobsen has a Master of Science in Economics and Business (finance) from the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University and prior to that, he completed his training as a banker with Skive Sparekasse in 1980.

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Per Skovhus

Per Skovhus

Managing Director
Born: 1959

Per Skovhus has been a member of the Group Executive Board since 2013. He is in charge of the domestic branch network and Credits.

Per Skovhus is also a member of the board of Jyske Realkredit A/S (formerly BRFkredit a/s), Jyske Finans A/S and Jyske Banks Pensionstilskudsfond.

Per Skovhus, Master of Laws, left Danske Bank on 1 July 2012 after 33 years of employment. For the last six years he served as a member of Danske Bank's Executive Board. During his employment with Danske Bank, Per Skovhus held various positions of trust - for instance, he served on the boards of Realkredit Danmark, Danmarks Skibskredit A/S and the Danish Bankers Association.

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Peter Schleidt

Peter Schleidt

Managing Director
Born: 1964

Peter Schleidt has been employed as Managing Director since 2017, and his area of responsibility is Business Concepts/IT and Business Services.

During the period 2013-2017, Peter Schleidt was Group Chief Operating Officer of TDC. Previously, Peter Schleidt was during the period 1989-2013 employed by Danske Bank, and from 2003 to 2013 he acted as CIO and executive vice president of Danske Bank.

Peter Schleidt holds an MSc in Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

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