The Board of Directors of the Novo Nordisk Foundation elected Lars Munch as a member of the Board at a meeting today.
Lars Munch, who is Chairman of the Board of JP/Politikens Hus A/S, has been active in societal and social issues, the media, art and culture throughout his career. He has had several director posts. From 1999 to 2014, he was CEO of A/S Dagbladet Politiken and then JP/Politikens Hus A/S. Before that he was a director in the Bonnier Group.
In addition to chairing JP/Politikens Hus, Lars Munch chairs the boards of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, BRFfonden and SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. He is also a member of the Board of Nordic private equity firm Axcel.
“In adding Lars Munch to the Board of Directors, we welcome a person with great insight into societal and social issues, economics, culture and media. We look forward to benefiting from his many competencies and vast experience,” says Sten Scheibye, Chairman of the Board, Novo Nordisk Foundation.
Lars Munch says: “I am looking forward to contributing to the work of the Novo Nordisk Foundation, which has developed so impressively in recent years. I hope that I can help to maintain and further develop the great significance of the Foundation to society.”
In March 2017, the Novo Nordisk Foundation began looking for a new member of the Board of Directors with a background in civil society after Karsten Dybvad, CEO of the Confederation of Danish Industry, departed the Board.
ABOUT LARS MUNCH (BORN 1959)
2003–2014: CEO, JP/Politikens Hus A/S
1999–2003: CEO, A/S Dagbladet Politiken
1995–1999: Director, Bonnier Group, Stockholm and CEO, Bonnier Forlagene A/S
1984–1995: Product Manager and later Managing Director, Børsens Forlag A/S and Director, Børsen Holding A/S
Board and other appointments
Chairs the boards of directors of JP/Politikens Hus A/S, BRFfonden and BRFholding, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Louisiana Fonden, Museumsfonden and SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. Member of the Board of Directors of Axcel.
1984: MSc, Economics and Business Administration, Copenhagen Business School
About the Novo Nordisk Foundation
Christian Mostrup Scheel, Senior Press Officer, Novo Nordisk Foundation, [email protected], +45 3067 4805