February 23, 2021

Henrik Poulsen is nominated as new member of the Board of Directors of Novo Holdings A/S

The Nomination Committee of Novo Holdings recommends that Henrik Poulsen is elected to its board of directors at the General Assembly on 18 March 2021, thereby increasing the size of the board from seven to eight members. All current members of the board are nominated for re-election.

“I will look forward to welcoming Henrik Poulsen to our board. He has extensive executive and board experience and significant financial knowledge that will bring value to the work of the board,” says Lars Rebien Sørensen, Chair of Novo Holdings A/S.

About Henrik Poulsen

Currently serves as senior advisor to A.P. Møller Holding A/S, Denmark. Member of the supervisory board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Germany. Deputy chair of the board of ISS A/S, Denmark. Candidate for election as member of the boards of Ørsted A/S, Novo Nordisk A/S and as deputy chair of Carlsberg A/S.

Henrik Poulsen served as CEO and President of Ørsted A/S, Denmark, a global leader in renewable energy in the period 2012-2020. Prior to that he was CEO and President of the telecommunication company TDC A/S, Denmark. From 2007-2008 he served as Operating Executive of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in the UK, preceded by executive roles with the LEGO group, Denmark, in the period 1999-2006.

Henrik Poulsen is a Danish national, born September 1967.

About Novo Holdings A/S

Novo Holdings A/S is a private limited liability company wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. It is the holding company of the Novo Group, comprising Novo Nordisk A/S and Novozymes A/S, and is responsible for managing the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s assets.

Novo Holdings is recognized as a leading international life science investor, with a focus on creating long-term value. As a life science investor, Novo Holdings provides seed and venture capital to development-stage companies and takes significant ownership positions in growth and well-established companies. Novo Holdings also manages a broad portfolio of diversified financial assets. Further information:

Further information

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