February 22, 2022

Novo Holdings appoints Nigel Govett as new CFO

Novo Holdings today announced the appointment of Nigel Govett as Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 March 2022. He joins Novo Holdings from a position as Chief Financial Officer at Oman Infrastructure Investment Management.

Kasim Kutay, CEO of Novo Holdings, says: “I am very pleased to welcome Nigel Govett to Novo Holdings. Nigel is a highly skilled and seasoned CFO with significant experience from the worlds of finance and investments. I very much look forward to working with Nigel on our mission to generate attractive long-term returns on the assets of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.”

Before joining Novo Holdings, Nigel Govett served as CFO at Oman Infrastructure Investment Management from 2020 to 2022. Prior to that, he was CFO at Oman Investment Fund from 2014 to 2020. Nigel’s career also includes positions as Director at EQT Services UK and COO and Director at Close Brothers. Nigel has also served as Senior Manager at Royal Bank of Canada. Nigel Govett is a British national.

Nigel Govett says: “I am very pleased to become the next CFO of Novo Holdings. I look forward to continuing the good work of my predecessor and I am thrilled about the opportunity to work alongside the Chairman, Board, CEO, Leadership Team and all at Novo Holdings on the exciting next phase of the holding company’s strategy and vision. I thank them for the faith they have shown in appointing me. At a time when health and well-being are in focus for societies like never before, the great work of Novo Holdings, the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the wider Novo Group is of great significance to societies globally.”

Nigel Govett holds a BA (Hons), Historical Studies, from University of Sunderland and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Further information

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