board of directors
Simon Evans, Chairman of the board, investor, UK
Simon Evans holds a degree in commerce from the University of Birmingham, England and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He spent 20 years as Group CFO of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC and was a key player in the development of Dechra from a small veterinary business into a multinational company listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of over 750 million Euros. During this time he was involved with a private equity buyout, the IPO and several major acquisitions and fund raisings.
Torben Ballegaard Sørensen, board member, chairman, Denmark
Experience from board assignments in a number of International corporations based in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom. Mr. Ballegaard has since 2009 served as chairman of AS3 Companies and Tajco. He is also chairman of Capnova and board member of Vestas Wind Power and Egmont. Formerly Mr. Ballegaard was appointed chairman of Pandora by PE Axcel. Mr. Ballegaard was formerly deputy chairman of Electrolux and deputy chairman of Systematic. As executive Torben has been President and CEO of Bang & Olufsen and before that executive vice president at the LEGO Group. Prior to that, he was managing director for the IT Company, CCI-Europe, which became the leading provider of large newspaper and magazine publishing systems globally.
Board member Leif Jensen, Denmark
Experience from a number of Board of Director and CEO positions in companies with international reach.
Leif Jensen is the former CEO of VKR Holding - a major family owned long-term industrial investment company. For more than a decade he was leading the activities and investments of VKR Holding. Today Mr. Jensen is serving as a board member within the family owned SME segment. As such he is deputy chairman on the Board of Tajco, chairman at Strømberg Holding and subsidiaries, board member of WindowMaster International, and Advisory Board member of Venture Cup. In addition Leif Jensen is deputy board chairman and chair of the Investment Committee of the Hempel Foundation and Hempel Holding as well as board member of Hempel A/S, and board member of The Velux Stiftung, where he is also a member of the Investment Committee.
Board member Søren Henningsen, Chairman, Denmark
Former PE Fund manager who is currently involved in several international start-up businesses. Mr. Henningsen is CEO of Poshtel. Co-founder of Salient Pharma and 1937 ApS. Chairman of the board of CAP CPH, Board member of IDFG Denmark Limited. The parent company of ICPS, Ghana (intelligent card production) - among the top-10 companies in Ghana. In later years, he has made a turnaround of HB Medical as a COO and sold the company to a professional investor.
Board member Robbert Stecher, Denmark
Robbert Stecher brings 20 years of international business experience. He has been a senior executive with the LEGO Group during its turnaround, growth and globalization, serving in various positions such as Corporate Management and in SVP and VP positions covering global innovation, marketing, branding, market operations and global sales management. He has also worked as a management consultant in McKinsey & Co.’s Scandinavian hub serving many international clients in the industrial, pharma/medical devices and consumer goods industries.
Mr. Stecher brings skills and experience in developing and implementing successful global growth and market expansion strategies, driving transformation and change in global organizations and aligning, simplifying and optimizing company operations across the value chain. Mr. Stecher has played a key role in both acquisitions, due diligence and post-merger integration tasks.