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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors supervises the performance of NNE, its management and organisation.

Lars Fruergaard


Karsten Munk Knudsen

Chairman of the NNE Board since 2017

Karsten Munk Knudsen is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance at Novo Nordisk A/S. After joining Novo Nordisk in 2003, he has occupied a number of positions within finance in Denmark and the US. He holds a Master of Science in Finance from the University of Aarhus.

Other board memberships: Innate Pharma

Birgit W. Nørgaard


Birgit W. Nørgaard

Vice Chairman of the NNE Board since 2014

Birgit Nørgaard works as a full-time Board member. She was CEO of the consulting engineering company Grontmij | Carl Bro A/S and COO of Grontmij NV from 2006 to 2010, CEO of the Carl Bro Group from 2003 to 2006 and CFO from 2001 to 2003. Prior to that, Birgit Nørgaard held executive positions at TDC and Danisco and worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. Birgit Nørgaard holds an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Denmark and an MBA from INSEAD

Other board memberships: DSV A/S, IMI Plc., Cobham Plc., WSP Global Inc., RGS 90 A/S, The Danish State’s IT Project Council (Vice-Chairman), The Danish Growth Capital Fund (Vice-Chairman) and The Danish Growth Capital Fund II.

Jens Olesen


Helene Moth-Poulsen

Employee-elected member of the NNE Board since 2017 and during 2009-2013

Helene Moth-Poulsen has served as Account Director in the Danish organisation since 2014. Prior to this, Helene Moth-Poulsen worked in several different positions with NNE such as Global Proposal Manager and as cross-disciplinary Senior Project Manager, among others. She joined NNE in 1999. She holds an M. Sc. in electronic engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), a bachelor in Engineering Business administration and is a certified project manager IPMA level B. Helene is chairman of the NNE Academic Committee (NPA).

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Henrik Wulff

Member of the NNE Board since 2014Henrik Wulff is the Executive Vice President of Product Supply at Novo Nordisk A/S. He joined Novo Nordisk in 1998 and since 2004, has held a number of senior management positions in the company. He holds a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Denmark.

Other board memberships: Ambu A/S

Kjell Johansson


Kjell Johansson

Member of the NNE Board since 2013

Kjell Johansson is President of Manufacturing Services Europe and Executive Vice President of Recipharm AB. He has been with Recipharm AB since 2011, but has worked within the pharma industry for 30 years. He worked at AstraZeneca for 24 years, holding various senior leadership positions within the manufacturing area. He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lund and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Stockholm.

Other board memberships: Recipharm Group, Chairman in Operating Companies and Board Member in CCS Healthcare



David Victor Tackie

Employee-elected member of the NNE Board since 2017

David Victor Tackie has been Manager for the Electrical & Instrumentation department at NNE in Denmark since 2015. He has held a number of management and project management positions both globally and locally. He holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Copenhagen University of Engineering and a BSc. in Business Administration with a specialisation in Marketing & Management from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).


Helene Moth-Poulsen
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