Management and Board

FLSmidth is managed by top professionals with years of experience in the engineering and financial worlds, as well as in the cement and minerals industries.

FLSmidth management and board

Board of Directors

FLSmidth & Co. A/S Board of Directors consists of experienced business executives who each brings with them professional insight and hands-on experience that match FLSmidth's needs.

Pictured from left to right: Jens Peter Koch, Marius Kloppers, Mette Dobel, Torkil Bentzen, Vagn Sørensen, Rob Smith, Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie, Tom Knutzen, Sten Jakobsson, Søren Quistgaard Larsen

Vagn Sørensen, Chairman

Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011. Elected Member of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting in 2009, MSc (Econ. and Bus.Admin.), born 1959, Danish, male. Chairman of the Nomination and Compensation Committees. Member of the Audit Committee.

Executive positions in Denmark:
Chairman of the boards of directors of TDC A/S (until 9 March 2017), TIA Technology A/S, Zebra A/S, and Thor Denmark Holding ApS.

Member of the Board of Directors of CP Dyvig &Co. A/S and JP/Politikens Hus A/S. Senior Advisor to EQT Partners.

Executive positions outside Denmark:
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nordic Aviation Capital A/S (Denmark).

Member of the Board of Directors of CP Dyvig & Co. A/S (Denmark), VFS Global, CHEP Aerospace, JP/Politikens Hus A/S (Denmark), Air Canada (Canada), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (USA), and Braganza AS (Norway).

Senior Advisor to EQT Partners and Morgan Stanley.

CEO of E-Force ApS (Denmark).

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 7,501 shares.

 

Torkil Bentzen, Vice Chairman

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2012. Elected Member of the Board of Directors at the General Meeting in 2002, MSc (Engineering), born 1946, Danish, male. Chairman of the Technology Committee. Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committees.

Executive positions in Denmark:
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S, and State of Green.

Member of the Boards of Directors of Mesco Danmark A/S and Siemens A/S Danmark.

Executive positions outside Denmark:
Chairman of MESG GmbH (Germany). Senior Advisor to the Board of Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Ltd. (Japan).

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 5,000 shares.

  

Marius Jacques Kloppers

Member of the Board of Directors elected at the General Meeting in 2016, Australian/South African, male. Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committees.

Executive positions in Denmark:
None

Executive positions outside Denmark:
None

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 0 shares.

 

 

 

 

Tom Knutzen

Member of the Board of Directors elected at the General Meeting since 2012, born 1962, MSc (Economics) in Finance and Strategic Planning, Danish, male. Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Executive positions in Denmark:
None

Executive positions outside Denmark:
CEO of Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG (Switzerland).

Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee for Nordea Bank AB (publ) (Sweden) (leaving 16 March).

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 12,500 shares.

 

Caroline Grégoire Sainte Marie

Member of the Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting since 2012, Commercial Law BA, born 1957, French, female. Member of the Technology Committee and Audit Committee.

Executive positions in Denmark:
None

Executive positions outside Denmark:
Member of the boards of directors of Groupama SA (France), Eramet (France), Wienerberger AG (Austria), Look&Fin (Belgium) and CALYOS (Belgium).

Founding President of DefInnov (France).

Shareholdings in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 500 shares.

 

Marius Jacques Kloppers

Member of the Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting in 2016, PhD Material Science, MBA INSEAD, born 1962, Australian/South African, male. Member of the Nomination and Compensation Committee.

Executive positions in Denmark:
None

Executive positions outside Denmark:
None

Shareholdings in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 0 shares.

 

Richard Robinson Smith (Rob Smith)

Member of the Board of Directors elected at the General Meeting in 2016. PhD International Operations Management, MBA Finance, BSc Engineering, born 1965, German/American, male. Member of the Technology Committee.

Executive positions in Denmark:
None

Executive positions outside Denmark:
Senior Vice President & General Managerat AGCO Corporation (USA).

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 1,000 shares.

 

Mette Dobel

Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2009, born 1967, BSc (Commercial Engineering), Global Product Manager, Danish, female.

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 864 shares.

  

Søren Quistgaard Larsen

Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2013, born 1978, BSc (Electrical Engineering), Proposal Manager, Danish, male.

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 65 shares.

  

Jens Peter Koch

Employee-elected member of the Board of Directors since 2013, born 1982, MSc (Electrical Engineering) and HD (International Business), Department Manager, Danish, male.

Shareholding in FLSmidth & Co. A/S: 240 shares.