Board of trustees

The Bikuben Foundation's board of trustees convenes four times annually to assess the secretariat's proposals concerning initiatives, significant applications and partnerships. It is the board's responsibility to chart the course of the Bikuben Foundation and to ensure that the strategy is complied with

Board of trustees

Bestyrelsesformand Niels Smedegaard
NIELS SMEDEGAARD
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Bestyrelsesformand Niels Smedegaard
NIELS SMEDEGAARD
Born 22 June 1962
Sex: male
Joined the board on 19 September 2013
Re-elected in 2021 and can subsequently be re-elected one more time
Up for election in 2023

Do the member own shares, options, warrants and similar in the foundation’s subsidiaries and/or associated companies? No.

Has the member been appointed by authorities/providers of grants etc.? No.

Is the member considered to be independent? Yes.

Areas of expertise
International operational and strategic leadership, strategy development, financial management and planning, acquisitions and integration of companies, change management. Board experience from Danish and international corporations and industrial associations.

Other board memberships and positions of trust:
• Molslinjen (chair)
• ISS (chair)
• Abacus Medicine (chair)
• Falck (chair)
• Frederiksberg Fonden
• UKP&I
• TT Club
• DSV
• Nikolai og Felix Fonden
• Bestyrelsesforeningen
Bestyrelsesmedlem, næstformand Thomas Hofman-Bang
THOMAS HOFMAN-BANG
VICE CHAIRMAN
CEO, The Danish Industry Foundation
Bestyrelsesmedlem, næstformand Thomas Hofman-Bang
THOMAS HOFMAN-BANG
Born 24 March 1964
Sex: male
Joined the board on 20 June 2012
Re-elected in 2020 and can subsequently be re-elected one more time
Up for election in 2022

Do the member own shares, options, warrants and similar in the foundation’s subsidiaries and/or associated companies? No.

Has the member been appointed by authorities/providers of grants etc.? No.

Is the member considered to be independent? Yes.

Areas of expertise
Operational and strategic leadership, listed international groups, strategy development, finance, investment, risk management, considerable board experience from industrial and financial companies and foundations.

Other board memberships and positions of trust:
• Fonden CBS Academic Housing (chair)
• K Alternativ Private Equity 2019, 2020 and 2021 K/S (chair)
• Foreningen Roskilde Festivalen
Bestyrelsesmedlem Louise Gade
LOUISE GADE
BOARD MEMBER
Executive Vice President, HR, CSR & Communication, Salling Group
Bestyrelsesmedlem Louise Gade
LOUISE GADE
Born 15 June 1972
Sex: female
Joined the board in September 2014
Re-elected in 2020 and can subsequently be re-elected two more times
Up for election in 2022

Do the member own shares, options, warrants and similar in the foundation’s subsidiaries and/or associated companies? No.

Has the member been appointed by authorities/providers of grants etc.? No.

Is the member considered to be independent? Yes.

Areas of expertise
Strategy, leadership, politics, communication, municipal affairs, social issues.

Other board memberships and positions of trust
• Nordea-fonden (vice chair)
• Tietgen fonden (vice chair)
• Hedeselskabet (member of the board of representatives)
• Member of the council for social responsibilities and world goals
• Chair of the committee of health integrated onto social efforts
Bestyrelsesmedlem Dorrit Vanglo
DORRIT VANGLO
BOARD MEMBER
CEO, LD Fonde
Bestyrelsesmedlem Dorrit Vanglo
DORRIT VANGLO
Born 25 October 1956
Sex: female
Joined the board on 1 May 2019
Re-elected in 2021 and can subsequently be re-elected two more times
Up for election in 2023

Do the member own shares, options, warrants and similar in the foundation’s subsidiaries and/or associated companies? No.

Has the member been appointed by authorities/providers of grants etc.? No.

Is the member considered to be independent? Yes.

Areas of expertise
Management, strategy, capital and risk management, corporate and foundation governance. Has served on the boards of listed, unlisted, owner-operated, foundation-owned and publicly owned firms.

Other board memberships and positions of trust
• Kapitalforeningen LD (KLD) (chair)
• EKF (vice chair) and EKF A/S (vice chair)
• Hedeselskabet and Dalgas Group A/S (vice chair; chair of the Risk and Audit Committee)
• Member of the Investment committee for The Velux Foundation
• Member of the Committee for Foundation Governance
• Member of the Government Commission on withdrawal and wear and tear
Bestyrelsesmedlem Marie Nipper
MARIE NIPPER
BOARD MEMBER
Director, Copenhagen Contemporary
Bestyrelsesmedlem Marie Nipper
MARIE NIPPER
Born 29 July 1979
Sex: female
Joined the board on 5 April 2018
Re-elected in 2020 and can subsequently be re-elected four times
Up for election in 2022

Do the member own shares, options, warrants and similar in the foundation’s subsidiaries and/or associated companies? No.

Has the member been appointed by authorities/providers of grants etc.? No.

Is the member considered to be independent? Yes.

Special competences:
Management of cultural institutions, national and international cultural networking, contemporary art and innovation in the field of art, strategic development.

Other board memberships and positions of trust:
Copenhagen Phil
HAUT (chair)
Bestyrelsesmedlem Mads Roke Clausen
MADS ROKE CLAUSEN
BOARD MEMBER
CEO, Landsforeningen for sociale tilbud
Bestyrelsesmedlem Mads Roke Clausen
MADS ROKE CLAUSEN
Born 2 June 1968
Sex: male
Joined the board on 5 April 2018
Re-elected in 2020 and can subsequently be re-elected four times
Up for election in 2022

Do the member own shares, options, warrants and similar in the foundation’s subsidiaries and/or associated companies? No.

Has the member been appointed by authorities/providers of grants etc.? No.

Is the member considered to be independent? Yes.

Special competences
Strategic development and change management, knowledge about social investment, insight into the voluntary social sector, international networks on social financing and impact.

Other board memberships and positions of trust:
Liljeborg foundation
Member of the Advisory Committee, the Social Investment Fund
Articles for members of the board
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The board has six members, elected by the board for two-year periods by simple majority. The chairman will be elected by the members of the board who can also elect a vice chairman. Each member of the board can be re-elected five times. The board is entitled to decide whether the number of board members shall be extended by one or two additional members. Such additional members will likewise be elected by the board in office, by simple majority and for two-year periods.

Age limit

Members of the board can be elected up to and including the year in which they reach the age of 69; and they must retire no later than on 1 May of the year in which they reach the age of 70.

Selection of members for the board

New board members are selected by way of an exhaustive recruitment process, often with impartial external assistance. The board shall be committed to select such competences within management, investment, business operations, culture and social conditions as are required.

Legal capacity

No board member shall be entitled to participate in considerations relative to agreements between the foundation and this member or to lawsuits brought against the member. Likewise, no board member shall be entitled to participate in considerations relative to agreements between the foundation and a third party, or lawsuits brought against a third party, if the board member has a significant interest that may be inconsistent with the foundation's interests. The same shall apply to the CEO of the Bikuben Foundation.

Assessment of the board's work

The board will subject its work to annual exhaustive assessment. Here, they will uncover the members' attitudes to e.g. the competence combination and the board's cooperation, the chairing of meeting, material, preparation and participation, or whether focus is on the right subjects. This assessment will be carried out on the basis of either members' completion of questionnaires or interviews with the individual members, whereupon the results will be discussed in plenum for the purposes of improving the quality and efficiency of the collaborative work and the deliberations within the framework of the board.

Fees and salaries

The board members of the Bikuben Foundation each receives a permanent basic fee in the amount of DKK 200,000 in remuneration of their board duties. The chairman will receive three times the basic fee and the vice chairman two times the basic fee. No board member shall be entitled to any additional fees.

The CEO of the Bikuben Foundation Søren Kaare-Andersen, receives an annual salary, with pension, of DKK 2,392,504.32. Director Mette Marcus and director Sine Egede Eskesen each receives an annual salary, with pension, of DKK 1.250.000,04

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Contact
PA, bestyrelsessekretær og kommunikationsmedarbejder Mette Roer Sveigaard
METTE ROER SVEIGAARD
EXECUTIVE ADVISOR
+45 29 92 75 25
mr@bikubenfonden.dk
PA, bestyrelsessekretær og kommunikationsmedarbejder Mette Roer Sveigaard
METTE ROER SVEIGAARD
Mette works with the organizational development of the Bikuben Foundation, and she is also in charge of the foundation's work in relation to Academic Guest House.
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