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
Joined the board on 19 September 2013
Re-elected in 2019 and can subsequently be re-elected two times
Is the member considered to be independent? Yes

SPECIAL COMPETENCES
International operational and strategic management, strategic development, financial management and planning, takeover and integration of businesses, change management. Board experience from Danish and international companies and trade organisations.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
Norwegian (chairman of the board)
Royal Greenland
The Frederiksberg foundation
UKP&I
TT Club
Falck
The Nikolai and Felix foundation
Board Association
Gothenburg RORO terminal
Bestyrelsesmedlem, næstformand Thomas Hofman-Bang
THOMAS HOFMAN-BANG
VICE CHAIRMAN
CEO, The Danish Industry Foundation
Bestyrelsesmedlem, næstformand Thomas Hofman-Bang
THOMAS HOFMAN-BANG
CEO, The Danish Industry Foundation

Born 24 March 1964
Joined the Bikuben Foundation's board on 20 June 2012
Re-elected in 2018 and can subsequently be re-elected two times
Up for election in 2020
Is the member considered to be independent? Yes

SPECIAL COMPETENCES
Operational and strategic management, listed international corporations, strategic development, finances, investment, risk management, considerable board experience within industrial and finance businesses and foundations as well as international operations.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
The Foundation CBS Academic Housing (chairman)
Bestyrelsesmedlem Mads Roke Clausen
MADS ROKE CLAUSEN
BOARD MEMBER
PhD Fellow at Roskilde University
Bestyrelsesmedlem Mads Roke Clausen
MADS ROKE CLAUSEN
PhD Fellow at Roskilde University

Born 2 June 1968
Joined the board on 5 April 2018
Can be re-elected four times
Up for election in 2020
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 DIRECTORSHIPS
Chairman of The National Council for Volunteering (Denmark)
Liljeborg foundation
Bestyrelsesmedlem Marie Nipper
MARIE NIPPER
BOARD MEMBER
Director, Copenhagen Contemporary
Bestyrelsesmedlem Marie Nipper
MARIE NIPPER
Director, Copenhagen Contemporary

Born 29 July 1979
Joined the board on 5 April 2018
Can be re-elected four times
Up for election in 2020
Is the member considered to be independent? Yes

SPECIAL COMPETENCES
Management of cultural institutions, international cultural networking, strategic development

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
Copenhagen Phil
Bestyrelsesmedlem Dorrit Vanglo
DORRIT VANGLO
BOARD MEMBER
CEO, LD Fonde
Bestyrelsesmedlem Dorrit Vanglo
DORRIT VANGLO
CEO, LD Fonde

Born 25 October 1956
Joined the board on 1 May 2019
Can subsequently be re-elected four times
Up for election in 2021
Is the member considered to be independent? Yes

SPECIAL COMPETENCES
Management, strategy, asset management and risk management, corporate governance and foundation governance. Board experience from listed and unlisted companies, owner-managed, fund-owned and publicly owned companies

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
Kapitalforeningen LD (chair)
EKF – Danmarks Eksportkredit (Denmark's Export Credit) (vice chairman)
Hedeselskabet and Dalgas Group (vice chair and chair of the Risk and Audit Committee)
Member of the commitée for The Velux Foundations
Member of the commitée on good governance
Bestyrelsesmedlem Louise Gade
LOUISE GADE
BOARD MEMBER
Executive Vice President, HR, Salling Group
Bestyrelsesmedlem Louise Gade
LOUISE GADE
Executive Vice President, HR, Salling Group

Born 15 June 1972
Joined the Bikuben Foundation's board in September 2014
Re-elected in 2018 and can subsequently be re-elected two times
Up for election in 2020
Is the member considered to be independent? Yes

SPECIAL COMPETENCES
Strategy, management, political activities, communication, municipal relations, social conditions.

OTHER DIRECTORSHIPS
Nordea Fonden (vice chair)
Nordea Bank Fonden (vice chair)
Hedeselskabet – (the Danish Land Development Service (council member))
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 four 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 shall 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 67; and they must retire no later than on 1 May of the year in which they reach the age of 68.

Selection of members for the board

New board members are selected, by way of an exhaustive recruitment process, initiated 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 150,000 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 2,178,332.

The Bikuben Foundation adheres to the code of good management practice recommendations such as they have been set out by the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs
Contact
PA, bestyrelsessekretær og kommunikationsmedarbejder Mette Roer Sveigaard
METTE ROER SVEIGAARD
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, PA AND BOARD SECRETARY
+45 29 92 75 25
mr@bikubenfonden.dk
PA, bestyrelsessekretær og kommunikationsmedarbejder Mette Roer Sveigaard
METTE ROER SVEIGAARD
Mette works with communicative performance, internally as externally, and she is also in charge of the foundation's work in relation to Academic Guest House.
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