Henrik Poulsen to join Kinnevik AB’s board

Henrik Poulsen

Kinnevik AB, the third largest tech investor in Africa said Henrik Poulsen will be joining its board of directors.

The nomination Henrik Poulsen was made by the board of director directors at the Annual General Meeting in May 2017. The Committee’s full proposals to the Annual General Meeting will be presented in conjunction with the notice thereof in April 2017.

Henrik Poulsen is the Chief Executive Officer of Dong Energy, the global leader in offshore wind power. Prior to joining Dong Energy in 2012, Henrik was the Chief Executive Officer of Danish telecommunications company TDC between 2008 and 2012, after seven successful years working in a variety of leadership positions including EVP at Lego. Henrik is a Danish national and graduated with BSc and MSc degrees in International Business and Finance & Accounting from Aarhus School of Business.

Cristina Stenbeck, Chairman the committee said “I am pleased to welcome Henrik Poulsen to the Kinnevik Board of Directors. Henrik has an exceptional background in Nordic telecoms, private equity investing, and the management of a long term global entrepreneurial family business, all of which fit Kinnevik’s own operating model. The Board looks forward to leveraging Henrik’s strategic and operational perspective on the rapidly developing Nordic telecommunications, media and technology landscape. His current experience as a CEO of a public company will help guide our investee companies. I look forward to working with Henrik on Kinnevik’s future positioning and the exciting opportunities for our portfolio of companies.”

Kinnevik disclosed that the nomination Committee is comprised of Cristina Stenbeck appointed by Verdere S.à. r.l., Wilhelm Klingspor appointed by the Klingspor family, Edvard von Horn appointed by the von Horn family, James Anderson appointed by Baillie Gifford, and Ramsay Brufer appointed by Alecta.