Kinnevik appoints Henrik Poulsen as vice chairman

Gbenga Oyebode

Kinnevik has announced the appointment of Henrik Poulsen as Deputy Chairman alongside Dame Amelia Fawcett.

Henrik Poulsen was elected Director of the Board at the Annual General Meeting 2017 and he is a member of Kinnevik’s Audit Committee.

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.

Tom Boardman, Chairman of the Board commented:

“I am delighted that Henrik will assume the role as Deputy Chairman of Kinnevik. Since his election in May, Henrik has been a very active Director bringing significant sector experience and operational insights to the Board discussions, and I look forward to working even closer with him in his role as Deputy Chairman.”

The Nomination Committee representing more than 50% of the votes of the Company supports the Board’s appointment of Henrik Poulsen as Deputy Chairman.