The Board of Directors has decided to set up an audit committee, a nomination committee and a remuneration committee. For further information on the committees
Evaluation of the Board
Once a year, the Chairman of the Board evaluates the Board’s work. Every other year, such evaluation is performed through personal, individual interviews with the Board members by the Chairman of the Board, and every other year, the evaluation is carried out by means of questionnaires to be filled out by the Board members. In both instances, the results of the evaluation are discussed at the subsequent Board meeting.
In connection with the evaluation in December 2017, the Board members expressed great satisfaction with the manner in which the Board works emphasising the constructive working climate in the Board.
The Board of Directors continuously strives to ensure that between them the Board members have the relevant knowledge and professional experience required to fulfil the company's needs. These competencies must cover the following areas:
• International management experience at corporate level
• Board experience from listed companies with international operations
• Industrial management experience
• Insight into globalisation challenges
• Profound knowledge of economics and finance
• Insight into and knowledge of the political aspects of business
• Board experience from multiple lines of business
• Academic level of education
Though Board members are up for election every year, they traditionally sit on the Board for an extended number of years. This ensures consistency and maximum insight into the conditions prevailing within the company and within the industry. This is considered to be extremely important in terms of the value that the Board of Directors brings to the company. In fact, it is considered just as important as the professional skills listed above.
Board of Directors’s fees
The basic fee for a Board member is DKK 350,000. The Chairman’s fee is three times the basic fee and the Deputy Chairman’s fee is twice the basic fee.
There is no separate fee for nomination and remuneration committee members. Audit committee members receive a fee of DKK 50,000.
The Board adopted the Remuneration Policy at the Annual General Meeting held on 7 April 2016.
Board meetings in 2017
In 2017, the Board of Directors convened on five occasions.