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Novozymes A/S (NZYMb.CO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henrik Gurtler

62 2000 Chairman of the Board

Peder Holk Nielsen

59 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer

Joergen Buhl Rasmussen

61 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Benny Loft

51 2013 Executive Vice President of Corporate Functions, Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Videbaek

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Andrew Fordyce

53 2016 Executive Vice President, Food & Beverages

Anders Lund

43 2016 Executive Vice President, Household Care & Technical Industries

Tina Sejersgaard Fanoe

47 2016 Executive Vice President, Agriculture & Bioenergy

Lena Bech Halskov

49 2013 Director, Employee Representative

Lars Green

49 2014 Director

Anders Hentze Knudsen

57 2013 Director, Employee Representative

Lars Koeppler

54 2010 Director, Employee Representative

Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen

59 2016 Director

Heinz-Juergen Bertram

57 2015 Independent Director

Mathias Uhlen

62 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Bomhoff

Head of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Henrik Gurtler

Mr. Henrik Gurtler has been Chairman of the Board of Directors at Novozymes A/S since 2000. He is also Member of the Board of Ejendomsmaegler Kim Svane A/S. He has experience in managing and working in an international biotechnology company. He holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Technical University of Denmark) from 1976.

Peder Holk Nielsen

Mr. Peder Holk Nielsen has been President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Novozymes A/S since April 1, 2013. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of Enzyme Business at the Company from 2007 and as Executive Vice President of Business Operations from 2000. He is also Member of the Board of Directors at Hempel A/S, and LEO Pharma A/S. He joined Novo A/S in 1984 as Product Manager of Enzymes Division. In 1987, he became Head of the New Business Development Group. He took over as Vice President in Research & Development in the Enzyme Process Division in 1990. In 1995, he joined the management team of the enzyme business in Novo Nordisk A/S initially as head of Development and Quality Management, and from 1999 he led Sales and Marketing in the enzymes business. He held this position until the demerger of Novozymes from Novo Nordisk. With the creation of Novozymes in 2000, he continued running the operational side of the business as Executive Vice President, responsible for Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain activities. In 2007, he assumed responsibility for all of Enzyme Business, including production, procurement, development and quality management. He holds a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) from 1981, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the Institute of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark from 1984. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in International Business Management from the Copenhagen Business School from 1985.

Joergen Buhl Rasmussen

Mr. Joergen Buhl Rasmussen has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Novozymes A/S since February 24, 2016. He has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors at the Company from March 1, 2011 until February 24, 2016. He is also Member of the Board of Directors at IFC Europe A/S and Member of Advisory Board of Axcel. He has competencies in acquisitions, international business and management, specifically within sales, marketing, and branding. He is also Honorary Professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Benny Loft

Mr. Benny D. Loft has been Executive Vice President of Corporate Functions and Chief Financial Officer at Novozymes A/S, since April 1, 2013. Before that, he has serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Novozymes A/S. Prior to joining Novo Nordisk in 1998, he spent a decade with Price Waterhouse, where he served as Consultant and Auditor for Novo Nordisk, among others. He joined Novo Nordisk in 1998 as Director for Consolidated Accounts, Group Taxation and Tax Planning, and Stocks and Production Economy. He was involved in the demerger of Novo Nordisk and Novozymes A/S. During the same period, he was responsible for building Novozymes A/S' finance department. He has served as Vice President for Finance at Novozymes, and has also worked within acquisitions and negotiations. He currently serves as Member of the Boards of Directors of New Xellia Group AS and DONG Energy A/S. He is also Member of the Audit Committee at DONG Energy A/S and New Xellia Group A/S. He holds a Master's degree in Accounting, Tax and Auditing from the Copenhagen Business School. He became State-Authorized Public Accountant in 1996.

Thomas Videbaek

Mr. Thomas Videbaek has been Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Novozymes A/S since February 8, 2016. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Business Development at the Company from April 1, 2013 until February 8, 2016. Before that, he served as Executive Vice President of BioBusiness at the Company since September 2007. He is also Member of the Board of Directors of Evolva AG and Beta Renewables S.p.A (where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee). He joined Novo Nordisk as Chemist in 1988 in Technical Service, Textile Enzymes. From 1990 to 1991, he served as Business Development Manager for Textile in the United States, and was later appointed Global Marketing Manager for Textile. In 1995, he became Global Marketing Director for Starch, and in 1996, he also assumed responsibility for Food and Feed enzymes, and was appointed Director for Strategic Marketing, Food and Feed enzymes, where he became responsible for analyzing market possibilities and developing marketing strategies and plans for the food and feed industries. In 1998, he was appointed General Manager for Novozymes Switzerland, as well as Vice President for Cereal Food and Beverage Marketing. In 2003, he became Vice President for Supply Chain Operations with responsibility for establishing a global organization in charge of the supply chain at Novozymes. In 2005, he became Vice President for Sales and Customer Solutions with responsibility for the global Sales and Customer Solutions organization. He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Denmark's (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) Department of Nutrition and Biochemistry in Copenhagen from 1986, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the Technical University of Denmark from 1990. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School from 1992.

Andrew Fordyce

Mr. Andrew Fordyce has been Executive Vice President, Food & Beverages at Novozymes A/S since February 8, 2016. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Business Operations at the Company from April 1, 2013 until February 8, 2016. He was previously Vice President of Sales and Customer Solutions. Since joining the Company in 1993, he has held several positions in commercial operations, research and development and production in Denmark, Switzerland and the United States. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Anders Lund

Mr. Anders Lund has been Executive Vice President, Household Care & Technical Industries of Novozymes A/S since February 8, 2016. Formerly, he was Vice President of Sales at the Company. He holds a Master of Science in Economics from Aarhus University, Denmark. He started his career with the company in 1999 and has held various leadership positions across Marketing, Sales and as Head of Supply Chain.

Tina Sejersgaard Fanoe

Ms. Tina Sejersgaard Fanoe has been Executive Vice President, Agriculture & Bioenergy of Novozymes A/S since February 8, 2016. Previously, she was Vice President of Sales at the Company. She holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, as well as a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and education from Copenhagen University, Denmark. She started her career with the company in 1993 and has held various positions within R&D, Marketing, Business Development and Sales.

Lena Bech Halskov

Ms. Lena Bech Halskov has been Employee Representative on the Board of Directors of Novozymes A/S since February 28, 2013. She is Safety Adviser.

Lars Green

Mr. Lars Hall Green has been Member of the Board of Directors of Novozymes A/S since February 26, 2014. He is Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee. He is also Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations of Novo Nordisk Inc. (U.S.). He has international experience from managing global biotech and biopharma companies, and financial and accounting expertise.

Anders Hentze Knudsen

Mr. Anders Hentze Knudsen has been Employee Representative on the Board of Directors at Novozymes A/S since February 28, 2013. He is Senior Operator.

Lars Koeppler

Mr. Lars Bo Koeppler has served as Employee Representative on the Board of Directors at Novozymes A/S since December 1, 2010. He is Technician. Previously, he was Member of the Company's Board of Directors until 2004. He is also Member of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen

Ms. Agnete Raaschou-Nielsen has been Member of the Board of Directors of Novozymes A/S since February 24, 2016. Previously, she was Independent Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from February 26, 2014 until February 24, 2016. She has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since March 1, 2011. She is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee. She is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Brdr. Hartmann A/S, Arkil Holding A/S, and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Danske Invest, Dalhoff Larsen & Horneman A/S, and Solar A/S. She acts as Member of the Boards of Directors at Danske Invest Management A/S, Icopal Holding A/S, and Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co. She is Member of the Audit Committee of Aktieselskabet Schouw & Co. and Solar A/S. She has competencies in business development and acquisitions, macroeconomics and intellectual property rights.

Heinz-Juergen Bertram

Dr. Heinz-Juergen Bertram has served as Independent Member of the Board of Directors of Novozymes A/S since February 25, 2015. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Symrise AG and Member of the Board of Rockwool A/S, Nord/LB Holzminden and Deutsche Bank Hannover. He has experience in international business, management and in converting research and biotechnology into commercial products and solutions.

Mathias Uhlen

Mr. Mathias Uhlen has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Novozymes A/S since 2007. He is Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan - KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and the Technical University of Denmark (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, DTU). He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors at Antibodypedia AB and Atlas Antibodies AB, as well as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at Affibody AB. He acts as Member of the Board of Directors at Alligator AB, Swetree Technologies AB and Bure Equity AB. He has experience in research and biotechnology.

Thomas Bomhoff

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