The current Chairman Henrik Gürtler has informed the Board of Copenhagen Airports A / S that he is not seeking re-election to the Board at the Annual General Meeting in April 2014. Mr. Gürtler has been a board member since 10 April 2002. His decision not to seek re-election is taken in accordance with the Corporate Governance recommendations to the effect that he would no longer be considered to be an independent board member after the Annual General Meeting in 2014.
The Board has decided to recommend to the General Assembly that Lars Nørby Johansen is elected chairman at the Annual General Meeting in April.
Henrik Gürtler said: "We have conducted a thorough process to find the best candidate. Lars Nørby Johansen has an extensive and relevant experience as chairman and board member of a number of major Danish and international companies. His experience will be useful in the continued development of CPH as the gateway of Northern Europe".
Lars Nørby Johansen, born 1949.
After a career as a senior lecturer of political science at the University of Odense, Lars Nørby Johansen joined Falcks Redningskorps A/S as CEO in 1988. He became Group CEO of Falck Holding in 1995, and was Group CEO of Group 4 Falck A/S from 2000 and of Group 4 Securicor in 2004-2005.
Lars Nørby Johansen has held a number of directorships since 2005: He is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Falck A/S, William Demant Holding A/S, Codan Forsikring A/S, Dansk Vækstkapital and the University of Southern Denmark. Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rockwool Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of Arp-Hansen Hotel Group. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors (Deputy Chairman) of DONG Energy (1997-2013). In 2006, Lars Nørby Johansen was appointed Chairman of the Danish Growth Council under the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth.
In 2001, the Danish government appointed Lars Nørby Johansen Chairman of the Copenhagen Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance , which published the report Corporate Governance in Denmark — corporate governance recommendations in Denmark commissioned by the Danish Business Authority.
He has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Copenhagen Airports A/S in 2000-2002.