Member of the Board since March 2021.
Henrik Poulsen was born in 1967 and is a Danish national. He received a MSc in Finance & Accounting from Aarhus School of Business, Denmark and furthermore he received a BSc, International Business, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark.
In the period 1999-2006, Henrik Poulsen held various executive roles with LEGO rising to become Executive Vice President of Markets & Products. From 2007-2008, Henrik Poulsen served as Operating Executive of Cap-stone, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in the UK. In 2008, Henrik Poulsen was appointed as CEO and President of the Danish telecommunication company TDC Group. From 2012-2020, Henrik Poulsen served as CEO and President of Ørsted A/S, a global leader in renewable energy. Currently, Henrik Poulsen serves as a Senior Advisor to A.P. Møller Holding.
In addition to the Novo Holdings A/S Board, Henrik Poulsen is Deputy Chair of the Board of ISS A/S and the Board of Carlsberg A/S, and, Board member of Ørsted A/S and Novo Nordisk A/S, all based in Denmark. In addition, Henrik Poulsen is a member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, based in Germany.