Group Management


Group Supervisory Board

The Group Supervisory Board has been composed as follows:

  • The Shareholders' Representatives elect six members of the Group Supervisory Board.
  • In addition, the general meeting may, if deemed necessary, elect up to two members of the Supervisory Board.
  • The employees elect the statutory number of employee representatives - at present, the number is three.

The Group Supervisory Board constitutes itself and employs  the Group Executive Board, which is in charge of the day-to-day management.


Born: 19 October 1959

Education and training: MSc in Political Science

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Kurt Bligaard Pedersen was elected to the Shareholders' Representatives and the Supervisory Board of Jyske Bank in connection with the merger with BRFkredit a/s (now Jyske Realkredit A/S) in 2014. Kurt Bligaard Pedersen was over the period 2014-2020 deputy chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Present term of office expires in: 2023

Independent: Yes

Committee seats: Nomination Committee (Chairman), Remuneration Committee (Chairman), Group Risk Committee, Audit Committee and Digital and Technology Committee.

Professional career: Kurt Bligaard Pedersen was in the period 2014-2020 the CEO of Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Limited Ltd., England. Before joining Gazprom, Kurt was Senior Associate with Global Gas Partners GmbH. Over the years, 2002-2012, Kurt was the Executive Vice President of DONG Energy A/S after having been the CEO of Falck Danmark A/S in 2000-2001. From 1996-2000, Kurt was CFO and later CEO at the City of Copenhagen after having headed its finance administration over the period 1994-1997. Moreover, he headed a division and was later Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Danish Ministry of Finance during the years 1992-1994 and he acted as a consultant for the Social Democratic parliamentary group in the period 1988-1992.

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021:

  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, New Markets Fund K/S (CI NMF), Chairman of the Investment Committee
  • CEO of Bligaard Consult

Selected previous directorships:

  • Noordgastransport B.V. 2014-19 (international gas transporter with a financial balance sheet of around EUR 120 m or DKK 890 m).
  • NKT Holding A/S 2011-16 (former C25)
  • BRFkredit A/S 2001-2014.
  • Copenhagen Airport A/S 1993-2004 (former C25).
  • Novo Nordisk Foundation (Denmark’s largest fund).

Special competencies: International C-suite background with more than 25 years of experience from executive leadership teams. Executive and non-executive board position in public service, private companies and public listed companies. Vast experience in marketing and trading, service delivery and public sector at a tactical/strategic level with profound knowledge of energy (gas and power), regulated utilities and infrastructure, retail banking and spatial city development. Diversified experience in change management at strategic level, project execution and companywide implementation of organisational excellence. Significant experience navigating national and EU regulation and a variety of company stakeholders. Strong internal and external communication and negotiation skills.

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 1,150

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Born: 28 January 1953

Education and training: Master of Laws and a Supreme Court Attorney

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Keld Norup became chairman of Jyske Bank’s Shareholders' Representatives in 2020 after having been deputy chairman since 2014. Keld Norup was originally elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 1998 and to the Supervisory Board in 2007.

Present term of office expires in: 2025

Independent: No – due to seniority

Committee seats: Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee

Professional career: Keld Norup is a Supreme Court Attorney. He was a managing partner in the law firm of SKOV Advokater Advokataktieselskab during the period 1 January 1993 to 1 October 2011, and in the period 2011-2021, he was a member of the supervisory board of advokatselskabet, including chairman until 2020. Keld Norup is primarily a member of various boards and is active within commercial and corporate law, transfer of businesses as well as real property. Keld Norup earned his Master of Laws from Aarhus University in 1980. Keld Norup was employed by the then Bent Skov Partnere in 1980.

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021:

  • Chairman of the supervisory board/board member, Holmskov-gruppen, Vejle including
    • Chairman of the supervisory board, Holmskov & Co. A/S
    • Chairman of the supervisory board, Holmskov Finans A/S
    • Chairman of the supervisory board, Holmskov Invest A/S
    • Board member, H & P Frugtimport A/S
  • Board member, Solegruppen, Vejle, including
    • Board member, Sole Holding ApS, Vejle, and also on the board of five fully-owned subsidiaries
    • Board member, TP Family ApS
    • Board member, Hølgaard Ejendomme ApS and on the board of a fully-owned subsidiary
    • Board member, JGP Family ApS
    • Board member, Solbjerg Ejendomme A/S
    • Board member, Vesterby Minkfarm A/S
    • Board member, Sole Invest ApS, Hedensted and also on the board of a fully-owned subsidiary
  • Managing director, Keld Norup Holding ApS

Special competencies: Board duties, legal expertise, including in particular commercial and corporate law, advice/management/financing of transactions relating to acquisition and sale of enterprises as well as advice relating to sale/acquisition/planning of commercial and residential properties

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 1,100

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Rina Asmussen

Rina Asmussen

Consultant

Born: 1959

Education and training: MSc in Economics and Business Administration

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Rina Asmussen was in 2014 elected to the Shareholders' Representatives and the Supervisory Board of Jyske Bank in connection with the merger with Jyske Realkredit A/S (former BRFkredit a/s).

Present term of office expires in: 2023

Independent: Yes

Committee seats: 

Group Risk Committee (Chairman), Digital and Technology Committee (Chairman)

Professional career: Rina Asmussen owns her own consultancy firm, RA-Consulting (management consultancy, personal sparring partner). During the period 2013-18, Rina Asmussen was a partner of the international firm of consultants, Stanton Chase, Executive Search Consultants. Before this, Rina Asmussen had a 30-year career in the Danish financial sector. The first 20 years in a number of roles within investment and risk management, and in the last ten years she was on the management of the retail area of Danske Bank, Denmark. In this period of time, Rina Asmussen headed many different tasks and changes, ranking from mergers, organisational development, performance management to development of client servicing across physical and digital channels. This culminated with the positions as executive vice president and deputy CEO of BG Bank and later Danske Bank, Denmark over the years 2006-2011.

Rina Asmussen has, therefore, the very management experience from another relevant financial enterprise that must be represented on the Supervisory Board according to the requirements of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021:

  • Board member of PFA Invest
  • Board member and deputy chairman of BRF Fonden and on the board of a fully-owned subsidiary
  • Deputy chairman of Fonden for Håndværkskollegier
  • Director of RA-Consulting

Special competencies: Experience from management of major financial companies, including investment, risk management, financial management as well as client services and advisory services General management, business development and change processes

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 1,715

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Anker Laden-Andersen

Anker Laden-Andersen

Attorney-at-law

Born: 1956

Education and training: Master of Laws and a Supreme Court Attorney

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Anker Laden-Andersen was elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 2016 and to the Supervisory Board in 2019.

Present term of office expires in: 2025

Independent: Yes

Committee seats: Audit Committee, Nomination Committee

Professional career: Anker Laden-Andersen has been a partner of HjulmandKaptain since 1990 and is French consul.

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021:

  • Chairman of the supervisory board of Gisselfeld Kloster
  • Chairman of the supervisory board of Hirtshals Havn and on the board of a fully-owned subsidiary
  • Chairman of the supervisory board of DEN GREVELIGE OVERBECH-CLAUSEN-PEANSKE FAMILIEFOND (Voergaard Slot)
  • Chairman of the supervisory board of Hjerl Fonden
  • Member of the board of Grøngas Partner A/S and two fully-owned subsidiaries.
  • Board member, Thoraso ApS
  • Board member, Vanggaard Fonden (Sæby Fiskeindustri)
  • French consul
  • Director of ALA Advokatpartner anpartsselskab

Special competencies: Board duties, business and foundations law, operations and management of companies, crisis management and communication, energy

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 2,715

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Per Schnack

Per Schnack

Prof. member of the Supervisory Board

Born: 1961

Education and training: Business economist, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Financing) and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (International Economy), Board Leadership Masterclass training from CBS Executive

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Per Schnack was elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 2019.

Present term of office expires in: 2024

Independent: Yes

Committee seats: Audit Committee (Chairman), Group Risk Committee

Professional career: Per Schnack is engaged in consultancy and directorships. Per Schnack was previously Director (CFO & CRO) of Danmarks Skibskredit A/S where he was employed during the period 1991-2018. Before that, he was during the period 1985-1991 employed at J. Lauritzen A/S as Treasurer/Vice President and during the period 1983-1985 at A.P. Møller as Trainee/Deputy Manager of the fixed-interest and FX section. Per Schnack was appointed member of the Management Board of Danmarks Skibskredit A/S in 2008. His primary areas of responsibility were Finances, Economy, IT, Legal and Compliance and Internal Controls.

Therefore, Per Schnack does not only have management experience from another relevant financial company that must be represented on the Supervisory Board according to the requirements of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority but he also has qualifications within accounting.

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021: None

Special competencies: General knowledge of management of a financial services company, financial risk management, financial regulation, capital markets, accounts reporting, rating and bond issue

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 3,668

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Bente Overgaard

Bente Overgaard

Programme Director

Born: 1964

Education and training: Masters degree in political science, Board Leadership Masterclass training from CBS Executive and Insead

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Bente Overgaard was elected to Jyske Bank’s Shareholders’ Representatives in 2019 and to the Supervisory Board in 2020. Bente has since 2021 been Deputy Chairman of the Shareholders' Representatives.

Present term of office expires in: 2024

Independent: Yes

Committee seats: Group Risk Committee, Nomination Committee, Digital and Technology Committee

Professional career: Bente Overgaard is Programme Director of CBS Executive Board Education for bank/mortgage credit, insurance/pension and investment associations/asset management companies. Bente Overgaard owns an independent consultancy firm through which she offers consultancy services related to development of boards of directors and strategy projects. From 1990 to 2016, Bente Overgaard was employed with Nykredit A/S. The last eight years as Group Managing Director with various areas of responsibility, including IT, HR, Properties and Marketing.

Bente Overgaard, therefore, has the management experience from another relevant financial company that must be represented on the Supervisory Board according to the requirements of the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021:

  • Board member, SP Group A/S
  • Board member, Tømmerhandler Johannes Fogs Fond
  • Member of the board of Den Danske Naturfond
  • Director of Overgaard Advisory Aps

Special competencies: Experience from management of major financial companies, including IT and HR, Property Financing and Corporate Governance / ESG

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 3,115

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Born: 1970

Education and training: Comprehensive banking training

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Michael C. Mariegaard has since 2022 been a member of Jyske Bank’s Supervisory Board elected by Jyske Bank’s employees.

Present term of office expires in: 2026

Independent: No - employee-elected

Committee seats: Digital and Technology Committee

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021: None

Special competencies: -

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 5,508

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Johnny Christensen

Johnny Christensen (Employee Representative)

Deputy Chairman, Jyske Bank Kreds

Born: 1962

Education and training: Comprehensive banking training

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Johnny Christensen has since 2018 been a member of Jyske Bank’s Supervisory Board elected by Jyske Bank’s employees.

Present term of office expires in: 2026

Independent: No - employee-elected

Committee seats: Audit Committee

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021: None

Special competencies: -

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 825

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Born: 1965

Education and training: Comprehensive banking training

Elected to the Supervisory Board: Marianne Lillevang has since 2006 been a member of Jyske Bank’s Supervisory Board elected by Jyske Bank’s employees.

Present term of office expires in: 2026

Independent: No - employee-elected

Committee seats: Group Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee

Directorships in other commercial enterprises at 31.12.2021: None

Special competencies: -

Jyske Bank shares at end-2021: 541

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Group Executive Board

Anders Dam

Anders Dam

Managing Director and CEO
Born: 1956

Anders Dam has been Managing Director since 1995 and CEO since 1997 with Finance and Risk Management, Communications and Marketing, and the Legal Division as his areas of responsibility.

In addition, Anders Dam is a member of the board of Finans Danmark (the Danish Bankers Association), FR I af 16. september 2015 A/S, DLR Kredit A/S , Foreningen Bankdata F.m.b.a. deputy chairman, Jyske Banks Almennyttige Fond (chairman), Jyske Banks Almennyttige Fonds Holdingselskab A/S (chairman) and Jyske Banks Pensionstilskudsfond.

Before being appointed Managing Director, Anders Dam was over the period 1992-1995 general manager of Stibo Datagrafikgruppen. Prior to that, Anders Dam was assistant managing director of Jyske Bank, Development and Planning in 1990-1992 after having been chief economist in the period 1987-1990. Until then, Anders Dam had been with Håndværksrådet (The Danish Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) over the period 1982-1987; the last two years of that period he was chief economist. In 1981 Anders Dam completed his Master's Degree in Economics and Management from Aarhus University.

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Niels Erik Jakobsen

Niels Erik Jakobsen

Managing Director
Born: 1958

Niels Erik Jakobsen has been Managing Director since 2009. He is in charge of Capital Markets and Jyske Finans.

Moreover, Niels Erik Jakobsen is the chairman of the board of Jyske Finans and a member of the board of Jyske Realkredit A/S (formerly BRFkredit a/s), BI Holding A/S, BI Asset Management Fondsmæglerselskab A/S, Letpension A/S and Jyske Banks Pensionstilskudsfond.

Before his appointment as Managing Director, Niels Erik Jakobsen was over the period 2007-2009 the director of Treasury, Finance & Risk Management, and prior to holding this position, he worked at the Bank's Treasury Division from 1993 - as head of department as of 1994 and head of division as of 1999. Niels Erik Jakobsen joined Jyske Bank in 1987 as an analyst with the Bank's Economic Research Department. Over the period 1986-1987, Niels Erik Jakobsen worked as an economist for Regionalbankernes Sekretariat (secretariat of regional banks).

Niels Erik Jakobsen has a Master of Science in Economics and Business (finance) from the Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University and prior to that, he completed his training as a banker with Skive Sparekasse in 1980.

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Per Skovhus

Per Skovhus

Managing Director
Born: 1959

Per Skovhus has been a member of the Group Executive Board since 2013. He is in charge of the domestic branch network and Credits.

Per Skovhus is also a member of the board of Jyske Realkredit A/S (formerly BRFkredit a/s), Jyske Finans A/S and Jyske Banks Pensionstilskudsfond.

Per Skovhus, Master of Laws, left Danske Bank on 1 July 2012 after 33 years of employment. For the last six years he served as a member of Danske Bank's Executive Board. During his employment with Danske Bank, Per Skovhus held various positions of trust - for instance, he served on the boards of Realkredit Danmark, Danmarks Skibskredit A/S and the Danish Bankers Association.

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Peter Schleidt

Peter Schleidt

Managing Director
Born: 1964

Peter Schleidt has been employed as Managing Director since 2017, and his area of responsibility is Business Concepts/IT and Business Services.

Peter Schleidt is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Jyske Realkredit A/S, JN Data A/S and VP Securities A/S.

During the period 2013-2017, Peter Schleidt was Group Chief Operating Officer of TDC. Previously, Peter Schleidt was during the period 1989-2013 employed by Danske Bank, and from 2003 to 2013 he acted as CIO and executive vice president of Danske Bank.

Peter Schleidt holds an MSc in Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

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