Composition of the Board
The Foundation Board of Directors normally has 12 members: Four descendants of Poul Due Jensen; four external members and four employee representatives.

From left: Zsuzanna Tóth (replaced by Melinda Briski as of 12 March 2020), Jens Erik Lysdahl, Jens Moberg, Annette Due Jensen, Jens Maaløe (Chairman), Estrid Due Hesselholt, Poul Due Jensen (Vice-Chairman), Ingermarie Due Nielsen, Torben Ømark, Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen, Flemming Konradsen and Rudi Martini. Photo: Montgomery Foto.

Descendants of the founder

According to the Charter, descendants of Poul Due Jensen should always occupy four seats on the Foundation’s Board (if possible). The Founder’s children are entitled to seats on the Board for as long as they wish, but only until the age of 70. After that, these four family members may be re-elected by a simple majority for two years at a time. Descendants are up for election according to a rotation principle.

– Estrid Due Hesselholt | CV Estrid Due Hesselholt
– Ingermarie Due Nielsen | CV Ingermarie Due Nielsen
– Poul Due Jensen | CV Poul Due Jensen (Vice-Chairman)
– Annette Due Jensen | CV Annette Due Jensen

External members

The Charter sets out that the Board includes 4 external members, who are elected for a four-year period and may be re-elected. Individuals nominated for these seats must be highly competent in areas such as technology, finance, sales or general management. The external Board Members cannot be members of the day-to-day management of Grundfos.

– Jens Moberg | CV Jens Moberg
– Jens Maaløe | CV Jens Maaløe (Chairman)
– Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen | CV Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
– Flemming Konradsen | CV Flemming Konradsen

Employee representatives

Employee representatives occupy the last 4 of the 12 seats on the Board in accordance with the Danish Act on Commercial Foundations. The employee representatives are elected among the Grundfos Group’s EU-based employees and serve for 4 years. The latest eletcion took place in 2020.

– Melinda Briski (HU) | CV Melinda Briski
– Jens Erik Lysdahl (DK) | CV Jens Erik Bjørklund Lysdahl
– Torben Ømark (DK) | CV Torben Ømark
– Rudi Martini (A) | CV Rudolf Martini

The next employee elections will be held in 2024. More about elections on Insite.

Two of the board members and two employee representatives also serve on the Grundfos Board of Directors.