Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen
Board Member

Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen

Occupation Secretary General, Danish Folk High Schools Sex F
First elected 2018 Year of birth 1960
Mandate expires 2023 Re-elected Yes
Election Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen was elected as an external member by the Board of Directors
Grundfos Shareholder No
Special competencies Technology

  • Through her work as rector of Design School Kolding, Elsebeth has a comprehensive understanding of digitalization and new and emerging technology.
  • She was a member of the Danish Council for Technology and Innovation, and her special interests lie in bridging the gap between people and technology.

Management and leadership

  • Secretary General, the Danish Folk High Schools, 2020-
  • Rector, Design School Kolding, 2008-2019
  • Vice-president Cumulus
  • Minister for Culture 1998-2001
  • Member of Parliament 1994-2007

Economy and finance

  • MA, Economics (Cand.rer.soc).
  • Elsebeth has been in charge of the financial affairs of Design School Kolding since being appointed rector in 2008. In addition, she has gained valuable
    financial expertise as a board member of several Danish institutions, organization and companies

Charitable donations

  • Vice-Chairman, SPAR NORD FONDEN
  • Board member, Nikolai og Felix Fonden – H.H. Prins Nikolai’s og H.H. Prins Felix’s Fond
  • Board member, Fonden for Det Danske Studenterhus i Paris

Grundfos history, development and values

  • Elsebeth’s values – sustainability and social inclusion – are commensurate with the basic values of Grundfos. She is fully committed to Poul Due Jensen’s philosophy, “There are obligations that go beyond those derived from legislation and tax payments.”
Other managerial positions or positions of trust
Independence Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen meets the independence criteria as defined by the Danish Committee for Good Foundation Governance.