Management and Board of Directors

Solar Group Management is made up of the Executive Board, our Senior Vice Presidents and the Managing Directors of the group subsidiaries. Furthermore, we have a Board of Directors that is made up of nine members. You can see them all here below.

Executive Board

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Jens Andersen
CEO
Born in 1968. Joined Solar in 1998.

Board duties
Chairman of the boards of directors of 8 Solar Group subsidiaries.
Member of the boards of directors of VELTEK, Associated Danish Ports A/S and HF Christiansen Holding A/S and two subsidiaries hereof.

Shares
Holds 9,242 Solar B shares of which 1,013 were purchased, while 2,709 shares were share options exercised in 2021.
Holds 8,172 restricted share units.
4,184 restricted share units were granted in 2021.

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Hugo Dorph
CCO
Born in 1965. Joined Solar in 2014.

Board duties
Member of the boards of directors of 5 Solar Group subsidiaries.
Chairman of the boards of directors of Flexya A/S, Flexya Innovations A/S and HomeBob A/S.
Member of the board of directors of LetsBuild Denmark ApS.

Shares
Holds no Solar shares.
Holds 4,218 restricted share units.
2,110 restricted share units were granted in 2021.
Exercised 2,703 share options for cash settlement in 2021.

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Michael Jeppesen
CFO
Born in 1966. Joined Solar in 2000.

Board duties
Member of the boards of directors of all Solar Group subsidiaries.
Member of the board of directors of Aktieselskabet Sønder Omme Plantage.

Shares
Holds 4,080 Solar B shares of which 2,186 shares were share options exercised in 2021.
Holds 4,059 restricted share units. 2,089 restricted share units were granted in 2021.

Group Management

born 1961

Jan Willy Fjellvær

Senior Vice President & MD Norway

Born 1961

Lars Goth

Senior Vice President, Group Operations

Born 1969

Anders Koppel

Senior Vice President & MD Sweden

BORN 1970

Peter Pedersen

Senior Vice President, Commercial Market

born 1967

Michiel Rohrman

Senior Vice President & MD The Netherlands

Born 1978

Frank Simonsen

Senior Vice President, Finance

Born 1971

Ole Sørensen

Senior Vice President, Industry Sales

Born 1969

Dariusz Targosz

Senior Vice President & MD Poland

Born 1966

Bauke Zeinstra

Senior Vice President & MD MAG45

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of six members elected by the Annual Meeting and three employee-elected members

Chair

Michael Troensegaard Andersen

Born in 1961, joined the board in 2021. CEO of H+H international A/S. Remuneration 2021: DKK 306,250. Holds 774 Solar B shares of which 264 were acquired in 2022.

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Vice-chair

Jesper Dalsgaard

Born in 1968, joined the board in 2017. Managing Director, Rambøll Environment & Health, Rambøll Group A/S. Remuneration 2021: DKK 425,000. Holds 1,100 Solar B shares. Did not trade Solar shares in 2021.

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Member

Katrine Borum

Born in 1981, joined the board in 2022. Senior registrar at Nordsjællands Hospital. Holds 5,000 Solar B shares. Did not trade shares in 2021.

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Member

Peter Bang

Born in 1969, joined the board in 2018. CEO and member of the board of O.B. Holding Aabenraa ApS. Remuneration 2021: DKK 468,750. Holds 1,200 Solar B shares. Did not trade Solar shares in 2021.

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Member

Louise Knauer

Born in 1983, joined the board in 2017. CED of Lady Invest ApS. Remuneration 2021: DKK 393,750. Holds 381 Solar B shares. Did not trade Solar shares in 2021.

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Member

Morten Chrone

Born in 1966 and joined the board in 2019. Group CEO, Unisport Saltex Oy. Remuneration 2021: DKK 312,500. Holds 712 Solar B shares. Did not trade Solar shares in 2021.

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Employee-elected member

Denise Goldby

Born in 1987, joined the board in 2022. Head of Solar's Copenhagen and Amager customer centres. Holds no Solar shares.

Employee-elected member

Rune Jesper Nielsen

Born in 1971, joined the board in 2022. Warehouse employee. Holds no Solar shares.

Employee-elected member

Michael Kærgaard Ravn

Born in 1971, joined the board in 2022. Account Manager, Industry OEM. Holds 123 Solar B shares.

About the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors and the Executive Board, which comprises the CEO, CCO and CFO, are jointly responsible for Solar Group’s overall and strategic management.

On the whole, the Board of Directors must comprise the following expertise to enable it to perform its management duties:

- Experience of board of directors' work
- Top-level management experience
- International experience
- Knowledge of the circumstances of listed companies 
- Knowledge of sourcing and services
- Economic and financial knowledge
- Experience of acquisitions and divestments
- Experience of business development
- Knowledge and experience of digitalisation and supply chain

Board of Directors' affiliation with Solar 

Peter Bang, Morten Chrone, Louise Knauer and Michael Troensegaard Andersen are independent of the company pursuant to the definition in the recommendations on corporate governance in Denmark. Jesper Dalsgaard is affiliated with the Fund of 20th December, Solar's majority shareholder.

In 2022, the Board of Directors elected Peter Bang, Michael Troensegaard Andersen and Louise Knauer as members of the Audit Committee. Peter Bang chairs the Audit Committee. He and Michael Troensegaard Andersen have special accountancy qualifications.

The Board of Directors re-elected Morten Chrone and Louise Knauer as members of the Remuneration Committee. New elected for the Remuneration Committee was Michael Troensegaard Andersen.

Employee representatives

Under the law, employee representatives have the same rights, duties and responsibilities as the other members of the board. Under Danish law, employees have the right to elect a number of representatives and alternates, corresponding to half the representatives elected by the Annual General Meeting at the time of the announcement of the election of employee representatives.

The next ordinary election of employee representatives will take place electronically in 2026.

Election period
All board members elected at the Annual General Meeting stand for election each year, whereas employee representatives are elected by the company’s employees for four-year terms.

Activities
A minimum of six ordinary board meetings as well as one Board of Directors’ conference are held each year. In 2021, we had seven board meetings and one conference for the Board of Directors.

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Read more about the Board of Directors in our Annual Reports.

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