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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Henrik Brandt

63 2017 Independent Chairman of the Board

Jens Birgersson

51 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Soeren Kahler

68 2015 Second Deputy Chairman of the Board

Carsten Bjerg

59 2015 Independent First Deputy Chairman of the Board

Kim Junge Andersen

56 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Bjoern Rici Andersen

49 2018 Senior Vice President, Group Operations & Technology

Mirella Vitale

48 2016 Senior Vice President, Group Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs

Camilla Gronholm

54 2015 Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources

Thomas Kahler

48 2015 Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division; Director

Volker Christmann

61 2015 Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation Central Europe

Gilles Maria

61 2016 Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation South West Europe and Insulation Asia

Henrik Nielsen

57 2015 Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation North East Europe & Russia

Rene Binder Rasmussen

50 2018 Director, Employee Representative

Connie Enghus Theisen

58 2006 Director, Employee Representative

Christian Westerberg

40 2018 Director, Employee Representative

Andreas Ronken

51 2016 Independent Director

Joergen Tang-Jensen

62 2017 Independent Director

Thomas Harder

2018 Director, Group Treasury & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Henrik Brandt

Mr. Henrik Brandt has been Independent Chairman of the Board at Rockwool International A/S since April 5, 2017. He holds MBA from Stanford University, USA (1985) and M.Sc. (Economics and Business Administration) from Copenhagen Business School (1980). He was President & CEO of Royal Unibrew A/S from 2008 till 2017 and previously was President & CEO of Unomedical A/S (2003-2008), President & CEO of Sophus Berendsen A/S (1999-2002), CEO of House of Prince A/S and Group Exec. of Scandinavian Tobacco A/S (1992-1999), President & CEO of Fritz Hansen A/S (1989-1992) and President & CEO of Kevi A/S (1987-1988). He serves as Chairman of the Boards of Toms Gruppen A/S, Intervare A/S, nemlig.com A/S, Danish Bake Holding ApS (Ole & Steen) and Fritz Hansen A/S, Vice Chairman of the Board of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S, as well as Member of the Boards of Gerda and Victor B. Strands Fond & Gerda and Victor B. Strand Holding A/S, Denmark and Ferd Holding AS, Norway and Fritz Hansen A/S. He holds MBA from Stanford University (1985) and Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School (1980).

Jens Birgersson

Mr. Jens Birgersson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwool International A/S since February 9, 2015. In 2013, he completed Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. In 1992 he received Master of Science in Engineering Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2008, he has been Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit Network Management, ABB, Switzerland. From 2005 to 2008, he was Executive Vice President, Head of Performance Minerals and Pigments, Imerys, Belgium. Between 2004 and 2005, he served as Group Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, ABB, Switzerland. From 2002 to 2004 he was Group Senior Vice President, High Voltage Products, ABB, Switzerland and from 2001 to 2002 he served as Business Area Unit Manager, High Voltage Products, ABB, Sweden and from 1998 to 2001 as Business Area Controller, T&D Management, ABB, Switzerland. He is Chairman of the Board of Randers Reb International A/S and Member of the Board of dormakaba Group.

Soeren Kahler

Mr. Soeren Kahler has served as Second Deputy Chairman of the Board of Rockwool International A/S since 2015. He has been Director of the Company since April 17, 2013. He is also Member of the Chairmanship and Member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees at the Company. He is Member of the Board of the ROCKWOOL Foundation, Member of the Kahler Family Meeting, Chairman of the Board of A/S Saltbaekvig and Member of the Board of the Foundation Sagnlandet Lejre. He was previously Finance Manager of ROCKWOOL Engineering, ROCKWOOL International A/S (1994-2005), Vice President, Finance of ROCKMENT A/S (1988-1993), Technical Project Manager of F. L. Smidth & Co. A/S (Denmark) (1984-1987), among others. He holds M.Sc. (Engineering) (chemistry), Technical University of Denmark (1977).

Carsten Bjerg

Mr. Carsten Bjerg has served as Independent First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rockwool International A/S since January 23, 2015. He was Acting Chairman of the Board of the Company from December 1, 2014 until January 23, 2015. He previously was First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rockwool International A/S from April 17, 2013. Before that, he has been Second Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since April 18, 2012. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2011. He is also Member of the Chairmanship, Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Remuneration Committee at the Company. He previously was CEO of Grundfos Holding A/S and President of the Grundfos Group (2007-2013), Deputy CEO of Grundfos Management A/S (2003-2006) and EVP, Group production Director, Grundfod Management A/S (2000-2002). He also served at Danfoss A/S, among others. In addition to his duties at the Company, Mr. Bjerg serves as Chairman of the Board of Hydrema Holding ApS, Bogballe A/S and Bogballe Investment A/S, Ellepot A/S, Ellegaard Investment I A/S and Ellegaard Investment II A/S, Guldager A/S and CapHold Guldager ApS, Robco Engineering A/S and Robco Engineering Investment A/S and PCH Engineering A/S and PCH Investment A/S; Member of the Boards of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Agrometer A/S, Agrometer Investment A/S, Dansk Smede- og Maskinteknik A/S and IBP H ApS and TCM Group A/S, TCM Group Investment ApS and TMK A/S. Mr. Bjerg holds Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet from 1983. He also has Advanced Course in Production Methods and Management, Cambridge University (1985).

Kim Junge Andersen

Mr. Kim Junge Andersen has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Rockwool International A/S since 2016. He was EVP & CFO for Hempel A/S (2006-2015) and since 2010 member of the Executive Board in Hempel A/S and served at The East Asiatic Company Pte Ltd A/S, latest as CFO, EAC Nutrition and Group Finance Director (1987-2006). He holds Cand. Merc. from Copenhagen Business School with major in Corporate Accounting and Strategic Development (1986) and Executive program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA (1998), as well as Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD, Switzerland (2014).

Bjoern Rici Andersen

Mr. Bjoern Rici Andersen has been appointed Senior Vice President, Group Operations & Technology at ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S effective as of March 1, 2018. He has previously been Vice President, Group Operations at the Company since 2016. He was Chief Operating Officer, H+H International A/S, Denmark (2013-2016); Production Director, ROCKWOOL Scandinavia (2009-2013); Operations Director, ROCKWOOL Limited, UK (2005-2009); Vice President of “Production & Environment”, ROCKWOOL International A/S (2003-2005); Technical Director, ROXUL Asia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia (2000-2003); Department Manager, ROCKWOOL Engineering (1998-2000); Department Manager, ROCKWOOL Engineering, Poland (1996-1998); Section Leader, ROCKWOOL Engineering (1995-1996); Mechanical Engineer, ROCKWOOL Engineering (1994-1995). He holds MBA, Henley Business School Executive MBA Program (2015) and is Mechanical engineer (B.Sc.), Haslev Technical College (1994).

Mirella Vitale

Ms. Mirella Vitale has been appointed Senior Vice President, Group Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs at Rockwool International A/S, effective as of March 1, 2016 at the latest. Before that, she has was Vice President, Global Marketing and Market Intelligence at Vestas Wind systems, Copenhagen, Denmark (2012-2016); Senior Director Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs - Mediterranean at Vestas Mediterranean SBU head quarter, Madrid, Spain (2009-2012); Marketing, Communications and Forecasting Manager - Italy, Turkey, North Africa, Middle East at Vestas Italia, Rome, Italy (2006-2009) and Business Analyst, Advisor and Personal Assistant to the President of Vestas Mediterranean East at Vestas Mediterranean East, Taranto, Italy (2003-2006), She completed High Performance Leadership Program at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland (2012) and studied Foreign Languages and Literature, Bari University, Italy (1993).

Camilla Gronholm

Ms. Camilla Gronholm has served as Senior Vice President, Group Human Resources at Rockwool International A/S since 2015. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR), Legal and Communication & Public Relations at the Company from 2013 until 2015. Since 2012, she has been Senior Vice President of Human Resources at the Company. From 2006 to 2012, she was Executive Vice President of HR and Member of the Group Executive Committee at Poyry PLC. From 2003 until 2006, she was Director of Business HR at Nokia Mobile Phones Business Group. Between 1999 and 2003, she was HR Manager/Compensation and Benefits Manager at Nokia Mobile Phones. From 1998 to 1999, she was Controller at Nordic Aluminium Oyj, and between 1995 and 1998, she was Senior Adviser at the department of public transport at the Ministry of Transport. In 1990, she obtained a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki (Hanken Svenska handelshogskolan).

Thomas Kahler

Mr. Thomas Kahler has been Senior Vice President, Head of Systems Division and Member of the Board of Directors of Rockwool International A/S since 2015. He was Second Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Company from April 17, 2013 until 2015. He has been Member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2008. He is also Member of the Board of Kahler Family Meeting and Member of the Board of Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), Denmark. Formerly, he was Managing Director of ROCKWOOL Scandinavia (2009-2015), Managing Director of RockDelta A/S (2004-2009), Sales Director at RFS Denmark A/S (Alcatel Group) between 2001 and 2004 and Regional Sales Manager at RFS Denmark A/S (Alcatel Group) from 1998 to 2001. From 1996 until 1998 he held Regional Sales Manager position at Howden Denmark A/S, and between 1994 and 1996 he was Area Sales Manager at Ametek Denmark A/S. He graduated from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet with a degree in Electronic Engineering in 1993. In 2008, he obtained Master of Business Administration degree from Copenhagen Business School. He also holds Business Diploma, 1st part, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark (1998) and IMD, High performance Boards (2016).

Volker Christmann

Mr. Volker Christmann has been Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation Central Europe at Rockwool International A/S since 2015. He was Managing Director of ROCKWOOL Central Western Europe and legal Managing Director of the German ROCKWOOL companies (2008-2015), Technical Director of DEUTSCHE ROCKWOOL (2001-2008), among others. He has been Vice President of FMI Fachverband Mineralwolleindustrie e.V., Germany (association of mineral wool industry) and Member of the Board of FIW Forschungsinstitut fur Warmeschutz, Germany (research institute for thermal protection), as well as Chairman of BUVEG Bundesverband energieeffiziente Gebaudehulle e.V., Germany (federal association of energy-efficient building envelope) and Member of the Board of H+H International A/S. He is Certified Economist of 'Business Sciences' (1983) and holds International Management Program, De Ruwenberg, Netherlands (2000) and Orchestrating Winning Performance, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland (2013).

Gilles Maria

Mr. Gilles Maria has been Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation South West Europe and Insulation Asia at Rockwool International A/S since 2016. He was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Group Finance and Corporate Affairs at the Company from 2007 until 2015. Between 2003 and 2007, he was Group IT Managing Director at the Company. From 1990 until 2003, he acted as Finance Director Latin Division at Rockwool France. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from IAE Paris (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises de Paris) from 1982 and is Engineer from ESB, Paris (1981).

Henrik Nielsen

Mr. Henrik Frank Nielsen has served as Senior Vice President, Head of Insulation North East Europe & Russia at Rockwool International A/S since 2015. Previously, he served as Division Managing Director, Europe Division at the Company until 2015. Previously he served as Division Managing Director of Systems Division of the Company. He joined the Company in 2007. Prior to that, he was Sales Manager at BP Denmark A/S (1994), Managing Director at Grodan A/S (1999-2002) and Rockfon Group (2002-2007), among others. He is Member of the Board of Betterhome ApS. He holds Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus Business School (Aarhus Handelshoejskole) from 1986 and completed programs at INSEAD on Marketing Strategy in 1990, Cranfield University, UK on Marketing Planning in 1992 and IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland on Strategic Management in 2002. He also completed programs on Orchestrating Winning Performance at IMD in 2003, 2010 and 2013.

Rene Binder Rasmussen

Mr. Rene Binder Rasmussen has been Director, Employee Representative at ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S since 2018. He is District Manager, ROCKWOOL Nordics. He has been educated at Cultivator A/S – BTB Sales (2001), Aarhus Business School (1994), Business School Randers (1991) and Technical School (1986).

Connie Enghus Theisen

Ms. Connie Enghus Theisen has been Member of the Board of Directors, Employee Representative at Rockwool International A/S since 2006. Within the Company she holds the position of Director Stakeholder Engagement. She is also Member of the Advisory Committee of AktivPLUS, Germany. She graduated from Syddansk Universitet Odense (Odense University) and obtained a degree in Business Administration in 1994 and Master of Arts degree in 1985.

Christian Westerberg

Mr. Christian Westerberg has beenDirector, Employee Representative at ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S since 2018. He is Project Manager, ROCKWOOL International A/S. He also serves as Member of the Board of the ROCKWOOL Foundation. He holds BSc. Eng. (Machine), Engineering College of Copenhagen (2008) and is Airplane technician, Royal Danish Airforce (2002).

Andreas Ronken

Mr. Andreas Ronken has been Independent Director of Rockwool International A/S since April 6, 2016. He has also been CEO of Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co.KG since 2015. He also serves Member of Advisory Boards of Otto Cosmetic GmbH, Gross Rohrheim and of the Melitta Group GmbH & KG, Minden, Germany. Previously, he was Managing Director/Vice President, Production and Technology, Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co.KG, Germany (2005-2014); Site Director Supply Chain, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Breitenbrunn, Austria (2002-2005); R&D Manager, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Minden, Germany (1997-2002); Shift-/Production Manager, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Bruck, Austria (1996-1997); Process Engineer, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Verden, Germany (Dry Petfood Production)(1995-1996); R&D Assignment, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., St. Denis L’Hotel, France (1994-1995) and Management Trainee, Masterfoods/Mars Inc., Verden, Germany (1993-1994). He holds Executive Master of Business Administration, University of Bremen, Germany (2002); Dipl. Ing. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany (1993); M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, and CIMS Certificate, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1991); Bachelor (Vordiplom), Mechanical Engineering, University of Dortmund, Germany (1990).

Joergen Tang-Jensen

Mr. Joergen Tang-Jensen has been Independent Director of Rockwool International A/S since April 5, 2017. He holds MBA from Stanford University (1997), studied at IMD, Switzerland (1989) and holds M.Sc. (International Business), Aarhus Business School (1981). He has been CEO of VELUX A/S since 2001. He previously served as Group Director of VELUX Industri A/S (1990-2000), Managing Director of Novelco A/S (1984-1990) and Product Manager of VELUX International A/S (1981-1984). He is Member of the Board of Coloplast A/S, VKR Holding A/S and Maj Invest Holding A/S, Fondsmaeglerselskabet Maj Invest A/S and Maj Invest Equity A/S, Denmark, Generit AG, Switzerland and Altaterra Kft., Hungary. He is also Chairman of the Danish Green Investment Fund.

Thomas Harder