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William Demant Holding A/S (WDH.CO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Niels Christiansen

50 2017 Chairman of the Board

Soeren Nielsen

47 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Peter Foss

61 2008 Deputy Chairman of the Board

Niels Jacobsen

59 2017 Deputy Chairman of the Board

Rene Schneider

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Executive Board

Thomas Duer

44 2015 Director, Staff-elected

Ole Lundsgaard

48 2003 Director, Staff-elected

Joergen Moeller Nielsen

55 2017 Director, Staff-elected

Benedikte Leroy

47 2014 Independent Director

Lars Rasmussen

58 2016 Independent Director

Soeren Bergholt Andersson

39 2015 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Niels Christiansen

Mr. Niels Bjoern Christiansen has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of William Demant Holding A/S since March 27, 2017. He has been Independent Director of the Company since March 31, 2008. He is also President and Chief Executive Officer of Danfoss A/S, and Board Member of six subsidiaries, Chairman of the Board of Axcel and Board Member of A.P. Moeller – Maersk A/S and Technical University of Denmark (DTU). He has experience in international management with global industrial companies. He also has Board experience in various industries. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD from 1993 and a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet from 1991.

Soeren Nielsen

Mr. Soeren Nielsen has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board at William Demant Holding A/S, effective as of April 1, 2017. He no longer serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Executive Board of the Company, effective as of April 1, 2017. He has held this position since June 16, 2015. Soeren Nielsen has been employed with William Demant since 1995. For the past two decades, he has held different positions with the Group, and since 2008, he has been President of Oticon A/S. He is also Board Member of Sennheiser Communications A/S. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Management and Product Development from the Technical University of Denmark.

Peter Foss

Mr. Peter Foss has served as Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of William Demant Holding A/S since March 31, 2008. He has been Member of the Company's Board of Directors since March 29, 2007. He is Chairman of the Board of FOSS A/S and two affiliated companies, Deputy Chairman of the Board of The Oticon Foundation and William Demant Invest A/S and Board Member of TrackMan A/S and A.R. Holding af 1999 A/S. He has industrial management experience at global companies. He also has Board experience in multiple industries. He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet and a graduate diploma in Business Administration (Finance).

Niels Jacobsen

Mr. Niels Jacobsen has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of William Demant Holding A/S since March 27, 2017. He no longer serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Member of the Executive Board of the Company, effective as of April 1, 2017. He has been Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company since 1998. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Company from 1992 to 1998. He has Board assignments within a number of companies within the William Demant group and partly owned companies, including Chairman of the Boards of Ossur hf., HIMPP A/S, HIMSA A/S and Board Member of Sennheiser Communications A/S and HIMSA II A/S, as well as Deputy Chairman of Jeudan A/S. He is also Managing Director of William Demant Invest A/S. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board at LEGO A/S, and Deputy Chairman of the Board at A.P. Moeller - Maersk A/S and KIRKBI A/S. He also serves as Chairman of Thomas B. Thriges Fond (Thomas B. Thrige Foundation). He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Aarhus Universitet from 1983.

Rene Schneider

Mr. Rene Schneider has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board of William Demant Holding A/S since September 1, 2015. Rene Schneider joined from a position as CFO with Auriga Industries, which he has held since 2013. He has formerly also been employed with NNIT, Novo Nordisk and NeuroSearch. He holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Aarhus University.

Thomas Duer

Mr. Thomas Duer has been Member of the Board of Directors, Staff-elected of William Demant Holding A/S since 2015. He is also Member of the Board of Danske Sprogseminarer A/S since 2009. He has been Staff-elected Board Member at Oticon A/S since 2011 and Head of Integration & Verification in Oticon’s R&D department and has been with Oticon since 2002. He holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

Ole Lundsgaard

Mr. Ole Lundsgaard has served as Member of the Board of Directors, Staff-elected of William Demant Holding A/S since 2003. He is Senior Product Manager at Diagnostic Instruments where he is responsible for the hearing aid fitting systems area. He has been Staff-elected Director at Interacoustics A/S since 2003. He has been employed by Interacoustics A/S since 1993. He was trained as Electronics Mechanic at the University of Odense, Institute of Biology.

Joergen Moeller Nielsen

Mr. Joergen Moeller Nielsen has been appointed Member of the Board of Directors, Staff-elected at William Demant Holding A/S effective as of February 1, 2017. He had been substitute Board Member since 2015. He previously held Board Member position from 2011 until 2015. He is Project Manager at the Group’s facility in Ballerup, Denmark, and has been with the Company since 2001. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Danmarks Tekniske Universitet and also holds a diploma in Business Administration (Organization and Strategy).

Benedikte Leroy

Ms. Benedikte Leroy has been Independent Member of the Board of Directors of William Demant Holding A/S since April 9, 2014. She serves at Dell Technologies as SVP & EMEA General Counsel and at Dell GmbH, Germany as Chairman of the Supervisory board. Benedikte Leroy holds a Master of Law degree from the University of Copenhagen. She has international management experience from global technology companies within both consumer and business-to-business products and has worked abroad for many years in United Kingdom and Belgium.

Lars Rasmussen

Mr. Lars Rasmussen has been Independent Director at William Demant Holding A/S since April 7, 2016. He is President & CEO of Coloplast A/S and Chairman of H. Lundbeck A/S. Lars Rasmussen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Aalborg University and an Executive MBA from SIMI. He has considerable executive management experience from global MedTech functions. Lars Rasmussen’s qualifications include management and board experience from listed companies, innovation, globalization, business-to-business and business-to-consumer sales models, and he has extensive experience with globalization and efficiency improvements.

Soeren Bergholt Andersson