Board of Directors

All the members of the Board of Directors were elected at the Annual General Meeting for a term of one year.

Niels Jacobsen

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Born in 1957

Member of the board of directors since the year 2005

Education

Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Aarhus in Denmark

Board positions

Nissens A/S (chairman)
KIRKBI A/S (deputy chairman)
A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S (deputy chairman)
Central Board of the Confederation of Danish Industries

Directorships in several wholly and partly owned companies in the William Demant Group:
William Demant Holding A/S (deputy chairman)
Sennheiser Communications A/S (chairman) Jeudan A/S (chairman)
Jeudan A/S (chairman)
HIMPP A/S (chairman)

Past experience

Mr. Jacobsen has broad management experience both as CEO and as chairman in major international companies, including listed companies. Previous positions include President of Orion A/S and Vice President overseeing corporate affairs for both Atlas Danmark A/S and Thrige-Titan A/S.

Shares held in Össur

192,105 (incl. related parties). Mr. Jacobsen holds no share options in the Company

Other

Mr. Jacobsen has no interest links with the Company’s main clients or competitors.
Mr. Jacobsen is a dependent member of the Board

Kristján Tómas Ragnarsson

Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Born in 1943

Member of the board of directors since the year 1999

Education

Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation University of Iceland’s School of Medicine

Past experience

Between 1986 and 2016, Dr. Ragnarsson served as the Chairman and Lucy Moses Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He has also served in multiple other leadership positions at Mount Sinai and various professional organizations.

Shares held in Össur

619,539 (incl. related parties). Dr. Ragnarsson holds no share options in the Company

Other

Dr. Ragnarsson has no interest links with the Company’s main clients, competitors, or major shareholders. Dr. Ragnarsson is a dependent member of the Board

Arne Boye Nielsen

Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1968

Member of the board of directors since the year 2009

Education

Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark

Board positions

Sennheiser Communications A/S (member)
Interacoustics A/S (president)

Past experience

Mr. Nielsen has spent his entire career with William Demant Holding A/S in various and expanding roles throughout the world. After working as a management assistant to Mr. Niels Jacobsen and as an interim General Manager of Oticon Australia Pty Ltd. Mr. Nielsen assumed, in 1996, his current position as President of Diagnostic Instruments, which has operations worldwide.

Shares held in Össur

Mr. Nielsen neither has shares nor share options in the Company

Other

Mr. Nielsen has no interest links with the Company’s main clients or competitors. Mr. Nielsen is a dependent member of the Board.

Svafa Grönfeldt

Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1965

Member of the board of directors since the year 2008

Education

Doctorate in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics

Past experience

Previous positions include President of Reykjavik University, deputy to the CEO of Actavis Group hf., Assistant Professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Iceland and Managing Director and Managing Partner of IMG Gallup/ Deloitte.

Shares held in Össur

Dr. Grönfeldt holds no shares nor share options in the Company

Other

Dr. Grönfeldt has no interest links with the Company’s main clients, competitors, or major shareholders. Dr. Grönfeldt is an independent Board member.

Guðbjörg Edda Eggertsdóttir

Member of the Board of Directors

Born in 1951

Member of the board of directors since the year 2013

Education

Master’s degree (Pharm.) from Copenhagen University

Board positions

Brunnur Investment Fund (chairman)
Florealis ehf. (chairman)
Orf Genetics hf. (member)
MentisCura ehf. (member)
Mentis Cura A/S (member)
Vistor hf. (member)
Heilsulausnir ehf. (member)
Saga Medica ehf. (member)
Pretium ehf. (member)

Past experience

Previous positions include President & EVP Strategic Projects of Actavis Plc in Iceland, a global integrated specialty pharmaceutical company; Deputy CEO and EVP Third Party Sales at Actavis Group hf.; Deputy CEO, Head of R&D, Assistant Managing Director, Development Manager, Regulatory Manager and Marketing Manager at Delta hf.; and Medical Representative at Pharmaco hf. She was the President of the European Generic Medicines Association from 2011-2013.

Shares held in Össur

26,318 (incl. related parties). Ms. Eggertsdóttir holds no share options

Other

Ms. Eggertsdóttir has no interest links with the Company’s main clients or competitors. Ms. Eggertsdóttir is an independent member of the Board