Board of Directors
  • Peter A Ruzicka
    Peter A. Ruzicka
    Chair
    Peter A Ruzicka
    Peter A. Ruzicka
    Chair
    Peter A. Ruzicka was born in 1964 and holds a Norwegian citizenship.

    Peter A. Ruzicka has been a member of the Board since December 2019 and is also the chair of the Board, chair of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Nomination Committee. Peter A. Ruzicka is re-garded as an independent board member.  

    The special skills possessed by Peter A. Ruzicka that are important for the performance of his duties as a member of the Board of Pandora A/S are his vast operational experience with strategy execution and transformation as well as retail and brand optimisation on executive level. Furthermore, he contributes with experience from other board positions and with insight in capital markets.

    Peter A. Ruzicka holds a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as an MBA from Oslo Business School.

    Peter A. Ruzicka has profound experience with top-level management and has for the past 5 years and until May 2019 held the position as president and CEO of Orkla ASA. Prior to this he had executive positions in ICA AB and Royal Ahold in Norway, Sweden, The Baltics and Czech Republic He is chair in Ventotene Hold-ing AS and chair in five of its subsidiaries. He is a member of the board in Royal Unibrew A/S, Aspelin Ramm Gruppen AS and AKA AS.

  • Christian Frigast
    Deputy Chair
    Christian Frigast
    Deputy Chair
    Christian Frigast was born in 1951 and holds a Danish citizenship.

    Christian Frigast has been a member of the Board since August 2010 and is also deputy chair of the Board, chair of the Nomination Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee. Christian Frigast is re-garded as an independent board member.  

    The special skills possessed by Christian Frigast that are important for the performance of his duties as a member of the Board of Pandora A/S are his experience in general management and active involvement in a number of retail and other companies which has given him great insight in capital markets, consumer sales and retail execution.

    Christian Frigast holds an MSc in Economics from Copenhagen University and is an adjunct professor at Copenhagen Business School. He has been Managing Partner at Axcel Management A/S since the founding of the company in 1994 until October 2016, and continues as chair in Axcel Management A/S.

    Christian Frigast is chair of Aktive Ejere (Active Owners Denmark), EKF Danmarks Eksportkredit (Denmark’s Export Credit Agency) and Danmarks Skibskredit Holding A/S and a member of the board in its subsidiary. Christian Frigast is vice chairman of PostNord, and Axcel Advisory Board and a member of the board in Frigast A/S and Nissens A/S.

  • Birgitta Stymne Göransson
    Board member
    Birgitta Stymne Göransson
    Board member
    Birgitta Stymne Göransson was born in 1957 and holds a Swedish citizenship.

    Birgitta Stymne Göransson has been a member of the Board since March 2016 and is also member of the Audit Committee. Birgitta Stymne Göransson is regarded as an independent board member.
     
    The special skills possessed by Birgitta Stymne Göransson that are important for the performance of her duties as a member of the Board of Pandora A/S are her experiences from consumer goods, and retail execution, IT, digital and financial insights, and capital markets.
     
    Birgitta Stymne Göransson holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Birgitta Stymne Göransson currently works as a professional board member. She is member of the board of Elekta AB*, Enea AB* and LEO Pharma A/S.

    *Publicly listed company

  • Catherine Spindler
    Board member
    Catherine Spindler
    Board member
    Catherine Spindler was born in 1977 and holds a French citizenship.
    Catherine Spindler has been a member of the Board since March 2020. Catherine Spindler is regarded as an independent board member.

    The special skills possessed by Catherine Spindler that are important for the performance of her duties as a member of the Board of Pandora A/S are international brand strategy, digital transformation and a vast experience in beauty and cosmetics, high-growth pureplay digital environments and lifestyle apparel retail. She brings significant customer and marketing experience from her current position as CMO for Lacoste and previous positions in Guerlain Parfums (LVMH Group), Yves Rocher Group and Vente Privee.com.  

    Catherine Spindler is a graduate in Marketing from EDHEC Business School, France.
  • Heine Dalsgaard
    Board member
    Heine Dalsgaard
    Board member
    Heine Dalsgaard was born in 1971 and holds a Danish citizenship.

    Heine Dalsgaard has been a member of the Board since March 2021 and is also Chair of the Audit Committee. Heine Dalsgaard is regarded as an independent board member.

    The special skills possessed by Heine Dalsgaard, that are important for the performance of his duties as a member of the board in Pandora A/S, are his deep international financial and executive management expe-rience from large corporate multinationals. He brings extensive experience from his current position as CFO of Carlsberg A/S* and previous international positions in ISS A/S* and Grundfos A/S. He is further-more member of the board of Novozymes A/S*.

    Heine Dalsgaard holds a Master of Science in Business Economics and Auditing from Copenhagen Business School.

    *Publicly listed company

  • Isabelle Parize
    Board member
    Isabelle Parize
    Board member
    Isabelle Parize was born in 1957 and holds a French citizenship.

    Isabelle Parize has been a member of the Board since March 2019 and is also member of the Audit Com-mittee. Isabelle Parize is regarded as an independent board member.

    The special skills possessed by Isabelle Parize that are important for the performance of her duties as a member of the Board of Pandora A/S are her operational experience in international retail and brand exe-cution via omni-channel and digitally. In addition, she brings extensive experience from her board positions in several listed and privately held international companies.

    Isabelle Parize is a graduate from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris. Currently, she works as CEO of DELSEY Paris. She is furthermore member of the board of Coty Inc.* and Air France-KLM S.A*.

    *Publicly listed company

  • Jan Zijderveld
    Board member
    Jan Zijderveld
    Board member
    Jan Zijderveld was born in 1964 and holds a Dutch citizenship.

    Jan Zijderveld has been a member of the Board since March 2021 and is also member of the Remuneration Committee. Jan Zijderveld is regarded as an independent board member.

    The special skills possessed by Jan Zijderveld, that are important for the performance of his duties as a member of the board in Pandora A/S, are his deep international insight in the consumer market alongside his exposure to the full value chain. He brings extensive experience from previous positions within the Unilever group over a 30 year period, concluding his executive career as CEO of Avon in 2020.

    Jan Zijderveld holds a degree in Business Management from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He is a board member in Startupbootcamp and serves as Senior Advisor to a number of private equity firms.

    *Publicly listed company

  • Marianne Kirkegaard
    Board member
    Marianne Kirkegaard
    Board member
    Marianne Kirkegaard was born in 1968 and holds a Danish citizenship.

    Marianne Kirkegaard has been a member of the Board since March 2020 and is also member of the Nomi-nation Committee. Marianne Kirkegaard is regarded as an independent board member.

    The special skills possessed by Marianne Kirkegaard, that are important for the performance of her duties as a member of the board in Pandora A/S, are her deep international insight in the consumer market, alongside her exposure to the full value chain within large corporate multinationals. She brings extensive experience from her current position as CEO of CSM Bakery Solutions and previous international positions in Unilever plc.* and in Carlsberg A/S*.

    Marianne Kirkegaard holds a Master in Economics from Aarhus University and a MBA in Business administration from Copenhagen Business School. She is a board member in Fertin Pharma A/S, Salling Group A/S and AAK AB*.

    * Publicly listed company.