Board of Directors
  • Peter A. Ruzicka
    Chair
    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 Holding AS and member of the Boards in Royal Unibrew A/S, Aspelin Ramm Gruppen AS, AKA AS and Axfood AB.

  • 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.

  • 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 experience from large corporate multinationals. He brings extensive experience from his current position as Chief Financial Officer of Carlsberg A/S* and previous international positions in ISS A/S* and Grundfos A/S. He is furthermore member of the board of Novozymes A/S*, Carlsberg Integrated Information Technology A/S, Carlsberg Shared Services Sp.z.o.o. Udviklingsselskabet Carlsberg Byen P/S, Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Carlsberg Byen Komplementar ApS, and Carlsberg Ejendomme Holding A/S.

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

    *Publicly listed company

  • 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 chair of Industrifonden and Min Doktor AB and member of the board of Asker AB, Elekta AB*, Enea AB* and LEO Pharma A/S.

    *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 insights in the consumer market, experience advancing the social sustainability agenda as well as her exposure to the full value chain of large corporate multinationals. She brings extensive experience from her current position as CEO of Brill Bakery Solutions LLC 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 Faerch Group, Salling Group A/S, BioMar and AAK AB*.

    * 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 Chief Brand Officer 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.
  • 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 insights in the consumer market, extensive experience advancing environmental and social sustainability, as well as his exposure to the full value chain. He brings valuable 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 Ahold Delhaize N.V. and serves as Senior Advisor to a number of private equity firms.

    *Publicly listed company