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Nils Andersen

Nils Andersen was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Unilever PLC in April 2015. He is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.

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Non-Executive Director

Nils is Chairman at ASML Holdings N.V., a Non-Executive Director at Sailing Foundation and a member of the European Round Table for Industry.

Between 2018 and 2023 he served as Chairman of Akzo Nobel N.V. and between 2018 and 2021 he served as Chairman of Faerch Plast. He also served as a Non-Executive Director of BP plc between 2016 and 2020, and from 2007 to 2016 he served as Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S. Before that he was Executive Vice President of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries A/S from 1999-2001, becoming President, Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2007.

He has also previously worked for de Danske Sukkerfabrikker, Tuborg International, Union Cervecera, Hannen Brauerei and Hero Group. Mr Andersen was also previously Non-Executive Director of Inditex, Vice-Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists and a member of the Committee on Business Policies, Confederation of Danish Industry.

History

  • 2023: Appointed Chairman of ASML Holding N.V.
  • November 2019 — November 2023: Chair of Unilever PLC
  • November 2019: Appointed Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee
  • 2019 — 2023: Chairman of Worldwide Flight Services
  • 2018 — 2023: Chairman of AkzoNobel N.V.
  • 2018 — 2021: Chairman of Faerch Plast
  • 2017 — 2018: Chairman of Unifeeder A/S
  • 2016 — 2020: Non-Executive Director of BP plc
  • 2015: Became a Non-Executive Director at Unilever PLC and a member of Unilever's Compensation Committee until April 2016 when he became a member of Unilever's Audit Committee
  • 2007 — 2016: Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S
  • 2001 — 2007: President, Chief Executive Officer of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries AS
  • 1999 — 2001: Executive Vice President of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries AS
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