Danish national, born in 1962
First elected in 2022
Tom Knutzen started his career in the finance industry in 1985 before turning to the business-to-business manufacturing sector in 1988 where he has held several executive positions since.
From 1988 to 1996 he was successively Head Treasury, Controller and Chief Financial Officer at spray-drying manufacturer Niro, from 1996 to 2006 he was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer at industrial conglomerate NKT Holding A/S (cleaning equipment, energy cables and telecommunication equipment), and Chief Executive Officer of international ingredients manufacturer Danisco A/S from 2006 to 2012. From 2012 to 2022 he was Chief Executive Officer of natural biodegradable ingredients producer Jungbunzlauer Suisse AG.
Tom Knutzen holds the following mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: Chairman of the board at Tivoli A/S and at FLSmidth & Co. A/S; Vice chairman of the board of Jeudan A/S.
He holds the following mandates in other companies: Chairman of the board at Chr. Augustinus Fabrikker A/S and board member of Jungbunzlauer Holding AG.
Tom Knutzen holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.