MSc in Economics, University of Aarhus, Denmark. 1982-83, Controller, De Danske Sukkerfabrikker; 1983-88, Tuborg International. 1988-90 Vice-President, Carlsberg; 1990-92, Managing Director, Union Cervecera; 1992-97, Managing Director, Hannen Brauerei; 1997-99, Chief Executive Officer, Drinks Division, Hero Group; 1999-01, Executive Vice-President, and 2001-07, President and Chief Executive Officer, Carlsberg, Carlsberg Breweries; 2007, Group Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-Maersk. Vice-Chairman, European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT); Non-Executive Director, Unilever. Recipient of the Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark.