With good corporate governance we want to ensure transparency and accountability

Our aim regarding good corporate governance is to ensure transparency and accountability and that we meet our obligations to shareholders, partners, employees, authorities and other key stakeholders to the best of our ability in order to maximize long-term value creation.

We have a two-tier management structure consisting of a Board of Directors and an Executive Management. Powers are distributed between the Board of Directors and the Executive Management. The two bodies are separate, and only the CEO serves as a member of both. All Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting, serve a one-year term, and are eligible for re-election. The Executive Management is appointed by the Board. The Exec­utive Management handles day-to-day management, while the Board supervises the work of the Executive Management and is responsible for the general strategic direction.

Board of Directors
Our daily management is backed by a Board of Directors with strong scientific and corporate backgrounds.
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Executive Management
Our management team has in-depth industry knowledge and a strong biotech and pharma track record.
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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors currently consists of nine members. Currently, one Board member is female and five of the nine shareholder­elected Board members are non-Danes. Our Board of Directors holds both ordinary and extraordinary meetings during the year.

The Board of Directors performs its duties in accordance with its rules of procedure, which include rules on the allocation of pow­ers and duties between the Board of Directors and the Executive Management and rules on the keeping of minute books. Before each ordinary meeting, the Board of Directors receives a report from the Executive Management on the status of the business which may be of interest to the Board of Directors, including a status report on drug discovery and development projects, busi­ness development activities, budget and financial information, a risk assessment, and the organization.

Other duties include establishing policies and making decisions on, e.g., strategy plan, business plan, R&D plan, budgets, material collaboration agreements, incentive plans, treasury policy, annual report, and the appointment of executive officers. The Board of Directors has established an Audit Committee, a Remuneration Committee, and a Development Committee.

Audit Committee
The Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities by monitoring the oversight of financial reporting, accounting, internal controls, and auditing.
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Remuneration Committee
The role of the Remuneration Committee is to advise the Board of Directors on the adoption of policies that govern our compensa­tion programs.
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Development Committee
The role of the Development Committee is to evaluate and advise the Board of Directors on scientific, regulatory and development activities that are critical for our programs and technology.
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Download the Risk Management section in our Annual Report 2017