Ambu A/S announces today that the chairman of the board of directors Jens Bager has informed the board of directors that after 9 years of service he wishes to resign from the board of directors. Jens Bager will resign as of Ambu’s annual general meeting in December 2019.
Ambu’s board of directors proposes that Lars Rasmussen is elected as new chairman of the board of directors at the annual general meeting. Lars Rasmussen is, among others, chairman of the board of directors of Coloplast A/S and H. Lundbeck A/S.
Furthermore, the board of directors proposes that Britt Meelby Jensen, CEO of the Swedish medtech company Atos Medical AB, is elected as new member of the board of directors at Ambu’s annual general meeting.
Commenting on his decision Jens Bager says:
“It is with pride that I now leave Ambu. During the years of my tenure as chairman of the board of directors, the company has multiplied its turnover as well as value and recently we have been successful in recruiting Juan Jose Gonzalez as new CEO. The company now faces a new journey that can make Ambu one of the top players within visualization.
Because of that, I have found this moment ideal to make room for new capabilities in the chairmanship which along with the remaining board members and management board can take Ambu to the next level.
I would also take the opportunity to thank my colleagues in the management board, the board of directors, Ambu’s shareholders and the company’s employees for having been able to act as chairman of the board of directors during a period in which the development of Ambu has been exceptionally positive.”
Lars Rasmussen was born in 1959 and has vast experience within the medtech industry through a long career in Coloplast A/S in which he acted as CEO for 10 years. Lars Rasmussen is today chairman of the board of directors of Coloplast A/S and the pharmaceutical company H. Lundbeck A/S. Lars Rasmussen is also a member of the board of directors of the medtech company Demant A/S and holds further management level posts in Germination af 2008 ApS, ADO Holding af 26.02.2004 and a subsidiary of the latter.
Britt Meelby Jensen (born 1973) has extensive experience in the life science industry from leading positions in Novo Nordisk A/S and as the former CEO of diagnostics company Dako A/S and biotech company Zealand Pharma A/S. Currently, Britt Meelby Jensen is the CEO of the medtech company Atos Medical AB and is member of the Board of Directors of the Hempel Foundation.
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