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Jim Hagemann Snabe

Jim Hagemann Snabe

Experienced Chairman: DAX, EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 50, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 23 years of international senior leadership experience 
  • Multi-industry knowledge in technology, digital transformation, insurance, energy, manufacturing, logistics and transport, financial services, private equity
  • Experience as a Compliance Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, General Purpose Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Technology Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Compensation Committee member, Policy Committee member, Transformation and Innovation Committee member
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Current Positions

Jim Hagemann Snabe is currently Chairman of A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, Chairman of Siemens AG, Vice Chairman of Allianz SE, and a member of the Board of Trustees at the World Economic Forum.

He is also a Senior Advisor to Nordic Alpha Partners, a Council Member of Balderton Capital (UK) LLP, and an Adjunct Professor at the Copenhagen Business School.

Industry Knowledge

Board experience from international, listed technology and innovation companies and from the financial sector. Management experience from global, listed IT companies. Jim is the former co-CEO of SAP AG and has 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He is focused on leadership around innovation and digitisation. In his capacity as a global business leader, Jim is involved in a number of activities focused on societal progress and the role of business in society. 

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