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Vagn Sørensen

Vagn Sørensen

Experienced Chair: FTSE 250, S&P/TSX Composite, Public Sector, Private Sector
Experienced CEO: Public Sector

  • 19 years of international senior leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge in aviation, leisure, transportation, private equity
  • Experience as Compensation Committee Chair, Nomination Committee Chair, Audit Committee member, Governance Committee member
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Current Positions

Vagn Sørensen is currently Chairman of Air Canada Inc. and serves as Chairman of FLSmidth & Co. A/S, Scandlines A/S, Zebra A/S (Tiger) and TIA Technology A/S. He is also Vice Chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital, a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, CNH Industrial, Unilode Aviation Solutions and VFS Global AG, and a Senior Advisor to EQT Partners A/S.

Industry Knowledge

Vagn has professional experience from positions in the aviation industry and has spent most of his Executive career in the aviation business. He first worked for SAS AB for a period of 10 years, 
after which time he joined Austrian Airlines AG where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2006.

Vagn has since pursued a career as a Non-Executive Director in the leisure, hotel and aviation sectors.

He has 20 years’ experience in private equity, mainly with EQT AB.

Vagn was previously Chairman of SSP Group plc, Chairman of British Midland Airways Ltd, Chairman of Scandic Hotels Group AB, a member of the Supervisory Board of Lufthansa Cargo AG, Deputy Chairman of DFDS A/S, Chairman of the Association of European Airlines, a member of the Board of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Chairman of deSter Holding BV.

He has also served on the Boards of the Scandinavian International Management Institute and the Vienna Stock Exchange, JP/Politikens Hus, and was Chairman of TDC A/S, the Danish incumbent telco operator.

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