Lars Nørby Johansen to retire as Falck Chairman and be replaced by Thorleif Krarup
After 16 years as CEO followed by ten years as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lars Nørby Johansen has decided to leave the Falck Group in connection with the Annual General Meeting to be held on 30 April.
"I have been on a fantastic journey with Falck, during which the organisation has evolved from a Danish rescue and assistance service provider with 6,000 employees into a global player with operations on six continents and more than 32,000 employees. With its new consortium of owners, Falck is currently in a stable and growth-generating phase, with further international expansion on the way. So it's time that I focus my energy elsewhere," said Lars Nørby Johansen.
Deputy Chairman Thorleif Krarup thanked Lars Nørby Johansen for his unique contribution to Falck.
"Lars Nørby Johansen has played a strong role in Falck developing into a highly valued global provider of security and care to people all around the globe. Not least his understanding of the collaboration with the public sector in Denmark has been key to Falck's success in exporting Danish welfare services," said Krarup.
To mark Lars Nørby Johansen's retirement as Chairman, Falck will hold a conference at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen on 7 May focusing on the potential of additional Danish exports of welfare services.
At a meeting held on Thursday, 20 March, Falck's Board of Directors resolved to recommend to the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of Falck to be held on 30 April that Lars Frederiksen, former CEO of Chr. Hansen, Karen Koh, CEO of Nutmeg Management and Dorthe Mikkelsen, Senior Vice President of Merck Group, be elected as new Board members. On the same date, Johannes Due and Henrik Poulsen will retire from the Board; Søren Thorup Sørensen and Steen Hemmingsen will continue as shareholder-elected members.
It is expected that, following the Annual General Meeting, the Board will elect the current Deputy Chairman, Thorleif Krarup, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Lars Frederiksen as new Deputy Chairman.
Before the Annual General Meeting, ATP Private Equity, Folksam Ömsesidig Livsförsäkring and PFA Pension will leave the consortium of owners of Falck. Their shares will be taken over by KIRKBI, which will thereby increase its shareholding.