Connie_Hedegaard_homeDENMARK: Connie Hedegaard, the former EU commissioner for climate action who led the implementation of the first F-gas regulation, has been appointed to the board of Danfoss.

Connie Hedegaard is the former Danish minister for environment and minister for climate and energy and was EU commissioner for climate action between 2010 and 2014. Currently, she chairs the sustainability foundation, KR Foundation, and the green think tank, CONCITO. She is also the chairman of OECD’s round table on sustainable development, chairman of the Danish public service committee, and a board member of Aarhus University.

Welcoming the Group’s new board member, chairman Jørgen M Clausen said: “Because of her experience as a minister and an EU commissioner, Connie Hedegaard has a unique background. Internationally she is known for her extreme competence within climate, environmental and energy issues, and her skills are a very good match for Danfoss,” he added.

Connie Hedegaard paid tribute to Danfoss’ energy-efficient technologies and climate-friendly solutions, adding “Danfoss plays a key role in the world’s shift to a greener and more sustainable consumption of energy and resources in general. As a member of the Board, I look forward to contributing to the continued development of Danfoss as a strong global company, and helping ensure full use of the extensive potential.”

Connie Hedegaard will replace CEO of Dong Energy Henrik Poulsen, who stepped down as a Danfoss board member at the end of 2015. The remaining members of the Danfoss Board include Jørgen M Clausen, William Ervin Hoover Jr, Kasper B Rørsted, Björn KO Rosengren, Mads-Peter Clausen, Dr Jürgen Reinert, Sandra Nørgaard Bertelsen, Jens Peter Nielsen and Lars Grau.