Press Release, London, 23 September, 2022:
We are pleased to announce that Dr Henrik Madsen has become the Chair of the new board of directors of Xynteo. This is the culmination of a longstanding relationship with Xynteo, where Henrik was a partner on numerous initiatives and a member of our board from 2013 to 2020.
Henrik said “I am delighted to become Xynteo’s chair and continue my journey with this amazing organisation. I have long believed in the mission and believe now more than ever how critical it is. I am excited to see how much this great team, working with our brilliant partners can achieve in our commitment to good growth.”
Henrik is an international executive with more than 30 years’ experience in business leadership. He worked in DNV over three decades and was CEO from 2006 to 2015. Since retiring from DNV, he has served as chair of the Norwegian Research Council, along with several board positions in the Aker group. Henrik also works closely with technology companies for floating offshore wind, and carbon capture and storage. He is also currently a Board member in the UN Global Compact Foundation.
Alongside Henrik Madsen, the board of directors will include Thorhild Widvey, a board member since 2022 who brings with her extensive experience of working in both the private and public sectors and is currently the chair of Statkraft and Vår Energi. Nils Henrik Pettersson, a lawyer with over 35 years’ experience and partner at Glittertind, remains on the board. We also welcome two new independent Directors, Cecilie Heuch and Nasser Munjee and our Managing Partner Jonah Grunsell. Cecilie brings over 25 years of international business expertise around high-performance leadership, teams and organisations, sustainability, diversity and inclusion. Nasser specialised in building financial institutions in India – with a commitment to development in an emerging economy. He has been on numerous Indian and international boards including Tata Chemicals, Tata Motors, ABB India and Jaguar – and currently serves as the chair of Tata Motors Finance Ltd.
Henrik Madsen comments: “Our new board brings a diverse range of business capabilities, sector and geographical expertise. They are perfectly placed to support the Xynteo team achieve even more, allowing them drive greater impact and find ever more opportunities for good growth.”
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