Jørgen Jensen replaces Søren Bjerre-Nielsen as chairman of the VELUX A/S board
For some time, Søren Bjerre-Nielsen has wanted to step down from the Board of Directors of VELUX A /S. He has been a member of the board since 1997 and has been chairman for the last six years.
During Søren Bjerre-Nielsen's term of office, the VELUX Group has experienced stable growth and with VELUX Commercial, a new business area which offers skylight products for large buildings, like schools, industrial and commercial buildings, the way is paved for continued growth. The VELUX Group strengthened its commercial activities through the recently acquired companies American Wasco, Danish Vitral and German JET-Group.
Søren Bjerre-Nielsen, 67-years old, continues as Chairman of the Board of Directors of VKR Holding A/S, of which the VELUX Group constitutes most activities.
Jørgen Jensen, 51-years old, was elected chairman of VELUX A/S on December 5. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2018 as Vice Chairman.
Jørgen Jensen retired in September this year as CEO of WS Audiology (formerly Widex) to pursue a board career. In addition to the chairmanship of VELUX A/S, he is a member of the Maersk Container Industry Advisory Board as well as a member of the board of directors of 3Shape and Weibel.
About the VELUX Group
For more than 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights, decorative blinds, sun screening products and roller shutters, as well as installation and smart home solutions. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 11,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by non-profit, charitable foundations (THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS) and family. In 2018, VKR Holding had total revenue of EUR 2.6 billion and THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS donated EUR 118 million in charitable grants. For more information, visit www.velux.com.