Henrik Andersen joins Saxo Bank’s Board of Directors
Saxo Bank bolsters its Board of Directors with the appointment of Vestas CEO, Henrik Andersen as the bank increases its focus on ESG and empowering more people to make an impact with their investments
At an extraordinary general meeting on 4 April 2022, the shareholders of Saxo Bank elected Henrik Andersen as a new member of the Board of Directors.
Henrik Andersen is President & CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions. He has previously served as Group President & CEO of Hempel A/S and held executive leadership positions in ISS A/S. Earlier in his career, Andersen worked more than a decade in the financial industry.
Upon the appointment to Saxo Bank’s Board of Directors, Henrik Andersen commented:
“Saxo Bank has been on a remarkable journey over the past years. It is a true entrepreneurial success story that has evolved into an international leader within trading and investing – still with massive potential as more people start to invest across the world. I am both humbled and excited to have been elected to the Board of Directors and become an active part of the bank’s growth journey in the years ahead.”
Kim Fournais, CEO & Founder of Saxo Bank, said:
“We are very happy to welcome Henrik Andersen to Saxo Bank’s Board of Directors. Henrik is a seasoned international leader, with comprehensive leadership and commercial acumen, understanding the importance of people and culture as the foundation of any successful business, and I am personally very honored that he will use some of his limited time with Saxo Bank.
Last year, Saxo Bank welcomed a record-number of new clients, and they increasingly look for their investments to make an impact on the world. Henrik Andersen’s expertise in the area of ESG and sustainability is unparalleled, and we are truly proud that he is now a member of Saxo Bank’s Board of Directors.”
Saxo Bank is a leading Fintech specialist that connects people to investment opportunities in global capital markets. As a provider of multi-asset trading and investment, Saxo Bank’s vision is to enable people to fulfil their financial aspirations and make an impact. Saxo’s user-friendly and personalised platform experience gives investors exactly what they need, when they need it, no matter if they want to actively trade global markets or invest into their future.
Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank was one of the first financial institutions to develop an online trading platform that provided private investors with the same tools and market access as professional traders, large institutions, and fund managers. Saxo combines an agile fintech mindset with close to 30 years of experience and track record in global capital markets to deliver a state-of-the-art experience to clients. The Saxo Bank Group holds four banking licenses and is well regulated globally. Saxo offers clients around the world broad access to global capital markets across asset classes, where they can trade more than 40,000 instruments in over 25 languages from one single margin account. The Saxo Bank Group also powers more than 135 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients via its open banking technology.
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo Bank’s client assets total more than 80 billion USD and the company has more than 2,000 financial and technology professionals in financial centers around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.