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Jakob Riis appointed new president and CEO of Falck

Falck A/S today announced that the Board of Directors of the company has appointed Jakob Riis as new president and CEO of Falck. Jakob Riis will take up his new position on 1 May 2017.

“It is a great pleasure to announce that Jakob Riis will join Falck as president and CEO. He possesses the qualities and competencies Falck needs to create a strong basis for the future. His proven leadership skills are second to none, he can execute and deliver on a both ambitious and profitable growth agenda and he has a strong international background. He comes from a world similar to Falck’s where it’s all about human beings and improving – or even saving – lives”, says Peter Schütze, Chairman of Falck’s Board of Directors.

Falck’s future president and CEO joined Novo Nordisk in 1996. Since 1 September 2016, he has been the Executive Vice President North America.

Jakob Riis is Chairman of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and member of the board of ALK-Abellò. He holds an MSc (forestry) from 1992 and a PhD (Econometrics) from 1996, both from University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences. Jakob Riis is a Danish national and 50 years old.

“An iconic company with strong roots in Denmark, Falck is on a journey to becoming a truly global company. I’m motivated by the values and the mission of Falck and excited to lead Falck through a transition where we will aim to set new standards for all our business areas”, says Jakob Riis and continues “I look forward to working with everyone to build a strong future for the entire company, our customers, partners and owners”.

For further information please contact Falcks Press Office: +45 7022 0307.

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