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Lars Rebien Sørensen

Former President and CEO

Novo Nordisk

Lars Rebien Sørensen is a Danish national, born October 1954.

Lars Rebien Sørensen joined Novo Nordisk’s Enzymes Marketing in 1982. Over the years, he has completed several overseas postings, including the Middle East and the US. Mr Sørensen was appointed a member of Corporate Management in May 1994, and in December 1994 he was given special responsibility within Corporate Management for Health Care. He was appointed president and chief executive officer in November 2000. Mr Sørensen retired from Novo Nordisk at the end of 2016.

Mr Sørensen is Vice Chair of Carlsberg A/S, Denmark and member of the board of directors of Novo A/S and the Novo Nordisk Foundation, both Denmark. In addition, he is member of the boards of directors of Thermo Fischer Scientific Inc, the US; SCA, Sweden and Jungbunzlauer, Switzerland.

Mr Sørensen received the French award Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur in 2005. In October 2007, Mr Sørensen became an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Copenhagen. In 2013, Mr Sørensen was awarded the Royal Order of the Dannebrog (the Danish national symbol).

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