Nils Andersen

Independent non-executive director

Tenure: Appointed 31 October 2016

Board and committee activities:
Member of the audit and chairman’s committees

Outside interests:
Non-executive director of Unilever Plc and Unilever NV
Chairman of Dansk Supermarked Group A/S

Age: 58

Nationality: Danish


Nils Andersen was group chief executive of A.P. Møller-Mærsk from 2007 to June 2016. Prior to this he was executive vice president of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries A/S from 1999 to 2001, becoming president and chief executive officer from 2001 to 2007.

Previous roles include non-executive director of Inditex S.A. and William Demant A/S. He has also served as managing director of Union Cervecera, Hannen Brauerei and chief executive officer of the drinks division of the Hero Group.

Nils received his graduate degree from the University of Aarhus.

Relevant skills and experience

Nils Andersen has extensive experience in consumer goods, retail and logistics, and leading global corporations with integrated operations worldwide. The skills and knowledge gained in these roles make him an ideal addition for the board given his experience in marketing, brand and reputation issues. His specialist logistics awareness also aligns with BP’s shipping business. His leadership in earlier roles was notable for the transformation of businesses through focused portfolios, leaner organizations and  increasing competitiveness, as well as increasing transparency and communication with stakeholders.

Nils’ economics and broad financial background make him well suited to his role on the audit committee.

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