Majken Schultz has been elected chairwoman at Carlsberg Foundation’s board of directors

Professor Majken Schultz is the new chairwoman and will take over the position from 1st January 2022.


Carlsberg Foundation’s Board of Directors has elected its new members. Majken Schultz, who is Professor at CBS and Deputy Chair of Realdania is the new chairwoman after Professor Flemming Besenbacher, the Chairman since 2012 stepped down.

Majken Schultz will be the first woman to lead the Carlsberg Foundation’s Board of Directors, which comprises of five members appointed by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters from among its Danish members. She is one of the most frequently cited researchers at CBS and has extensive board experience from several different companies.

Majken Schultz has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1st January 2019 and a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters since 2015. In 1984, she obtained a master’s degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen. In 1988, she obtained a PhD from Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Department of Organization, where she has also been employed as a professor since 1996.

She will continue as Deputy Chair of Realdania until spring 2023 as part of a long-planned generational change in Realdania’s board. However, she will stand down as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tuborg Foundation when she becomes chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Carlsberg Foundation.

Read more about Majken Schultz here.

About the Carlsberg Foundation
The Carlsberg Foundation was founded by Brewer J.C. Jacobsen in 1876. The Carlsberg Foundation is an industrial foundation that supports basic research within the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. The funds for awards mainly come from the profits of Carlsberg A/S, in which the Carlsberg Foundation has a controlling interest.

Read more about the Carlsberg Foundation and its Board of Directors

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