Board of Directors

Meet the people setting the strategic direction of SimCorp

Members of SimCorp’s Board of Directors are elected for one year at a time (employee-elected members for three years).

Board of Directors


SimCorp's Board of DirectorsJesper Brandgaard

Personal and educational background
Born 1963, Danish citizen, MSc (Econ. and Audit.) and MBA from Copenhagen Business School.

Career
Since February 2018, Executive Vice President, Biopharm & Legal Affairs, of Novo Nordisk A/S. From 2000-2018, Executive Vice President and CFO of Novo Nordisk A/S.

Directorships
Chairman of SimCorp A/S' Board of Directors since 2008 and Vice Chairman of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2007. Chairman of the Board of Directors of NNIT A/S from 2002-2017. Member of Christian Hansen Holding A/S’ Board of Directors and Audit Committee since 2017.

Business address
Novo Nordisk A/S, Novo Allé, 2880 Bagsværd, Denmark.


SimCorp's Board of Directors

Peter Schütze

Personal and educational background
Born 1948, Danish citizen, MSc (Econ.) from University of Copenhagen.

Career
Former CEO of Nordea Bank Danmark A/S and member of Group Executive Management in Nordea AB.

Directorships
Vice Chairman of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2012. Chairman of the Board of Directors of DSB SOV, Falck A/S, Nordea-fonden and Nordea Bank-fonden. Member of the Industrial Board of Axcel and Axcel Future. Member of The Systemic Risk Council. Chairman of the investment committee of the Danish Climate Investment Fund and the Danish Agribusiness Fund. Member of the Board of Directors of Lundbeckfonden, Lundbeckfond Invest A/S, Bestyrelsesforeningen and Gösta Enboms Fond. Chairman of Dronning Margrethe den II’s Arkæologiske Fond.

Relevant competences and experiences
More than 30 years of management experience from an international financial company as well as several board positions both as chairman and member. Involvement in IT development and trading operations in financial institutions.

Business address
Skovshovedvej 27B, 2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.


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Hervé Couturier

Personal and educational background
Born 1958, French citizen, MSc (Industrial Engineering) from École Centrale de Paris.

Career
Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in Amadeus S.A.S. from 2012-2016. Executive Vice President responsible for Global Research and Business Intelligence R&D at SAP from 2007-2012. Previous employment with S1 Corporation and IBM.

Directorships
Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2008. 

Relevant competences and experiences
International experience in software development for the financial sector as well as general management skills.

Business address
54, Rue Franklin, F-78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France.


SimCorp's Board of Directors

Simon Jeffreys

Personal background and education
Born 1952, British citizen, B.Com (Hons) from University of Cape Town, FCA, CA(SA), CPA.

Career
Former PwC Global Investment Management Leader and senior audit partner, and Chief Operating Officer of the Wellcome Trust. Senior Advisor Wellcome Trust.

Directorships
Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2011. Chairman of the Audit Committee of SimCorp A/S since 2013. Chairman of Aon UK Limited. Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Henderson International Income Trust and St. James’s Place plc. Director and audit committee member of Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc.

Relevant competences and experience
Significant international experience, and financial services, auditing and financial knowledge as well as general management skills.

Business address
Aon UK Ltd. Aon Centre, 122 Leadenhall St., London EC3V 4AN, United Kingdom.


Adam Warby SimCorp's Board of Directors

Adam Warby

Personal background and education
Born 1960, British citizen, BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London.

Career
Adam Warby brings 30+ years of international experience in Enterprise Sales, Consulting and Global Services from a career spanning IBM, Microsoft and Avanade including 7 years in the US. Created as a joint venture by Accenture and Microsoft in 2000, Avanade is the leading provider of innovative cloud and digital services with 29,000 professionals in 22 countries and annual sales of $2.4bn. As CEO since 2008, Adam Warby has been instrumental in building Avanade’s Digital and Cloud Managed Services solutions and offerings portfolio, including closing a number of critical tuck-in acquisitions.

Directorships
Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2017.

Relevant competences and experience
Strong operational and financial skills as the foundation for delivering consistent double-digit growth. Global experience in the CEO role of Avanade including opening of new subsidiaries in the developing markets like China and Brazil.

Business address
Avanade Inc, 60 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TR, United Kingdom.


Joan A Binstock

Joan A. Binstock

Personal background and education
Born 1954, U.S. citizen, education MBA, 1978, NYU Stern School of Business (Concentration in Financial Accounting) BA, 1975, State University of New York at Binghamton (Liberal Arts, Mathematics), licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Career
Former CFO and COO at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC. Prior to joining Lord Abbett, she worked inter alia for Goldman Sachs within the Capital Markets Group and for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC as a manager, Financial Services Audit Practice.

Directorships
Founding Board member of Association of Institutional Investors.

Relevant competences and experience
More than 30 years of extensive experience from the financial services industry within operations, software selection and implementation.

Business address
1105 Park Avenue #9B, New York, New York 10128.

Employee-elected representatives


Morten Hubbe

Morten Hübbe

Personal background and education
Born 1972, Danish citizen, education BSc in International Business Administration and Modern Languages, MSc in Finance and Accounting and management programme at Wharton.

Career
Group CEO of Tryg since 2011. From 2002-2011 Group CFO of Tryg.

Directorships
Member of the Board of KMD A/S, KMD Holding A/S and KBC.

Relevant competences and experience
Morten Hübbe brings chief executive management experience from a Danish listed company, currently holding the position as Group CEO in Tryg, one of the largest non-life insurance companies in the Nordic region, and hence also possessing solid know-how of working with key market players like investors and regulators.

Business address
Tryg, Klausdalsbrovej 601, 2750 Ballerup, Denmark.

Employee-elected representatives


SimCorp's Board of DirectorsElse Braathen

Personal and educational background
Born 1967, Danish citizen, Master of Science (Math and Economics) from Aarhus University.

Career
Employed in SimCorp since 2006. Before joining SimCorp she worked in the financial sector for 13 years. In SimCorp she has been working in Strategic Research/Product Management throughout the employment – the last years as the Domain Manager for Risk Management.

Directorships
Employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2016.

Relevant competences and experiences
13 years in risk management in leading financial institutions. 9 years in Product management shaping the risk solutions of SimCorp Dimension.

Business address
SimCorp A/S, Weidekampsgade 16, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.


SimCorp's Board of DirectorsVera Bergforth

Personal and educational background
Born 1966, German citizen, Graduate Business Economist from Bankakademie Frankfurt.

Career
Employed in SimCorp since 2006. Mostly worked in Market Support, Pre-Sales but also in Consultancy Services. Assignments in NA and CH, local CE Domain Team Leader Settlement Domain, current position as Pre-Sales Principal, SimCorp CE.

Directorships
Employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2016.

Relevant competences and experiences
28 years’ experience from the financial industry: Private Asset Management, Custodian, Investment Company, Fund-Administration. Areas of expertise: Settlement, Back-Office Operations, Fund-Administration, Business Analysis.

Business address
SimCorp GmbH, Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1, 61352 Bad Homburg, Germany.


SimCorp's Board of DirectorsUlrik Elstrup Hansen

Personal and educational background
Born 1974, Danish citizen, Master of Science (Economics) from University of Copenhagen.

Career
Employed in SimCorp since 2001. Has worked with financial software and held many different positions within the company. Since 2011 worked with our service offering. Today act as the solution architect for the SimCorp ASP offering.

Directorships
Employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2016.

Relevant competences and experiences
16 years of experience from the financial industry. Expertise within fixed income, data management, and proactive management of SimCorp Dimension on behalf of the customers.

Business address
SimCorp A/S, Weidekampsgade 16, 2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark.