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


Peter SchützePeter Schütze

Chairman

Personal and educational background

Born 1948, Danish citizen, M.Sc. (Econ.).

Position and directorships

Former CEO of Nordea Bank Danmark A/S. Chairman of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2019 and Vice-chairman 2012-2019. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Nomination and Remuneration Committee since 2017. Chairman of the Board of Directors of DSB SOV, Falck A/S, Nordea-fonden and Nordea Bank-fonden. Board member of Lundbeckfonden and Lundbeckfond Invest A/S. Member of the Industrial Board of Axcel, Axcel Future, The Systemic Risk Council and Gösta Enboms Fond. Chairman of the investment committee of Danish SDG Investment Fund and Dronning Margrethe den II’s Arkæologiske Fond.

Independence

Is regarded as independent.

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.


Morten HübbeMorten Hübbe

Vice-chairman

Personal and educational background

Born 1972, Danish citizen, B.Sc. (Int. BA & Modern Languages), MSc (Fin. & Acc.).

Career and directorships

Group CEO of Tryg since 2011. From 2002-2011 Group CFO of Tryg. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2018 and Vice-chairman since 2019. Chairman of SimCorp A/S’ Nomination and Remuneration Committee since 2019.

Board member of TJM Forsikring and KBC.

Independence

Is regarded as independent.

Relevant competences and experiences

Chief executive management  experience from a listed company and solid know-how of working with key market players like investors and regulators.


Hervé CouturierHervé Couturier

Personal and educational background

Born 1958, French citizen, M.Sc. (Industrial Engineering) from École Centrale de Paris.

Career and directorships

Managing Partner in Kerney Partners. From 2012-2016 Executive Vice President and Chief

Technology Officer in Amadeus S.A.S. Previously Executive Vice President in SAP, S1 Corporation  and IBM. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2008 and member of SimCorp A/S’ Nomination and Remuneration Committee since 2017. Board member of Sabre, Infovista, Sportradar and Kyriba.

Independence

Is regarded as independent.

Relevant competences and experiences

International experience in software development for the financial and B2B sectors, as well as general management skills.


Simon JeffreysSimon Jeffreys

Personal and educational background

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

Career and directorships

Former PwC Global Investment Management

Leader and senior audit partner, and Chief Operating Officer of the Wellcome Trust. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2011. Chairman of SimCorp A/S’ Audit Committee since 2013. Director and Chairman of the Audit Committees of the Boards of Directors of St James’s Place plc and Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust plc. Chairman of Aon UK Ltd. and Henderson International Income Trust plc. Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Crown Prosecution Service.

Independence

Is regarded as independent.

Relevant competences and experiences

Group executive experience in a multinational corporation, including responsibility for strategy development and implementation, information technology and finance. Involved in the develop-ment and governance of companies with IT and consultancy activities.


Adam WarbyAdam Warby

Personal and educational background

Born 1960, British citizen, B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.

Career and directorships

Formerly CEO of Avanade Inc. (Microsoft & Accenture joint

venture) from 2008-2019. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2017. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Audit Committee since 2019. Chairman of the Board of Heidrick & Struggles. Chairman of Junior Achievement Europe.

Independence

Is regarded as independent.

Relevant competences and experiences

More than 30 years of international experience in the software and technology services industries, including responsibility for strategy, M&A, enterprise sales, consulting, and managed service delivery from a career spanning IBM, Microsoft, and Avanade.


Joan A. BinstockJoan A. Binstock

Personal and educational background

Born 1954, US citizen, MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, B.A. from State University of New York at Binghamton. Certified Public Accountant.
Career and directorships
Formerly CFO and COO at Lord, Abbett & Co. LLC. (1999-2018). Prior to joining Lord Abbett, Joan worked inter alia for Goldman Sachs within the Capital Markets Group and for Pricewater-houseCoopers, LLC as a manager, Financial Services Audit Practice. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors and SimCorp A/S’ Audit Committee since 2018. Member of the Board of Directors of Foreside Financial Group, Center Square Asset Management and Brown Brothers Harriman US Mutual Funds.

Independence

Is regarded as independent.

Relevant competences and experiences

Experience from the financial services industry within finance, risk management and operations, including software selection and implementation.
 


Employee-elected representatives


Else BraathenElse Braathen

Personal and educational background

Born 1967, Danish citizen, M.Sc. (Math and Economics) from Aarhus University.

Directorships

Employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2016. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Audit Committee since 2016.

Relevant competences and experiences

More than 13 years in risk management in leading financial institutions. 13 years in SimCorp’s Product Management shaping the risk solutions of SimCorp Dimension.


Vera BergforthVera Bergforth

Personal and educational background

Born 1966, German citizen, Graduate Business Economist from Bankakademie Frankfurt.

Directorships

Employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2016. Member of SimCorp A/S’ Nomination and Remuneration Committee since 2017.

Relevant competences and experiences

Almost 30 years’ experience from the financial industry within private asset management, custodian, investment management, and fund administration.


Hugues ChabanisHugues Chabanis

Personal and educational background

Born 1981, French citizen, M.Sc. (Business Intelligence) from EISTI.

Directorships

Employee-elected member of SimCorp A/S’ Board of Directors since 2019.

Relevant competences and experiences

15 years in the Alternative Investments Software industry and different job positions including consulting, sales, presales and product management across Europe, North America, and Africa..