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New Chairman for the Ramboll Group Board

by Linda Bertelsen
Claus Valentin Hemmingsen

The Ramboll Foundation has appointed Claus Valentin Hemmingsen as the new chairman of the board for the Ramboll Group. He succeeds Jeff Gravenhorst, who has chosen to step down after nine years in the position.

Press release | Monday, April 15, 2024 |

He is one of the “heavyweights” in Danish business and is an experienced board chairman. Claus Valentin Hemmingsen, former Deputy CEO of A.P. Moller-Maersk and CEO of the Energy Division, is the new chairman of the board for Ramboll Group, where he has been vice chairman for the past year.

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen, CEO of the international energy trading house Danske Commodities, also joins as vice chairman of Ramboll’s board. “Ramboll is a company with a long history and strong values, tremendous potential, and a clear strategy that shows a clear path forward for how the company should contribute to driving sustainable change for customers and society. Therefore, I am happy and proud of the trust the Ramboll Foundation and the board have shown me. As a global consultancy within sustainability and green transition, Ramboll faces the significant task of contributing to creating a more sustainable world. I look forward to supporting Ramboll in executing the strategy and this important work in close and open collaboration with the management, Ramboll Foundation, and the rest of the board,” says Claus Valentin Hemmingsen.

Chairman of Ramboll Foundation, Robert Arpe, says:
“We welcome Claus Valentin Hemmingsen as chairman of the board for Ramboll Group. Claus has an international outlook and a deep understanding of business. He is a strong leader for the further strategic development of Ramboll Group as a global role model and partner for sustainable change. With his extensive experience in the opportunities that ownership by a foundation provides, Ramboll Foundation’s board looks forward to collaborating with Claus and Ramboll Group’s board to develop the company in line with our strong purpose and values and expand our geographical presence.”