Lars Rebien Sørensen
Chief executive officer (CEO)
Lars Rebien Sørensen joined Novo Nordisk’s Enzymes Marketing in 1982. Over the years, he has completed several overseas postings, including in the Middle East and the US. Mr Sørensen was appointed a member of Corporate Management in May 1994, and in December 1994 he was given special responsibility within Corporate Management for Health Care. He was appointed president and chief executive officer in November 2000.
Mr Sørensen is a member of the board of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., US, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Bertelsmann AG, Germany.
Mr Sørensen has an MSc in Forestry from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark (now the Faculty of Science of the University of Copenhagen) from 1981 and a BSc in International Economics from the Copenhagen Business School from 1983. Mr Sørensen received the French award Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur in 2005. In October 2007, Mr Sørensen became an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences of the University of Copenhagen.
In April 2013, Mr Sørensen was awarded the Danish Order of the Dannebrog; one of the Royal Orders of Chivalry.
Mr Sørensen is a Danish national, born October 1954.