Mr Christian Clausen joined the Board of Directors in May 2016. Mr Clausen is currently the Chairman of BlackRock Europe. Mr Clausen is also a Board Member of Sampo Plc. He was previously President of the European Banking Federation, the Swedish Banking Association, Danish Stockbrokers Association and Nordea Bank subsidiaries in various countries. He was also a Board Member of the OMX Exchanges Ltd, Stockholm Stock Exchange and Copenhagen Stock Exchange amongst others.
Mr Clausen began his career in the 1970s. From 1979 – 1987, he held Management positions at Erik Møllers Efterfølgere A/S, Andelsbanken A/S and Henriques Bank. Mr Clausen became the Managing Director of Privatbørsen in 1988.
When Unibank was formed in 1990, Mr Clausen was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive of Unibørs Securities, and later in 1996, he became Managing Director and Chief Executive of Unibank Markets. In 1998, Mr Clausen was appointed Member of the Executive Board of Unibank.
When Nordea was formed in 2000 as a result of the merger between MeritaNordbanken, Unidanmark and Christiania Bank, Mr Clausen became Head of Asset Management & Life, and a Member of the Group Executive Management of Nordea. On 13 April 2007, Mr Clausen assumed the position of President and Group CEO of Nordea and held the position until October 2015, when he stepped down to take on an advisory role.
Mr Clausen holds a Master of Science (Economics) from Copenhagen University.