Novo Nordisk chairman: We must make heaps of strong leaders for ourselves – and for other companies

As chairman of the board at Denmark's most valuable company, Helge Lund emphasizes that Novo Nordisk should not just create its own leaders, but also make leaders for other companies.
Novo Nordisk Chairman of the Board | Photo: Yana Lapikova/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
Novo Nordisk Chairman of the Board | Photo: Yana Lapikova/AP/Ritzau Scanpix
BY BENJAMIN WERNER CHRISTENSEN, TRANSLATED BY NIELSINE NIELSEN

Although Novo Nordisk has changed its practice for manning executive positions in recent years, its focus remains on cultivating internal candidates, according to the Novo Nordisk Chairman Helge Lund following recent developments within the pharmaceutical flagship, as it now has three company executives who have not been in the company for long.

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