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Factbox: Potential candidates to become Danske Bank's next CEO

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(Reuters) - Denmark's largest lender is looking for a new executive in the wake of a money laundering scandal centred on $235 billion in transactions that passed through its branch.

stepped down last month and interim is in charge until a permanent replacement is selected.

last month dropped plans to appoint Jacob Aarup-Andersen, its wealth management boss, as after the said he lacked sufficient experience.

Below are some of the people who have been mentioned in the Danish media or by analysts as potential candidates:


The 64-year-old Danish has been heading the central since February 2013.

He had a baptism of fire as in early 2015 when the Danish crown was driven higher by international and domestic investors threatening to break the currency's long-held peg to the euro.

Rohde came to the central bank from a position as of Denmark's largest pension fund ATP, which he had held since 1998. ATP handles mandatory pension savings for more than 5 million Danes and is under strong political influence.

Before that, he held various managerial and positions in several Danish financial institutions since graduating from in 1980.


The 53-year-old has been executive of Danish and bank since 2013 after spending 13 years at

He started his career in the former Unibank, previously one of Denmark's largest, which later became part of

In 2016, Rasmussen became one of the most reviled men in when he led a price rise on housing loans for customers in order to raise capital for a planned stock listing for

The listing was eventually abandoned as backers outside of the stock exchange came forward.

declined to comment.


The 49 year old has been of European Fixed Income and Commodities at since 2016 and is one of the most prolific Danes on the international financial scene.

Horder started his career in but moved to after five years to become of the company's life and pension companies in the

He took on his current job after serving as global co-of rates for two years.

declined to comment.


The 56-year-old is a former CEO of the Swedish bank SEB, one of the largest Nordic banks, and current in Swiss bank Lombard Odier, responsible for its finances.

Whilst head of she was ranked the second most in by Fortune magazine.

declined to comment.


Larsen, 54, headed the global investment programme at Canadian pension fund for two and a half years until he moved back to in the spring and became a at Kirk Kapital, the holding company for the family behind Lego toys.

He was at Denmark's largest pension fund ATP from 1999 to 2010, and at (now Novo Holding) for nine months.

He started his career in the Danish ministry of then moved to the

Hellemann, 48, has been at Nykredit since 2016. Before that he was Nordea's head of in for two years. He was in the Danish ministry from 2010 to 2014.


Poulsen, 51, has been of the world's largest offshore wind farm developer, Denmark-based Orsted, since 2012. Before that he headed Danish telecom TDC.

Poulsen has worked for household names such as Novo Nordisk, McKinsey & Co., LEGO and KKR.

Poulsen is also of the at ISS, deputy at and an at

Stendevad, 45, the former chief executive of Denmark's largest pension fund, ATP, was hired last year as a Senior Fellow at the Connecticut-based hedge fund

Before his tenure at ATP from 2013 to 2016 he was a in Citi's Investment division in New York, heading its global advisory team.

Before his 10 years tenure at he worked for McKinsey in and


Danish-born Bonnesen, 62, took over as chief executive of Sweden's in 2016. She has held a wide range of senior positions since she began working at what would later become more than 30 years ago.

(Reporting by newsroom; Editing by and Mark Potter)

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 15:47 IST