Board of Directors
Bodil Nyboe Andersen, Chairman
Bodil Nyboe Andersen has been the Chairman of the Board at Kirstein since 2014. Bodil was the Govenor of the central bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank, from 1991 to 1995 and has previously been member of the Executive Board in Andelsbanken and Unibank. Bodil also has experience from memberships of the Committee of Corporate Governance, Advisory Board Nordisk Investeringsbank, and the Norwegian Finansdepartements Strategiråd, as well as experience in being in a Board of Directors from TV2, Tryg, and the University of Copenhagen. In 1989 she was announced Business Woman of the Year. In 1993 she became “Ridder af Dannebrog” in the Order of Dannebrog, and in 2005 she was appointed “Storkors.” Bodil received her Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1966.
Jesper Kirstein, Board Member
Jesper Kirstein is the founder of Kirstein A/S, which was founded in 1993. Prior to setting up Kirstein A/S, his employments included positions as a stockbroker, a manager, e.g. in Lannung Bank, and a bank manager at Alm. Brand Bank. Jesper Kirstein has an Master's degree in Economics from the University of Copenhagen in 1977 with supplementary educations from Stanford University and INSEAD in Paris. Jesper is the CEO of the investment management firm Spektrum Fondsmæglerselskab A/S.
Benedicte Vibe Christensen, Board Member
Benedicte Vibe Christensen is the newest member of Kirstein’s Board, which she joined in 2017. Since 1980 Benedicte has lived in Washington D.C. and is considered one of the leading international experts on macroeconomic issues in low-income countries. Between 1980 and 2009 she worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), most recently as Deputy Director at the headquarters in D.C. Throughout her employment at IMF, she has participated in many of IMF’s general management tasks, for instance as a member of the Investment Committee of IMF’s pension funds and IMF’s External Financial Committee, as well as an advisor for IMF’s top management. Benedicte has also worked at the central bank of Denmark, Danmarks Nationalbank, and taught at the University of Copenhagen. She finished her Master’s degree in Economics at the University of Copenhagen in 1975.
Carsten Pals, Board Member
Carsten Pals has been a member of Kirstein’s Board since 1993 and works as a lawyer at Bech-Bruun. Carsten works with taxation issues in the purchase or sale of businesses, corporate and shareholder taxation, international taxation, and incentive schemes. Furthermore, he works with taxation of financial products and equity loans, and in this context, he advises several banks and financial companies. Carsten received his Law degree in 1985.