Nils Smedegaard Andersen is a Danish businessperson who has been at the helm of 20 different companies and occupies the position of Chairman-Supervisory Board of Akzo Nobel NV, Chairman for World Wildlife Fund Denmark, Chairman for R. Færch Plast A, Member of EU-Russia Industrialists' Round Table, Chairman for Worldwide Flight Services, Inc., Chairman of Salling Group A, Chairman for F. Salling Invest A, Chairman for Rederiet A.P. Møller A, Chairman at Eniro Danmark An and Chairman of F. Salling Holding A. Nils Smedegaard Andersen is also on the board of BP Plc, Unilever Plc, Unilever NV and Unilever International Holdings NV.
He previously was Chairman for F. Salling A, President & Chief Executive Officer for Carlsberg A Chairman of Feldschloesschen Getraenke AG, President & Chief Executive Officer at Carlsberg Breweries An and Managing Director at Hannen Brauerei GmbH (which are all subsidiaries of Carlsberg A), Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Møller-Mærsk An and Group Chief Executive Officer for Maersk A (a subsidiary of A.P. Møller-Mærsk A), Member of European Round Table of Industrialists, Chairman of Mærsk Olie og Gas A, Chairman for Unifeeder A, Managing Director & Non-Executive Director at Unión Cervecera SA and Director & Chief Executive Officer-Drinks Division at Hero Group AS.
Nils Smedegaard Andersen received a graduate degree from the University of Aarhus.