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Supervisory Board

Statistics Denmark is governed by a Board consisting of the National Statistician as Chairman and six other members with insight into social and economic conditions.

The Board establishes its own order of business and has decided to appoint a Deputy Chairman among its members. Within the framework allowed by legislation and the available resources, the Board makes decisions on:

  • Statistics Denmark’s annual work program prioritises the tasks that are to be carried out.
  • the extent of and the manner in which  information is to be collected from the business community, including implementation of EU and national legislation. Thereby, the Board is responsible for the response burden imposed on the business sector by SD.
  • which information is to be reported by public authorities and institutions to SD.
  • guidelines for coordinating the collection and processing of statistics between SD and other public and private producers of statistics.
  • assigning tasks to Denmark’s central bank concerning financial statistics.
  • Statistics Denmark’s budget, including issues of greater financial importance.
  • setting up advisory committees.

Members of the Board

Jørgen Elmeskov, (Chairman of the Board of Statistics Denmark National Statistician), Director General

Laila Mortensen, (Vice chairman), Adm. director, Industriens Pension

Mads Bryde Andersen, Professor, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Law

Jakob Hald, Director, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

Ida Sofie Jensen, Koncernchef i Lægemiddelindustriforeningen

David Dreyer Lassen, Professor, Copenhagen University, Department of Economics

Elsebeth Lynge, Professor, Copenhagen University, Department of Public Health

Steen Nielsen, Deputy director, Confederation of Danish Industry

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