Corporate governance

Our Governance Framework

Lundbeck is committed to serving all its stakeholders. Our governance framework consists of rules and principles that support sustainable financial performance and long-term value creation for our shareholders and for our societies.

Lundbeck has a two-tier board structure consisting of the Board of Directors and the Executive Management. The two bodies are independent, and no person serves as a member of both.


Corporate governance at Lundbeck involves the way in which the company is managed and controlled, the guidelines that regulate the interaction between our Executive Management, Board of Directors and shareholders as well as the internal control and audit processes of our business.

Board tasks

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Corporate governance reporting in Lundbeck

Lundbeck is strongly focused on responding to the most recent recommendations of the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance. The Board of Directors and Executive Management broadly share the committee’s views, and Lundbeck complies with all the recommendations from the Danish Committee on Corporate Governance as reflected in our corporate governance report.

Corporate governance model

At Lundbeck, we structure corporate governance processes through a number of managerial bodies which interact, control and depend on each other. Corporate governance at Lundbeck can be structured as illustrated in our corporate governance model below.

Internal control

The Board of Directors has a supervisory duty and the Executive Management the overall responsibility for Lundbeck’s risk management and internal controls in relation to the financial reporting process, including compliance with relevant legislation and additional disclosure requirements pertaining to financial reporting.

Risk management

The principal aim of Lundbeck’s risk management is to strike the right balance between risk exposure and value generation. Lundbeck assesses the probability of an event occurring and the potential impact for the company in terms of financial loss or reputational damage. Risk evaluations carried out by our decentralized units are regularly reviewed by the risk management team through clearly-defined reporting, decision-making and follow-up procedures. The overall risk exposure is then evaluated by our central Risk Office.

Risk management

At Lundbeck we ensure close monitoring, assessment, identification of, and response to business risks and opportunities in a constantly changing environment.

Audit Committee

The Board of Directors has set up an Audit Committee, which has an advisory role relative to the Board of Directors, including on matters such as internal controls in the financial reporting procedures, special financial and accounting issues, evaluation of financial reporting and other financial information and risk management.

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