Jakob Riis

President, North America, Novo Nordisk, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Novo Nordisk

Jakob Riis joined Novo Nordisk in 1996, working as a health economist. From 2001 through 2005 Mr Riis worked first in the US sales force and then as head of marketing in Japan. In 2005 he was appointed head of International Marketing, and in January 2013 member of Executive Management. In April 2015 he assumed additional responsibility for the two sales regions China and Pacific. In September 2016 he was appointed president of North America.

Mr Riis is chairman of the board of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of ALK-Abelló A/S, both in Denmark.

Mr Riis has an MSc (Forestry) from Faculty of Science of the University of Copenhagen, where he also obtained a PhD (Econometrics) in 1998.

Mr Riis is a Danish national, born April 1966.