Adding Value through Active Ownership

Active Ownership

The Ramboll Foundation is an independent Danish enterprise foundation with philanthropic obligations.

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People and philanthrophy

Rambøll Fonden (herafter called Ramboll Foundation) was established in 1972 by the founders of Ramboll. Børge Johannes Rambøll and Johan Georg Hannemann and three other partners. It was their wish to ensure long-term existence of the company for the benefit of the Ramboll Group employees.

The Ramboll Foundation is the main owner of Ramboll Group A/S. The Foundation is the majority shareholder in the Ramboll Group and owns more than 96.9% of the shares. The remainder are owned by Ramboll employees.

Flemming Bligaard Pedersen, former Chairman of the Trustees gives his take of what it means being an active owner in this article.


The Foundation awards donations for:

  • Research and education, in particular within science and engineering
  • In addition the Foundation aims to help current and former employees and their families in difficult circumstances
  • The Foundation also supports charities and humanitarian aid.

"The ownership of Ramboll has an eternal perspective."

Flemming Bligaard Pedersen
Former Chairman of the Ramboll Foundation, Former CEO, Ramboll Group

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The Ramboll Foundation wishes to promote a sustainable and innovative development for the benefit of nature, society and people. We wish to contribute to a future based on the Foundation’s legacy, which describes our core values and ideals.

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