The Ramboll Foundation is an independent Danish enterprise foundation with philanthropic obligations.
The Ramboll Foundation is governed by a board of 11 members, of which four members are elected by the employees in accordance with applicable laws of Denmark.
The Ramboll Foundation Board
From Partnership to Foundation
In 1971 it was decided based on a proposal by Børge Rambøll that Rambøll & Hannemann was to become a limited liability company – owned by a foundation. The Charter states the purpose of the Ramboll Foundation. The Charter has undergone adjustments over the years. The current foundation charter was actually signed March 2018.
Key figures give will give you and insight into the financial situation of the Ramboll Foundation.
The primary purpose of the Ramboll Foundation, through its co-ownership in Ramboll Group A/S, is to further the Group’s continuance and development in terms of finances and business activity.
Key figures 2022 in DKK Thousand
|The Foundation's total assets||DKK 3,648,287|
|The Foundation's share of Ramboll Group Equity||DKK 3,107,068|
|The Foundation's holding of securities||DKK 517|
The Ramboll Foundation’s annual reports are available for download under Publications.
The Ramboll Foundation Annual Report provides a detailed look at our financial performance, our commitment to supporting society, people and nature through our donations and our ambition for the future.
These historical documents form the core of Ramboll and Our Legacy is based on them. Below you can browse these historical documents.
Foundation Advisory Forum
The Foundation Advisory Forum (FAF) is an engagement initiative launched by the Foundation. The forum consists of up to 50 appointed non-executive employees from Ramboll’s global country and market business units.
The Foundation sees the FAF as a sounding board for discussions about the Ramboll values, and how we can all find inspiration in Ramboll’s rich legacy. This will give the Foundation Board valuable insights from the diverse cultural backgrounds represented among the Ramboll employees. Furthermore, the FAF members will act as ambassadors for the Foundation and the Ramboll values in their day-to-day work in the company.
In November 2021, the FAF and the Foundation Board met for the first time in the Ramboll Head Office in Copenhagen for a two-day workshop with discussions on the theme of “connecting cultures”. The donation policy applied to the Foundation’s philanthropic donations was thoroughly discussed, and the Foundation Board received valuable input.
The FAF will meet twice annually in the coming years, and we expect the forum to remain a valuable avenue of engagement between the Foundation and the employees of Ramboll.
Interviews and Portraits
In June 2020, Flemming Bligaard Pedersen stepped down as chair of the Ramboll Foundation’s Board of Trustees after serving six years. Flemming Bligaard Pedersen’s career in Ramboll and the Ramboll Foundation spanned five decades.Read the portrait with Flemming
As of April 2 2019, Carsten Uttenthal’s tenure as a Ramboll Foundation board member ended after 29 years in the Foundation. Carsten can look back at close to 46 years in Ramboll.Read the portrait with Carsten
Jens-Christian Schmidt’s tenure as Ramboll Foundation board member ended on April 4 after twenty years in the Foundation. First employed in Ramboll’s Aalborg office in 1970, Jens-Christian looks back fondly over nearly fifty years of involvement with the company.Read the portrait with Jens-Christian
The purpose of foundation governance is to support the management of commercial foundations and its work to safeguard the purpose and interests of the foundation.
The Ramboll Foundation follows the Recommendations on Foundation Governance by the Committee on Foundation Governance (godfondsledelse.dk/english).
Read how the Ramboll Foundation complies to the recommendations here:
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Søren Staugaard Nielsen
Managing Director, Ramboll Foundation