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Vagn Sørensen

Major Career Roles:

  • Chair of SSP Group plc
  • Chair of Air Canada
  • Chair of Pantheon Infrastructure plc
  • Chair of FLSmidth & Co A/S
  • CEO of Austrian Airlines AG
  • Deputy CEO of Scandinavian Airlines
  • Board Member of Royal Caribbean Cruise Group
  • Board Member of CNH Industrial NV


Other Career Highlights:

  • Board Member of Unilode Aviation Solutions Switzerland Ltd
  • Chair of Zebra A/S
  • Chair of the Association of European Airlines
  • Board Member of the International Air Transport Association
  • Chair of TIA Technology A/S
  • Chair of Scandic Hotels Group AB
  • Board Member JP/Politikens Hus A/S
  • Chair of TDC A/S
  • Chair of Center Parcs (UK) Group Ltd
  • Board Member of Lufthansa Cargo AG
  • Board Member of the Vienna Stock Exchange
  • Chair of British Midland plc
  • Deputy Chair of DFDS AS
  • Chair of KMD Holding A/S
  • Chair of Automic Software GmbH
  • Chair of Codan A/S

Vagn Sørensen has a wealth of professional experience from positions in the aviation, leisure, transportation, and private equity sectors.


Vagn is Independent Chair of Air Canada, Chair of Pantheon Infrastructure Inc, Scandlines A/S and Vakantie Discounter BV. He is an Independent Director of CNH Industrial NV and a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley International Ltd.


He is also a Senior Industrial Advisor to EQT AB and Heart Aerospace and an Independent Director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. He is a Board Member of Braganza AS and Dyvig Holdings A/S and Chair of Big Bus Tours. He is also a Director of the Rock & Soul Forever Foundation (not for profit).


Vagn has professional experience from positions in the aviation industry and has spent most of his executive career in the aviation business. He first worked for SAS AB for a period of 17 years, after which time he joined Austrian Airlines AG, where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2006.


Vagn has since pursued a career as a Non-Executive Director primarily  in the leisure, hotel and aviation sectors and has more than 20 years’ experience in private equity.