As Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Danish National Bank, it is Lars Rohde’s finest responsibility to continuously stabilise the Danish economy in the face of economic uncertainty. Previously, Lars Rohde managed the largest Danish pension fund, ATP, handling more than 800 billion DKK in assets with more than 5 million Danes contributing to the pension scheme. In both positions, Lars Rohde has gained far-reaching experience in ensuring the economic well-being of Danish citizens. This experience is invaluable to the Danish National Bank in seeking economic stability despite of global financial challenges. Amid the rapid developments in globalisation, Rohde acts as an anchor for the Danish economy in his current position.
The Danish National Bank aims at ensuring stable prices, safe payments, and a healthy financial system in Denmark. It is a politically independent, self-governing institution established by law in 1818. The bank has assets of over half a trillion DKK, of which a relatively small part is the Danish gold reserve containing 66.5 tonnes of gold worth 17.5 billion DKK.