Member of the board (appointed by SAS) since 2012.
Education: Studied HD-R at Copenhagen Business School, Accounting and Finance at the Merchant School in Copenhagen, as well as Cornell University. Hospitality single subject, Financial Management, Properties Management, Human Resources and Service Management. He has undergone the SAS Leadership Programme.
Career: He has had a long career at SAS Hotels and he has been CEO of several SAS hotels. He was employed at SAS Airline Denmark from 1991 to 1999 as Marketing and Sales Director respectively, Vice President.
In the period 2000 to 2009, Leif Rasmussen held the position as registered director and COO of Copenhagen Airport and later, among others, the post of CEO and Country Manager for Carlson Wagonlit Travel. In 2009, Leif returned to SAS Airline as President & CEO of SAS Cargo Group A/S.
Competencies: Strategy and leadership, administration, economics, organisation and development, sales and marketing, communications, as well as industry experience in aviation and hospitality.
Seat on boards: Leif has held a number of board positions as respectively chairman and board member within aviation, tourism and the like, and on the board of Malmö Cargo Terminal since 2009 and also from 2009 to 2011 as Chairman of Spirit Air Cargo Handling Group AB. From 1994 to 1997 Leif represented SAS Airline on the then ‘Grønlandsfly’ Board.