Carsten Stendevad is Chief Executive Officer of ATP, one of Europe’s largest pension plans with 5 million members and $120bn in assets. He became Chief Executive Officer in April 2013 and is responsible for all pension, investment and administrative activities within ATP. Over the past three years, ATP has also tripled the size of its benefit processing business while substantially reducing operating costs.
Prior to joining ATP, Mr Stendevad was a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in New York, with global responsibility for Citigroup’s corporate finance advisory team. In his 12 years at Citigroup, he and his team advised global corporate and institutional clients on a broad range of M&A, financing, risk management and investment decisions. Prior to joining Citi, Mr Stendevad worked for McKinsey & Co in New York.
Mr Stendevad serves on the Danish Committee for Corporate Governance and currently chairs the working group tasked by the Danish Government with developing a Stewardship Code for Danish institutional investors. He serves on the Board of Directors of UNICEF Denmark, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Neighbors Together, a social service provider in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Mr Stendevad is a recipient of the Order of Dannebrog awarded by HMQ Margrethe II of Denmark.
Mr Stendevad holds a BSc and MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen (Cand. Polit.), a postgraduate diploma in Rhetoric from the University of Copenhagen as well as a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.