Allerfonden (The Aller Foundation) was established on 27 October 1981. The capital base of the foundation was secured by Carl Erik Aller, Svend Aller, and Jørgen Aller who transferred the entirety of their collective Class A shares in Aller A/S (formerly Carl Allers Etablissement A/S) to Allerfonden.
The purpose of the foundation is to own, maintain, and vote on the transferred Class A shares in Aller A/S. Furthermore, the foundation has as its purpose to, by the sole discretion of the board, to grant financial support to the descendants of the founders (principal purpose) and descendants of magazine publisher Carl Julius Aller and wife Laura Aller (subsidiary purpose).
The foundation may also award grants for research, inventions, development or similar within the fields of media and journalism, graphical technology, design, and photography, including education within the listed fields (most subsidiary purpose).
The purpose of the awarding of these grants is to give the education of the recipients an international scope and thereby improve the competencies within the listed fields.
The board of the foundation
The following people are members of the grant committee:
Erik AllerCEO for Aller A/S (formerly Aller Holding A/S).
Member of the board since 11 February 2021.
Significant competences and experience within management of media companies, marketing services and travel agencies, etc.
Member of the Executive Management Board and the board in Aller A/S and member of the board in many of the subsidiaries in the Group.
Chairman of Aller Media A/S in Norway and of Aller Media OY in Finland.
Richard Rudolf Sand
Attorney and partner in Bech-Bruun Law Firm P/S. Member of the board since September 8th 1995. Legal and managerial competencies as well as foundation specialist, etc. Chairman of the board of Aller A/S and board member in Aller Media A/S and Aller Tryk A/S. Non-independent member.
Christopher Aller Simonsen
Project manager in Aller A/S. Member of the board since 24 February 2014. Has been employed in different companies within the Aller Group and has thus obtained a deep understanding of media companies, including the operations side and development opportunities. Non-independent member.
Member of the board since 1 October 2016. Has been employed by the Aller group for more than 30 years, including many years as CEO of Aller Media AS in Norway, and has a thorough knowledge of the business areas and business models of the group as well as with the general challenges facing the industry. Member of the board of Aller Media AS in Norway. Independent member.
The grant committee of the foundation
- George Ryan, former President of PAF, Printing Association of Florida, USA
- Bettina Aller, CEO of Aller A/S
- Anne-Marie Wivel, former rector of the Danish School of Media and Journalism
- Jesper Jungersen, former vice chairman of the Danish School of Media and Journalism
- Richard Sand, member of the board of Allerfonden
The administrator of the foundation
Bech-Bruun Law Firm P/S, Mr Richard Sand
Langelinie Allé 35
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø,
The auditor of the foundation
Deloitte Statsautoriseret Revisionspartnerselskab,
Weidekampsgade 6, Postboks 1
DK-0900, Copenhagen C