Kurt Anker Nielsen (born 1945) is a Danish business executive. He resigned as a director of StatoilHydro (since 2007-10-01) and chairman of the company's audit committee on March 25, 2009, due to the way the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has handled the issue relating to the company name . He is a deputy chair of Novozymes (member of the board since 2000) , a director of Novo Nordisk, ZymoGenetics, Vestas Wind Systems, and Life Cycle. He is also chair of Reliance Industries and Collstrups Mindelegat.
Nieslen received an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, in 1972.
Nielsen formerly held senior positions with Novo A/S and Novo Nordisk, including senior CFO and managing director. He resigned from the board of Novo A/S in August 2006 and was immediately elected to the Board of the Novo Nordisk Foundation.