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Arla Foods Strengthens Leadership With Executive Board Appointment

Published on Feb 4 2019 8:29 AM in A-Brands tagged: Denmark / Arla Foods / Executive Board / Appointment

Arla Foods Strengthens Leadership With Executive Board Appointment

Arla Foods has announced the appointment of Peter Giørtz-Carlsen to its executive board, in a move that the dairy firm says will ‘strengthen the leadership and corporate governance’ at the firm.

Giørtz-Carlsen, 45, first joined Arla as a member of its Corporate Strategy Office in 2003. Following this he held a number of senior roles in Denmark and the UK for the firm, before being named executive vice president of its European operations in 2016x

He is also the vice chairman of the AIM brands association and sits on the Policy and Issues Council at the IGD.

Executive Duties

Commenting on the appointment, Arla Foods chairman, Jan Toft Nørgaard, said, “Throughout much of our history we have had an Executive Board member who has acted as a sparring partner to the CEO, in addition to carrying out specific executive duties.

“However, since Povl Krogsgaard's retirement just over a year ago we have operated without that role and therefore I am pleased that, with the appointment of Peter Giørtz-Carlsen, we are re-establishing a two person executive board."

The appointment is effective from 1 February 2019.

“We have a very exciting and demanding agenda ahead of us as we pursue an ambitious growth plan outside of Europe, and embark on a number of major initiatives that will make our entire value chain more sustainable,” CEO Peder Tuborgh added.

“At the same time we face challenges due to Brexit. I am therefore pleased that the Board of Directors and I can now re-establish a two-man Executive Board, to share some of the tasks that can only be undertaken by the top management board.”

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