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Arla Foods Names New Board Member

Published on Sep 12 2018 2:40 PM in Fresh Produce tagged: Trending Posts / Sweden / Appointments / Arla Foods Amba

Arla Foods Names New Board Member

Dairy giant Arla Foods has announced the appointment of Jan-Erik Hansson as a member of its board of directors.

Hansson will be replacing Åke Hantoft, who retired in July of this year, as a Swedish representative on the board.

The chairman of the board, Jan Toft Nørgaard, said, "As we continue the ongoing work of developing our cooperative, we are pleased to welcome Jan-Erik Hansson to the board, and [...] this final appointment means all our board positions are now filled.”

An Entrepreneur

Hansson is an entrepreneur who owns an 18-year-old farm with around 1,100 cows.

The farm, situated in Ljusdal, in northern Sweden, is well known among farmers in the country and in Europe.

Speaking about the new role, Hansson said, “I am looking forward to [being] a part of the Arla board of directors. It is a big responsibility and a big commitment. I really hope that I can contribute as the entrepreneur I am.”

The election took place in Stockholm during the regional board meeting. It was organised by the Swedish Nomination Committee, which interviewed candidates and proposed the name of a new board member.

The Arla Board Of Directors

The board of directors is comprised of 15 Arla farmers from different countries and three employee representatives.

Other Swedish board members include Heléne Gunnarson, Jonas Carlgren, and Inger-Lise Sjöström.

Gunnarson is also the vice-president of Arla Foods A.m.b.A.

© 2018 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Dayeeta Das. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: European Supermarket Magazine.

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