DENMARK – Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has appointed Amy Byrick as the new Executive Vice President of Strategy & Business Transformation.

A statement from Novozymes said that Amy Byrick will assume her new position in April 2021 and will become a member of the Executive Leadership Team reporting to President & CEO Ester Baiget.

Byrick has a solid strategic and commercial track-record with strong focus on execution and joins Novozymes from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, where she led the Global Food & Beverage business.

Amy Byrick

Prior to her time at DuPont, the French and Canadian national had spent more than a decade at Amcor holding various strategic, marketing and general management positions.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Commenting on her appointment, Ester Baiget, Novozymes President & CEO said: “I’m happy to announce that Amy Byrick will join our Executive Leadership Team as EVP of Strategy & Business Transformation.”

“Her capabilities will be instrumental in our collective effort to become a more customer-centric company with better commercial capabilities and a portfolio diversification that drives higher, sustainable growth.”

Novozymes said that Thomas Videbæk, who is the interim EVP of Strategy & Business Transformation, will transition this role to Amy as soon as the second quarter of 2021.

The biotechnology company further noted that Thomas will continue in his role as interim EVP of People, Sustainability & Brand until his successor is appointed and established in the role.

Commenting on her appointment, Amy Byrick said that she was very excited to join Novozymes adding that the company’s unique capabilities and technology, and its aspiration to enable sustainable solutions to meet evolving global needs, is something that she finds immensely inspiring.

Amy Byrick’s appointment follows a recent research partnership between Novozymes and Givaudan to develop innovative ingredients and technologies.

The collaboration will see the companies combine their capabilities and solutions and work together on projects in the areas of food and cleaning.

During the unveiling of the partnership, Novozymes president and CEO Ester Baiget had then said, ““By working together, we can faster develop consumer solutions in areas such as food and cleaning to the benefit of people’s lives and the world we live in.”

Prior to the partnership with Givaudan, Novozymes had announced a partnership Firmenich to launch a natural sugar reduction solution for dairy products such as yogurt.

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