DENMARK – Chr. Hansen, a global leader in natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries have appointed Christoffer Lorenzen as a member of the Executive Board.

Before the appointment, Christoffer was serving the company as Executive Vice President of Food Cultures & Enzymes.

According to Chr. Hansen, since joining the company in 2008, he has contributed immensely to the company having served in various positions as Director of Marketing in the Animal Health and Nutrition business and Vice President of Central and Eastern Europe.

He also served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Development in the Cultures and Enzyme Division in 2013.

Before joining Hansen, Christoffer had shown high levels of competency in other companies including a pharmaceutical company, H. Lundbeck A/S where he served as Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A as well as Corporate Secretary.

“The appointment of Christoffer Lorenzen to the Executive Board of Chr. Hansen had been planned already before the announcement of Cees de Jong stepping back, as FC&E has normally always been represented at the Executive Board.” said Ole Andersen, Chairman of Chr. Hansen.

With the approval by the Board of Directors and Corporate leadership team, Christoffer will be able to apply his expertise he has gained in both the pharmaceutical and food industry to cause a remarkable contribution at Hansen.

“Christoffer has been with Chr. Hansen for the past 10 years and has a deep knowledge and understanding of the company, its history and its potential.

By joining, Christoffer adds core knowledge and expertise to the Executive Board,” said Cees de Jong, Chr. Hansen CEO.

Chr. Hansen started the year 2018 by reshaping its leadership structure with the appointment of Mauricio Graber as new CEO of the company.

It’s no doubt that Chr. Hansen is sourcing leaders with a strong track records and undeniable experience in their respective appointments.

With the recent appointments, the company expects to improve performance but also contribute to the continued strong growth of its business around the world.