Klaus Pedersen will join Chr. Hansen as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on October 1. 2011 At the same time he becomes a member of the Executive Board of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S.
Klaus Pedersen (43) comes from a position as CFO at The Danish National Railways (DSB). Before joining DSB Group, Klaus Pedersen held various key-positions at executive level at TDC A/S, latest as Senior Executive Vice President and member of the Group management. Klaus Pedersen holds a MSc in Business Economics from Aarhus Business School.
“Klaus has a strong financial background from national as well as international positions, a solid commercial mind-set combined with a vast leadership experience. All competencies that are well suited to Chr. Hansen and I am happy to welcome Klaus onboard,” says Lars Frederiksen, CEO.
“I look forward to joining Chr. Hansen and to the challenge of working in a publicly listed company and working for further growth and business development,” says Klaus Pedersen.
Chr. Hansen's Executive Board will consist of Lars Frederiksen, Henning Jakobsen (until 30 September 2011), Knud Vindfeldt, Henrik Dalbøge, Carsten Hellmann, Carsten Bennike, Jesper Allentoft and Klaus Pedersen (from 1 October 2011).
Lars Frederiksen, CEO
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Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.