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New Executive Vice President for the Colors & Blends Division

Press release   •   Feb 25, 2011 09:00 UTC

On 1 March 2011, Carsten Bennike will take up the position as Executive Vice President, Colors & Blends Division. At the same time he becomes a member of the Executive Board of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S.

Carsten Bennike, 46, has previously worked as Executive Vice President for Supply Chain for Hempel (2005-2009). Before joining Hempel, he held various positions within the Cadbury Group including responsible for Supply Chain and Customer Operations within the Cadbury Europe, Middle East and Africa organization. Carsten Bennike holds a M.Sc. in International Management and Marketing from Copenhagen Business School and a MBA from London Business School.

CEO Lars Frederiksen says “Carsten brings extensive international experience from the food industry and has proven results from supply chain management. His experience within fast moving consumer goods like confectionery, beverages and ice-cream is well suited for ensuring the future growth of our Colors & Blends Division and I look forward to welcoming Carsten to Chr. Hansen”.

“I very much look forward to joining Chr. Hansen and take up the challenge to ensure we capture the growth potential in the interesting market for natural colors” says Carsten Bennike.

Chr. Hansen's Executive Board will consist of Lars Frederiksen, Henning Jakobsen (until 30 September), Knud Vindfeldt, Henrik Dalbøge, Carsten Hellmann and Carsten Bennike.

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.

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