Born: 2 July 1956
Education: MSc. Dairy Science & Technology, 1981 from The Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University (now Copenhagen University).
Esben Laulund joined Chr. Hansen in March 1986 as International Product Manager for Dairy Cultures and from 1991 headed up the International Dairy Marketing function. In 1996 he became Head of the New Product Development & Application department in Research & Development and in 2000 he was promoted to VP in Research & Development. In 2007 he was appointed VP of Innovation in the Cultures & Enzymes Division and later in 2010 promoted to Senior Vice President. In 2016 he became SVP for the Research & Development Microbial Platform function in the Science, Technology and Supply division. As of 1 March Mr. Laulund serves as interim CSO and SVP for Research & Development Microbial Platform with direct report to the CEO.
Before joining Chr. Hansen Esben Laulund was employed as Academic Assistant to the management of the Danish Dairy Board.