Henrik Joerck Nielsen

Executive Vice President & CSO

Born: April 1978
Education: Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark and National Institute of Health in Maryland

Henrik Joerck Nielsen joined Chr. Hansen in August 2014 as Vice President & Head of Chr. Hansen’s Plant Health business unit bringing with him 6 years of experience from McKinsey & Company as Associate Partner within pharmaceuticals and medical products.

Henrik has a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark and National Institute of Health in Maryland. He did his post-doctoral research fellow at the National Cancer Institute in the US (2006-2008) and then joined the Technical University of Denmark as Associate Professor. 

Mr. Nielsen’s experience spans across both biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, and he has co-authored on a number of publications with Journal of Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology and Journal of Microscopy alongside a number of publications with McKinsey & Company: Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products Practice. Henrik brings strong scientific and commercial experience to the role as CSO. 

 

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