Born: 7 June 1968
Education: Food Science and Technology from Copenhagen University, Graduate in International Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Master Brewer (Carlsberg) Scandinavian School of Brewing, Kellogg School of Management in Business Marketing Strategy.
Klaus Bjerrum joined Chr. Hansen in August 2018 as EVP of the Natural Colors Division. Prior to this Mr. Bjerrum was until 31 July 2018 Sr. VP Operations of CP Kelco with global responsibility for all plants and supply chain, QA and customer service with a footprint of 7 plants in Americas, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Bjerrum’s professional career started in 1994 in CP Kelco as a Research Chemist in Pectin R&D. After a shorter period as Area Sales Manager at Alfa-Laval Scandi-Brew Mr. Bjerrum returned to CP Kelco and here his career took off with positions starting from 1999 as Process Engineer, in the year 2000 Supply Chain Manager of Pectin and Carrageenan, 2002 he was appointed Director of Technology leading the R&D and Technical customer support function with +40 employees. In 2008 he was promoted to Plant Manager for a Manufacturing plant with +300 employees. He continued in the role until 2009 when he was appointed Business Director with a global responsibility. In 2013 Sales Director of Europe, 2014 VP EMEA Region of Sales & Marketing, 2015 Sr. VP Growth & Innovation with global responsibility for Application laboratories, R&D and Process R&D. And latest in 2017 Sr. VP Operations accountable for cost, supply performance, ES&H and food safety/GMP compliance where he stayed until joining Chr. Hansen.