Jesper Allentoft has been with Chr. Hansen since 1 January, 2006 and is now retiring early at the age of 60. Ditte Marstrand Wulf will start as Group Vice President, Stakeholder Relations on 1 August, 2015. She will report to Group CEO Cees de Jong and be part of the Corporate Leadership Team.
“I can’t thank Jesper enough for his contribution to the success of Chr. Hansen,” says CEO Cees de Jong. “Not only has he developed a range of innovative development programs for managers as well as employees, he has also successfully recruited candidates for numerous key positions that are vital for Chr. Hansen. Last, but not least, Jesper’s contribution to the teamwork in the Corporate Leadership Team has been outstanding and he will be sorely missed. However, I wish Jesper a well-deserved, long and happy retirement,” concludes CEO Cees de Jong.
Ditte Marstrand Wulf, age 43, comes from a position as Group HR Director in Codan and Trygg-Hansa and prior to that she was Global Chief People Officer in IC Companys A/S and HR Director for Northern Europe in Microsoft. She holds a M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from Copenhagen Business School of Economics.” I look forward to being a part of the exciting journey that Chr. Hansen has embarked on and to help unlock the company’s full potential through HR, Communications and CSR”, says Ditte Marstrand Wulf.
Cees de Jong comments: “I am very pleased that Ditte is joining us and I look forward to welcoming her to Chr. Hansen in August. I feel confident that she, with her extensive experience, will contribute greatly to our work within Stakeholder Relations and in realizing our strategy, Nature’s No. 1.”
Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection. Our product innovation is based on more than 30,000 microbial strains – we like to refer to them as ‘good bacteria’. Our solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which make our products highly relevant in today’s world. Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts and our many collaborative partnerships with our customers. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 140 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day. Revenue in the 2017/18 financial year was EUR 1,097 million. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.