Chr. Hansen Holding A/S has entered into an agreement with Klaus Bjerrum to take up the position as Executive Vice President of Natural Colors Division
Klaus Bjerrum is currently employed as Senior Vice President, Operations, at CP Kelco and will join Chr. Hansen in his new role as of 1 August 2018.
Klaus Bjerrum (49) has been with CP Kelco for the past 19 years where he has been in global and regional roles within several functions (Operations, R&D, Business Management and Sales). Since 2015 he has been part of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to the CEO.
Klaus holds an MSc in Foods Science & Technology from The Royal Danish Veterinary & Agricultural University, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, International Trade, Copenhagen Business School. In addition, Klaus is educated Diploma Master Brewer from the Scandinavian School of Brewing.
“I am delighted to announce Klaus as new EVP of our Natural Colors Division. Klaus has a strong business-focus and is a committed people leader with international experience. The Natural Colors Division is strongly positioned in the attractive market for natural solutions to the food industry and the goal for Klaus is to ensure that Chr. Hansen continues to capture the attractive growth potential from conversion and coloring foodstuff in this market”, says CEO Cees de Jong.
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.