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 global, differentiated bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. At Chr. Hansen we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change through microbial solutions. We have worked for over 145 years to enable sustainable agriculture, better food and healthier living for more people around the world. Our microbial and fermentation technology platforms, including our broad and relevant collection of around 40,000 microbial strains, have game-changing potential. Matching customer needs and global trends we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria to respond to global challenges such as food waste, global health and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. As one of the world’s most sustainable companies, we touch the lives of more than 1 billion people every day. Driven by our legacy of innovation and curiosity to pioneer science, our purpose – To grow a better world. Naturally. – is at the heart of everything we do.