​Mauricio Graber appointed new CEO of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

​Mauricio Graber appointed new CEO of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S
Chr. Hansen’s current CEO, Cees the Jong, will continue as acting CEO until Mauricio Graber (photo) takes up his new position on 1 June 2018.
Press Release | Jan 08. 2018 05:51 GMT

The Board of Directors of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S has today appointed Mauricio Graber as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of 1 June 2018.

Mauricio Graber (54) has been President of the Flavours Division of Givaudan S.A. and a member of Givaudan’s Executive Committee since 2006.

Mauricio Graber holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico, and a Masters in Management from the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. His professional career started in 1989 with The Nutrasweet Company in the USA as Business Development Manager. After two years in the role, he returned to Mexico in 1991 to become Regional Head of North Latin America.

In 1995, he joined the US-based flavour company Tastemaker as Regional President of Latin America. In 1997, Tastemaker was acquired by the industry leader Givaudan, and subsequently Mauricio was appointed Regional President of Latin America of the combined regional business. From his new base in Brazil, he continued in that role until 2006 when he was appointed President of the Flavours division based in Switzerland. 

Over the past 10 years Mauricio has led Givaudan Flavours to strengthen its global industry leadership position. He has built a customer centric culture, accelerated commercialization of innovation, invested in developing markets, driven productivity programs, and delivered both organic growth and successful integration of strategic acquisitions. In addition, he has developed internal talents and built a strong organization.

Ole Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors comments: “I am delighted to announce Mauricio Graber as new CEO of Chr. Hansen as of 1 June 2018. With over 20 years of experience in the global ingredients industry, he is a truly international executive. Mauricio brings a strong track record and extensive global leadership experience from his current position. I am excited that Mauricio will take over as new CEO of Chr. Hansen and am convinced he is well suited to contribute to the continued strong performance and growth in Chr. Hansen”.

“I have followed Chr. Hansen for many years and am very impressed with its unique position and the strong results continuously being delivered. I am very excited to relocate to Copenhagen and join the Company. I really look forward to meeting and beginning to work with the Company’s leadership team and its many committed employees,” says Mauricio Graber.

Chr. Hansen’s current CEO, Cees the Jong, will continue as acting CEO until Mauricio Graber takes up his new position on 1 June 2018.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Riise, Head of Investor Relations Tel: +45 53 39 22 50

Helle Rexen, Interim Head of Media Relations, Tel: +45 2074 2840 


Chr. Hansen est une entreprise internationale, leader dans le domaine de la bioscience, qui met au point des solutions naturelles pour les industries des secteurs alimentaire, nutritionnel, pharmaceutique et agricole. Nous développons et produisons des cultures, des enzymes, des probiotiques et des colorants naturels pour toute une série d'aliments, de bonbons, de boissons, de compléments alimentaires, de produits alimentaires pour animaux, ainsi que de produits de protection des plantes. Notre innovation en matière de produits repose sur environ 40 000 souches microbiennes – que nous aimons appeler de « bonnes bactéries ». Nos solutions permettent aux fabricants de produits alimentaires de produire plus avec moins – tout en limitant le recours à des produits chimiques ou à des additifs de synthèse – ce qui rend nos produits très intéressants dans le monde actuel. Le développement durable fait partie intégrante de la vision de Chr. Hansen pour améliorer l'alimentation et la santé. En 2019, Chr. Hansen a été classée l’entreprise la plus durable au monde par Corporate Knights grâce à ses efforts soutenus en matière de développement durable et à ses nombreux partenariats collaboratifs avec ses clients. Nous apportons de la valeur à nos partenaires et, au final, aux consommateurs du monde entier, et ce depuis plus de 145 ans. Nous sommes fiers que plus d'un milliard de personnes dans le monde consomment des produits contenant nos ingrédients naturels tous les jours. La société Chr. Hansen a été fondée en 1874 et est cotée au Nasdaq de Copenhague.

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