Born: June 1977
Education: M.Sc. in Finance and Accounting (Cand. Merc. FIR) from Copenhagen Business School (2002)
Søren Westh Lonning joined Chr. Hansen in October 2007 as Director of Corporate Development. In the period 2008-2013 he held various positions within Chr. Hansen’s finance organization incl. Vice President of Business Finance & Sourcing and Finance Director Cultures & Enzymes Division and Health & Nutrition Division. In 2013 Søren Westh Lonning was appointed Country Manager for South West Europe as well as Finance Responsible for the Europe, Middle East & African region working out of Paris, France. In August 2015 Mr. Lonning returned to Denmark and was appointed EVP and CFO of Chr. Hansen.
Before joining Chr. Hansen, Søren Westh Lonning was Investment Manager at Axcel Private Equity (2005-07) and Associate with McKinsey & Co. (2002-2004).
Mr. Lonning serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Bacthera AG (Switzerland) and as Chair of the Board of Directors of Bacthera Denmark A/S (Denmark). He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of I&T (Investering & Tryghed A/S) (Denmark).