Chr Hansen CEO steps down

Chr Hansen chief executive officer Cees de Jong is to leave the company after almost five years at the helm.

Ole Andersen, chairman of the natural ingredient company’s board of directors, says, “Cees has done a tremendous job for Chr Hansen and its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

“Together with the corporate leadership team, Cees has steered the company while delivering in accordance with our financial goals, helped develop an ambitious strategy and been a driving force behind our initiatives to pursue new growth opportunities.”

Cees de Jong adds, “Chr Hansen has a unique competence base and strong growth prospects, and it is, and has been, a privilege to be the CEO since 2013. The company and its employees have been creating excellent results and are continuing to deliver on the “Nature’s No. 1” strategy, turning Chr Hansen into a true global microbial solutions company.”

The company has initiated a process to find de Jong’s replacement, and until then he will continue as CEO.

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