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 Bjerrum 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.
Christoffer Lorenzen (42) is Executive Vice President (EVP) of Chr. Hansen’s largest business unit, Food Cultures & Enzymes. He joined Chr. Hansen in March 2008 and has held various positions in Sales and Marketing, including Director of Marketing in our Animal Health & Nutrition Business, and Vice President of Central & Eastern Europe. In 2013 he was appointed Senior Vice President of Commercial Development in the Cultures & Enzymes Division and in 2016 he was appointed EVP of the Food Cultures and Enzymes Business Unit.
Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Mr Lorenzen was employed at H. Lundbeck A/S, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, where he served as Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A as well as Corporate Secretary.
Christoffer Lorenzen holds a Master in Business (Marketing) 2002 from the Copenhagen Business School.
As of 1 February, 2018, the Executive Board consists of: CEO Cees de Jong, CFO Søren Westh Lonning, CSO Thomas Schäfer, and EVP Christoffer Lorenzen. The Executive Board is appointed by the Board of Directors and is, together with their colleagues in the Corporate Leadership Team, responsible for day-to-day management and compliance with the guidelines and directions given by the Board of Directors.