Management

Arla Foods amba’s Executive Management Team (EMT) is responsible for the company's daily operations and for ensuring timely reporting and provision of information to the Board of Directors and Board of Representatives.

The EMT consists of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and six executives.

Peder Tuborgh

Peder Tuborgh

Group CEO

Since joining Arla Foods in 1987, Peder has progressively worked his way up through Senior Management positions. Firstly through marketing roles in Germany, Saudi Arabia and Denmark, and later through general management roles such as Divisional Director and Group Executive Director with responsibility for the Nordic markets. In 2005, he became CEO of Arla Foods aged 42, the youngest CEO in the company’s history. Peder holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Odense University.

 

Peter Giørtz-Carlsen

Peter Giørtz-Carlsen

Executive Vice President, Europe

In 2011, Peter became head of Arla Denmark and in 2014, he moved to Leeds to take responsibility for Arla UK. Since 2016, he has been CCO of Arla Foods' European business and in 2019 he also became member of the Executive Board. Peter holds a master’s degree in business economics from University of Aarhus and began his career as a management consultant. Since then, Peter has completed executive education at Wharton Business School, Columbia Business School and is a member of World50. 

 

Torben Dahl Nyholm

Torben Dahl Nyholm

Executive Vice President, Finance, Legal & IT

Torben joined Arla in 2012 as a Business Controller in Corporate Finance after several years in the M&A consultancy industry. With record speed, he moved up in the organisation through various leadership roles with responsibility for strategic finance and performance management. In 2018, he became Senior Director of Performance Management and a member of the Group finance leadership team. In July 2020, at the age of 38, Torben was appointed CFO with the overall responsibility for Finance, IT and Legal in Arla. He holds a Master of Science in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University.

 

Hanne Søndergaard

Hanne Søndergaard

Executive Vice President, Marketing, Innovation, Communication & Sustainability

Since joining Arla Foods in 1989, Hanne has had a number of marketing, sales and commercial roles, whereof she has worked for a number of years in Arla UK. Hanne joined Arla’s global team in 2010 as Senior Vice President of the Butter and Spreads category, where she also took on the responsibility of the Arla brand, before becoming Senior Vice President of Global Categories and Brands in 2012. Hanne holds a master’s degree in Economics from Aarhus School of Business. 

 

Tim Ørting Jørgensen

Tim Ørting Jørgensen

Executive Vice President, International

Since 2016, Tim has been CCO of Arla International. Tim joined Arla in 1991 as a Trade Marketing Assistant and worked his way up through various commercial management positions in France, Saudi Arabia and Brazil. In 2005, he became Divisional Director for Arla Denmark, before moving on to a position as Executive Vice President for Arla’s International markets and later Central Europe, before returning to Arla International. Tim holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School.

Ola Arvidsson

Ola Arvidsson

Executive Vice President, HR

Ola joined Arla in 2006 as head of HR and in 2007 he became CHRO and a part of Arla’s executive management team. Prior to joining Arla, he worked 12 years for Unilever in various senior HR management positions within the Nordic and European divisions. He holds a MSc in HR Administration from Lund University and he spent 3½ years as an officer in the Royal Swedish Army.