Elections to Arla Foods' Board
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- 24 March 2000
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At the MD Foods' Board of Representatives' meeting last Monday, the 84 Danish members of the Board of Representatives of the new Arla Foods elected new board members.
The merger agreement stipulates that the new Arla Foods' Board must comprise nine milk producers from Arla and nine from MD Foods. The Board of Representatives elected Knud Erik Jensen, Region East: Kr. Ole Kristensen, Region West: Jan Nørgaard, Region South and Peter Stoffersen, Region North, to the Arla Foods Board. The remaining five Danish board members are elected by the regions which elected their regional chairmen, Kaj Ole Pedersen, Region North: Ove Møberg, Region West: Hans Jensen Lund, Region East: Niels Bøgedal, Region South and Bent Juul Sørensen, Island Regions. The elections for Arla Foods are conditional upon the Swedish competition authorities' approval of the company.
Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,700 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.