New Managing Director for the Danish Dairy Board

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07 February 2002
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On June 1, Group Director of Arla Foods Ole Willemann will succeed Kai Thaysen as Managing Director of the Danish Dairy Board.

Kai Thaysen, who has worked for the Dairy Board for 33 years, including 12 years as Managing Director, will retire at the end of May.

Ole Willemann has worked for Arla Foods for 31 years and for the past 11 years as a Group Director.
Following the change, the Management Board of the Dairy Board will consist of Managing Director Ole Willemann and Director Ole Thing.

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.

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Åse Andersson
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Carina Østergaard
Carina Østergaard Corporate Communication Manager Press contact for Arla Foods International +45 91 31 16 01 +45 89 38 10 00