Press release

Arla’s Board of Directors welcomes four new members

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Today, Arla’s Board of Representatives elected the members of Arla Foods’ Board of Directors for the coming two years. Four new members joined the Board of Directors. The Chairman and the Vice Chairman were re-elected.

The election took place at Arla’s Board of Representatives meeting in Copenhagen. This year, four new members joined the Board of Directors 2019-2021. Arla’s Board of Directors consists of 15 farmer owners, who are elected by the Board of Representatives.

Arla employees are represented on the Board by three members, who are elected by Arla’s European Works Council.

The Danish members elected two new Board members: Jørn Kjær Madsen and René Lund Hansen, who are replacing Viggo Bloch and Torben Myrup.

Also, the Central European members elected two new Board members: Walter Lausen and Marcel Goffinet, who are replacing Manfred Sievers and Markus Hübers.

Arla Foods’ Board of Directors for 2019-2021:

Chairman, Jan Toft Nørgaard, Denmark, Board member since 1998, Chairman since 2018.

Vice Chairman, Heléne Gunnarson, Sweden, Board member since 2008, Vice Chairman since 2018.

Arthur Fearnall, UK, Board member since 2017.

Manfred Graff, Germany, Board member since 2012.

Jonas Carlgren, Sweden, Board member since 2011.

Bjørn Jepsen, Denmark, Board member since 2011.

Jan-Erik Hansson, Sweden, Board member since 2018.

Steen Nørgaard Madsen, Denmark, Board member since 2005.

Simon Simonsen, Denmark, Board member since 2017.

Johnnie Russell, UK, Board member since 2012.

Inger-Lise Sjöström, Sweden, Board member since 2017.

Marcel Goffinet, Belgium, Board member since 2019.

René Lund Hansen, Denmark, Board member since 2019.

Jørn Kjær Madsen, Denmark, Board member since 2019.

Walter Lausen, Germany, Board member since 2019.

Employee representative, Ib Bjerglund Nielsen, Denmark, Board member since 2013.

Employee representative, Håkan Gillström, Sweden, Board member since 2015.

Employee representative, Harry Shaw, UK, Board member since 2013. 

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 10,300 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the strongest players in the international dairy arena, with a wide range of dairy products of highest quality. Well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® belong to the Arla family. Arla Foods is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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Theis Brøgger
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Theis BrøggerDirector of Corporate Communications

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Åse Andersson
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Åse AnderssonHead of Media, Arla Denmark

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Carina Østergaard
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Carina ØstergaardExternal Communication Manager

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